The highly anticipated guidelines to tackled foreign interference on Australian university campuses has been welcomed by the higher education sector, with many stakeholders praising the collaborative approach of their creation.
Diversification, sustainability, academic integrity and community engagement are among the ways forward for Australian international education, according to AIEC speakers. Perth's status as not "regional" for work rights' purposes was also discussed.
Australia's education minister has called for the university sector to work with the government to create job ready-graduates, announcing a range of measures which have potential follow-on implications for international education.
Australian international education could be headed towards a new national strategy, less than halfway through the period of its current strategy, after the Universities Australia conference took on a political tinge.
Australia is closing in on overtaking the UK in at least one measure of international education after new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed the economic impact of the industry registered a sixth consecutive year of growth in 2018.