Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Stephen Robertson
Queensland’s world-class international education and training institutions are ready to welcome students for the start of the 2011 academic year.
Minister for Trade Stephen Robertson said educational institutions have advised that most classes will commence as scheduled after last week’s floods.
“We are open for business again and look forward to welcoming international students to our State for the first semester of 2011,” Mr Robertson said.
“Those who intend to study in Queensland this year should proceed with their travel plans to be here in time for their first class.”
Brisbane International Airport is operating as per usual. In Brisbane, the state’s capital city, key services and most main transport links have been restored after flooding last week.
“Queensland is a world-class education and training destination for international students and our institutions continue to offer state-of-the-art, innovative and industry driven courses,” Mr Robertson said.
“Quality accommodation options, both long and short term, are available for international students.
Mr Robertson said government and student support services were available for any international students already in Brisbane who may have been affected by last week’s floods.
“The government has taken steps to ensure the safety of all Queensland-based international students,” Mr Robertson said.
For the latest information on flood recovery visit www.qld.gov.au/floods.
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