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Australian government tightens rules for international students on student visas

Australian government tightens rules for international students on student visas

The Australian federal budget has proposed new regulations for student visas, which will limit the maximum number of hours a student visa holder can

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The Australian federal budget has proposed new regulations for student visas, which will limit the maximum number of hours a student visa holder can work to 48 hours per week from July 1st. The exception is for students working in aged care, who can work for an unlimited number of hours until the end of the year. The Labor Party is planning to use student visas as a pathway to address existing labor shortages in certain sectors. However, the Australian government is tightening rules around who can study on a student visa, as too many people are using it as a pathway to permanent residency instead of for education. The government is also proposing to increase working holiday and short-term visa fees by 21% and temporary or permanent residence visa fees by 06%, which is expected to generate an additional income of $660 million per year.

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