The Community Safety of International Students in Melbourne: a Scoping Study

Babacan, Hurriyet, Pyke, Joanne ORCID: 0000-0002-0137-937X, Bhathal, Alexandra, Gil, Gurjeet K, Grossman, Michele and Bertone, Santina (2010) The Community Safety of International Students in Melbourne: a Scoping Study. Project Report. Victoria University, Melbourne.


This report details the findings of study undertaken to investigate the community safety of international students in Melbourne. The study arose out of increasing incidence of violence against international students and the polarised and heated debate about whether or not the violence was racially or opportunistically motivated. Key findings are drawn from the results of a media analysis, a survey of more than 1,000 students, 29 interviews with stakeholders and 35 indepth interviews with international students. The report canvasses the range of risk factors that impact on international student safety, the complexity of the factors that contribute to international student safety risks and the priorities necessary to enhance international student safety.

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Item type Monograph (Project Report)
DOI ISBN 9781862726871
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts-General
Historical > SEO Classification > 9305 Education and Training Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1399 Other Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives (ICEPA)
Keywords ResPubID17283, ResPubID20715, international students, community safety
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