In 2022, international students can finally find Australia compensating for the hardships that it put the students through the last few years of Covid-19.
In recent news, Prime Minister Scott Morinson revealed that Australia will grant international students a $630 visa cost reimbursement, which will be covered for an eight-week period.
“We want you to come to Australia and enjoy a holiday here ... move all the way around the country,” Mr Morrison said. “At the same time, join our workforce and help us in our agricultural sector, in our hospitality sector, and so many of the other parts of the economy that rely on that labour.”
Regarding international students, Mr Morrison said he was encouraging them to be back for the start of the university year as a “thank you for choosing Australia”.
This decision comes to lure international workers to Australia as he continues to defend his government’s handling of the pandemic in the face of the Omicron surge. According to local reports, the country will waive visa application fees for students and travellers for at least the next three months as part of its efforts to address COVID-19's serious labour shortages.
In addition to removing limits on how long student visa holders are permitted to work. Morrison previously announced that the federal government will remove the 40-hour-a-fortnight cap on student visa-holder workers, which would mean international students will no longer have restrictions on the amount of hours they can work.
According to 9News, the visa rebate effort will be in effect for the next eight weeks and will be coordinated by the Department of Home Affairs.
Tourism Australia will receive A$3 million from the Australian government for a marketing campaign aimed at backpackers and students. The visa rebate plan is anticipated to cost A$55 million, according to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.