The government has announced that most of its policies like the job seeker and the job keeper payment designed to help alleviate the suffering caused by the lockdown will only apply to Australian permanent residence and citizen. I hope that we can all reflect on the idea that this lockdown affects everyone in our society. Many international students need to work part-time to keep up with the high cost of living in this country. I have spoken to many clients who are distraught about their lives here in Sydney. Students that have seen their income dwindle to zero and yet their expenses remains the same. I feel a sense of hopelessness from many people that I have spoken to because no one knows when the lockdown will be lifted. I pray that this lockdown will end soon so that we can all get on with our lives. I feel that maybe in this instance, the cure is worse than the disease.