The Australian government will recommence granting international student visas and allow current students to count online study while overseas as part of new measures to ensure the country remains a priority study abroad destination.
Stakeholders have welcomed the Australian federal government's announcement of a pilot program aimed at enabling international students to return, and lessening the fallout from travel restrictions and accusations of racism.
The NSW government has announced it will fund temporary crisis accommodation for international students, but stakeholders have called for the federal government to do more to ensure a unified national approach to assisting students.
In an address that touched on the formidable challenges that 2020 has so far brought, the chair of Universities Australia has commended Australian HEIs for their "powerful contribution" in the face of global threats.
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.