AUSTRALIA: Standards for overseas students' safety

Universities will need to provide housing guarantees to international students when the Australian Human Rights Commission releases its minimum standards for student safety later this year, writes Yuko Narushima for the Sydney Morning Herald.

A draft of the standards, obtained by the Herald, outlines measures to protect Australia's 470,000 international students from inadequate housing, work exploitation and violence. "Registered education providers should, where possible, provide affordable on-campus accommodation options and in particular guarantee such accommodation for international students who are most vulnerable because they are enrolled in their first year of study," says the 'Draft Minimum Standards for International Student Welfare document. They also recommend public transport concessions for all students, regardless of their citizenship or mode of study.
Full report on the Sydney Morning Herald site