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Visa application backlog risks causing ‘human misery and economic carnage’ due to understaffing, says Labor MP

Julian Hill backs home affairs minister prioritising overseas skilled applicants, as advocates warn of damage of ‘limbo’ status for refugees

The Albanese government must invest in clearing the lengthy visa application backlog, or else home affairs will remain known as the department of “human misery and economic carnage”, Labor MP Julian Hill has saidη

  • Paul Karp
  • The Guardian

Hill made the comments in an interview backing the home affairs minister Clare O’Neil’s decision to bring more permanent workers to help tackle workforce shortages, but warned it is a “bandaid and sticky tape job, not a sustainable long-term fix”.

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