Education sector needs Senate Inquiry: Greens
The Australian Greens have pushed for a full Senate enquiry following a fortnight of tension in the international student community over ongoing issues with safety.
The party’s spokesperson for education, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, says the issues facing international students are challenges the Government must tackle head-on.
“A Senate Inquiry is needed to get all the information on the table from students themselves, universities, and others in the sector, to determine the best way forward for our booming international education industry – our third largest export behind iron ore and coal.”
Universities Australia, The Migration Institute of Australia, and the National Union of Students support the proposal.
Concerns surrounding the Indian student attacks have had implications for other industries. India’s Tourism Ministry postponed its Australian tour, which was scheduled for July, as it felt it was not the right time to promote India as a travel destination.