Universities Australia wishes to express serious concerns regarding matters raised in the submissions from the Department of Defence and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade/Austrade.
This submission is comprised of two parts. Part 1 is our overarching submission addressing the range of issues pertinent to the university sector. Part 2 responds to the recommendations relevant to the university sector made in the Joint Standing Committee on Migration’s Interim Report for this inquiry.
Universities Australia welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Council for International Education’s consultation process for the development of the new Australian Strategy for International Education 2020-30. Universities Australia is the peak body representing Australia’s 39 comprehensive universities.
Australian universities are a key national resource. Unlike physical resources, they provide limitless potential through the generation of ideas that enable society and the economy to continuously improve. Universities also provide our graduates with the education and skills to navigate not just the challenges of the present but the unknowns of the future.