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Study University, Foundation or High School in Adelaide, South Australia - Eynebsury U.S. loses allure as study destination for Japanese Indian student numbers fall at University of Ballarat Campus life not all fun for international students International education rules strengthened Malaysian teacher trainees arrive for study Students reconsider schooling Down Under after spate of attacks $5.1 million safeguard for international student course fees International students 'to be protected' Almost $50,000 for Adelaide to celebrate young Muslim Australians Massey boss courts study-hungry India There is little that is black and white in attacks on Indians The Migratory Habits of the Educated Indian Local-born more at risk of assault Vested interests gag debate International students see threats: poll 25% of students study in Australia for permanent residency: Surv Survey ey College close after students pay $7000 The politics of violence Victoria in a state of denial

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Residency foreign students Binding tieslures through scholarships scholarshi ps Australia: 20,000 applications cancelled We need to use this crisis to do more for overseas students Premiers clash over attacks Australia may regret move to turn foreign students away Govt amends foreign students bill Australia axes 20,000 applications in migrant halt Universities told to boost English programs New skills push will break some colleges The best and brightest to be given priority Migration changes alarm students English test for migration revamp to favour doctors, nurses and teachers Govt tightens skilled migration rules New rules help draw foreign students Indians slam Overland's advice to 'look poor' to avoid being bashed Employers 'exploiting' overseas students In denial over a deep vein of hate Film gives Brisbane 'the edge' over rival cities Skilled migration shake-up Coalition Senators delay ESOS legislation again Tuition Hikes Pit Students Against Schools More protections for students resisted Pupils eye switch to overseas study Quebec Offers Fast-Tracked Canadian Citizenship to Internation International al Students Newcastle Uni to establish international college Harmony Day 2010 - March 21st  Call for international education post Sociologist investigates attacks on overseas students Australia hopes to lure Canadian grads with 12-month working holiday visa Taiwan hopes to enhance ties with Australia: president Indian journal focuses on 'hate' Fresh blow for Indian studies

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Study University, Foundation or High School in Adelaide, South Australia - Eynebsury YouTube.com February 28 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch http://www.yout ube.com/watch?v=8jVzpem72rU ?v=8jVzpem72rU&feature=related &feature=related  

U.S. loses allure as study destination for Japanese Richmond Times-Dispatch - United States February 27 2010

Had Koichi Murata and Shoko Wadano been university students two decades ago, they likely would have followed the established trend for studying overseas by planning to spend a year in the United States. Full article: http://www2.timesdispatch.com http://www2.times dispatch.com/rtd/lifestyles /rtd/lifestyles/health_med_fi /health_med_fit/article/I-JAPA012 t/article/I-JAPA0126_201002256_20100225191409/326849/

Indian student numbers fall at University of Ballarat The Courier February 24 2010

INDIAN student enrolments at the University of Ballarat have fallen by almost 25 per cent this year, in the wake of negative publicity and safety concerns about Australia. In first semester last year, 97 students from India accepted a place at the university. This year the figure has dropped to 73 students. However, enrolments enrolments are still being accepted and the final figure will not be confirmed until March. Full article: http://www.thecourier.com http://www.th ecourier.com.au/news/local .au/news/local/news/general/in /news/general/indian-student dian-student-numbers-fal -numbers-fall-at-univer l-at-university-ofsity-ofballarat/1760750.aspx

Campus life not all fun for international students The Otago Daily Times February 25 2010

Dunedin is a national drawcard for New Zealand students wanting world class degrees and an active student life, but many have come from further afield. The University of Otago has about 2000 international international students from more than 80 countries attendin attending g courses each year. Full article: http://www.odt.co.nz/on-campu http://www.odt.c o.nz/on-campus/univers s/university-otago/95011/campu ity-otago/95011/campus-life-not s-life-not-all-fun-in -all-fun-internationalternationalstudents

International education rules strengthened Media Release: The Hon Julia Gillard MP February 23 2010

