Does it cost thousands to sponsor a refugee?

CEO Social Justice Blog

People who advocate offshore processing of asylum seekers are rightly concerned we should not give all refugee places to people who can pay their own way to get here.

So why don’t those of us who are concerned about this treatment have a whip around and sponsor some people to come directly from a refugee camp?

When I checked out how to do this I was astonished to learn I might be charged $20,000-$30,000 by the Government as a visa application fee.

Can this be true?