“We care about you. And as a Government we are here to do what we can to help you.” said Chief Minister of the Northern Territory .
Worker and Wellbeing Fund, had been launched last Friday. Fund will ensure international students and other Territorians who are unable to access Centrelink are supported, including with emergency relief.
The Worker and Wellbeing Fund can help if students have lost their job or their income has been reduced because of coronavirus (COVID-19) and they are not already receiving financial and/or wellbeing support, including Centrelink benefits.
The Worker and Wellbeing Fund will:
- help people access wellbeing and other counselling or support services that are available
- help people navigate the welfare system and access income and any other financial support available
- help workers who have lost their job find new employment opportunities fast – such as guiding people to job matching services like the Territory Jobs Hub
- assist Territorians who require access to accommodation and other essentials
This fund is complementary to initiatives already announced by the Territory and Australian Governments.
Red Cross have partnered with Melaleuca Refugee Centre to provide emergency relief for international students and visa holders and Territorians who have lost their job or their income has been reduced because of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Please contact Red Cross on +61 403 987 018 to access emergency relief and support.