“I will never come to Australia again”

Laurie Berg and Bassina Farbenblum write: ‘In the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown in March, many temporary visa holders working in heavily casualised industries, such as hospitality and retail, lost their jobs and struggled to meet basic living expenses. These included international students, backpackers, graduates, sponsored workers and refugees, among others. Despite the devastatingContinue reading ““I will never come to Australia again””

Visa applications by international students plummet

International students … Madeleine Morris writes: ‘International student visa applications from outside Australia have dropped off a cliff, raising serious concerns of an increasing budget black hole for Australian higher education. …  an increasing body of evidence suggests it is not only the border closures that are turning international students off Australia, but also the wayContinue reading “Visa applications by international students plummet”