Australians evenly split on international student numbers

Just over half of responders (52 per cent) to a Lowy Institute poll think the number of international students enrolled in Australian universities “is about right”

This is the view of some 66 per cent of 18-29 year olds compared to 44 per cent of people aged 45 and above.

The all-people figure in 2020 was also 52 per cent.

The Lowy poll follows a China=-specific survey from UTS, which found 58 per cent agreeing that students from China here are good for “people-to-people links” but 81 per cent think Australian universities are “too financially reliant” on them, (CMM June 16).