The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, today welcomed the strengthening strengthening of rules for education providers of international students by requiring all colleges to re-register under new, stronger criteria by the end of 2010. Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / [email protected] / www.acuma.org.au

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Full article: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Minist http://www.deewr. gov.au/Ministers/Gillard/Medi ers/Gillard/Media/Releases/Pages/Arti a/Releases/Pages/Article_100223_162748.aspx cle_100223_162748.aspx  

Malaysian teacher trainees arrive for study The Otago Daily Times

February 24 2010 Dunedin will be a home away from home for the next two years for a group of teacher trainees from Malaysia. The 56 trainees, 14 men and 42 women all in their early 20s, will study at the University of Otago College of Education before returning home to complete their qualifications and become specialist English teachers. Full article: http://www.odt.co.nz/on-campu http://www.odt.c o.nz/on-campus/univers s/university-otago/94783/malays ity-otago/94783/malaysian-teacherian-teacher-trainees-arri trainees-arrive-study ve-study  

Students reconsider schooling schooling Down Under after spate of attacks GulfNews.com February 23 2010

Leading placement agency records decrease in number of people registering Dubai: The number of students applying to universities in Australia has fallen but not due to the recent tightening of migration rules, said an IDP Education spokesperson recently. Full article: http://gulfnews.com/news/w http://gulfnew s.com/news/world/australia orld/australia/students-rec /students-reconsider-sch onsider-schooling-down-un ooling-down-under-after-s der-after-spate-ofpate-ofattacks-1.587158

$5.1 million safeguard for international student course fees Media Release: The Hon Julia Gillard MP February 22 2010

The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, today announced funding of $5.1 million to further strengthen Australia’s international education industry. Full article: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Minist http://www.deewr. gov.au/Ministers/Gillard/Medi ers/Gillard/Media/Releases/Pages/Arti a/Releases/Pages/Article_100222_190353.aspx cle_100222_190353.aspx  

International students 'to be protected' NineMSN.com.au February 22 2010

International students will be better protected from unscrupulous International unscrupulous education providers under new laws passed by parliament. Full article: http://news.ninemsn.com.au http://news.n inemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id= /article.aspx?id=1015814 1015814  

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Almost $50,000 for Adelaide to celebrate young Muslim Australians Media Release: The Hon Kate Ellis MP February 22 2010

Member for Adelaide Kate Ellis today announced Federal Governmen Governmentt funding for a project to build the skills and education of local young Muslim Australians. Australians. Full article: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Minis http://www.deewr .gov.au/Ministers/Ellis/Medi ters/Ellis/Media/Releases/Pages/Arti a/Releases/Pages/Article_100222_103412.aspx cle_100222_103412.aspx  

Massey boss courts study-hungry India Manawatu Standard February 19 2010

Hundreds of Indian students hungry for education could inject extra income into Palmerston North. Massey University is stepping up its campaign to encourage Indian students to study in New Zealand. Full article: http://www.stuff.co.nz http://www.stu ff.co.nz/manawatu-standa /manawatu-standard/news/3348086/Ma rd/news/3348086/Massey-boss-cou ssey-boss-courts-studyrts-study-hungry-Ind hungry-India ia  

There is little that is black and white in attacks on Indians The Age February 19 2010

Indian students protest after recent violent attacks. But assuming the attacks are all about racism is too simplistic, writes Kate Shaw. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion http://www.theag e.com.au/opinion/society-and/society-and-culture/ther culture/there-is-little-th e-is-little-that-is-blac at-is-black-and-whitek-and-white-ininattacks-on-indians-20100218 attacks-on -indians-20100218-ogtp.html -ogtp.html

The Migratory Habits of the Educated Indian The Wall Street Journal February 19 2010

About once a week, the Australian High Commission in New Delhi puts out a press release or sticks another official in front of the cameras, to prove that the country is trying to reverse all the negativity surrounding surroundi ng the attacks on Indian students. Full article: http://online.wsj.com/artic http://online. wsj.com/article/SB126649620815647633.htm le/SB126649620815647633.html?mod=WSJ_lates l?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines theadlines  

