Australian dad left homeless in Britain together with his two children because of Covid-19 journey restrictions reveals the stunning response he obtained when he begged Australia’s authorities for assist
- Scott Walker, from NSW, is stranded in UK together with his two kids, aged 13 and 11
- He has been endlessly attempting to safe a spot on a repatriation flight to Australia
- He misplaced his job within the pandemic and was unable to afford his hire, shedding his home
- Mr Walker claims DFAT supplied no assist when he requested for flight help
A single father-of-two has been left homeless and jobless within the UK because of the Covid-19 pandemic as he works endlessly to safe a flight house to Australia.
Scott Walker, initially from the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, had been working abroad for years when he gained a custody battle in September to deliver his 13-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son again to Australia.
However the household have been repeatedly rejected from repatriation flights and are at the moment stranded in coronavirus-riddled London – and he has revealed the Australian authorities has been of no assist.
To make issues worse, Mr Walker misplaced his job within the midst of the pandemic and the household have been pressured to stick with associates as a result of he could not afford hire.
Mr Walker was so determined to get house that he even thought-about spending $50,000 on an economic system flight for him and his two children.
Scott Walker, initially from the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, is at the moment stranded within the UK together with his 13-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son (pictured)
‘It has been infinite for months — actually daily I’m on the cellphone to most likely each airline on the planet that flies from the UK to anyway that may hop me house,’ he instructed the ABC.
The stress took such a toll that his kids turned bodily sick.
He mentioned he utilized for a repatriation flight inside hours of them being supplied however was denied.
When he registered for help from the Australian Division of International Affairs, he mentioned he was let down once more.
‘The flight help was giving me most of the people quantity for Emirates (Airways) and telling me to contact household and associates for assist. That was their assist,’ Mr Walker mentioned.
Mr Walker mentioned his kids have been so confused about being stranded within the UK that they’d fallen bodily ailing
Mr Walker has arrange a spot to stay, work and a faculty for his children as soon as they lastly return to Australia.
The household now have plans to fly to Singapore after which to Perth on Saturday.
Nevertheless, NSW, Queensland and WA have halved the cap on worldwide arrivals and Singapore has suspended many flights from the UK – leaving Mr Walker uncertain they are going to be allowed to depart.
‘There are people who find themselves in dire conditions the place they’re jobless, homeless and so they simply want to return house to family and friends and be taken care of by a authorities that’s purported to take care of its residents,’ Mr Walker mentioned.
It was introduced final week that caps can be positioned on the arrivals till mid-February in makes an attempt to cease the unfold of a extremely contagious UK pressure of the virus.
All worldwide arrivals might want to provide a damaging check earlier than flying.
Every day Mail Australia has contacted DFAT for remark.
The only father mentioned he even thought-about paying $50,000 for a one-way economic system flight to Australia in an effort to deliver his children house