Australian authorities propose 24-hr helpline for Indian students

June 23rd, 2009 - 10:55 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 23(ANI): The Australian authorities on Tuesday proposed to launch a 24-hr helpline for Indian students, following Indian Government’s request to the Australian authorities to provide safety and security to Indian students in Australia.In a meeting between Minister for Overseas Indian affairs Vayalar Ravi and Australian Education Secretary Lisa Paul in the capital, Paul said that Australia is committed to have a helpline for Indian students to lodge their complaints and to seek other support.

She also informed that the Australian Education Minister has interacted with Indian students, and added that more information centres will be opened for overseas students.

Meanwhile, Vayalar Ravi expressed liking over the step of helpline being taken by Australian authorities, however, he said that the results should be seen on ground. (ANI)

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