On Thursday 9 May 2024, the NSW Legislative Assembly tabled our petition – Make transport concessions available to all students – for debate. The gallery was packed with students and their supporters. Five members of the Legislative Assembly spoke to the petition and addressed the importance of ensuring that New South Wales is a safe, accepting place for international students to study.

Though the Minister for Transport declined to act on the bill, the day was a clear demonstration of the power of students when we work together, and was an amazing step in the right direction for securing transport concessions for all students. SUPRA continues the fight for fair fares for all students.

If you would like to get involved in the campaign for fair fares, contact SUPRA Education Officer Weihong Liang at education@supra.usyd.edu.au.

Read the full transcript of the debate.