International students in Australia’s new normal: One Year On

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International students are leaving Australian universities in droves, and yet the federal government is simply looking the other way, Tahmina Rashid writes.

On 20 March 2020, Australia closed its international borders for all international arrivals, except for Australian citizens and New Zealand citizens residing in Australia, and citizens of Pacific Island countries transiting to home countries.

This border closure impacted international students too, and so Australian universities lost a major source of revenue. As a result, Universities Australia estimates that 17,300 jobs will be lost across Australian universities during the pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationPolicy Forum
PublisherAsia and the Pacific Policy Society
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2021


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