TURNBULL CRUELLER THAN ABBOTT WHEN IT COMES TO CUTTING FROM NEWLY ARRIVED MIGRANTS

Malcolm Turnbull has ripped support from newly arrived migrants in today’s mini-budget.

 

 

Today’s MYEFO has cut $225 million in support to newly arrived migrants by removing exemptions from the Newly Arrived Resident's Waiting Period.

 

These exemptions provided important support to newly arrived migrants that allowed them access to Newstart Allowance; Youth Allowance; Austudy Payment; Carer Payments; Sickness Allowance; Special Benefit; and other payments.

 

Newly arrived migrants go on to make a very positive social and economic contribution to our nation, but initial assistance is crucial in allowing them to lay a solid foundation. 

 

Not even Tony Abbott cut this support to newly arrived migrants.

 

Under Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals, newly arrived migrants are far worse off.

 

TUESDAY, 15 DECEMBER 2015