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.
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.
Attracting and training talent from India was among the priorities during the Australian Business Week in India 2017 led by Trade Minister Steven Ciobo. The Group of Eight used the trip to push for a special class of visa for researchers and PhD graduates.
Australia’s Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey announced last week “once-in-a-generation” reforms to the university funding system that will cut the commonwealth’s contribution toward course fees by on average 20%, saving the country AUS$1.9 billion, and fully deregulating student fees from January 2016.