In the Media

IEAA plays a key advocacy role for Australia's international education sector. We are a trusted media source and provide regular commentary on issues pertaining to the sector.

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Phil Honeywood
Chief Executive Officer, IEAA
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International student numbers slump as reforms bite  Julie Hare  18 April  Australian Financial Review 
Student visa slowdown ‘could push us towards a recession’, warns international education industry  Tim Dodd  17 April  The Australian 
Visa hike expected in May as Australian sector share prices fall  Viggo Stacey  17 April The PIE News 
Plan to slug international students with big increase in visa fees  Julia Hare  12 April  Australian Financial Review  
‘Frankenstein’s bride’: Student visa architect takes aim at Labor’s uni clampdown  Angus Thompson  4 April  Sydney Morning Herald 
Students Visa Rejections Surge High
Rexford Dede Baah-Nyarkoh  4 April  Ghana Education 
Don’t call us agents - the industry making millions from international students  Murray Jones  3 April  BusinessDesk NZ 
Australian and Chinese orgs seek more ties  Viggo Stacey  2 April  The PIE News 
Visa rejections hit record as overseas students top 700,000 Julie Hare  2 April  Australian Financial Review 
Labor to act on university commission proposal  Rhiannon Down  25 March  The Australian 
Seven Nightly News - Saturday Edition  Rob Scott  23 March  Seven News
Australia to introduce new Genuine Student requirement on March 23rd
Matthew Knott 19 March  StudyTravel 
Uni frustration grows at government student visa delays Tim Dodd  19 March  The Australian 
Foreign students to face ‘targeted questions’ under genuine student test Rhiannon Down  19 March  The Australian 
Concern around the short implementation of the new Genuine Student test expressed by key figures in International Education Dirk Mulder  18 March  The Koala News 
Unis rejecting tourist, bridging visa holders as foreign crackdown intensifies
Angus Thompson  17 March  The Age/ Sydney Morning Herald/ WA Today 
SBS World News (39:42 min)  Rena Surumpaet 14 March  SBS 
Institutions and agents react to visa chaos in Australia Staff  13 March  The PIE News 
Leading universities’ overseas student numbers up since migration overhaul Angus Thompson 7 March  Sydney Morning Herald 
Slow visa approval rates strain Australian universities Ben Falkenmire 6 March The PIE News
International student surge leads to record $48bn education exports high Tim Dodd 5 March  The Australian 
International Ed missing in proposed Tertiary Education Commission Dirk Mulder 29 February  The Koala News
 SBS World News (22:00 min) Mahnaz Angury 26 February SBS
 'We've never refused so many': Why student visa approvals have dropped to record lows Emma Brancatisano  23 February SBS 

Aus: “drunken sailor” approach hurts students

Viggo Stacey 15 February The PIE News

Mass student enrolment cancellations as universities rush to protect ratings

Daniella White 14 February Sydney Morning Herald/WA Today

Australia: Visa rejection rates spike as some institutions withdraw admissions offers under new migration settings

Staff 14 February ICEF Monitor

Student visa slowdown will cost universities $310m, say vice-chancellors

Tim Dodd 14 February The Australian

Australian universities cancel enrolments as visa rejections leap

John Ross 13 February Time Higher Education

International students turned away in record numbers

David Crowe 9 February Sydney Morning Herald/The Age

Unis cancelling full-fee international students

Julie Hare 9 February Australian Financial Review

Australia: New Immigration Settings Cause A Decline In Visa Approval Rates

Liberty Okechukwu 2 February After School Africa

Australia: Visa approval rates declining for some students as new immigration settings take effect

Staff 31 January ICEF Monitor

International enrolment drop at York sounds alarm for UK higher education

Staff 31 January ICEF Monitor

Russell Group universities contemplate overseas student ‘shocks’

John Morgan 31 January Times Higher Education

Immigration rule for international students who want to call Australia home set to ease

Brett Lackey 30 January Daily Mail

Labor steamrolls international student visa rule which automatically bars incomers who want to settle in Australia permanently

Laurence Karacsony 30 January Sky News

Warning amid falling student visa approval numbers

Tess Ikonomou 29 January St George and Sutherland Shire Leader/ Illawarra Mercury
ABC Canberra Drive Ross Solly 29 January ABC Radio Canberra

Rules to ease for foreign students who want to call Australia home

Angus Thompson 29 February The Age/Sydney Morning Herald/WA Today

International student visa numbers fall amid migration squeeze

Rhiannon Down 28 January The Australian

Student visa hopefuls knocked back at record levels

Julie Hare 28 January Australian Financial Review

Why are tertiary entry requirements different for international and domestic students?

Simon Cullen 15 January ABC

Australia’s Tertiary Entry Requirements: A Debate Between Domestic and International Standards

Geeta Pillai 14 January BNN Breaking

Aus: graduate visa max age shift sparks debate

Sophie Hogan 12 January The PIE News

Call to lift ban on foreigners doing trade apprenticeships

Julie Hare 10 January Australian Financial Review

Australia plans to halve migrant intake, impose tougher tests for students

Archie D. Buford 8 January Torres News

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