How could we solve this problem——Overseas Students working in Australia with unfair treatment
In this article, I will suggest using the form of commentary to make an argument about the unfair phenomena of international students working in Australia. I will first make an argument and then demonstrate my argument mainly based on the personal experience of the interviewees I have found.
Topic and Angle
As a diversified, pluralistic country, Australia attracts lots of international students with the different cultural background studying here. Some of the overseas students are attractive by the education resources, they are willing to gain higher education level. A large proportion of these overseas students have come attracted by its’ relatively loose immigration policy. They choose to study in Australia in order to immigrate to this country in the future.
There may be a variety of purposes to be an international student, but there is no denying that international students are a very large group in Australia. According to the department of education and training 2017 annual report, there were 624,001 international students in Australia. A large number of them need to work in this big city to pay high living costs. And this has also produced some common problems, such as illegal low wages, long working hours, no penalty for holidays, unpaid wages and so on. My topic will focus on these phenomena.
However, my angle would not only observe these phenomena, because this series of unfair treatment has been going on for a very long time, and definitely not only happen in Australia. Therefore, my argument is now “this phenomenon could not be solved“, and I will demonstrate the reason why this event is difficult to be solved through my information source.
Publication and target audience
The publication I choose is Buzzfeed, China daily, and the Chinese website People.cn. BuzzFeed is a digital-born media which contains different kinds of narrative genera. So has stronger interactive techniques to support the online journalists publish a variety of new media content. Also, as an online news website, I believe that this commentary will be more widely disseminated by wide internet users. Choose two Chinese mainstream media seems advisable because the statistics from the Australia government shows that Chinese students are the largest group in the overseas students’ society.
Obviously, the overseas student especially Chinese students will be the core target audience. However, it could also be used as evidence materials for solving practical problems, so the other relevant organizations or individuals who want to do a further analysis of this topic could also be my audience.
The source of information
- Interviewees: The main evidence for my article will come from my interviewees. I plan to interview probably 5 overseas students, especially Chinese students. Also, I need some people with “big perspective” so I will try to interview some spokesman from some authority like fair work Australia. I will try to contact the small business owners who pay the unfair salary to see their angle.
- Online: Finding some already existed resources like past news report or news release to support my argument is undoubtedly a solid backbone.
Ideas of multimedia, hypertext, and interactivity
I expect to use a short video as the basis for the authenticity of my interview. I plan to organize the interview content into the manuscript and put it on my personal social account. The reader can connect to my interview manuscript through the hyperlink of my article. Also, the readers could directly contact me by this method. Finally, I am going to design some quiz for interesting and test the acknowledgment about working in Australia.