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Temporary residents’ and international students’ experiences in the COVID emergency, 2020

COVID-19Housing & homelessness

During 2020, a significant group of temporary residents remained in Australia but excluded from the main means of absorbing the economic shock of the early emergency, and were protected primarily by the eviction moratoriums, rent variations and rent relief schemes.

Contemporary surveys of temporary residents and international students show high rates of significant hardship experienced by these groups during the 2020 emergency, as shown in this table.

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