IEAA in the Media

IEAA plays a key advocacy role for Australia's international education industry. As such, we provide regular commentary on issues pertaining to the industry. Below is a digest of recent media commentary from – as well as articles written by and about – IEAA representatives.

TITLE AUTHOR DATE PUBLICATION
Otago alumnus receives prestigious information management award Newsroom 24 February University of Otago
International students in Australia David Gavin 22 February 2SER 107.3
Push for Australian university campuses in Indonesia under free trade deal Jewel Topsfield, Henrietta Cook 22 February Sydney Morning Herald / The Age
International student numbers reach record levels, expert says 'no sign of slowing down' Abbie O'Brien 22 February SBS News
International student numbers surge ahead of potential Trump-inspired influx Matthew Knott 22 February Sydney Morning Herald / The Age
International student completion rates remain high Anton Crace 16 February University World News
Almost 20% of Australian grads have an overseas experience Sara Custer 16 February PIE News
New entry barriers in Asia Darragh O'Keeffe 15 February The Australian
International student completion rates remain high in Australia Anton Crace 10 February PIE News
Golden opportunity for education sector n/a 23 January The Australian
Foreign students allegedly lose up to $1 million to Brisbane-based education agency Tu Futuro after it disappears Annie Guest,
Katherine Gregory
19 January ABC News
TITLE AUTHOR DATE PUBLICATION
Australia's next economic frontier: the services sector Michael Yiannakis 29 December 2016 HSBC
The Trump jump – Interview with Christopher Ziguras (Print edition only) James Wells December 2016 Campus Review
2016 could be NZ int’l ed high point, warns academic Anton Crace 9 December PIE News
IEAA Excellence Awards 2016: Stuart Hughes (Professional Commentary in International Education) David Comp 6 December International Higher Education Consulting Blog
Australia’s international education economic impact hits record A$20bn Anton Crace 25 November PIE News
Foreign Students Bring $20 Billion to Australia John Ross and Julie Hare 23 November Inside Higher Ed
Education exports hit $21 billion a year as Chinese student numbers surge Tim Dodd 21 November Australian Financial Review
International education reaps record $20bn John Ross, Julie Hare 21 November The Australian
Christopher Ziguras, Deputy Dean International at RMIT & President of IEAA On Australia’s Booming Sector Susan Swift 16 November Student.Com
Donald Trump’s ‘Fortress America’ could boost us Phil Honeywood 16 November The Australian
Trump could spark international student boom: IEAA James Wells 10 November Campus Review
The Trump effect on higher education Julie Hare 10 November The Australian
Queensland unveils ‘largest support fund’ for international education John Ross 9 November The Australian
Foreign students: Indian agents want poaching curbs to stay John Ross 26 October The Australian
IEAA announces 2016 Excellence Awards winners Natalie Marsh 25 October PIE News
Education minister releases agent code of ethics Natalie Marsh 21 October PIE News
International ed trumps itself John Ross 21 October The Australian
High wired: The Australian
(Strange instincts)
High Wired 20 October The Australian
Multicultural Australia a big draw for pupils John Ross 19 October The Australian
International education industry honours achievers Stephen Matchett 19 October Campus Morning Mail
Australian council for international education updated Amy Baker 18 October PIE News
The five stages of Brexit grief for universities Christopher Ziguras 16 October University World News
The five stages of Brexit grief Christopher Ziguras 11 October Campus Review
Assistant minister intervenes as SSVF brings visa delays Beckie Smith 29 September PIE News
Foreign student levels hit new heights John Ross 28 September The Australian
International student numbers soaring again John Ross 22 September The Australian
Australia’s ‘diaspora strategy’ Christopher Ziguras 15 September Times Higher Education
Business fears China backlash over Hanson’s Asia comments Samantha Hutchinson 15 September The Australian
Foreign students’ impact on jobs: commission seeks inquiry John Ross 14 September The Australian
Chinese to warn of visa delays Julie Hare 7 September The Australian
What is a global higher education conference? Karen MacGregor 3 September University World News
Learning as you go Anton Crace August PIE Review
Of ministers and money Phil Honeywood 17 August Campus Review
VET fallout: private colleges seek provider upgrades

