Help stranded Aussies get home for Christmas

My office has been able to assist many Bean residents to return home during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

However there are still tens of thousands of Australians stranded overseas–many are medically or financially vulnerable.

Scott Morrison has failed to come up with a plan to help stranded Australians at every stage of this crisis.

Australians have been trying to get home since the outbreak of the pandemic but haven’t been able to due to closed borders, cancelled flights, price gouging, or the Morrison Government’s cap on international arrivals. 

There are Aussies who are couch-surfing, going to homeless shelters, running out of money and falling foul of their visa requirements in other countries.

Labor believes the Morrison Government must:

  1. Increase quarantine capacity – including using Federal quarantine options – to allow the number of arrivals under international flight caps to go up.
  2. Stop price gouging by airlines flying into Australia.
  3. Put all options on the table to repatriate stranded Australians, including charter flights and using the RAAF fleet.

My collegues Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Kristina Keneally, Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, have launched a petition.

Will you sign our petition calling on the Morrison Government to help stranded Aussies get home to their families and friends before Christmas.

Sign the petition here.

Any Australians who are stranded overseas can also share their stories.

Tell Scott Morrison – it’s time to bring them home.