International postgrads fall through the cracks during COVID-19, says CAPA
CAPA is disappointed that International Postgraduate students are left out of the COVID-19 stimulus package. Financial measures are in place to support Australians. But, the government needs to understand that this is a once in a century kind of situation and everyone is affected equally. Particularly, students who are far away from their homelands, international postgraduates are trusting the universities and the government here amid this crisis.
We’re not sure about what the future holds for us. But, helping us out in this crisis will not just be ethically good but will be also putting Australia first strategically. It’s not the time to decide whether or not any support should be extended but it’s the time to take immediate action to bring us out from this situation. Because we are all in this together.
CAPA’s list of demands to support international postgraduate students in Australia:
CAPA’s list of demands to support international postgraduate students in Australia is endorsed by The Australian Council of Graduate Research Inc, The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Association, The Council of International Students Australia, The National Union of Students and The Union of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students
CAPA National President Romana-Rea Begicevic
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