Archive for the ‘international students’ Category

Underpaid international students struggle with cost of living as COVID-19 prevents travel home

Posted on: September 8th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Nav Mittal says prospective Indian university students are sold an unrealistic dream about moving to Australia. Key points: International students say COVID-19 has exacerbated the chronic issue of underpaymentSome students [...] read more...

Farmers fear worker shortage due to COVID-19 restrictions despite rising unemployment

Posted on: July 30th, 2020 by Mike Barrow 1 Comment

The Federal Government says short-term farm work is impractical for unemployed Australians, so it is seeking international solutions amid COVID-19 travel restrictions. Key points: Farmers warned of severe labour shortages [...] read more...

Migrant workers call for coronavirus support amid fears of ‘crisis situation’

Posted on: July 6th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

They pay tax and help prop up the economy, but many of the 2 million international students and migrant workers in Australia are now without financial support, and facing a [...] read more...

NSW Government to fund crisis accommodation for international students through coronavirus pandemic

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

The NSW Government has announced it will fund temporary crisis accommodation for stranded international students. Key points: NSW Minister Geoff Lee says foreign students need a helping hand24/7 support service [...] read more...

Temporary visa holders hit hard by coronavirus shutdowns turn to charities

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by Mike Barrow 1 Comment

There are concerns some temporary visa holders who’ve lost work in the Riverina area because of coronavirus shutdowns can’t afford basic necessities and are facing homelessness and destitution. The Red [...] read more...