Over the weekend, the Albanese Government announced that it would attempt to stem the flow of non-genuine international students coming to Australia for work and residency via:
- Banning colleges that target international students from paying commissions to agents;
- Implementing a series of “risk indicators” as part of a monitoring framework that will track student attendance;
- Implementing a “fit and proper person” test for college owners;
- Prohibiting cross-ownership between colleges and education agents.
Education Minister Jason Clare claims the reforms will stop “shonks and dodgy operators trying to exploit students and make money out if it”.