Overseas students play an important part in Australia’s economy. We need to focus on providing competitive world-class educational resources and encourage students to utilise theirs skills in Australia.
Examples of what needs to be done:
- Both state and federal governments need to work with higher education providers to support them in offering high quality, flexible services that support industry needs
- Overseas students should be offered the opportunity to stay an extra 12 months in low population growth areas after completion of their studies and encouraged to apply for residency if they have needed skills or the ability to invest in our country