WILL the Outcome from the CV Pandemic be a Return to a Sustainable Multi-Cultural Migrant Intake from across the Globe?
Because these ABC journalists, Bang Xiao, Christina Zhou and Iris Zhao wrote this report, ‘How the coronavirus pandemic could shift the multicultural make-up of our society’.
WITH Australia having the highest concentration of international students … did anyone … including foreign students ponder how long this could continue with a majority of overseas students occupying places in Australian Universities?
DUE to the Pandemic it has come to a head perhaps sooner … whereby the PM has had no alternative but to suggest they ‘go home’!
Was there not a similar unpleasant response across the globe? With a World-wide Recession underway? Resembling that of the Great Depression of the 1930s ….
Were these students unaware that in their large numbers they have replaced Australians by paying full enrolment fees?
That these students have been ‘cash cows‘ to fund our Universities due to Government withdrawal of funding?
Numerous reports have been issued concerning the impact of a large cohort of International Students with:
-disruption to lectures due to some students having poor English language skills
-cheating; lowering of standards
-less places for Australian students
-high Australian youth unemployment and underemployment with increased competition from student/visa workers
Prior to the pandemic unemployment and underemployment was at 19.7%, and for years, the Labor opposition, unions, economists and others have been urging the government to increase ‘Newstart’ which was below the poverty line. With it being rebadged as ‘JobSeeker’ the payment was increased but it is due to return to below the poverty line rate in September!
Many Australians have lost their jobs, and many more may lose the security of their homes due to the Pandemic … so the Government does need to look after its citizens first!
Due to trade, tourism and the Australian property market largely targeting China, Australia no longer appears to be so ‘multicultural’ … this concentration has intensified since 2013 …
Perhaps it would be good to diversify esp. with the threats coming from China, and those with vested interests?
It would seem that Australian Universities need to demand government funding to ensure security of intelligence and R & D esp. since the cyber attacks on data at the ANU! And the interference from Confuscious Institutes … an example being the UQ and its suspension of Philosophy Student, Drew Pavlou.
View this report: ‘ UQ management “tip of the iceberg of a totally corrupted system” ‘
and Search CAAN Website for more about Drew Pavlou and the University of Queensland.
ONCE again it is put that in Australia not rendering financial support to international students that this may discourage future enrolments, and a loss of the alleged fourth largest export sector.
HOWEVER, Macro Business questioned the veracity of a $37.6B contribution to our economy supporting 240,000 jobs following a media release by Education Minister Dan Tehan in November 2019 that education exports had grown by $5B in 2018-19. Further, that the ABS found the sector had grown by 15%.
BUT what is not mentioned are tuition fees and expenses while studying in Australia and their goods and services of $20B that they pay for from working in Australia as they study outweigh enrolment fees of $15B in 2018.
‘International students work here to pay for their living expenses just as Australian students do!‘
IT has been the lure of ‘Permanent Residency’ that has enticed the majority of these international students.
Now the Pandemic has been a cruel blow! But not only for International Students but Australians with many unable to gain a place at University …
Prof. Salvatore Babones’ research (August 2018) reveals that Australia has the highest concentration of international students; with the UK and Canada following
Total overseas student enrolments increased to 918,000 including 435,000 enrolled in Universities.
Overseas students accounted for more than 80% of some of Queensland’s most popular university courses
-foreign students filled some 75% of places in key university courses
-occupy 82.4% of places in IT courses at University of the Sunshine Coast; 2 thirds of places at James Cook and University of Southern Queensland
-at UQ in exchange for selling places to Chinese students it gains $250M a year
-overseas students outnumber Australian students in IT, management and commerce courses
CIS Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz, a former vice-chancellor of Macquarie University in Sydney and Murdoch University in Perth, said foreign students flock to courses likely to lead to jobs and permanent residency, such as IT and management.
“Permanent residency is one of the main motivations to study in Australia,’’ he said.
