“Time running out” to help internationals: professors warn

The Association of Australian University Professors calls on all vice chancellors to assist international students, “one of the most vulnerable groups in our society”

“While some universities have set up limited hardship funds, we now call on every vice-chancellor to put their hand in their pocket and mobilise their administration to reach out to those stranded international students and support them now,” the AAUP states.

With their jobs in hospitality, retail and tourism gone and with no access to public assistance, “time is running out” for international students who are unemployed and unable to return home.”