I have a parent living in Australia, last time I visited them with a tourist visa and everything went alright. The second time I applied for a family sponsor visit visa by mistake and had it refused since for having this sort of visa your sponsor must be an Australian permanent resident, and my parent is a temporary resident. I didn't get the visa, didn't visit the country. I could have payed a little more to try on a different visa type but I decided on not doing that and traveling elsewhere.
Could this black mark my immigration record forever, for Australia or any other country? My record are clean and I never over stayed or broke any immigration law, they did not put "visa rejected" stamp in my passport.