Mental Health Youth Ambassador Program

Mental Health Youth Ambassador Program

The Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) is delighted to invite you to join our MHFA Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) in 2021.

Applications for the MHFA Youth Ambassador Program 2021 are open to all members of the community who represent Australia’s diverse youth community and is passionate about better mental health outcomes, increased awareness and reduced stigma around mental health issues in Australia’s youth.

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Petition to Government: Delays to Partner/Family Visa

Australian Parliament HouseThe asylum seekers who have been granted Australian permanent visas can sponsor spouse and dependent children to join them in Australia on a partner visa. However, the processing of the partner visas sponsored by these permanent residents are significantly delayed. An online petition is available to be signed. It is a 3 step petition.

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Fair piece rates for farm workers

Farm workers, backpackers, seasonal workers and other migrant workers

Farm workers, backpackers, seasonal workers and other migrant workers tell us they are commonly paid well below the minimum wage, due to unfair piece rates set by farmers and their labour hire companies.

Get on board with our fair piece rates for farm workers campaign – sign the petition to change the laws to make sure that farm workers receive a guaranteed minimum hourly rate regardless of the piece rate.

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The Extreme Hardship Support Program

The Extreme Hardship Support Program

Emergency supports are available for international students and people on temporary visas who are not eligible for Commonwealth income support. The Extreme Hardship Support Program payment is here to help meet basic needs, such as food, medicine and bills. All international students experiencing financial hardship can now apply for the payment, even if they received assistance through the International Student Emergency Relief Fund.

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Lack of plans for fruit pickers risks worker exploitation, industry warns

fruit pickingFarm groups are warning the risk of worker exploitation in the horticulture industry is rising, blaming state governments for not developing plans to bring in foreign workers as the summer harvest heats up. Acute shortages in the agriculture workforce are being driven by coronavirus restrictions on overseas workers entering the country.

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