The place i was working at had already started reducing hours in the past few weeks due to a lack of business. Since the government announcement last week let go of all casuals running only on contracted FT/PTimers. Not even enough hours to go around between the skeleton team. The business in now totally shut, of course, unsure of whether they will re-open.
As someone who is in Australia on a bridging/partner visa I cannot claim help from the government as I am not a citizen/PR however I can not go back to the UK either otherwise my 8000 dollar visa application will be voided if i leave the country…. GOOD TIMES!
Not to mention. Looking for work at the moment is a nightmare – for everyone involved.