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1.1.A.120 Australia


This definition applies to all FA payments.


'Australia' includes the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Territory of Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island.

Act reference: FAAct section 2A Norfolk Island, section 3(1)-'Australia'

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.1.2 Australian residence & portability

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