COVID-19: Support Australia’s future, Support postgrads!

COVID-19: SUPPORT AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE, SUPPORT POSTGRADS!

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The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) is disappointed that as it currently stands, most postgraduate students (both domestic and international) will not benefit from the COVID-19 stimulus payments, and they too will suffer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) is disappointed that as it currently stands, most postgraduate students (both domestic and international) will not benefit from the COVID-19 stimulus payments, and they too will suffer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Postgraduate students need to be supported financially during this pandemic so they can continue with their studies, which are vital for Australia’s long-term economic growth and research reputation. 

The government needs to understand that this is a ONCE IN CENTURY kind of situation and everyone is affected equally. Specifically, the students who are far away from their homelands, trusting the universities and the government here amid this crisis.

Australia’s HDR and coursework students deserve better than to fall through the cracks!


Demands to the Government:


Demands to Universities

Campaign updates:


COVID-19 MEDIA RELEASES (to date):

Release date   Media Release title

11th March 2020

  CAPA warns: “Dark days ahead for the Higher Education sector.”

13th March 2020

  Postgraduate students are left out of the COVID-19 stimulus payments, says CAPA

30th March 2020

  Domestic postgrads fall through the cracks during COVID-19 

30th March 2020

  International postgrads fall through the cracks during COVID-19 
4th May 2020
  CAPA welcomes amendments to research training program to support HDR students


Submissions:

Release date   Submission title

11th March 2020

  Unlawful Underpayment of Employees’ Remuneration

24th March 2020

  Temporary Migration


Joint Statements:

Release date    Media Release title
23rd March 2020    Peak student bodies welcome the Respect@Work report and call on the government to look after women during this pandemic

4th April 2020

   Peak bodies stand together and call the Prime Minister to act for the betterment of International Students


Campaigns Materials: