This Dad Earned $16.84 This Week. He Can’t Get The Coronavirus Welfare Payment.
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On Monday, Mostafa B set out to work. He switched on his Uber Eats app and drove around central Adelaide, hoping for deliveries.
In seven and a half hours he got two jobs, the city quietened by the coronavirus outbreak. He earned $16.84.
“Literally it was a zombie city,” he said. “Usually I’m driving around, at the same time I receive a delivery.”
But unlike numerous other people struggling to pay their bills at the moment — including his Australian wife — 28-year-old Mostafa won’t be getting the coronavirus supplement, or any assistance from Australia’s welfare agency Centrelink at all. He is an asylum seeker who has been on temporary visas for the last seven years.
The Refugee Council of Australia, the peak body for refugee and asylum seeker organisations, is calling for the emergency welfare measures …continued .