Overseas student strategy criticised

November 4th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Nov.4 (ANI): Australia’s human rights watchdog has attacked the Julia Gillard government’s international student strategy for failing to tackle significant problems.

Australian Human Rights Commission’s race discrimination commissioner, Graeme Innes, said the strategy overlooked crucial problems such as transport concessions and safe and affordable housing and safety policies.

Stating that the strategy needed more detail, The Age quoted Innes as saying: “I’d like clarity around … how it will be resourced.’

He also called for police with specialised knowledge around international student safety, specific strategies for female international students to tackle sexual violence and sexual harassment. (ANI)

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