- To support the state’s international education sector, Western Australia has allocated some AUS$16 million as a part of a new support package. The student quarantine support program will receive $8 million to go towards $2000 payments for the international students for quarantine-related costs.
- A $6 million has been allocated for the eligible small and medium-size education providers impacted by the closure of international borders under the Industry Support Program. A supplementary $500 payment will be of benefit for universities across Western Australia to deliver support services for affected international students and a total of $2 million is allotted.
- The international students who were returning were hit hard by the border changes that came into effect on February 5 and institutions warned that this decision to delay the border opening would result in further job and revenue losses with the sector being thrown into chaos.
- The Interim CEO of StudyPerth stated that their team has been working around the clock with students with daily virtual drop-in sessions, free counselling support services and welcome pack delivery services. They have also been working with the Australian Hostels Association to secure special hotel deals for students in self-quarantine.
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