Issue 8
Monday, 23 May 2016
Charles Darwin University
Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks
Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks

International Education Council invite comes to NT

By Robyn McDougall

Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks is one of 10 education representatives invited by the Australian Government to be part of its proposed Council for International Education.

Minister for Tourism and International Education Senator Richard Colbeck recently announced nominations to the council, which is part of the Government’s National Strategy for International Education 2025. 

In his announcement Senator Colbeck said the council would work with the Government and the sector more broadly to implement the national strategy for international education.

Professor Maddocks said he looked forward to the opportunity to work with other leaders from the sector in developing international education in Australia.

“I am honoured to be invited to be part of the proposed new council for international education. While I understand that the final membership was not confirmed by the Prime Minister before the Parliament was dissolved, I will be pleased to be part of any future council that is considered following the outcomes of the federal election,” Professor Maddocks said.

“International education is vital to Australia’s prosperity and its social advancement. It is also central to the prosperity of the Northern Territory,” he said.