Sector ignored despite $3bn hit

Sector ignored despite $3bn hit | John Ross | The Australian Higher Education | 14 March, 2012

INTERNATIONAL education is “flying under the radar” as a contributor to a faltering national economy, even though plunging student revenues could push some states into recession. The International Education Association of Australia said attention continued to be focused on manufacturing job losses from companies such as Toyota, Alcoa, OneSteel and Murray Goulburn, even though international education had lost $3 billion in a year and enrolments were declining “week in, week out”.

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