In its ongoing commitment to transparency and community engagement, the Department of Home Affairs is seeking input from the Australian public on the policy settings for the Australian visa Significant Cost Threshold (SCT). As an experienced immigration lawyer at Migration Guru, I understand the significance of these policy discussions, particularly how they impact the migration landscape in terms of public health expenditure and community services.
The Australian public is encouraged to share their perspectives on various aspects outlined in the Terms of Reference, including the calculation of the SCT, the definition of ‘Significant,’ and the implications of special education as a costing policy definition of ‘community service.’ Additionally, the review considers the impact of the migration health requirement on non-citizen children with disabilities born in Australia to people on temporary visas. These considerations are crucial in maintaining a fair and balanced approach while effectively managing public resources.
To ensure a comprehensive and well-informed policy proposal, the Department of Home Affairs has consulted with state and territory governments, Commonwealth agencies, and peak health and disability organizations. This collaborative approach reflects the government’s commitment to making decisions that consider a wide range of perspectives and potential implications.
Background Information for Submissions
For those considering submitting written opinions, the Discussion Paper titled “Review of Australia’s Significant Cost Threshold (SCT)” offers valuable background information. It delves into the calculation methodology of the SCT, the nuanced definition of ‘Significant,’ and the far-reaching implications of special education as part of the ‘community service’ framework. Understanding the potential impact on non-citizen children with disabilities born in Australia adds depth to the discussion surrounding the Migration Health Framework.
Act Now: Have Your Say
This is a unique opportunity for the Australian public to actively participate in shaping immigration policies that affect us all. As a leading immigration lawyer, I encourage you to review the Discussion Paper and submit your insights before the submission deadline on Friday, 17 November 2023, by COB.
Get in Touch with Migration Guru
If you have questions about the Discussion Paper or seek further information on any immigration-related matters, don’t hesitate to reach out to Migration Guru. With over 90 years of collective experience in Australian migration law, our dedicated teams are ready to assist you.
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