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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 […]
May 29, 2020

Sam

Because people are told to stay indoors (fair enough)… *People stupid panic buying *People self isolating *People being cautious *People afraid to go out *People have lost their jobs hence no money
May 29, 2020

Hamish

Mental health worries
May 29, 2020

Mia

Work forced to shut down and all of us lost our jobs. No income nothing
May 29, 2020

Alex

Lost all my hours at both my jobs. Both places have had to cut casuals in order to stay afloat until further notice. I’m on a 417 Visa waiting for my permanent residency visa to come through and I get no financial support through either my own Irish government or the Australian. I truly feel like I’ve been forgotten in all the madness while struggling to keep food in and a roof over me and […]
May 29, 2020

Tim

I can no longer work, pay bills, buy groceries, I’m down to my last hundred dollars…. what makes it worse is I’m a New Zealander and not eligible for the stimulus package
May 29, 2020

Mel

I’m now unemployed because the restaurant where I worked wasn’t making enough with the takeaway side of things to keep the place open so they made the decision to close
May 29, 2020

Nik

Whole Bar had to close, and I am now out of work entirely.
May 29, 2020

Neal

Hotel is shutdown. No-one is working, except for bottle shop. Around 15 casuals have lost all shifts. Management (full timers) have also been stood down.
May 29, 2020

Haruka

I work for a small take away shop but we had to decide to close our shop for temporary until further notice.
May 29, 2020

Beatrice

All my shifts have been cancelled and the 2 places I work at is not operating either at the moment. The owner at one place did call to check up on me and offered to keep me on their books, even though I had just started with them for a month. The other, being an International company just sent us updates on Covid19, and told us to stay safe but no mention about the stimulus […]
May 29, 2020

Edwin

I have a sponsorship for 4 years. My job got lay off. I cant apply for a loan, another job (there’s none) I cant go back. I am stucked. Help
May 29, 2020

Alejandro

I work as a head chef at a hotel, and because of the current situation there was not many customers, so the owner close down the restaurant and cafe, and send the staff home stood down. In my case i dont know whats going to happen, as i have a sponsor visa, but not permanent residency yet, and i have my wife and 1 year old son as my dependants. Right now with no income.
May 29, 2020

Jacob

I am no longer employed. Lost my bartending job at a local Melbourne brewery.
May 29, 2020

Vanessa

I lost my work, because of the covid 19 the place that I was working is know closed. So now I don’t have a job, we ( 1 year old baby and my husband) Don’t have any Australian Goverment support cause we are not citizens and also we Don’t have for the moment any support from our country. We have to pay for rent, public services, Private insurance ( is a condition for the visa), […]
May 29, 2020

Suparom

I lost my shifts and no incomes. Also Im not eligible for financial help due to my visa status. As well as I have to pay my tuition beside my rent, food and bills.
May 29, 2020

Alejandro

I work as a head chef at a hotel, and because of the current situation there was not many customers, so the owner close down the restaurant and cafe, and send the staff home stood down. In my case i dont know whats going to happen, as i have a sponsor visa, but not permanent residency yet, and i have my wife and 1 year old son as my dependants. Right now with no income.
May 29, 2020

Isis

I got to Australia almost 4 months ago, been working for 3 months a half in hospitality. I managed to save some money but now I’ll have to spend it all just to survive. Nowadays there’s to much competition for the few jobs offers that I can find and it seems that if the lockdown continues and if I can’t find a job I’ll be in serious trouble cause I cannot receive economic support from […]
May 29, 2020

David

I lost my 2 jobs, I don’t have money to pay the rent and/or my studies. I came here with student visa and also I bought ticket to go back home but they’re canceled.
May 29, 2020

Eric

No more customers to eat in the restaurant in my hotel and casuals will not be given shifts anymore until this crisis goes away. Rental expense is a huge portion in my wage income and I need this. Why Government cannot ask landlord to stop collecting rents from us at the moment while we are all supporting each other???
May 29, 2020

Genevieve

I am career hospo. I have been in the industry for 12 years and built my life around it. I have created a name for myself, and a reputation of strength. I understand there is a worldwide health crisis. The governments mismanagement of this has proven yet again that many people do not see our industry as a “real job”. I have been physically spat on, and with our governments dithering and refusal to understand […]
May 29, 2020

Yuka

I used to work more than 4 times in a week at a cafe and it’s the only job which Ive had.I am on my working holiday visa so now I have no income.
May 29, 2020

Lisle

My workplace has been forced to close and I am stuck waiting for dole payments
May 29, 2020

caitlin

my workplace has been closed. I have lost my casual wage. I have been employed casually for 7 months so i am not entitled to the job keeper payment. I also just miss out of the job seeker payment. so I have no way of making up for my loss of income. I have 2 small children and have just bought a home that my wage was going to pay the mortgage on. why should […]
May 29, 2020

Saikiran yadav

I work in shopping mall and non of the customers visit shopping malls
May 29, 2020

Declan

My pub was shut down completely by the new restrictions. Because I’m under 22 and have only been working there for 8 months, my options for financial aid are very limited
May 29, 2020

Felipe

I am chef in a restaurant so just is open T/A and delivery and jus working 2 chef they have contract
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