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Support for all during coronavirus crisis

We are facing a 'humanitarian crisis1'. Over 2 million people studying and building their lives and futures here have been excluded from support by the Government throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Now, people on temporary visas who have lost work are struggling to pay rent, hundreds of international students are lining up daily for food, and frontline services are facing huge strains as they struggle to meet the demand of people needing emergency relief.2,3,4

But the government is still refusing to extend income support to everyone.

We must show the Federal government that we will not let them turn their backs on people in a time of crisis.

Can you add your name and call on the Government to extend income support for all people on temporary visas NOW?
Researchers fear we have reached a 'humanitarian crisis' and that without income or support from the Federal government, people on temporary visas are more likely to be forced into exploitative work conditions.5,6It's a rapidly deteriorating situation.

We must show the Federal government that we will not let them turn their backs on people in a time of crisis.

Can you add your name and call on the Government to extend income support for all people on temporary visas NOW?
[1] 'Left with nothing': Australia's migrant workforce face destitution without coronavirus safety net, The Guardian, 1 April 2020.
[2] Thousands of international students lining up for food vouchers could just be the 'tip of the iceberg' SBS, 02 June 2020.
[3] 'For Australia's temporary visa holders, the coronavirus crisis means 'everything is broken' SBS, 01 April 2020.
[4] Organisations fear humanitarian crisis unfolding due to lack of federal support for people seeking asylum – ABC, 31 May 2020

ADD YOUR NAME

We need to stand together through this pandemic and support those who need it.

We call on the government to extend income support to all – regardless of visa status




46,131 signatures

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