Equality of Treatment

Equality of treatment

The Equality of Treatment Article is a general declaration of each country's adoption of the concept of non-discrimination in relation to the persons specified. Some countries restrict the payment of benefit overseas to certain classes of people, such as nationals or citizens. The effect of the Equality of Treatment Article is to oblige Australia and the other country to ensure that the people specified are not treated in a discriminatory way.

That is, nationals or citizens of either country are treated equally under the respective legislation in regard to rights and obligations relating to benefits covered by the agreement.

Last reviewed: 4 January 2016