More than 2 million people in Australia, including people seeking asylum, international students, and workers on temporary visas, are not eligible for current JobKeeper and JobSeeker COVID-19 support measures. Community organisations and support agencies are struggling to meet the overwhelming number of requests and need for emergency food and financial support
Local Councils are developing various responses and providing a range of support measures for the most vulnerable members of our communities. To date, responses include: community grants, technology access and subsidies, and direct support to NGO’s to provide emergency supplies.
Welcoming Australia, through the Welcoming Cities initiative, are convening Local Councils on a weekly basis to discuss learnings, opportunities and responses.
Welcoming Australia and Democracy in Colour are working to share and celebrate the good news stories and acts of generosity in the midst of this crisis, and promote and grow the commitment of Local Councils to ensuring that nobody is left behind.
Not a Mayor or Councillor, but want to add your support to this campaign?
1. Add your voice to Democracy in Colour's petition calling for a wage subsidy for all, including migrant workers
2. Add your voice to this call from Welcoming Australia ensuring refugees and people seeking asylum are not made more vulnerable during the COVID-19 health crisis
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