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Last week the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory delivered a clear message of support for international students: "We care about you. And as a Government we are here to do what we can to help you.”

The NT Government’s direct help and support is through the Worker and Wellbeing Fund, launched last Friday, which will ensure international students 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 fund will:

  • Help people access wellbeing and other counselling or support services that are available
  • Help people access an income and any other financial support available
  • Help students and 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

For students who have lost their job they are encouraging signing up to the Territory Jobs Hub, an initiative to match people with jobs as farmers in the Territory will have 2500 vacancies, plus there are extended hours of work available for students working in supermarkets, aged care and nursing.