Protect People Trafficked into Australia
The Salvation Army and ACRATH are currently advocating to prevent the passage of certain provisions in the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendments (2014 Budget Measures) 2014 Bill No. 2, (Schedule 9). If passed, individuals under 30 applying for Special Benefit will become subject to a six month exclusion period. This includes victims of slavery and migrant victims of domestic violence holding temporary spouse visas, some of whom may be victims of forced or servile marriage, including children. This legislation is now before the Senate. We are asking supporters to write to Minister Kevin Andrews, Minister for Social Services and to all Senators, to request that Special Benefit be removed in entirety from this legislation.