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International students hail Kaushaliya Vaghela MP’s advocacy of Victoria’s $45 million International Student Emergency Relief Fund

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Kaushaliya Vaghela MP at the RMIT with staff & students.xyz12345

By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 4 May 2020: International students and their leaders from across the board in Victoria, have while welcoming the Victoria Government’s $45 million International Student Emergency Relief Fund to beat the Corona crisis, hailed Kaushaliya Vaghela MP’s advocacy of the same in the Parliament through her Members Statement* on 23 April 2020. International students will receive a one relief payment, which covers demonstrated lost income up to $1,100.

Victoria University Labor Club VP, Katherine Abourizk says, “At Victoria University, we are seeing how hard the impacts of COVID-19 are hitting our students, and particularly our international students. Times like this show that we are all in this together, and with the true support of our Victorian MP Kaushaliya Vaghela, our international students are now eligible for a $45-million-dollar relief package. The impact this will have on our international students’ community is immense and allows our fellow students to continue their studies, pay their rent, and put food on the table. We are all in this together, and together our communities can come through this pandemic!”

La Trobe University Labor Club President, Finn Cosolo is of the opinion, “At La Trobe, the COVID-19 pandemic has struck students hard, particularly the international student community. Due to visa restrictions, they are one of the most vulnerable groups, particularly regarding job security and academic performance. Victorian MP Kaushaliya Vaghela’s long-standing commitment and advocacy in this area were integral to the announcement of $45 million for these students. This package aims to relieve the financial burden faced by our international students, allowing them to continue their studies and contribute crucially to the La Trobe community.”

“On behalf of the International Students Community, I would like to recognize, appreciate and thank Kaushaliya Vaghela for her efforts to address the issues of international students during these unprecedented times. We value the example you impart in the society through your compassion and positive influence,” says Roja Mudundi, Women’s Officer of La Trobe Student Union.

RMIT student leader Anand Singh says, “As an international student, I understand and empathize with the hardships and struggles of other international students here. It gives me immense joy to congratulate the fellow international students on this grant of relief by the Victorian Government when it was least expected. I would like to thank Kaushaliya Vaghela MP, former international student and state MP of Victoria, for her great efforts in making this possible for us. We need more leaders like you. I am extremely inspired by you every day. I am proud of this visionary and empathetic government who is working each day to help us in these difficult times.”

“I am dedicated to work towards and support the community of international students, being one myself, especially in these tough times. I am proud to recognize and appreciate the persistent efforts of Kaushaliya Vaghela MP and her team in raising concerns of financial support for the international students and achieving the same with the support of the Victorian Government. Thank you Kaushaliya Vaghela MP for the continuous advocacy of this relief fund for international students, NUS delegate Vibhor Bangwal told SAT.

* https://beta.parliament.vic.gov.au/parliamentary-debates/Hansard/HANSARD-974425065-6506/

RMIT welcomes Kaushaliya Vaghela MP on Welcome Day 2020

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RMIT Indian Students and Alumni Association felicitates Kaushaliya Vaghela MP (L-R : Kaushaliya Vaghela, Anurag Nilesh) Photo: Supplied.

By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 25 February: The RMIT University held its biggest ‘Welcome Day’ event today when it welcomed Kaushaliya Vaghela MP, one of the most reputed and successful alumnae of RMIT, with Melissa Sweetland (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Engagement and Vice President of RMIT), Elise Bartlett (Executive Director Students, RMIT University) and many RMIT students.

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RMIT Women of Colour felicitates Kaushaliya Vaghela MP. Photo: Supplied.

Kaushaliya Vaghela MP was taken on a campus tour by the students of the South Asian community along with Lauren Goethals (Senior Business Partner, RMIT University) and Keiran Hargreaves (Asia Alumni Manager, RMIT University). The students were excited to meet the MP and learn about her journey and experiences at the RMIT. She visited various club desks acknowledging their great work of technology and community services, including one of the biggest clubs of RMIT Student Union, the RMIT Indian club and the Pakistani club.

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RMIT University Staff welcomes Kaushali Vaghela MP (L-R : Keiran Hargreaves (2nd from Left), Melissa Sweetland (3rd from Left), Lauren Goethals (4th From Left behind), Elise Bartlett (behind Kaushaliya Vaghela MP). Photo: Supplied.

The MP was also felicitated with new ideas of upcoming student clubs like RMIT Indian Student and Alumni Association and RMIT Women of Colour, to support the community grows better. The day ended on a wonderful note with the MP looking forward to discussing new ideas and experiences.