Local-born more at risk of assault The Age February 19 2010

PEOPLE born overseas are less likely to be assaulted than those born in Australia, according to new Australian Bureau of Statistics data. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/nationa http://www.theage.c om.au/national/localborn-m l/localborn-more-at-riskore-at-risk-of-assaultof-assault-20100218-oiuv.ht 20100218-oiuv.html ml  

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Vested interests gag debate The Australian February 17 2010

OVER 10 years I prepared overseas students for study in Australian universities universities ("Universities told to boost English programs," HES, February 10). Full article: http://www.theaustralian.c http://www.theau stralian.com.au/higherom.au/higher-education/letter education/letters/vested-int s/vested-interests-gag-deba erests-gag-debate/storyte/storye6frgcox-1225831100669

International students see threats: poll The Sydney Morning Herald February 16 2010

International Internation al students who have felt intimidated in Melbourne say the threats vary from physical attack and verbal abuse to general rudeness and indifference. Full article: http://news.smh.com.au/brea http://news.s mh.com.au/breaking-news-n king-news-national/intern ational/international-studen ational-students-see-thr ts-see-threats-poll-20100216eats-poll-20100216o4o1.html

25% of students study in Australia for permanent residency: Survey The Deccan Herald February 15 2010

Almost a quarter of foreign students study in Australia in order to become permanent residents, a new survey has claimed, the findings which may threaten the USD 17 billion education industry following new changes to skilled migration system. Full article: http://www.deccanherald.com/c http://www.decc anherald.com/content/52792/25-s ontent/52792/25-students-stu tudents-study-australiady-australia-permanent.html permanent.html  

College close after students pay $7000 The Sydney Morning Herald February 16 2010

WITHOUT notice a Sydney hairdressing college closed permanently yesterday after charging international internation al students $7000 each for fees and equipment three weeks ago. Full article: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw http://www.smh .com.au/nsw/college-close-a /college-close-after-studen fter-student-pay-7000-20100216t-pay-7000-20100216-o34w.html o34w.html  

The politics of violence The Age February 13 2010

LAST week, when Amandeep and his brother went to their local pizza shop in St Albans for a takeaway, at about 9pm on Friday, they were confronted by a group of young men carrying bottles of beer and swearing. Drunk men menacing and abusing Indians after dark: a common scene in the western suburbs of a multicultural city once proudly referred to as Marvellous Melbourne. Melbourne. Full article: http://www.theage.c http://www.theage.com.au/nationa om.au/national/the-politics l/the-politics-of-violence -of-violence-20100212-nxks.ht -20100212-nxks.html ml   Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / [email protected] / www.acuma.org.au

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Victoria in a state of denial The Australian February 13 2010

The Foreign Minister has had to step in to help mend the rift with India CONTROVERSY over attacks on Indians in Melbourne has fallen victim to rubbery statistics, statistics, political spin and a reluctance to admit that a city with such a proud multicultural tradition might be home to a subculture of violent racism. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.c http://www.th eaustralian.com.au/politics/s om.au/politics/state-politics/v tate-politics/victoria-inictoria-in-a-state-ofa-state-of-denial/story-e6fr denial/story-e6frgczxgczx1225829870696

Residency lures foreign students The Sydney Morning Herald February 15 2010

Almost a quarter of international students choose to study in Australia to become permanent residents, according to a survey which could heighten industry fears about the possible impact of recently announced changes to the skilled migration system. Full article: http://www.smh.com.au/nati http://www.sm h.com.au/national/education/res onal/education/residency-lur idency-lures-foreign-s es-foreign-students-20100214tudents-20100214-nzks.html nzks.html  

Binding ties through scholarships The Star - Malaysia February 14 2010

HARD work pays off — especially for the 11 Endeavour Award and six Malaysia Australia Colombo Plan Commemoration (MACC) scholarship recipients, who will be furthering their tertiary qualifications in Australia. Full article: http://thestar.com.my/educati http://thestar .com.my/education/story.asp?f on/story.asp?file=/2010/2/14/educati ile=/2010/2/14/education/5633429&sec=educ on/5633429&sec=education ation  

