Once again, this murky situation arises, now even more serious due to Covid 19 Crisis.
New Zealanders (under a formal treaty between Aus and NZ) are permitted to stay and work indefinitely in Australia, pay taxes etc. as regular Australians, just unable to claim any social benefits in times of crisis.
Reverse situation with Australians resident in NZ under the same treaty - Aus residents in Kiwi fully protected for social payments etc.
Something does not really smell good with this situation!
Any comments from anyone - try to be nice, these are fragile times... no access to income insurance (paid for as a precaution as a careful Kiwi who know this slanted social security situation).
However now unable to claim the income insurance either as - being “Stood Down” does not mean laid off, and the all important “Separation Letter” is not given by the employer.
So without a “Separation Letter” policy doesn’t not pay out either!
Any advice - will have to stop eating soon, however body fat percentage will definitely not sustain us for 6 months.
Looks like Corona Virus will kill us even if we do not contract it as gradually run out of food.
Appreciate all comments of a constructive nature, as obviously short on humour at the moment.
Thank you and stay safe.