This is how I make my upkeep. As an international student, I have worked in Australia with a limit of 20 hours per week for the last four years. It isn’t a glamorous life, but I could make by. I have lived in Australia, studying, working and and paying taxes for four years. Now, however, I no longer have a job, and neither do any of my casual colleagues. I know of at least 50 people that have lost their job in the last two days.
How are we meant to pay for rent, bills, or food? How am I supposed to save enough money to afford the ridiculously high student fees that are in place for international students in Australia?
The fact that there are still no sign of hospitality relief or are speaking miles of this government. What are we supposed to do? How are they looking out for us? We can’t work from home.