Tens of thousands of temporary visa holders, including people with established homes, jobs and in some cases partners in Australia, were overseas when Australia’s international borders closed due to Covid-19.
Many more had spent thousands of dollars on their visas, had packed up their homes, quit their jobs and were about to move to Australia when the borders closed.
Despite their best efforts to secure a travel exemption to enter Australia, many have been unable to get exemptions and have been left languishing overseas watching their visas run down and expire through no fault of their own.
The pain and trauma this situation has caused is immeasurable, and with no end in sight.
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