John Ross

17 August The Australian
Australia: DIBP stats reveal impact of working holiday visas on education exports Anton Crace 4 August PIE News
China rises as the international market of choice for Australian students Eryk Bagshaw 31 July Sydney Morning Herald
Australia: Confidence high among educators despite long federal election Anton Crace 22 July PIE News
Birmingham claims international portfolio John Ross 19 July The Australian
Australia: call for student focus in national strategy Anton Crace 6 July PIE News
Pauline Hanson likely to hurt international education sector Julie Hare 6 July The Australian
Tailored degrees could lure EU students from UK after Brexit Darragh O’Keeffe 29 June The Australian
What Brexit means for Australia – and why should Aussies care? Australian Associated Press (AAP) 24 June The West Australian
UK Universities call for continued global outlook after Brexit Rebecca Marriage 24 June Relocate Magazine
How Australian Universities Edge Out Ivy League Abby Schultz 14 June Barron's Asia
Australia’s on-campus sexual assault problem acutely affects international students Rebecca Sullivan 12 June news.com.au
BBC World News - Asia Business Report Phil Honeywood (guest) 7 June Asia Business Report
Australia: outbound study quadruples in a decade as awareness grows Beckie Smith 10 June PIE News
Students keen to travel and win credit while away Julie Hare 8 June The Australian
Aus: IEAA releases guide for employers Anton Crace 6 June PIE News
Pros and cons for Aust if UK quits EU AAP 26 May AAP/9News.com.au
Survey seeks the lived experience of international students Julie Hare 16 May The Australian
An international education strategy with no vision Craig Whitsed and Wendy Green 13 May University World News
Australia launches blueprint to expand international education sector n/a 13 May Study International
Australia creates int’l ed cross-sectorial council Beckie Smith 12 May PIE News
The Chinese student boom:
50,000 new enrolments in 2016
Tim Dodd 10 May Australian Financial Review
Australia: education exports valued at $19.7bn Anton Crace 9 May PIE News
Overseas students contribute record $19.7bn to economy Julie Hare 6 May The Australian
International students ‘worth $935m more’ to national economy John Ross 4 May The Australian
Australia releases 10-year blueprint for expansion of its international education sector n/a 3 May ICEF Monitor
Three-pillared new int. education strategy for Australia Amy Baker 2 May The PIE News
Access the advantage (Print edition only) Christopher Ziguras April Campus Review
Austrade sets target of 110 million MOOC students for Australia by 2025 Tom Dodd 30 April Australian Financial Review
Foreign student intake tipped to hit one million a year Julie Hare 30 April The Australian
Australia launches new strategies to promote international education Xinhua 30 April Xinhua
New simpler system for overseas students will be in place soon in Australia Ray Clancy 22 April Australia Forum
Brexit could discourage European students from studying in UK n/a 18 April ICEF Monitor
Universities eye Brexit windfall Peter Wilson 16 April University World News
New Colombo Plan can benefit from demise of two scholarship schemes Phil Honeywood 13 April The Australian
Australian universities eye Brexit windfall Peter Wilson 13 April The Australian
Student accommodation shortage attracts A$1.2bn investment in Aus, NZ Beckie Smith 1 April PIE News
What a charmer (Print edition) Phil Honeywood March Campus Review
Health insurance premiums ‘a deterrent to foreign students’ John Parnell, John Ross 23 March The Australian
Education leaders address challenges in creating global citizens Beckie Smith 16 March PIE News
Sleeping giant, Indian tiger Phil Honeywood February Campus Review
Minister disputes claim visa’s cost, irrelevance a turn-off Julie Hare 17 February The Australian
International education becomes crucial Australian export earner David Sapsted 10 February Relocate Magazine
US universities turn to agents to lift student enrolments John Ross 10 February The Australian
ATAR crackdown: Higher education panel to crack down on university admission standards Eryk Bagshaw 10 February Sydney Morning Herald
Australia: international education exports hit record $19.65bn Beckie Smith 9 February PIE News
Student comms competency key to international education growth Stephen Matchett 8 February Campus Morning Mail
International education now worth $19bn John Ross 3 February The Australian
Education revenue soars to become Australia's $20 billion export Tim Dodd 3 February Financial Review
Transnational students may be out of sight but they must not be out of mind Christopher Ziguras & Mahsood Shah 1 February Campus Review
Students urged to get Australian visa applications in as demand is high Ray Clancy 12 January Australia Forum
Higher Ed: 30 most influential - Who and what to watch in 2016 n/a n/a The Australian
Hundreds of foreign students deported from Australia for visa fraud Laura Wilson 8 January The Courier Mail
Education leaders have welcomed tough regulations to punt fake students from the country Laura Wilson & Jack Houghton 8 January Gold Coast Bulletin
TITLE AUTHOR DATE PUBLICATION
Invisible export heads for $30bn (Print edition only) Julie Hare 11 December The Australian
US: agency recruitment at a crossroads, says outgoing AIRC leader Sara Custer 11 December The PIE News
Australia: ESOS Bills pass but tuition holding rule remains Beckie Smith 7 December The PIE News
IEAA joins Australia’s Future Economy Forum Beckie Smith 3 December Myinforms.com
IEAA joins Australia’s Future Economy Forum Beckie Smith 3 December The PIE News
Future Economy Forum: New industry coalition to champion the sectors creating the jobs of the future n/a 2 December Future Economy Forum

