20 April 2006

Elderly visitors cause concern for immigration officials

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Following the death of a elderly visitor to Australia, the Department of Immigration is introducing new measures to ensure elderly visitors to the country are in a fit state to return home.

Elderly visitors to Australia will face stricter medical checks before being allowed to visit, to ensure they are well enough to fly home at the end of their visit.

The Department of Immigration will require everyone aged over 70 attempting to visit Australia to undergo a thorough check-up before being granted a visa.

The move follows the death of 79-year-old Lebanese woman, Aziza Agha, whose family says she was hounded to her grave by immigration officials after her visa expired.

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