Migrant women ‘at risk’ in changes to Australian welfare access

A four-year wait for payments will disproportionately affect women, and children of migrants are more likely to experience poverty, the Senate has heard

Barring permanent residents from accessing family and carer payments for four years will plunge some low-income migrant families into poverty and leave migrant women more vulnerable to controlling and violent relationships, a Senate inquiry has heard.

, Migrant women ‘at risk’ in changes to Australian welfare access, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

A week after the government held its long-awaited women’s safety summit, a Senate committee on Monday heard warnings from multicultural groups, migration and welfare organisations that the government’s changes would have a “disproportionately gendered impact”.

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