'We're screwed': the New Zealanders left stranded in Australia



It was more than a decade after Hana* moved to Australia from New Zealand that she discovered there wasn’t a social safety net to catch her.
The single mother moved to Queensland in 2008 for work, and has worked multiple jobs over the last 11 years to support her two children.
“Life looked great,” she says. “We’d go out for meals and buy clothes and lived a great life. But that was all taken away unexpectedly.”
Just over a year ago Hana witnessed a suicide while working as a social worker. She has been diagnosed with severe PTSD, depression and anxiety by psychiatrists and doctors, and has... read more

 
8 November 2019 in World News, Views: 24
Source: Guardian
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