Many employers are waiting just as anxiously as universities for international students to return to our shores. The students’ labour is especially important for the hospitality and care sectors.
Australia’s major competitors in the international education market are already rebounding from the pandemic and have issued record numbers of student visas.
Hopes are rising that international students will be back in Australia early in 2022, but that doesn’t mean the education sector will be able to shrug off the impacts of their absence any time soon.
International students in Australia are actively comparing their situation during the pandemic with their peers in other countries.
Students in Australia and overseas are actively comparing their experiences during the pandemic. Countries that support them well will gain an edge in a competitive global education market.
Australia will extend the time students, graduates and skilled workers from Hong Kong can stay in the country. But it is not clear what “pathways to permanent residency” really means.
While Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton boast about border protection, just quietly the numbers of asylum seekers have increased to a record 27,931 in 2017-18.
Immigration has featured as an issue in every Australian election since 2001. But the numbers often tell a different story from the political posturing.
The Trump administration may limit visas for Chinese students in hopes to curtail intellectual property theft.
The Trump administration’s plans to restrict visas for Chinese students to curtail intellectual property theft may be necessary, but could also scare away talent, a U.S-China relations expert warns.
Australia’s rigorous health requirements exclude anyone who might be a threat to public health, or with a condition which could place excessive financial demands on public health or community services.
Overseas students with a disability shouldn’t be denied visas on the basis of potential cost to Australia’s community or health services. They are required to pay for these services themselves anyway.
International student visa allows you to work up to 20 hours a week.
By abolishing the 457 visa program the government has targeted a fraction of the problem, leaving the bulk of the temporary migrant labour force unchanged.
Group photo of female students studying at Maria Grey College, London, 1905 - 1907.
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Visa regulations are making the UK a less attractive option for Indian students.
Just a little under ten years ago, many situations of temporary migrant labour exploitation would have been framed as issues of labour trafficking.
The primary focus in tackling temporary migrant labour exploitation is workplace breaches. But should it be?
How not to make them feel welcome.
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A checklist of how countries can be as uncompetitive as possible in attracting overseas students.
Thanks to Four Corners we now see the human face of migrant workers.
Australia’s current interest in the work temporary migrants do is laudable but needs to extend to other important issues of this million-strong community.
Will they stay or will they go home?
As the government looks to further tighten visa rules for non-EU students, how many are choosing to remain after their courses finish?
Academics doing battle with the Home Office.
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Academics are on the frontline, battling the Home Office over new visa regulations.
International students: you can still study for free in Helsinki.
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Australia has changed from primarily being a destination for permanent settlers to having an increasing number of temporary arrivals.
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Shanthi Robertson on the changing face of migration.
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Bright Indian brains are being put off by visa stance.
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