Good morning, this is Tom Canetti with the SBS News morning briefing.
Health issues faced by migrants and refugees in Australia
Visa Delay: What is the plan to deal with this problem?
Australia is currently facing a backlog of almost one million visa applications and the Home Secretary has unveiled the government’s plan to address the problem. Of the 960,000 applications, about 60,000 are skilled workers who need a permanent visa, and Claire O’Neill says they will be considered first, with a focus on those with a medical background, education and nursing qualifications. But she acknowledged that the original plan was only a short-term answer to the problem.
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What are the latest recommendations for COVID-19?
Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise across the country, and while federal, state and territory governments are resisting restoring some mandates that previously applied during the pandemic, there is plenty of new advice.