SBS Language | Temporary visa holders with travel exemptions in India join Australians in queue for repatriation flights
The Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed that Mr Morrison was referring to Australian citizens and permanent residents stranded overseas, who have registered their interest with the consular offices to return home.
But in reality, the number of people who can now return is much larger than the official figure of 24,000, as it does not take into account a significant number of temporary visa holders who have secured travel exemptions.
- Temporary visa holders with travel exemptions scramble to secure flight tickets to return to Australia
- Greens Party says the federal government must charter flights to repatriate Australians and temporary visa holders
- “Ready and able to assist the Federal Government in the event that repatriation flights are launched,” says Qantas
‘Government has sidelined temporary visa holders throughout the pandemic’
Greens Senator Nick McKim, who has been raising the plight of visa holders, said the federal government also needs to step