Senate debates

Monday, 23 March 2020

Questions without Notice

Coronavirus

2:26 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Vice-President of the Executive Council) Share this | Hansard source

Firstly, Australia has a residency based income support system, and meeting the residency requirement is a fundamental component of our safety net. Special benefit is available to specified temporary visa holders. The classes of temporary visa eligible for special benefit are specified in a legislative instrument and currently include temporary partner visas, temporary humanitarian visas and bridging visas for victims of human trafficking.

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