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My partner and I are due to have a baby in November (v.excited) and we were granted PR in February 2019, having been here for 4.5 years. We have recently discovered that there is a waiting period for getting child subsidies such as paternity pay (2 years from date of getting PR). One of our friends suggested there is a clause though if you have a child in Aus when parents have PR, as the child is then a Australian citizen from birth and therefore classed as an Australian dependant. 

Does anyone one know anything about this and where can I find this clause information online, really hoping we can still can get some support from the government.

Thanks in advanced.


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I'm in the same situation to yourself in terms of the waiting period. PR granted in Match 19 and been here for 4 years.

I trawled through the guides and couldn't find any such clause.


Let me know if you have any luck...


Occupation: ICT Customer Support Officer
Birth Country: LR
Stream: ENS TRT
Number of applicants: 2
ENS 186 Visa and Nomination applied:  17 March 2018

VISA GRANTED - 13/03/19

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Apparently the the best thing to do is go to centre link and they will put you through to their hotline (don’t call yourself you never get through) and they will take you through it.

Although this is all through a friends friend who is in the same situation. 


I just want to find the document to reference and confirm.




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