Hooray for Study NSW, one of the funders of international student editions of legal advice app, My Legal Mate
The app uses 3000 videos to explain laws on employment, housing, sexual assault and disputes with education providers. The app appears in English, Chinese, Portuguese, Thai, Hindi, Vietnamese and Korean.
Redfern Legal Centre created the app (CMM April 15) and last month Macquarie U became the first institution to provide it for international students.
Study NSW recognises that state interest in internationals must extend beyond calculating how much they kick-in to the economy. In April, it funded UNSW-UTS research into international students being exploited by “unscrupulous employers and accommodation providers,” (CMM April 10, some findings CMM December 4).