No fair go for international students on public transport

Peak postgrad student association CAPA, and 12 NSW university student rep groups, are calling on the NSW government to extend concession fares to international students. The coalition suggests this would be a way to increase, “the cohort’s satisfaction with their experience of international education in Australia.”

It isn’t going to happen, whoever is transport minister after the imminent election. So perhaps CAPA and allies could ask the five Sydney universities which collect $2bn in international fees and are serviced by public transport, to discount them by the difference between full and concession fares.  No harm, apart from disappointment, in trying.


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