Via The Australian come Labor candidates Sam Crosby and Jason Yat-Sen Li:
“But I need to check. There shouldn’t be requirement for a deposit as the long-term visa requires … Let me ask.” Mr Li said.
“So, is there no requirement for me to work?” the woman continued to ask about the working requirement.
“No requirement,” Li confirmed.
However Mr Li and Mr Crosby appeared to be uncertain when asked by The Australian whether there was a minimum taxable income requirement to obtain the visa.
“I’m not sure,” Mr Crosby said.
Mr Li also said he was “not aware’’ of the income requirement for the visa.
“I could be wrong. But I’m not aware.” Mr Li said.
When a member of the audience told the Labor candidates that the Liberals required a minimum income of around $80,000 the candidates appeared uncertain.
“It is very low. There is always an income test. It’s always very low … $20,000, something like that and the Liberals increased it to $80,000,’’ Mr Crosby said.
However minutes later, Mr Crosby confirmed with The Australian and the audience that Labor had not changed the Liberal policy income requirement.
Why should they know? If there is no border there is no need to understand such trivial details.