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International Student Accommodation in New South Wales

An inquiry to develop proposals for legislation or other measures to address the supply, operation and regulation of affordable student accommodation and other accommodation used by students in NSW, with particular attention to accommodation for international students.

Resolution passed 8 September 2011, Minutes No 3, Item 2

To inquire into and develop proposals for legislation, where appropriate, or other measures to address:

  1. the objectives of the Private Member's Bill introduced by the Member for Ryde in the last Parliament (Environmental Planning & Assessment Amendment (Boarding Houses) Bill NSW 2010).
  2. factors affecting the supply of and demand for affordable student accommodation and other accommodation used by students, particularly in relation to international students and implications for the export education industry.
  3. the appropriateness of existing standards for affordable student and other accommodation used by students.
  4. appropriate or minimum standards for student accommodation, and the adequacy of current legislation in ensuring that such standards are achieved.
  5. the current extent of unauthorised student accommodation operations in NSW.
  6. the appropriate framework for the on-going operation of affordable student accommodation and other accommodation used by students, including the adequacy of local government powers to identify unauthorised operations and enforce compliance with the relevant laws.

The Committee is to provide a final report to the House by the last sitting day of the Spring Parliamentary sitting (25 November 2011)


 Terms of reference Inquiry into International Student Accommodation

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