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One Off COVID Payment a Good Start, 485 Visa Extensions Next

For immediate release 04/06/2021 The Prime Minister had three main jobs for 2021.Firstly, vaccination rollout. Secondly, hotel quarantine. The third, often forgotten task is saving our exports sector, and specifically, international students.International students have been forgotten over Christmas, forgotten over the budget, and now left behind again in time for a return to campus in…
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“University” Mentioned Less than 10 Times in Federal Budget

For immediate release 11th May 2021 “University” Mentioned Less than 10 Times in Federal Budget “Australia is not coming back, not with this budget and not without higher education.” says NUS National President, Zoe Ranganathan, in response to a 10% cut to the higher education sector in this year’s Federal Budget delivered this evening by…
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JobTrainer is Out of Touch with What Young People Need

For immediate release – 11th May 2021 JobTrainer is Out of Touch with What Young People Need The Federal Government’s track record of remaining out of touch with young people has continued with their announcement of $1 billion for the JobTrainer scheme.  JobTrainer was announced in 2020, with $2billion for young people aged 17-24 and…
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Private Providers Prioritised in Poor $53million Policy

For immediate release 11th May 2021 Private Providers Prioritised in Poor $53million Policy The NUS understands that the Federal government will today announce a $53million support package for private higher education institutions to develop online short courses for offshore students.  The 2021 Budget has seen the Government propose that private colleges will be given a…
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‘No Appetite’ for Borders to be Reopened: International Students Hungry to Return

For Immediate Release – 11th May 2021 ‘No Appetite’ for Borders to be Reopened: International Students Hungry to Return Scott Morrison has said that he does not ‘see an appetite’ from Australians for the border to be reopened. This will have heavy implications for International Students as they are kept away from accessing their education…
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No Discussion of Students or Young People before Federal Budget 2021

For immediate release – 8th May 2021 Has the Government Forgotten about Young People?  No Discussion of Students or Young People before Federal Budget 2021 The National Union of Students and it’s 1 million members still keenly await any news on funding for higher education, announcements for young people on welfare payments, or further discussion…
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One Step Forward in Supporting International Students

For immediate release – 8th May 2021 One Step Forward in Supporting International Students  The NUS welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement earlier today regarding the lifting of the working hour limit. Under the new proposal, student visa holders employed in hospitality and tourism will be able to work more than their allotted 40 hours per…
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NUS Stands in Solidarity with Indian Students

For immediate release – 05/05/2021 NUS Stands in Solidarity with Indian Students NUS stands in solidarity during this difficult time with all Indian students and their families currently in India. In these unprecedented times, it is unimaginably difficult to work and study and take care of family overseas.  Indian students comprise a significant proportion of…
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Federal Government ‘Out of Tudge’ with Universities

For immediate release – 27/04/2021 Federal Government ‘Out of Tudge’ with Universities On Monday, the Victorian government announced a push to take an extra 120 overseas Australians as part of its hotel quarantine program. The scheme would see international students as a large component of the proposed economic stream of international arrivals into Victoria’s quarantine…
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Short Term Job Vacancy – Research Officer

Job title: Research Officer – National Union of Students Employer: National Union of Students (NUS)  Job Type: Temporary Contract Duration: 5/05/21 to 13/05/21 Weekly Hours:  21 hours (Flexible) Classification: SUE 4.1 (NUS EA 2002) Remuneration: $34,31 per hour Sector: Not For Profit Location: Online, Canberra Supervisor: NUS National General Secretary About NUS Founded in 1987,…
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