FSC joins coalition to boost financial services
Malavika Santhebennur 2 December Money Management
Sectors come together to push for growth Glenda Korporaal 1 December The Australian
Step up, with caution (Print edition only) Phil Honeywood December Campus Review
Australia considers code of ethics for agents n/a 26 November StudyTravel Magazine
Amendments to ESOS Act progressing through Australian parliament n/a 20 November ICEF Monitor
Vocational education sector slammed by foreign students Julie Hare 17 November The Australian
Australia pushes forward with agent code Sara Custer 10 November The PIE News

International students provide $18bn annual boost to sector

Julie Hare 5 November The Australian
Visa crackdown hits international student market John Ross 4 November The Australian
A New Voice Recognised at the Australian Council for Educational Leaders National Conference Siaw Chai 28 October The University of Western Australia
Study Melbourne Student Centre awarded ‘Best Practice in International Education’ Dea Putra 27 October Meld Magazine
Foreign students have a valuable contribution to make Ly Tran / Cate Gribble 23 October University World News
Austrade pushes for 1 million students by 2025 Sara Custer 19 October The PIE News
Australia’s peak bodies sign London Statement Sara Custer 12 October The PIE News

International ed benefits from TPP

Kylar Loussikian 12 October The Australian
Straight Talk: Futureproof Now Phil Honeywood 9 October Campus Review
Pipeline to progress – how the pathway market is a defining trend in international education Amy Baker 8 October The PIE News
Overseas students hit by cost shock Julie Hare 8 October The Australian
International recognition for staff excellence n/a 7 October Victoria University News
TPP: Vietnam opens up but educators want more Tim Dodd 6 October Financial Review
Overseas uni student fees subsidise locals and research costs Julie Hare 30 September The Australian
Australia's new wave Anton Crace Autumn 2015 PIE Review
Australia: sector welcomes new ministerial line-up Beckie Smith 24 September PIE News
Council of International Students Australia (CISA)- The exploitation of international students n/a 15 September EMA Education Malaysia Australia
A call for action: The exploitation of international students n/a 15 September CISA
Aus government to develop agent code of ethics Beckie Smith 11 September The PIE News
The winners from a low Australian dollar Neal Woolrich 8 September The Business, ABC TV
Australia cancels over 10,000 visas of non genuine students from overseas Ray Clancy 4 September Australia Forum
Developers urged to raise the bar on foreign student housing Olga Galacho 2 September Herald Sun
Australian Immigration Cancels Over Ten Thousand International Student Visas n/a 2 September Study International
Immigration cancels 11,000 visas of non-genuine students Kylar Loussikian 2 September The Australian
New code of ethics for international education agents in Australia Susmita Pathak Mishra 31 August International Business Times
New code of ethics for international education agents
n/a

