So this is all BS? Gah had me going lol
Oh noes. Not my tax payer monies again!
So grateful for Today Tonight unearthing so many centerlink frauds, terrorists, quality diet programs and love rats.
The world would be a $h!t place without TT or ACA and it's quality, completely truthful news programs that are completely fact based and well researched.
Last edited by Luna Lovegood; 17-01-2013 at 11:22.
LMF: anything you see on TT, take with a grain of salt, it's not news, just sensationalist journalism
The majority of illegal immigrants in our country are usually tourists who have over stayed their visas so they never get payments because obviously they don't want to be found.
Our illegal immigrant issue is quite different to the US, I guess for a start we don't have boarding developing counties.
As for the source- anything on Today Tonight or A Current Affair is just rubbish. Sit down and watch it everyone for a week...it's actually a bit funny the crap they "report" on.
Apple iPhart6 (09-12-2013)
People actually believe things they see on TT and ACA? REALLY?!
That both scares and amuses me.
Little Miss Sunshine (09-12-2013)
OP aren't you an immigrant
FYI - Illegal immigrants...first of all, are you talking about people who have overstayed their visa, or people who are fleeing to the country from another country due to safety fears? If it's the latter, they are not "illegal", as it's not illegal to arrive in Australia without a visa to seek asylum. Upon arrival, asylum seekers *can* obtain financial support from the Asylum Seeker Assistance Scheme (from a volunteer organisation), however it's not a centrelink payment and it's far less than a centrelink payment. Not all asylum seekers are able to obtain it either.
Asylum seekers are not entitled to welfare payments until a very long process determines that they are eligible to become a permanent resident.
Edited to include:
- Asylum seekers in Australia awaiting decision on their protection claims are not eligible for Centrelink.3However, DIAC provide payments to certain asylum seekers awaiting processing who are suffering severe financialhardship. In 2009, 2,692 asylum seekers qualified for this payment.4The Asylum Seeker Assistance Scheme (ASAS),funded by DIAC and administered by the Red Cross, provides the main source of income support and other socialservices for community-based asylum seekers suffering financial hardship.5 Asylum seekers are eligible to receivefinancial support at a maximum rate of 89% of the Centrelink Newstart Allowance or Special Benefit Allowance (paidat equivalent rates). The maximum fortnightly Newstart payment for a single person with no children is $462.80 (as at1July 2010).6 Accordingly, the maximum payment a single asylum seeker can receive under ASAS is $411.89 afortnight.
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