Australia introduces stricter controls over  student visa applications 

Australia has introduced stricter controls over its student visa applications which limits its post-study work rights policy for international students, which will take effect from the middle of this year. 

These measures will ensure that visas are primarily used for education, rather than as a means to obtain long-term residency. 

This comes in the aftermath of a major policy shift in December to halve its migrant intake over the next two years, following a record net immigration of 510,000 in 2022-23.