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International students on President-Elect Donald Trump

PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump has drawn controversy since he first began his Presidential campaign. Trinity College Foundation Studies Celine Wijaya, Thuy Tran, Pingkan Tri Anisa and Geovanni Tanzil speak with other international students about their concerns and thoughts over the next President of the United States.

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Metro Tunnel construction causes Melbourne CBD streets to be closed for years

THE new Metro Tunnel project will make commuting easier for everyone but there’s a catch! Trinh Le has the details.

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International student employees forced by 7-Eleven store to pay back wage in cash

EMPLOYEES at a Brisbane 7-Eleven store were allegedly forced to handle back half of their pay to the store franchisee, in a practice known as “cash back” scam. Trinh Le has more.

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Indonesian students react to controversial Jessica Wongso trial and sentencing

INDONESIAN students in Melbourne weigh in on the trial and sentencing of Jessica Wongso. Hieu Chau has the story.

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Victorian International Education Awards 2016 finalists announced

NOMINEES for this year’s prestigious Victorian International Education Awards have been announced. Find out which international students have been recognised for their contributions and efforts. Hieu Chau has the story.

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Fast, free Wi-Fi network across Melbourne’s CBD now available

MELBOURNE has once again proven itself to be the most liveable city in the world, with the installation of the country’s largest and fastest free Wi-Fi network across the CBD. Trinh Le has the details on how you can connect to the network.

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How Australia can help international students find jobs after graduation

INTERNATIONAL students looking to work in Australia may benefit from a new report that has been welcomed by the country’s peak body for employment and recruitment. Vondra Tay has the story.

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ACYA VIC Bilingual Language Competition 2016 winners announced

STUDENT competitors of Australia-China Youth Association Victoria’s Bilingual Language Competition faced off on September 22 with only two finalists emerging as winners that evening. Hieu Chau has the story.

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Researchers call out for international graduates on post-study work visa in Australia

DO you think the current post-study work visa increases your chance of employment in Australia? What do you think can be done to improve your post-study experience? Trinh Le reports on a new research project about the employability of international graduates.

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Six international students awarded at ‘My Melbourne’ storytelling competition

INTERNATIONAL students from Indonesia, Columbia, Brazil, China and Malaysia have just picked up awards at the recent ‘My Melbourne’ storytelling competition. Lunnie Gan has more.

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Work right: Your questions about working in Australia answered

DO I have work rights in Australia? Should I fight for my rights? Will I face deportation if I speak out? Gabrielle Marchetti, Principal Lawyer at legal centre JobWatch, answers common questions international students might have once they decide to work here.

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Defining work in Australia: What you need to know about working here

Do you know if you’re being treated fairly at work and whether your employer is taking advantage of you? Samantha Chew gives you the low-down on what you need to know about working in Australia.

About

Meld Magazine was incorporated as an independent not-for-profit media outlet in September 2008 to reach out to international students in Melbourne, and provide students the opportunity to gain real work experience.

Many international students live in or around the city because of the proximity to their colleges and universities, and that was where we decided to focus our efforts first. Many of us live, work and study locally too. Our editorial team is made of both local and international students, and it has worked to our advantage in providing local content in every sense of the word.

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