Social Services Legislation Amendment (Consistent Waiting Periods for New Migrants) Bill 2021
The submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee regarding its inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Consistent Waiting Periods for New Migrants) Bill 2021 (Bill) was prepared by the Law Council of Australia.
The Bill will increase the period – the newly arrived resident’s waiting period (NARWP) – that newly arrived migrants must wait after entering Australia before they can be paid the following social security payments (payments affected by this Bill):
- Family Tax Benefits A and B, under the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 (Cth);
- Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay, under the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 (Cth); and
- Carer Allowance and Carer Payment under the Social Security Act 1991 (Cth) (the social security payment Acts).
You can read the submission below.