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  •   Home > News > Living & Travel

    The hospitality industry says the government is holding back the economy with the current immigration system

    The hospitality industry says the government is holding back the economy with the current immigration system


    A petition calling for visa extensions and border exceptions for other critical workers has received more than 3 thousand signatures in less than a week.

    The industry also wants an extension of the number of work hours allowed on student visas.

    Restaurant Association Chief Executive Marisa Bidois says we need to remember we're in the middle of a pandemic.

    She says policy needs to reflect that so we can keep the economy moving.

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    Sailing:
    A disappointing day at the velodrome for the New Zealand men's sprint, who have finished seventh at the Tokyo Olympics 23:06

    Basketball:
    Tokyo Olympics live updates: Aussies in pursuit of more cycling medals, Kookaburras play for the gold medal match 22:56

    Entertainment:
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    Sailing:
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    General:
    IOC launches investigation into treatment of Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya 21:06

    Entertainment:
    Sarah Ferguson believes Princess Diana would spilt her time between the UK and US to support her sons if she was still alive 21:04

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    Entertainment:
    Nelly and Shantel Jackson have split after six years together 19:34


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