The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. 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.

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