In November 2014 the CPJ (Citizens for Public Justice) made a submission to to the Standing Committee on
Citizenship and Immigration entitled “Protecting the Vulnerable, A Call to Safeguard Social Assistance for
Refugee Claimants. In the submission there is mention of Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAH’s) and their struggle with the system. It mentions long wait times, lack of Government consultation and the heavy burden of private sponsorship which has led to many SAH’s withdrawing from their involvement.
You can read the full report here.