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The easiest solution to this is to export the university campuses to places like China and India.

Immigration seems to be widely detested the world over except in the US.

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Immigration seems to be widely detested the world over except in the US.

Yeah, it hasn't been too popular among Australians since January, 1788.

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But record migration, mostly driven by international students, has put the government under pressure with rental prices soaring across the country.

'International students' whose main aim is to work in convenience stores, gas stations and as delivery boys.

And if possible, work illegally for more than 20 hours per week to recoup their tuition fees.

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"Yeah, it hasn't been too popular among Australians since January, 1788."

The opposite, in fact: 31% of Australians are immigrants. Last year, we had over half a million: a 2% increase in a population of 27 million. That's about twice the running average, not considered sustainable, and why the government is trying to control it.

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The easiest solution to this is to export the university campuses to places like China and India.

Not possible since most of the incoming students are from China and India, showing they prefer to get western educations rather than domestic ones. Because they gain better eccess to western nations when they were educated there.

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@Peter14 They should be educated in their homelands and immigrate after obtaining their degree. In many cases the oppurtunities afforded by the degree may make them choose other options. Australia has the ability to educate far more people that it needs in workers, and most vacancies are usually not the same as the degrees being taken by these students.

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That's about twice the running average, not considered sustainable, and why the government is trying to control it.

I agree with the first part of the sentence.

The problem is, they're not trying to control it. Both Labor and the Liberals pay lip service to trying to control it but have no will to. They can turn off the spigot almost immediately but won't because they're addicted to the illusion of GDP growth without admitting that the per-capita GDP goes backward when the rate of economic growth fails to keep up with population growth.

Right now Australia is suffering a housing shortage and a rental crisis, housing can't be built fast enough. So where are all these immigrants supposed to live? 10 to a dwelling? (It's a rhetorical question - I'm not having a go at you ;-) )

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The opposite, in fact: 31% of Australians are immigrants.

Oh, it is much more than that; more like 95%. Do I have to spell out who the immigrants are and who aren't? And among whom the immigration has not been popular? I thought 1788 would have been the hint.

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It has nothing to with education! It is a back door into the country to avoid normal visa road blocks!

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Countries are tribalising, progressively closing the door to students, migrant workers and tourists. Only students from wealthy families in the UK would have £10k. Have fun getting your crops harvested with only wealthy migrants. If you aren't rich and want to go on holiday somewhere, do it now. In a couple of years, travel across borders for any reason will be the preserve of the wealthy.

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They should be educated in their homelands and immigrate after obtaining their degree.

But they dont want a domestic education, when they can get one from a western nation that has much greater accreditation and helps them create a new life in a free nation. It is no surprise many well off Chinese families want a better life for their children in freedom away from the CCP. Making more money and a better standard of living. Similarly families in India want more for their children than can be expected from life in India.

Having worked for over ten years in the education sector at a tafe college, I have seen it personally and spoken with many foreign students. Some want to return home with their western credentials but most express desires to eventually emigrate and build a life away from their birth nation.

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