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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.

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.

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.

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.

Mamak restaurant operators fined $300,000 after years of underpayment and exploitation

MASSIVE penalties have been issued to operators of Malaysian restaurant brand, Mamak, after an investigation found deliberate underpayment and falsified records led to former staff being paid $11 an hour. Hieu Chau has more.

Leadership opportunity for international students to take part in Victorian Government peer-to-peer support program

WANT to make a difference to the community and develop leadership and workplace skills at the same time? Up to 30 international student ambassadors are being sought to lead a peer-to-peer support program to improve awareness of students’ rights at work.

Nominations open for 2016 Victorian International Education Awards

CALLING all outstanding Victorian international students! If you consider yourself a model student and can back it up, you may stand a chance to be awarded a cash scholarship of up to $20,000 with the 2016 Victorian International Education Awards. Lunnie Gan reports.

Australia’s national Census compulsory for all international students

INTERNATIONAL students will be required by law to participate in Australia’s upcoming Census on August 9. Find out why the Census is important to you and future students.

New CISA National Executives Committee: Find out who will represent you

THE Council of International Students Australia (CISA) has elected a new national committee of student representatives who will advocate for the half a million international students living in Australia. Samantha Chew reports.

Tell your story: ‘My Melbourne’ storytelling competition for international students

HAVE your story told and win big in Study Melbourne and Melbourne Writers Festival’s ‘My Melbourne’ storytelling competition. Find out how you can have your experiences in Victoria published and celebrated!

Prospective Chinese students to benefit from new int’l education initiatives between Victoria and China

MORE opportunities for Chinese students to study abroad will be implemented following a series of recent landmark agreements between the state of Victoria and China. Justin Lim has more.

What lessons can Melbourne’s public transport learn from services in int’l students home countries?

MELBOURNE commuters everyday complain about the city’s public transportation services but what can be done to ensure that its public transport standards are as good as other countries? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Evelyn Sugianto, Jessie Gu and Raymond Zhao ask students what Melbourne’s public transport can learn from their home country’s public transport.


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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