We protect the savings of non-resident people in Australia but we leave them without any benefits if they lose their job here.
The legislation before parliament discriminates against employers who take on temporary migrants, impoverishes Australian residents and will hold back the fight against coronavirus.
More than one-in-16 people in New Zealand is a migrant without residence status. For everyone's sake, to contain COVID-19 we need to ensure those 300,00 people can access health and social services.
We found refugees with insecure visas had poorer mental health than refugees with secure visas. But social interaction with the wider community seems to help.