Since me and my boyfriend are here on a regional sponsored visa, we have no rights to any compensation (Centrelink or other). We have been living here for 3 years, working and paying taxes as any other person. We’ve been in the process of waiting for our permanent residency visa which has already been taken almost a year in processing time. My boyfriend just started his own business but had to pause it since it’s in hospitality as well. We are both hospitality people and this has been an absolute disaster for both of us and everyone else we know that works in this industry. With no rights to anything we just feel left out in a country we absolutely adore and were planning to spend our life.