The National Cabinet has also announced certain classes of New Zealand citizens would be eligible for the JobKeeper payments. Eligible visa holders are:
- Protected Special Category Visa holders
- Non-protected Special Category Visa holders who have been residing continually in Australia for 10 years or more,
- Special Category (Subclass 444) Visa holders.
There is still no announcement from the National Cabinet on assistance for temporary visa holders whose employment has been impacted or those unable to leave Australia due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
There has also been no further indication from the Department of Home Affairs (Immigration) on solutions to the many issues being faced by onshore and offshore visa holders and those applicants who are not in the correct location to lodge applications.
Nevett Ford Lawyers will continue to monitor developments and provide updates as further information becomes available.
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