From free hoodies to the ‘hunger games’ — Australia’s university sector in crisis

Not easy out there for universities, but also spare a thought for the small businesses (especially those surrounding university campuses) that rely heavily on students for their day-to-day trade. While this period may be painful for a university, it could be fatal for a small business.
International students have disappeared, there have been thousands of job losses and now Australia’s universities are facing some of the biggest government reform in decades. Insiders say the sector is like a “horse with two heads” — so which way will it go?