Just the ticket: call for NSW to give international students travel concessions

The peak postgrad body is calling on NSW to give international students public transport concessions – again

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations in coalition with other umbrella student organisations and NSW campus based bodies (everywhere except UNE and Macquarie U) wants the state government to provide concession fares to FT international students. Failing that it proposes universities fund such a scheme.

This is part of a continuing campaign (CMM March 7), which derailed in 2016, when, CAPA states, the NSW state government quietly cancelled a limited concession introduced when Barry O’Farrell was premier (oh come on, O‘Farrell, big bloke – liked a bottle of quality red).

CAPA estimates extending travel concessions to international students would cost the state $168m.



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