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Mum and three kids left stranded at Heathrow after being ‘bumped from flight for business class flyers’

A MUM-of-three has been left stranded at London Heathrow Airport for three days with her young kids after she was “bumped from her flight for business class passengers”.

Sheree Richardson, from Perth, is currently trying to return to Australia from the UK with Qatar Airways.

A mum and her three young kids have been stranded at London Heathrow Airport due to Australia's entry restrictions

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A mum and her three young kids have been stranded at London Heathrow Airport due to Australia’s entry restrictionsCredit: Kevin Dunnett – The Sun

Along with her kids aged 14, 11 and one, she claims she has watched business class passengers get on the flight while she was unable to board due to Australia’s caps on international arrivals.

Western Australia, where Perth is located, is currently only allowing 525 international arrivals a week, which works out to approximately 75 a day.

She wrote on social media, according to the Sydney Morning Herald: “Homeless now at Heathrow with three children.

“Have been for three

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Visa extension: The Government’s lifeline to 5600 new residents stranded overseas

The Government has changed New Zealand’s visa rules so new residents stranded overseas because of Covid-19 will be able to hold on to their residency status.

The new settings mean than anyone whose travel conditions are about to expire will receive a 12-month extension to travel to New Zealand.

And those whose travel conditions have expired on, or after, February 2 this year – when travel restrictions began – will be issued a new visa, also valid for 12 months.

Under the current settings, once someone is granted a resident visa they must travel to New Zealand within a certain timeframe to have it activated.

But the border restrictions have prevented many people from returning to New Zealand and, as a result, their visa has expired or is about to expire.

Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi said the new changes will provide around 5,600 resident visa holders with more certainty about

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