Australian International Education Sector Uncertainty
UA warned the industry was threatened by the strong Australian dollar and rising competition, as well as the Gillard government’s tougher visa conditions and tighter migration settings aimed at cracking down on rorts.
While noting that the government was “properly” enforcing standards, UA warned “perceptions that Australia is no longer welcoming to international students have arisen and universities have been caught up in the collateral damage”.
Still does not explain what were DEEWR, DIAC and state regulators doing for past five years apart from watching a slow car crash happen, and now avoid any accountability while attention is diverted onto students, immigrants etc.?