20th November 2020
Stories by Indians of their plight – separated from their family for nine months by Scott Morrison
This is a follow-up of my previous post.
Further, a comment on Facebook:
Surely this is a breach of Article 9 of the International Rights of the Child https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/crc.aspx
COMMENT RECEIVED VIA EMAIL
My name is xxx and i have lived in Melbourne, Australia for almost 5 years. I hold a 485(Post study work visa). Its a once in a lifetime opportunity for the students.
I am currently stuck overseas. I was supposed to return on 4th of march but i had to extend my ticket because my mum got sick and she was in ICU for few days and i booked another flight for 20th of march and a day before that Government announced the travel ban and i couldnt return.
These times have been really hard and testing for me and i am in a lot of stress and financial burden. It has been more than 7 months since the travel ban was announced and we still dont have any clear idea about the governments plan about the borders.
As i hold a 485 visa which i mentioned above and its a once in a life time opportunity i feel like my time is just getting wasted as people like myself on this visa are stuck overseas and our visas should be extended at least for the people who got caught overseas its my request to you on behalf all the 485 visa holders if we can please get your support. Your support will be really appreciated.
On an average a students pays 30k per year and after completing our degrees we get this once in a lifetime opportunity of post study work visa. Our time is just getting wasted. Please support us
A lot of us are stuck in India Pakistan Nepal Europe and all over the world. We havent heard anything from Australian government and our visas are just getting expired. Please help us we have invested a lot of money and a lot of time in Australia. This stress and depression and constant bad news is killing us. No one is highlighting this issue
please help us
You are right….since march they just ignoring students and TR visa holders. They think game is more important than the people who separated from there families or loved ones. This cruel government always doing inhuman behaviour with international students.
— Poonam turna sandha (@PoonamTurna) November 21, 2020
Thanks for raising
Thousands of dollars spent and after hard struggle i got my 485 in February 2020
march came to India to see my father diagnosed with stage4 brain cancer
My father supported me financially for my studies now unble look after his treatment
— Jacob David (@JacobDa65735841) November 20, 2020
I also agree with you please consider students and students also play vital roll in to international incomes so their government should at least try to maintain politeness and give some good news related to Indian student
— Swapnil Patel (@Swapnil94326196) November 20, 2020
I have Nothing to say I belongs from a middle class family. My family spend their all savings on my future but Australian government nothing doing for us. I felt that now i am useless and nothing rather than a failure.
— Deepsingh (@Deepsin23276612) November 20, 2020
Plz open the border it have been very tough time. We just want our life back. We getting into depression. Paying all the bills in Australia without any income. We students have paid lots of $ in Australia, all we ask is to let us come back #allowinternationalstude
— Reopen (@Reopen53768355) November 20, 2020
Thank you so much sir for tweeting on the behalf of students like us. Life is becoming hell day by day. Becoming mentally ill.. Not sure what will happen to us.. #indianstudents will commit something horrible (suicide) in near future.. #wakeupaustralia
— A random guy (@A_random_guy8) November 20, 2020
Many of my friends coming from Canada, UK and from many parts to have some family time and going back to their destination while we as a Australia temp visa holders waiting from 9 months to get some good news, when is humanity @ScottMorrisonMP@AusHCIndia
— Vishal Ahir (@VishalHadiya2) November 20, 2020
We have been separated from our families and it's been 9 months. Lost so much time from our precious god gifted life. 9 months (274 days, 6576 hours) Who will make up for these hours?
— Kim Ches (@kimches002) November 20, 2020
We are even ready to bare the Quarantine charges aswell,if this continues the same, no new students show their interest's to step in Aus for sure. India is on good terms with Aus,this is what we got in return from Aus Govt stating INDIA is not allowed in pilot program and such.
— meghanadiddi (@meghanadiddi) November 20, 2020
We temporary visa holders are suffering from 9 months separated from our life's in Australia. Please understand our problem and help us get back to Australia. Most of the countries have already accepted there visa holders back but only we are struck.Please allow us into Australia
— Sriraghava.darla (@Sriraghavadarla) November 20, 2020
Plz open the border it have been very tough time. We just want our life back. We getting into depression. Paying all the bills in Australia without any income. We students have paid lots of $ in Australia, all we ask is to let us come back #allowinternationalstudets
— Dhruv (@DhruvR994) November 20, 2020
Seriously 9 months we r separated to each other apply exemptions 14 times straight away rejection No humanity sympathy totally ruthless nd brutality against Human. Shame on u guys shame on u. Discussing this politician Stop playing Dirty politics over Human Shame on u shame on u
— Salman Mukhi (@SalmanMukhi4) November 20, 2020
Kindly think about separated families of students and TR visa holders. Please show some humanity towards us now. It’s been 9 months being separated, that is really heartbreaking. Kindly reunite us with our partners. Don’t be ruthless.
— lovejeet K 🇮🇳❤️🇦🇺 (@lovejee12223901) November 20, 2020
We are seperated since 9 months atleast open borders now its so heartless which u ppl doing
— karthika vujjini (@KarthikaVujjini) November 20, 2020
I just came to my country for only 23 days. Now stuck here 9 months. I seperated from my husband whom I never seperated last 10 years. I am dying every day. Please let us come. We r not many. Our visa already expired for this band. Please do something for Seperated couple
— Nazmunnahar Borsha (@NazmunnaharBor1) November 20, 2020
Australia has been the worst country! Separated families for more than 9 months. Its just disgusting.
— K (@kay232020) November 20, 2020