20 Jul 2020

Pacific leaders advocating for overstayers through a petition

From , 6:01 am on 20 July 2020

A petition in New Zealand is asking the government to find a way for Pacific people stranded here by the Covid-19 pandemic to gain a path to residency on compassionate grounds. 

The Pacific Leadership Forum says there's hundreds of people on work permits and other visas who are vulnerable, as they don't qualify for any support like benefits or wage subsidies. 

Sela Jane Hopgood has more.

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Photo: Pacific Leadership Group