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Work Limitation for International Students Working at Supermarkets Temporarily Removed

The Department of Home Affairs has temporarily relaxed the cap on working hours for student visa holders employed at supermarkets to address a worker shortage during lockdown.

Supermarkets in lockdown regions will be allowed to employ international students for more than 40 hours a fortnight to prevent a staff shortage.

The temporary measure will initially apply to supermarkets across New South Wales and Victoria and their associated distribution facilities.