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Warning to universities over big influx of foreign students amid fears of China influence on its nationals studying in Australia Education Minister said international students add $35b to Australia's economy  He said some Australian varsities are too dependent on international students  Concerns raised over the potential for foreign interference at universities 

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 03:42 BST, 18 August 2019 | Updated: 03:42 BST, 18 August 2019

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Australian universities have been warned against relying too heavily on Chinese and international students to keep their coffers full.

Several federal coalition MPs have expressed concerns about the potential of foreign interference at Australian universities from forces such as the Chinese Communist Party.

They included Liberal MP Dave Sharma who said he is worried that 'some universities have become a little too dependent on foreign university students as a source of revenue'.

Foreign students added $35 billion to the Australian economy. 

 

Education Minister Dan Tehan has expressed the sentiment, after one of his colleagues said he believes some universities are too dependent on international students for their livelihood

Education Minister Dan Tehan has expressed the sentiment,

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