IRU to government: help internationals

The seven Innovative Research Universities all have student support packages, available to locals and internationals. It wants the feds to do the same

IRU argues, ““The government has a responsibility to support all students suffering financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, domestic and international. We need a fallback program that enables anyone legally in Australia to make a claim to in extreme circumstances.”

Director Conor King adds, “providing (international students) with last resort financial hardship payments would enable many to continue studying in Australia. This in turn would protect Australia’s reputation as a reliable and fair country in which to study.”