The Parent Conundrum: Considering Australia’s troubled approach to parent migration

In our eleventh narrative, journalist Peter Mares sheds light on the challenges faced by thousands of distressed families caught in parent visa processing delays.

In light of the current parent migration gridlock, the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute commissioned journalist Peter Mares to provide an independent analysis that makes a case for urgent reform of Australia’s troubled approach to parent migration.

Investigating the current situation, this long-form essay examines the evidence for and against parent migration and explores the practical, political, and ethical challenges of reform.

While Peter’s views are independent, his insights serve as a launching pad for much-needed reflections on social cohesion and in particular the nature of family unity in Australia.