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In recent times, the effect of COVID-19 is reducing day by day. As a result, many countries announce visa changes for foreign travellers, international students, and immigrants. Now, Australia has also jumped into the race and started declaring frequent changes. The Australian government is declaring the relaxation in visa conditions.
As per the recent announcement by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, all the international students who arrive in Australia will get a visa rebate of 630 Australian dollars. The rebate of the visa application fees for the students and working holidaymakers are expected to be valid at least for the next three months. The purpose of the rebate is targeted to fill the critical workplace shortage created due to the Wuhan COVID – 19 virus.
This is consecutively second relaxing news especially, for the international students. Previously, PM Morrison has announced the relaxation for the onshore international students by removing the 40 hours-a-fortnight caps to work. That means international students from now onwards no longer are under the restriction of working for limited hours.
The visa rebate initiative will organize by the Department of Home Affairs, and it will be in consideration for the next eight weeks.
The Australian government is expecting a good number of international students with this rebate announcement. Additionally,
As the Government of Australia will be investing almost AUD 3 million behind the marketing campaign of the Australian tourism sector to attract more backpackers, working holidaymakers, and international students. Here the Treasurer of the Australian government Mr. Josh Frydenberg added that this Australia Study Visa rebate initiative will cost the government nearly AUD 55 million.