Interesting Reading

http://www.notgoodenough.org/viewtopic.php?t=39919

The Australian Federal Government provides the following financial assistance:-
TO AUSTRALIAN AGED PENSIONER AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN AUSTRALIA
Weekly allowance Australian pensioner-$253.00, boat people -$472.50
Weekly Spouse allowance pensioner-$56.00, boat people-$472.50
Additional weekly hardship allowance pensioner-$0.00, boat people- $145.00
TOTAL YEARLY BENEFIT pensioner-$16,068.00, boat people-$56,680.00. 





http://www.hreoc.gov.au/racial_discrimination/face_facts_05/refugee.html#q9

  • Able to apply to bring members of immediate family (spouse and children) to Australia. 
  • Permission to work and receive employment assistance.  
  • Will be able to leave the country and return without jeopardising their visa. 
  • Access to full range of DIMIA settlement support services including the Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Strategy (IHSS). Receive 13 weeks initial accommodation and bond assistance. Eligible for rent assistance.  
  • Immediate access to the full range of social security benefits.

So one foot in the door is work several in the bush.

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