Australia: 20,000 applications cancelled University World News February 14 2010

At least 20,000 applications from foreign students for permanent residence have been cancelled because of their poor English and qualifications considered no longer in demand. Full article: http://www.universityworldn http://www.un iversityworldnews.com/artic ews.com/article.php?story=20 le.php?story=20100212125559486 100212125559486  

We need to use this crisis to do more for overseas students - Michael Spence, vice-chancellor of the University of Sydney The Sydney Morning Herald February 12 2010

The recent alarming headlines again in India depicting Australia as a hotbed of racism and crime should be a wake-upsource call. Overseas students are critical to Australia's reputation,, as well as providing our third-largest of overseas, or so-called "export", income. reputation Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / [email protected] / www.acuma.org.au

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Full article: http://www.smh.com.au/opin http://www.s mh.com.au/opinion/politics/weion/politics/we-need-to-useneed-to-use-this-cris this-crisis-to-do-moreis-to-do-more-for-overseas for-overseas-students -students-20100211-nuzw.html

Premiers clash over attacks

The Age February 12 2010 PREMIER John Brumby has hit out at his NSW Labor counterpart, Kristina Keneally, after she sought to exploit Victoria's problems with violent attacks against Indian students. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/national/p http://www.theage.c om.au/national/premiers-cl remiers-clash-over-at ash-over-attacks-20100211-n tacks-20100211-nv4e.html v4e.html  

Australia may regret move to turn foreign students away GulfNews.com February 12 2010

Reforms announced this week by the immigration minister could result in some young adults looking elsewhere for higher education Full article: http://gulfnews.com/opinion http://gulfnew s.com/opinions/columnists s/columnists/australia-may/australia-may-regret-moveregret-move-to-turn-f to-turn-foreign-stud oreign-students-awayents-away1.581580

Govt amends foreign students bill The Sydney Morning Herald February 11 2010

The Rudd government has conceded ground to the coalition on draft laws protecting international students from shonky operators. Full article: http://news.smh.com.au/br http://news.s mh.com.au/breaking-newseaking-news-national/govt-amen national/govt-amends-foreign-s ds-foreign-students-bil tudents-bill-20100211l-20100211ntm9.html

Australia axes 20,000 applications in migrant halt AFP via Google News February 09 2010

Australia on Monday axed 20,000 migrant applications in a major overhaul aimed at clamping down on foreign students gaining permanent residency through courses such as hairdress hairdressing ing and cookery. Full article: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/a http://www.google.c om/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iL rticle/ALeqM5iLhqI-3-9Q2d_WaI hqI-3-9Q2d_WaIwgeu0VdhCNbg wgeu0VdhCNbg  

Universities told to boost English programs The Australian February 10 2010

UNIVERSITIES are being warned to increase their English language programs for international students given the potential for a review of the migration points system to recommend higher levels of proficiency. Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / [email protected] / www.acuma.org.au

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Full article: http://www.theaustralian.c http://www.thea ustralian.com.au/higherom.au/higher-education/univ education/universities-t ersities-told-to-boost-engl old-to-boost-english-program ish-programs/storys/storye6frgcjx-1225828473695

New skills push will break some colleges

The Australian February 09 2010 THE once-booming vocational education sector, which made a lucrative business of selling residencylinked courses such as cookery and hairdressing, is heading for a big bust. Full article: http://www.theaustralian. http://www.th eaustralian.com.au/news/na com.au/news/nation/new-skil tion/new-skills-push-w ls-push-will-break-some ill-break-some-colleges/stor -colleges/storyye6frg6nf-1225828052368