28 August

Pyne Online
China's economy is sneezing and Australia's catching cold Path McGrath 21 August ABC News
Devalued yuan fears overdone, observers say Kylar Loussikian 19 August The Australian
ABC TV news story on Melbourne Senior Secondary College, featuring Phil Honeywood (from 18:52) n/a 12 August ABC News
Melbourne Senior Secondary College shut down for posing 'unacceptable risk' to students Karen Percy 12 August ABC News
Competitors challenge universities on employability Richard Garrett 17 July University World News
Victoria eyes strategy to cut ‘Harvard prices’ for education Andrew Trounson 15 July The Australian
Australia aims to tackle accommodation shortage Beckie Smith 30 June The PIE News
Booming global education industry cannot afford to rest on its laurels Phil Honeywood 24 June The Australian
Australian international student market faces threat from US Julie Hare 17 June The Australian
Australia levels visa playing field with simpler system Sara Custer 17 June The PIE News
Australian international student market faces threat from US Julie Hare 17 June The Australian
Private colleges win from student visa changes Tim Dodd 17 June Australian Financial Review
International education strategy should ‘focus more on the future’ Julie Hare 17 June The Australian
Foreign student boom could fill the resource export gap Tim Dodd 15 June Australian Financial Review
International education council shapes up n/a 5 June PS News
International ed will finally get some whole-of-govt attention Julie Hare 3 June The Australian
Why learning abroad matters Davina Potts 22 May University World News
Gap in Australia’s post-study work promise, says research Sara Custer 21 May PIE News
Australian anti-corruption commission highlights risks and best practices in international recruitment Unknown 20 May ICEF Monitor
Further evidence of corruption in Australia's international student practices n/a 12 May SI News
Separate compliance and profit, NSW universities warned Becky Smith 11 May PIE News
International students key to Tasmania's economic future (Print edition only) Unknown 5 May The Mercury
International students add record $17.5bn to economy Kylar Loussikian 6 May The Australian
Streamlined visa processing being rorted Andrew Trounson 6 May The Australian
Productivity Commission warns on education export boom Phil Honeywood 3 May Australian Financial Review
Myanmar rising (Print edition only) Chris Ziguras April Campus Review
Dodgy agents 'long-term threat' to $17b education industry Tim Dodd 30 April Australian Financial Review
Cornered universities fight back n/a 24 April PSNews: Teacher's Online
VCs Go Missing In Action As University Whistleblowers Speak Out On Four Corners Max Chalmers 21 April New Matilda
Four Corners and ICAC one-sided on overseas education agents Phil Honeywood 22 April The Australian
ICAC damns university international student funding fears Julie Hare 17 April The Australian
‘Seaweed’ syndrome a warning from China Phil Honeywood 8 April The Australian
Australia releases draft strategy for international education ICEF Monitor 6 April ICEF Monitor
Australia moves on quality framework for agents Amy Baker 6 April PIE News
New hub for international education research Douglas Proctor 3 April University World News
Strategy for international ed released Julie Hare 1 April The Australian
Australia releases international education strategy draft Sara Custer 1 April PIE News
Can't take India for granted (Print edition) Phil Honeywood February Campus Review
US universities target Australian students Matthew Raggatt 28 February Brisbane Times
US universities on the hunt for Aussie students Julie Hare 17 February The Australian
Governments should foster exports more Phil Honeywood 16 February Australian Financial Review
NSW’s overseas students get a boost Julie Hare 12 February The Australian
Foreign students bring in $16bn to Australia Julie Hare 4 February The Australian
The agents of quality (Print edition only) Brett Blacker January Campus Review
Communication standards are getting lost in translation Phil Honeywood 21 January The Australian
TITLE AUTHOR DATE PUBLICATION
Pieces of a year Phil Honeywood December Campus Review
Visa rort alert as foreign students bring in $16bn Julie Hare 26 November The Australian
FTA with China will boost private institutions Bernard Lane 19 November The Australian
China Australia free trade agreement: what's on the table and who will benefit Gabrielle Chan 11 November The Guardian
International students seven times more likely to work in regions if they have studied there Julie Hare 5 November The Australian
Help them experience work Phil Honeywood October Campus Review
Winner in international education awards n/a 21 October RMIT Vietnam News
The PIE’s Amy Baker wins IEAA award Sara Custer 8 October PIE News
World of partnerships Phil Honeywood September Campus Review
Rising visa charge may deter overseas students Phil Honeywood 24 September The Australian
Industry groups welcome falling Australian dollar

