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Calls for amnesty for undocumented workers, with fears they will miss coronavirus vaccine

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There is a renewed push for undocumented workers in Australia to be given an amnesty or ‘status resolution’, with concern this group of people could miss out on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Immigration lawyer for the United Workers Union Sanmati Verma said the pandemic had hit undocumented workers particularly hard and that would continue with the vaccine rollout.

“The experience of undocumented workers has been truly awful during the pandemic,” she said.

“Of course, if you’re undocumented, you don’t have access to…



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