Helping internationals: its self-interest innit

Jeff Borland (Uni Melbourne) suggests a national self-interest case for helping international students

The hugely respected labour market economist suggests excluding them from income support, ignores, “the impact on their well‐being from the loss of income they had been earning (as well as the potential long‐term reputational effects on Australia as a location to undertake higher education studies).”

“To my mind, this is a case where we should think of how we would like our own citizens to be treated if they were in the same situation in another country.”