The federal government will announce in the upcoming budget that they are to start auctioning off immigration visas to the highest bidder — and at the same time film it for the upcoming reality TV show “Hot Visa Auction Australia”.
Leaked details from the upcoming budget have revealed that treasury has done a deal with reality TV king Mark Burnett to produce the TV show. The whole premise will be the Department of Immigration flying to countries all over the globe and holding auctions for permanent resident visas in Australia.
After the leak was made public, federal treasurer Joe Hockey released a statement, saying: “This is a win-win-win situation for Australia. First we get much needed funds to balance the budget, second it stops the poor riff raff from immigrating here and thirdly Australia will be shown on TV’s around the world.”
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton also said in a statement: “We have turned back the boats and now we want to make sure the right type of people are immigrating to Australia, the rich ones, with heaps of disposable income in other currencies.”
Liberal Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm has pushed this issue since he entered federal parliament: “Let’s stop choosing migrants based on skills, family reunion, refugee status or even empathy and replace them with an auction.”
Senator Leyonhjelm was not concerned that the system might favour the rich: “Immigration is not a charity, and it’s not intended to help poor people. It’s intended to help Australia’s economy.”
Treasury is hoping to make about $1 billion dollars in the first two-to-three years.
Gus W Templeton