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Australia dismisses loss of overseas student as ‘good thing’


March 9th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 9 (IANS) Unfazed by a massive drop of A$3bn in the revenue from international students in the last one year, Australian Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has even ... Read more...

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Ease visa restrictions for India, China: Australian varsities


May 4th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 4 (IANS) Beleaguered Australian universities have come together to plead for easing of visa restrictions for students from India and China.The two most populous countries in the world ... Read more...

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Surging Aussie dollar likely to hit international student market


April 30th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 30(ANI): The surging Australian dollar is alarming the country's universities, which are already facing a drop in international student numbers.The Aussie dollar has breached the 1.09 US dollar mark.Currency traders ... Read more...

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Oz education industry likely to suffer setback as US-UK-Canada attracting more Indians


January 18th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Jan 18 (ANI): Australia is likely to suffer a setback in its attempt to retain its international students as countries like US, Britain and Canada are reportedly becoming more competitive by ... Read more...

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Oz crackdown on ‘dodgy’ colleges can hurt Indian students’ interests


June 28th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 28 (ANI): Australian Universities have called for justice for overseas students including Indians, caught up in the government's crackdown on dodgy colleges.Indian students comprise the second largest group of ... Read more...

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Australian agency to help resolve perception issues in India


March 4th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 4 (IANS) A national agency to oversee standards of higher education providers will help resolve Australia's "serious perception issues" in India, an official of a universities' group said Thursday, adding ... Read more...

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Australian vocational colleges witness 38 percent drop in student visa applications


February 3rd, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb. 3 (ANI): In the aftermath of a series of racial attacks on Indian students, Australia's vocational colleges are set to bear the brunt of the damage to the country's reputation ... Read more...

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Two years ago, universities warned Canberra of attacks on Indians (Roundup)


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Australia's state and federal governments were warned about the possibility of foreign students, including Indians, facing attacks, but they "weren't interested in listening", a group representing the nation's ... Read more...

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Oz Govt ignored our 2-year-old warning on safety of Indian students: Universities Australia


January 23rd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 23(ANI): Universities Australia, the peak body that represents 39 universities in the country, has said that State and Federal Governments were warned about problems faced by overseas students up to ... Read more...

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Two years ago, Australian varsities warned government of attacks


January 23rd, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Two years ago, Australia's state and federal governments were warned about the possibility of foreign students including Indians facing atacks, but they "weren't interested in listening", a group ... Read more...

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Sharp fall in Indians keen to study in Australia: report


January 7th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 7 (IANS) There has been a sharp fall in the number of Indians applying for visas to study in Australia, a media report Thursday said. The development comes following a ... Read more...

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Number of Indian students going to Australia plummets by almost 50 percent


January 7th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 7 (ANI): The number of Indian students applying for visas to study in Australia has fallen by almost half, increasing fears for the country's 17 billion dollar international education industry.The ... Read more...

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Australian deputy PM to visit India


August 21st, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard will visit India later this month to take its relationship with New Delhi to "a higher level". Gillard will leave for a ... Read more...

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Oz Immigration Minister reiterates safe, social environ for Indian students


July 22nd, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Consequent to apprehensions over slump in migration after the alleged racial attacks, Australian Minister of Immigration and Citizenship Chris Evans has reiterated commitment to providing a safe ... Read more...

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Foreign, regional students to be given priority on-campus housing in Australia


July 3rd, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, July 3 (ANI): Newly arrived international students could be given priority for on-campus accommodation as one way of boosting safety, according to a position paper released on Thursday by Universities Australia.University ... Read more...

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Universities Australia announces 10-point action plan for student safety


June 9th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 9 (ANI): Universities Australia has adopted a ten point action plan for student safety from recommendations developed by the Deputy and Pro Vice-Chancellors (International) from Australian universities, as part of ... Read more...

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Now China wants Australia to ensure its students’ safety


June 4th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Paritosh K. Parasher Melbourne, June 4 (IANS) With China expressing concern for the safety of Chinese students studying in Australia, the embattled A$15.5 billion overseas student industry down under is bracing for ... Read more...

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Australian varsities join government to condemn attacks on Indian students


June 3rd, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Australian universities Wednesday joined their government in condemning the attacks on Indian students in that country. Glen Withers, the chief executive of Universities Australia - a body representing ... Read more...

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Australia’s universities back government actions to help Indian students


June 3rd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 3 (ANI): Australia's universities have joined the Australian Government in condemning the recent attacks on Indian students living in Australia.Dr Glenn Withers, Chief Executive of Universities Australia, the peak ... Read more...

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Indian student attacks: Australia dangerously close to attracting sanctions


June 3rd, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 3 (ANI): Australia is dangerously close to risking sanctions that can cause a collapse in the overseas student market after authorities ignored protests from foreign diplomats about the safety ... Read more...

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Australians worry assaults could scare away Indian students


June 3rd, 2009 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (DPA) Australian universities warned Wednesday that Indian students would go elsewhere if their safety in Australia was not assured. The warning came after bashings and muggings in Melbourne received ... Read more...

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40 percent leap in Indian student enrolment in Australia


May 7th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 7 (ANI): Overseas students continue to defy economic downturn to come to Australia.In one of the few bright spots for the Australian economy, universities set another record with a 21.7 ... Read more...

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Overseas students in Australia most susceptible to exploitation


February 6th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Feb 6 (ANI): Indian and other overseas students in Australia dont have enough money to eat, are paid well below the minimum wage and are among those most susceptible to exploitation, ... Read more...

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