Extra working hours for International students

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Extra working hours allowance for international students

Major supermarkets in Australia will be able to temporarily offer more working hours to international student employees to help to keep up the shelves stocked. International students that are currently working at the major supermarkets will be able to extend their working hours to help meet the high demand for essential items because of the coronavirus.


Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services, and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge said the decisions would help supermarkets meet the immediate high demand.


The changes will be implemented by the Home Affairs Department and are applicable to major supermarkets, including Woolworths and Coles, and only to current employees in their current positions. Other supermarkets are eligible to register if they think it is necessary. The changes are short term and will be reviewed regularly to ensure they are working and that they are still required.

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