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'I gave up a long time ago': Australian stranded for nearly a year in Thailand

By Rachael Dexter

 

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Justin Peck will have been in Thailand for one year on January 24.

 

An Australian man who has been stranded in Thailand for 10 months claims he has been abandoned by the federal government after it cancelled his ticket on a flight home this week and cut him off from further financial support.

 

Justin Peck, 41, originally from Melbourne, left his business job in Hong Kong in early 2020 and travelled to Bangkok for what should have been a short holiday.

 

When the pandemic struck and Thailand closed its borders in March, Mr Peck had no job and no way to get home.

 

Full Story: https://www.smh.com.au/national/i-gave-up-a-long-time-ago-australian-stranded-for-nearly-a-year-in-thailand-20210118-p56v2s.html

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There are far worse places to be 'stranded'.  Enjoy it mate. 

How do you enjoy being stranded with no money?

He has a social security umbrella in Australia including free medical.  He has been banned from future assistance flights probably for registering on them and then pulling out last minute. The em

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13 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

why no money?  If no money here, then no money in Australia? If no money here, why is he here? No family to send some on to him? 

The clue is in the short break that lasted a year like me 🤔

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