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May 29, 2020

Garry

I lost my job, my wife is studying here. Our parents back in india lost their jobs too. How do we help ourself financially?
May 29, 2020

Nibruti

I haven’t got a shift in the last two weeks and slowly exhausted my savings. I have no support from the government as I am an international student. I am not able to sleep with the fear of not able to buy food and pay the bills.
May 29, 2020

Tanja

I am not able to pay my rent nor my school fees anymore without work or any help.
May 29, 2020

Stephen

The business has closed and 15 people lost their jobs
May 29, 2020

Kris

Restaurant shut , we’ve all been stood down until further notice
May 29, 2020

Rafael

The company put us in stood down with the opportunity to use leave entitlements. But as a temporary visa holder, I can not work in another company or another job. Now wondering if I will lose my visa, how I will pay bills, rent and buy food in the long term.
May 29, 2020

Neel

I don’t have any shifts and barely have money to survive for the month
May 29, 2020

Jacob

I don’t know how I’m going to pay my mortgage payment. From nz and not entitled to any help.
May 29, 2020

Maria

I was a part-time waitress in two different restarutants in the Brisbane CBD. Unfortunately, due to the Cov-19 crisis, I lost my 2 part-time jobs. I am an international student, I do not have any support network around me that can financially support me in this circumstance. I urgently need some financial aid so that i can afford to pay my rent and all my daily basic expenses.
May 29, 2020

Jason

I have no income, I’m not entitled to any Centrelink support as I’m a NZ citizen. Plus I also not know how I’m going to be able too pay my rent. My previous workplace has had to close.
May 29, 2020

Pets

I am not able to pay my whole fortnights rent,bills and food, and this fornight I have gone without any money for the last 8 days! I received $400 for the fortnight from centrelink, but my rent alone is $450 p/f. Emotionally, it is extremely hard to stay positive.
May 29, 2020

Louisa

Chef at a very rich elite private school school has shut
May 29, 2020

Angie

I’ve just rented a house with 3 other people and they’ve lost the jobs also… struggling to pay bills and rent and essential shopping items.
May 29, 2020

Taz

I was offered to go to be stood down on unpaid leave until we can resume operating. 3 days later my contract was terminated. Nothing had been passed onto the employees and frankly their total lack of empathy for their ‘valued’ staff is disgusting.
May 29, 2020

Kurt

Permenabnt Full time contract stood down
May 29, 2020

Amy

The company I work for has had to close a catering kitchen and 2 cafe sites due to weddings and events being canceled and business dropping off dramatically. We are all looking after each other and staying home now.
May 29, 2020

Joshua

I’ve lot my job
May 29, 2020

Chuck

No work, no income to pay rent. Also I’m an international student who had uni fee about 13000 upcoming to pay in few months. I’ve been trying to find a job in my study area which is social work but it’s difficult.
May 29, 2020

Oswald

I am student and I can’t leave the country as it’ll affect my study. And now the job losing give me more pressure as I have to cover my tuition, rent, daily pension.
May 29, 2020

Juliana

Understandably, all resturants had to close to reduce the spread of this virus. I expect I will be welcomed back when the restrictions lift, however until then I must be able to pay my rent and bills on Centrelink payments alone. My monthly rent is over half of this payment and my power bills will be higher since I am spending more time at home. Slowly, my hard earned savings, which would have helped me […]
May 29, 2020

Glenn

Work is limited to take away. I now can’t pay rent/utilities you name it.
May 29, 2020

Jade

I was terminated effective immediately on 23/03/2020. I now have no money for food bills or rent.
May 29, 2020

Janelle

I have lost all shifts at work and I am now worried I won’t be able to pay bills or rent
May 29, 2020

Nitish

I work in a fine dine in restuarant and the timing of thwt restuarnt reduced from 5 to 9 only instead of 11 to 9
May 29, 2020

Lydia

My full Time job was made redundant effectively from the 23.03.2020 without any option to discuss a temporary option of made stops down. As a temporary visa holder my visa is linked to my employment contract. I am disappointed in the way my employer let down his staff without even considering another option to stood down partly of his staff.
May 29, 2020

Barry

I am an adult apprentice working in a pub, which has left me up shit creek. I was just getting by,pay rent and bills and support my unemployed wife on an apprentice’s wage. Now my apprenticeship is suspended. Centrelink won’t cover my bills.
May 29, 2020

Paula

I’m afraid because i have to pay for accommodation, food and school and without a job I won’t be able to do it
May 29, 2020

Alejandra

All my shifts were cut out due to the virus outbreak and I can’t find another job. I’m stuck at home with my bills still running.
May 29, 2020

Alison

I was a casual manager working in a bar in Melbourne cbd . I never applied for permanent residency due to being on a New Zealand partner visa which gave me full Working rights in oz . Now both my partner and I have been asked to stand down after our hospitality jobs were lost . Feel completely lost and in despair as neither of us have any financial entitlements in Australia and aren’t getting […]
May 29, 2020

Giorgio

I have been living and working in Australia under a 457 visa since 2015, my wife and I and my two children. after of government restrictions due to corona virus the restaurant I was working for has forced to closed. as a result my colleagues and I are at home without salary to date to be defined. meanwhile I must continue to pay rent, private health insurance, and public school for my two children, all […]
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