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The debacle over how we attract international students will be a case study for the next 100 years on how to get is wrong. The additional money international students contribute is what is creating growth across all capital cities in Australia, including Hobart and Adelaide. However, Perth on the same timezone, the closest city, and when I last looked out the window one of the most beautiful environments on the planet, is unable to articulate a simple but compelling message to come and study here. I have little confidence that a $2 million budget over five years will do the job; are we really orbiting the same planet? Oh, that's right, let's spend $200 million on extending the rail line from Armadale to Byford.