Stephen Cauchi and Mark Mulligan

16 September Sydney Morning Herald
Growing list of providers may hurt SVP status Bernard Lane 10 September The Australian
Vice-chancellors rally to salvage best of university reforms Julie Hare & Bernard Lane 26 August The Australian
Call for response to Chaney as
overseas student numbers rebound
Julie Hare 13 August The Australian
Melbourne surges in overseas students Julie Hare 7 August The Australian
Guest feedback: CISA Conference 2014
(Print edition only)
Phil Honeywood August Campus Review
VET enrolments up after 1.7% fall in 2013 Beckie Smith 14 July PIE News
Staying on: post-study work Matthew Knott July Study Travel Magazine
Asia-Pacific mobility, research top IEAA-APAIE symposium Sara Custer 3 July PIE News
Australia: ed export income up for first time since 2010 Beckie Smith 17 June PIE News
Cures for culture shock Phil Honeywood 10 June Campus Review
Universities leave VET for dead in race for export earnings Bernard Lane 4 June The Australian

Fees for overseas students up 32pc

Bernard Lane 28 May The Australian
A few more students eligible for speedy visa club Bernard Lane 27 May The Australian
Australia cautiously optimistic about 21% YTD growth Katie Duncan 7 May PIE News
Indian influx leads surge in new students Tim Dodd 5 May Australian Financial Review
Peter Shergold tasked on TEQSA Council Andrew Trounson 23 April The Australian
Upholding standards and quality in higher education Media release 22 April Christopher Pyne website
Little obstacles add up Phil Honeywood 22 April Campus Review
Record foundation year offers a sign of overseas market rebounding Julie Hare 4 April The Australian
Dentists join the growing calls for cap on student uni places John Ross 2 April The Australian
Australia: Repeal day to relax university regulation Sara Custer 25 March PIE News
TAFE turnover sinks offshore training Bernard Lane 26 March The Australian
Student housing shortage damaging our reputation Phil Honeywood 19 March

