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Australia wants international students to study here, but abandoned them during the Covid crisis

The year 2020 has derailed everyone’s plans. The pandemic has shut down the country and whole industries, and cost millions of people their jobs.

But since the crisis began, the federal government has refused to extend any kind of assistance to the huge number of people who are here on temporary visas. They do not have the safety net of jobkeeper, jobseeker or the coronavirus supplement.

International students lined up outside the Melbourne Town Hall in June, as the City of Melbourne distributed retail vouchers to support students impacted by Covid.

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