“If suddenly permanent residency was given to people who study poetry, it’s likely they’d all be doing poetry.”
SO next time you hear of an Australian politician extolling the benefits of an alleged $37.6 B International Student Export Industry update them on what is really happening!
Read more: ‘The uni courses being taken over by foreign students’
Cash-hungry universities are offering more places to fee-paying foreigners than to local students in 64 courses nationally, data obtained exclusively by The Courier-Mail reveals.
FOR years … decades … Australians have been subject to callous treatment by politicians and Liberal Coalition Governments with WorkChoices by Stealth; the casualisation of the workforce; competition from Visa workers for jobs (introduced by Howard Govt)
Come September those Australians in receipt of JobSeeker (previously known as Newstart) will have this payment cut to return to below the Poverty Line!
PRIOR to the Pandemic Unemployment had reached 19.7 %
HOW long before banks foreclose on homes?
No doubt there is even more hardship to be experienced across Our Society … unbeknowns no doubt to many … with the Morrison Government only announcing in 2019 of its cut to migration to 160,000 as it overlooked the 2.3 Million Temp. Visa holders in the country …
Yet the 2019 Budget estimates reveal high levels of net overseas migration (NOM) to rise to 263,000 in 2022.
Will the Morrison Government put Australian workers and jobs first and desist with the high temporary migrant visas of some 2.2 , or 2.3 Million p.a.??
Hence even more competition for jobs, housing, and lowering of living standards … for the incumbents …
ASK why demographers like Liz Allen deliver this message that Australia would be:
“economically and culturally poorer” as a result of near-zero international migration due to border lockdowns.
WHEN our Unemployment is at 20% (or more), and with largely people from China targeted for migrant intake where is the cultural diversity? Australians are now enjoying a reprieve from traffic gridlock, the crush in schools, buses and trains, and would prefer the lockdown to remain!
LIZ Allen perhaps ought contemplate … Liz ought to get around … and see for herself the demographic change across Sydney in Chatswood, Macquarie Park, Epping, Ryde to name a few and contemplate how this may impact Australians when they are now in a minority? What of job opportunities for Australians within this demographic change?
To find that all shopping malls, shopping strips, restaurants, cafes, the businesses, and shopping centre seating are taken over by new ‘Permanent Residents’, and some even speak to Australians in an authoritarian manner! As where we live is rezoned for higher density, ‘new homes’ sold by developers to these overseas buyers … and so on!
During this Pandemic despite the ‘Social Distancing’ signage many of these people disregard the guidelines and walk up behind in groups too close to Australians in their midst!
HOW discriminatory is that? Some Australians may be annoyed by this …
LET alone the facts of very poor even KRUPT Government policy allowing such overseas Visa holders to buy our Real Estate with ‘hot money’ … as many as six ‘new homes’ on a Guardian Visa … etc, etc …
The Real Estate Gatekeepers having been made exempt from Anti-money Laundering Laws in October 2018 by the Morrison Government.
WHY does Liz Allen say that ‘Australia desperately needed migrants to stay and contribute to maintaining the economy, and, in time, rebuilding after the pandemic passes’ ? WHEN Australia already has 20% plus Unemployment?
WHOSE interests does Liz Allen represent?
FOLLOWING the devastation of the Pandemic what country if any, is likely to offer better options?
Liz Allen continued to beat up Australians with her emphasis on ‘White Australia policy sentiments’ which bears no resemblance to the multi-cultural society that we have had until the past seven years …
IN regard to the matters we have referred to it would appear that in fact contrary to Ms Allen that Australians have borne the brunt of very poooor government policies.
That since the advent (some would say the onset) of the Liberal Coalition, living standards, quality of life, lowest wages growth for 60 years, and insecure work, unaffordable housing etc, etc … that let’s hope the Australian Government does focus on keeping Australians in work and business now and beyond the CoronaVirus!
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