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Old 22nd Dec 2014, 04:35
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Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Australia
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Michael Smith has come up with some interesting stats in his latest article on his website.

I've chosen to study a cohort of overseas-born Australians and their uptake of Australian Government welfare payments.

76,451 Australians or 0.35% of our population was born in Lebanon.

Of that 76,451:

11,515 are on the Disability Support Pension. 1 in 6 Lebanese-born Australians.
1,315 receive a Wife Pension
5,714 receive a Carer Payment
8,991 receive a Carer Allowance
3,852 receive a Parenting Payment

And none of that includes normal Family Tax Part A or B, Baby Bonus, Study Allowances, Newstart and the other more traditional welfare payments.
What's 'wife pension'?
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