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Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout to include visa holders

9 Feb 2021 Education news Government/partner updates

The Government will offer free vaccines to all people living in Australia to achieve the maximum level of coverage, including to visa holders in Australia

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Visa conditions and extended hours for students working in agriculture

1 Feb 2021 Education news Government/partner updates

On 5 January, 2021, the Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs announced changes for temporary visa holders working in the agric ...

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Council endorse plan for new National Strategy

15 Dec 2020 Education news Government/partner updates

The Council for International Education, including Expert Members and Ministers, met on 3 December at Parliament House. Members reflected on the challenges and achievements of 2020, with optimism abou ...

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2020-21 Budget includes $1b in research funding

14 Oct 2020 Education news Government/partner updates

The 2020-21 Budget handed down by Treasurer Frydenburg on 6 October includes $1 billion in research funding to alleviate financial pressure on universities caused by COVID-19.

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Temporary Graduate visa eligbility changes

30 Sep 2020 Education news Government/partner updates

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that graduates impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions are now able to apply and be granted a Temporary Graduate visa outside Australia.

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International students have the same workplace rights

21 Sep 2020 Education news Government/partner updates

International students have the same workplace rights as all other workers in Australia, including minimum wages, based on the work they do. From 1 July 2020, employees who are 21 years or over and no ...

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New DESE report on student mental health and welfare

1 Sep 2020 Education news Government/partner updates

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment have released the ‘International Students and their Mental Health and Physical Safety’ report. The report outlines seven areas of good practice for t ...

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Snapshot released on education export income by state and territory 2018–19

17 Dec 2019 Higher education Education news Government/partner updates

The Department of Education has released a snapshot that provides an overview of the total export income by state and territory. International education remains the fourth largest export for Australia ...

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