The Australian government offers a number of different visa streams for visitors and temporary residents to Australia as part of its migration program. In 2018–19, just over 8.8 million temporary visas were granted to eligible people to come to Australia. These include visas for visitors, students, crew and transit workers, working holiday makers, temporary residents for skilled work and their dependents, and others.
A significant portion of inTouch clients are women who are temporary visa holders and have experienced family violence in Australia. This document outlines the various issues that many of these women face and makes recommendations for the implementation of changes to Australia’s migration policies and procedures to better assist victim-survivors of family violence.