Refugees will be able to come to Australia for a fee of almost $40,000 under a private sponsorship program for community organizations, individuals, and businesses expected to be expanded in next week’s budget.
The Turnbull government is planning to double the places in the Community Proposal Pilot to 1,000, with a fee of $19,000 and a “welfare bond” of $20,000.
Refugee advocates immediately expressed concern about the places coming out of the existing allocation, suggesting it sounded like a budget measure rather than a humanitarian one.
But the assistant immigration minister, Alex Hawke, said it was a chance for businesses to fulfill their corporate social responsibility rather than a cost-saving measure.
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