Australia offers 16,500 visa for Afghanistan

Australia federal budget fund 16,500 more places to welcome new Afghan refugees over four year period.

$665.9 million is allocated for this effort. this 16,500 visas are seperate from 15000 Visas For Afghans through Humanitarian and Family stream program that was announced earlier. Australia will bring a total number of 31,500 over the next four years.

Each year Australia will welcome 4000 afghans on top of 13750 places available under australia’s humanitarian program.

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Simultaneously, the government will spend another $136.7 million in 2022/23 on regurbishing and replacing customs vessels and maintaining maritime patrols to prevent people from making the risky voyage by boat.

Source: financial review and the guardian.