Originally Posted by bermuda
This was the government's official response??!! Interesting wording, if true. I've had no problem getting work visas for Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK and Netherlands, and I doubt I qualify as having won international awards or worked with many renowned artists.
Something's not quite right.
But honestly, is an online petition going to sway the government's position on this?
He was out for a year, they want the ability to keep him long term under the clause of a distinguished talent visa, which they believe he is worthy of. The petition is part of the solution, not the only thing being done, hopefully the appeal is successful but the people in charge are quite narrow minded as their exact