A Highly-Regulated ‘Free Market’: Commonwealth Policies on Private Overseas Students from 1974 to 2005

  title={A Highly-Regulated ‘Free Market’: Commonwealth Policies on Private Overseas Students from 1974 to 2005},
  author={Lyndon Megarrity},
  journal={Australian Journal of Education},
  pages={39 - 53}
This article traces the evolution of Commonwealth policies on private overseas students from the 1970s to the present, emphasising the Commonwealth government's role in the creation of an international education market. It will be argued that while neoliberal ‘market forces' rhetoric has been a key feature of its international education policies since the 1980s, the Commonwealth has shown by its actions that it fears the consequences of a truly free market in international education services. 
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