The Australian

To the call of new voices Helen Zimmerman 17 March Campus Review
Slower growth in numbers of Chinese students of concern Lisa Murray 17 March Australian Financial Review
Wealthy foreigners pocketing rent aid John Ross and Rick Wallace 12 March The Australian
Silence on cheap housing for foreigners John Ross and Rick Wallace 12 March The Australian
Keep accounting in the good books Phil Honeywood 24 February Campus Review
AIEA event challenges concept of “internationalisation” Sara Custer 21 February PIE News
Inbound education too reliant on Chinese students: Honeywood Bernard Lane 18 February The Australian
Number of Indian students applying to Australian universities more than doubles Stephanie March 12 February Australia Network News
Immigration authorities back down on SVP visa threat Bernard Lane 11 February The Australian
Signs of recovery in quarterly visa applications Sara Custer 30 January PIE News
Jump in overseas student visa applications Peggy Giakoumelos 22 January SBS World News
A big business in search of strategy Phil Honeywood 22 January The Australian
International HE associations call for global equity Karen MacGregor 18 January University World News
Student visa applications rise strongly after tough three years Daniel Hurst 17 January The Guardian
International sector on the rise Julie Hare 15 January The Australian
TITLE AUTHOR DATE PUBLICATION
Overseas student numbers inch higher Bernard Lane 11 December The Australian
Promise delivered ... now for fun Phil Honeywood 27 November The Australian
Indonesian students anxious about future Caroline Winter 21 November Radio National (PM)
Slow route to faster visas Phil Honeywood 18 November Campus Review
Abbott Government moves to ease visa restrictions for international students Kesha West 30 October Radio National (PM)
Greater degree of education access Tim Dodd 30 October Australian Financial Review
Canberra to ease student visa rules Andrew Trounson 30 October The Australian
Travel pass offer fails to take off John Ross 30 October The Australian
Professor tag 'wasted on pollies', says Phil Honeywood Julie Hare 30 October The Australian
VIC unveils substantial international ed strategy Amy Baker 25 October PIE News
Victoria to pilot transport concessions John Ross 25 October The Australian
Pathways though borders Phil Honeywood 14 October Campus Review
ACPET CEO queries extent of SVP rollout in Australia Amy Baker 16 October 2013 PIE News
Australia: Pyne vows to “rebuild” international education Sara Custer 11 October PIE News
CISA 'comprehensively accepted': IEAA John Ross 10 October The Australian
Australian minister signals rebuilding of international education Karen Barlow 9 October ABC News
Jennie Lang honoured for 'envy of the world' Julie Hare 9 October The Australian
Government introduces new Colombo education plan Waleed Aly 9 October Radio National
(Drive)
Pyne keen on easier post-grad residency for foreign students Joanna Mather & Tim Dodd 30 September Australian Financial Review
Andrew Robb's mission to lure international students Julie Hare 30 September The Australian
Coalition spreads workload John Ross 18 September The Australian
Overseas education efforts under pressure Chris Tolhurst 11 September Australian Financial Review
ALP offer is 'too little, too late' Bernard Lane 4 September The Australian
Recovery hope rises with study approvals Bernard Lane 21 August The Australian
Student visas in crossfire of 457s Andrew Trounson 21 August The Australian
Questions over AsiaBound plan Bernard Lane 21 August The Australian
Voices from around the world Helen Zimmerman & Phil Honeywood 19 August Campus Review
Stop treating us as a bastard child:
sector appeals to next government
Julie Hare &
Bernard Lane
14 August The Australian
For foreigners, getting an education here is the costliest in the world Andrew Trounson 14 August The Australian
Australia failing on foreign student cost Glenda Kwek and Benjamin Preiss 14 August The Age
Sector rallies for support:
Australia tops cost survey
Sara Custer 13 August PIE News
Australia world’s most expensive country for international students Tim Todd 13 August Australian Financial Review
Knight and day between unis and VET on international student enrolments Julie Hare 6 August The Australian
International education: the new frontier Phil Honeywood 22 July Campus Review
IEAA offers more support grants through Tony Adams Fund Sara Custer 22 July PIE News
Australia: educators welcome weaker dollar Dan Thomas 16 July PIE News
Australian institutions struggling to retain foreign students Mike Woods 3 July Radio National (Breakfast)
Overseas students at school warrant tracking study Bernard Lane 1 July The Australian
Striking the right balance Phil Honeywood 24 June Campus Review
Government stalls on visa changes
(Print edition only)
Tim Dodd 24 June Australian Financial Review
Educators outraged at visa price hikes Dan Thomas 24 June PIE News
$Down, intake up
(Print edition only)
Tim Dodd 24 June Australian Financial Review
Bumper bids for AsiaBound study Bernard Lane 7 June The Australian
Australia opens visa gate for students Justin Harper 28 May UK Telegraph
What UK education can learn from us Phil Honeywood 27 May Campus Review
Former Kennett minister Phil Honeywood tips return of undergrad cap John Ross 22 May The Australian
Japan considers English specialist unis John Ross 20 May The Australian
Attracting students a lesson in PR Chris Tolhurst 16 May The Age
Push for action on Chaney
(Print edition only)
Tim Dodd 13 May Australian Financial Review
Peak education bodies call for action Bernard Lane 13 May The Australian
Is there an identity crisis in international education? Phil Honeywood 13 May University World News
Streamlined system gives overseas enrolments a kick John Ross 11 May The Australian
Where do we fit? Phil Honeywood 6 May Campus Review
Simpler visa rules attract international students Tom Dodd 29 April Australian Financial Review
Uni numbers bounce back Bernard Lane 26 April The Australian
United front could fight UK visa battles David Matthews 25 April Times Higher Education
Devil in the detail Helen Zimmerman 15 April Campus Review
Advocating for international higher education (advice from Australia) Phil Honeywood 2 April The Guardian
Students discount subsidised tickets Julie Hare & John Ross 27 March The Australian
Phil Honeywood at APAIE (Video) Amy Baker 22 March PIE News
Tuition fees and living costs for overseas student rise 166 per cent Bernard Lane 13 March The Australian
Higher education's 50 most influential list Editorial 13 March The Australian
Australia closes four education posts in Asia Sara Custer 8 March PIE News
PIE Chat: Helen Zimmerman Amy Baker 8 March PIE News
Posts to Asia cut in AEI review Primrose Riordan 4 March Australian Financial Review
Visa factory concern in push on overseas students John Ross 28 February The Australian
Value of education falls again Julie Hare & John Ross 14 February The Australian

Zealous officials block students

Andrew Trounson 6 February The Australian
Internationalisation begins with the curriculum Craig Whitsed and Wendy Green 26 January University World News
Change in migration list adds up to fear John Ross 23 January The Australian
Australia moots curb to skilled occupations list Sara Custer 23 January PIE News