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Australia’s temporary visa holders remain locked out of JobKeeper and JobSeeker – SBS News

The Australian government has announced changes to its coronavirus support measures but those on temporary visas still won’t qualify, with advocates warning many are facing destitution.

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Australia’s temporary visa holders will remain locked out of coronavirus support measures with some now facing having to leave the country.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Tuesday announced the JobKeeper and JobSeeker programs would be extended at reduced levels beyond their September deadline.
But the federal government has confirmed eligibility rules for the programs will remain unchanged, meaning an estimated 1.1 million temporary visa holders still wont be ab…

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