Second Reading Speeches

New Skilled Regional Visas (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Consequential on the Migration Amendment (New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulation 2019, which created two provisional skilled regional visas, the bill amends seven Acts to provide that holders of these provisional skilled regional visas will have the same access to welfare payments and government services as permanent visa holders where eligible.