Chinese ‘elderly parent visa’ migrants run business from Sydney’s Waterloo Towers

contributed by an anonymous Aussie pensioner


The notorious Waterloo Towers public housing estate may be scheduled for demolition that it may become part of the Chinese enclave Green Square project, but right now it appears also to harbour yet another Sino-secret.

The block at number 3 Phillip Street houses (sic) one ‘headquarters’ (sic) of the Aust Chinese Industry Group Pty Ltd. To be precise the office is at Unit 3 on Level 22. That is a single ‘flat’ in the tower.

Remarkably, this address is the business address for four Chinese persons:

  1. Stanley Ha
  2. Marianne Wong
  3. Peter Lau, and
  4. Jimmy Hung
(Reds under the bed or what?)

It is believed that all four are also residents in the Phillip Street tower. All four came to Australia with ‘804’ or ‘864’ visas, categories which relate to elderly parents.

Subclass 804 – Aged Parent visa

This permanent visa lets an aged parent of a settle Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen stay in Australia.  This visa costs $6,415. (No probrem)

Subclass 864 – Contributory Aged Parent visa

This permanent visa lets the aged parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen stay in Australia. They may: stay in Australia indefinitely; work and study in Australia; enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare; sponsor your relatives to come to Australia; apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.

This visa costs from AUD $47,755. (Beijing: no probrem)

There is an additional charge for each family member who applies with the primary person. (Beijing: no probrem)

We might query at once how these persons acquired public housing. Public housing was conceived as a community benefit for citizens, not elderly migrants sponsored by their oh-so-loving families. Further, it was not considered that public housing could serve as business addresses for its beneficiaries.

The four ‘business people’ have signed up for benefits with Bunnings store. It would be reasonable to conclude they purchase regularly from Bunnings.

The Aust Chinese Industry Group Pty Ltd operates from Shop 8, 181 Burwood Road, Burwood. This is an area of Sydney which now resembles a North Asian ghetto, with Chinese the dominant nationality.

However, there is no sign of this ‘industry group’ anywhere to be seen. Yet, above the door is a ‘sign’ – Peter Tsang and Lee, a firm of accountants. The inside of the premises was littered with boxes when observed for the purposes of this article. Is Peter Tsang and Lee merely giving Aust Chinese Industry Group Pty Ltd a business address?

Preliminary research tends to show that this Aust Chinese Industry Group may be a ‘daigou’ corporation. That means they buy on behalf of another. Daighou foot-soldiers buy up Australian products from our shops and department stores and take the products to central points. There are an estimated 150,000 “daigou” (yellow buyers) working here in Australia.

There are now some 1,000 Chinese specialty stores and logistics companies across Australia that have made massive business out of handling retail and shipping for the daighou lucrative industry.

It is our nationalist view that none of this builds Australian jobs, or the Australian livelihood, or offers any role to the Australian economy but as a milch cow for an aggressive imperialism. In this case it is a parasitic operation run by old persons filtered into the country.

The four elderly Chinese should have their visas revoked at once.

It is expected that this story will be followed up in coming weeks.