Universities can expect at least a A$3 billion reduction in international student revenue this year compared to 2019.
Universities have financial resources — property, bequests and philanthropic funds, and access to lines of credit — they can access rather than forcing staff to sacrifice their jobs.
Researchers modelled the impact of the loss of international student fee income on 38 universities.
Are the Australian government’s successive changes to JobKeeper specifically designed to exclude universities? And if so, why?