Encouraging self-sufficiency for newly arrived migrants extension

In the 2018-19 Budget, the Government announced that the Newly Arrived Resident’s Waiting Period would be increased to four years. Changes to this measure were subsequently announced in November 2018. The revised measure commenced on 1 January 2019. This fact sheet reflects the measure as originally announced in the 2018-19 Budget on 8 May 2018.

Updated information on the revised measure, implemented on 1 January 2019, is available from the Updates page.

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