The Australian government is planning to reopen the
borders for temporary visa holders soon. The international students and
temporary visa holders have been protesting that despite paying lakhs of
rupees, the government is not allowing them to enter Australia. The Scott
Morrison government had sealed its borders for temporary immigrants owing to
covid19 last year.
The country’s Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said that the government is planning to let temporary migrants, including international students and visitors, enter the country.
“We’ve learned one thing out of Covid and that is we absolutely miss the visitors to our economy and temporary visa holders. We want them back as soon as possible,” said Hawke. Backing up the Australian government, Hawke stated that the government is rolling out vaccination programs and working on a plan to open the borders for temporary immigrants and tourists. He urged that the Morrison government wants all the temporary visa holders and tourists back, as soon as possible.
The immigration minister said, “That’s why the government is rolling out vaccination program and preparing for the opening of our international borders, so we can have important visits from tourists that spend so much money in our country and also the international student sector, one of our largest export sectors, that supports Australian economy, therefore we want to get them back.”
Australia needs to get its international education sector back on track. The New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet justified said that due to border closer students are suffering and so are the livelihoods of many people in NSW who depend on international education.
Meanwhile, Australian international students are eager to return to Australia for a better learning experience. Students are also displeased due to the seized border and have been campaigning against the behavior of the Australian government. They are demanding a clear timeline over their return to Australia. Remote students are complaining about the poor quality of online learning.
Indian students having temporary visa of Australia also staged a protest against the Australian government at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. They blamed the Morrison government for forgery and cheating on students by accepting fees and still not allowing temporary immigrants to enter the country.