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This declaration provides for holders of certain classes of visas to be regarded as a refugee for the purposes of section 7 of the Social Security Act 1991. This enables holders of the specified visas to have immediate access to social security payments without having to meet prior residence requirements.
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 28 Sep 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR15-Oct-2018
Tabled Senate15-Oct-2018
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Social Security (Class of Visas – Qualifying Residence Exemption – Refugee) Declaration 2018

I, Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services, make the following Declaration.

Dated 27 September 2018

Paul Fletcher

Minister for Families and Social Services

 

 

 


Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

5  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

6 Class of visas............................................................................................................................ 1

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                                                               2

Social Security (Declaration of Subclass 851 of Resolution of Status (Class CD) Visa Holders as Refugees) Determination 2008                                                                                                                              2


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Social Security (Class of Visas – Qualifying Residence Exemption - Refugee) Declaration 2018.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 25 of the Social Security Act 1991.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Social Security Act 1991.

5  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

6 Class of visas

                   For the purposes of subparagraph 7(6B)(c)(iii) of the Act, the classes of visas are:

                   Refugee and Humanitarian (Class XB)

                     (a)  Subclass 200 (Refugee);

                     (b)  Subclass 201 (In-country Special Humanitarian);

                     (c)  Subclass 202 (Global Special Humanitarian);

                     (d)  Subclass 203 (Emergency Rescue); and

                     (e)  Subclass 204 (Woman at Risk);

                    Resolution of Status (Class CD)

                      (f)  Subclass 851 (Resolution of Status).

 

Note:          Subparagraph 7(6B)(c)(iii) of the Act provides that a person who is the holder of a permanent visa referred to in a declaration under section 25 of the Act is a refugee for the purposes of section 7 of the Act.

           


 

 

 

Schedule 1—Repeals

Social Security (Declaration of Subclass 851 of Resolution of Status (Class CD) Visa Holders as Refugees) Determination 2008

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument