House of Representatives Committees
Joint Standing Committee on Migration
Inquiry into immigration treatment of disability
Terms of Reference
The Committee has been asked to inquire into the assessment of the health and community costs associated with a disability as part of the health test undertaken for the Australia visa processing.
The Committee shall:
- Report on the impact on funding for, and availability of, community services for people with a disability moving to Australia either temporarily or permanently.
- Report on whether the balance between the economic and social benefits of the entry and stay of an individual with a disability, and the costs and use of services by that individual, should be a factor in a visa decision.
- Report on how the balance between costs and benefits might be determined and the appropriate criteria for making a decision based on that assessment.
- Report on a comparative analysis of similar migrant receiving countries.
Submitters may wish to refer to Schedule 4 of the Migration Regulations 1994, which specifies the health requirement for visa applicants and outlines the considerations that apply for applicants with a ‘disease or condition’.
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