A joint Ministerial media release has announced that International students currently employed at the major supermarkets will temporarily be able to work more hours to help keep shelves stocked. Ordinarily international students are subject to a maximum 40 hours a fortnight during term.
Members should note that the measures will be administered by the Department of Home Affairs and are available to major supermarkets including Woolworths and Coles, and only for existing employees in their existing roles.
Other supermarkets are able to register with the Department, if they believe the changes will assist them.
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