China return adds pressure to Australia’s ‘tight’ housing

The return of Chinese students to onshore learning will exacerbate Australia’s housing shortage, the country’s Student Accommodation Council has warned, writes Helen Packer for The PIE News.

The group, which advocates for the purpose-built student accommodation sector, said the sudden decision by the Chinese government to stop recognising online learning will “put further pressure on the already tight” industry, as approximately 40,000 offshore students are expected to travel to Australia’s campuses.

“While the biggest destination city for international students, Melbourne, still has the capacity to absorb larger than expected numbers of Chinese students, cities like Brisbane and Perth will see purpose-built student accommodation buildings full once university returns,” said Torie Brown, executive director at the Student Accommodation Council.
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