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Peak bodies renew transport fight

The tertiary education sector is demanding that New South Wales and Victoria prepare a transparent cost-benefit analysis of equitable travel concessions for international students. The call comes in response to an Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) survey ...

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Doctoral scholarship a dream come true

A Victorian scholarship program is helping turn dreams into reality for Sayali Shah. The 25-year-old student from Pune, in the Indian state of Maharashtra, is one of seven Indian PhD students last week awarded the Victoria India Doctoral Scholarship in ...

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Competition grows in international student market

Australia in one of only seven countries in the world with more than 100,000 international students on its shores, but the tertiary education sector can’t be complacent. Dr Daniel Edwards, senior research fellow at the Australian Educational Research (ACER), issued this ...

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VET pushes for post-study work rights

Post-study work rights for international students at Australian universities must be extended to VET, say the sector’s peak bodies. The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) and TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) say new post-study visa arrangements, which came into ...

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The cost of foreign students

Australian governments should look carefully at the economics of extending welfare entitlements to temporary residents, writes Andrew Norton. Public hospitals refusing to admit pregnant international students. Government schools charging fees to the children of international students. International students having to ...

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Student parents run the healthcare gauntlet

A Malaysian couple obtaining PhDs from Monash University has struggled to obtain maternity care in Australia.  It was only after traipsing to a sixth public hospital in Melbourne that international students Shamsul Mohideen and his wife, Azleena Mohamad, were finally ...

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A better deal for overseas students

The Australian Human Rights Commission is drawing up a list of minimum standards for the international education  sector writes Helen Szoke. Laurence Peters was an educationalist most famously known as the creator of the Peter Principle. His focus was on competency ...

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No apology over healthcare knockback

The Queensland government has defended its controversial decision to deny specialist health care to international students at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. State health minister Geoff Wilson told Campus Review the state “made no apology” for refusing obstetric and ...

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