Refugees work in Tasmania & NSW under SHEV

Refugees allowed to work and get services in Tasmania from today under SHEV

by Jane Ryan

ABC News – 10 October 2015

The Safe Haven Enterprise Visa program allows refugees to train and work for up to three and a half years.

Tasmania has become the second state in Australia to join the Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) program, which allows processed refugees to be trained for work and access services.

Earlier this year NSW became the first state to opt into the plan, which is designed to encourage refugees to move to regional Australia, but does not provide a pathway to permanent residency.

The visa allows refugees to work, enrol in Medicare, receive some social security payments for up to 18 months and receive a Government school education if they are of age.

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