Good morning, it’s Tom Canetti here with SBS News’ Morning Briefing.
The healthcare issues facing migrants and refugees in Australia
Visa application backlog: What’s the plan to deal with it?
Australia currently faces a backlog of almost one million visa applications, and the home affairs minister has revealed the government’s plan to deal with it. Out of 960,000 applications, around 60,000 are skilled workers seeking permanent visas, and Claire O’Neil says they’ll be dealt with first, with a focus on those who have health, education and aged care qualifications. But she has conceded the intial plan is only a short-term response to the problem.
The AFL history-maker who’s ‘keen to inspire’
What’s the lowdown on the latest COVID-19 advice?
COVID-19 cases are surging across the country, and while federal, state and territory governments are resisting reinstating some of the mandates previously seen during the pandemic, there’s plenty of new advice.