The best and brightest to be given priority The Age February 09 2010

A LONG-ANTICIPATED shake-up of skilled migration has split the education sector, with private colleges warning of catastrophe and public institutions praising the priority it gives to the smartest for permanent residency. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/nationa http://www.theage.c om.au/national/education/th l/education/the-best-and-br e-best-and-brightest-to-be-gi ightest-to-be-given-priorit ven-priority-20100208y-20100208nnao.html

Migration changes alarm students The Canberra Times February 09 2010

Changes to Australia's skilled migration laws could make it easier for unscrupulous employers to exploit oversees trainees and could lead to further closures of private colleges, international student groups warned yesterday. Full article: http://www.canberratimes.com http://www.can berratimes.com.au/news/local .au/news/local/news/general/migr /news/general/migration-chang ation-changes-alarmes-alarmstudents/1745777.aspx English test for migration revamp to favour doctors, nurses and teachers The Daily Telegraph via The Herald Sun February 08 2010

- New migration policy to be unveiled today - Replaced by new Skilled Occupations List - 20,000 to have applications withdrawn Full article: http://www.heraldsun.com.au http://www.her aldsun.com.au/news/national/en /news/national/english-test glish-test-for-migr -for-migration-revampation-revamp-to-favour-doc to-favour-doctorstorsnurses-and-teachers/s nurses-an d-teachers/story-e6frf7l6 tory-e6frf7l6-1225827688338 -1225827688338

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Govt tightens skilled migration rules The Sydney Morning Herald February 08 2010

There are concerns changes to skilled migration rules could further tarnish Australia's reputation abroad with the revamp to leave thousands of foreign students in limbo. Full article: http://news.smh.com.au/brea http://news.s mh.com.au/breaking-news-n king-news-national/govt-ti ational/govt-tightens-sk ghtens-skilled-migration illed-migration-rules-20100208-rules-20100208nl41.html

New rules help draw foreign students The Star - Canada February 08 2010

Colleges laud move to speed visa process Until nine months ago, prospective students from India had to wait up to eight months for a visa to study in Canada – with many of them being rejected after a long delay or missing the course deadlines. Full article: http://www.thestar.com/news http://www.thest ar.com/news/gta/education/art /gta/education/article/761995--new icle/761995--new-rules-help-rules-help-draw-foreigndraw-foreign-students students  

Indians slam Overland's advice to 'look poor' to avoid being bashed The Age February 07 2010

AN INDIAN student spokesman has slammed as ridiculous Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Simon Overland's advice that Indian students should not work as taxi drivers and should "look as poor as you can" to avoid being assaulted. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/nationa http://www.th eage.com.au/national/indians-s l/indians-slam-overlandslam-overlands-advice-to-look advice-to-look-poor-to-avoid-poor-to-avoid-beingbeingbashed-20100206-njxk.html

Employers 'exploiting' overseas students WA Today February 07 2010

International students students are being exploited by employers in Western Australia, the state's Labor opposition says. Full article: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news http://www.watoday.c om.au/wa-news/employers-expl /employers-exploiting-overseas oiting-overseas-students-2 -students-20100207-nkjr.ht 0100207-nkjr.html ml  

In denial over a deep vein of hate The Sydney Morning Herald February 06 2010

The Indian media lambasted Australia as a nation of racists after attacks on their students - and they may be right. Nick O'Malley and Matt Wade report. Full article: http://www.smh.com.au/nati http://www.sm h.com.au/national/in-denialonal/in-denial-over-a-deep-vei over-a-deep-vein-of-hate-201 n-of-hate-20100205-niqm.html 00205-niqm.html   Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / [email protected] / www.acuma.org.au

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Film gives Brisbane 'the edge' over rival cities The Brisbane Times February 05 2010

The company behind a new promotional film aimed at encouraging international students to come to Brisbane says it was not made in response to the negative publicity surrounding surrounding attacks on Indian students in Melbourne. Full article: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au http://www.bris banetimes.com.au/queensland/f /queensland/film-gives-br ilm-gives-brisbane-the-ed isbane-the-edge-over-rival ge-over-rival-cities-cities20100205-ni84.html

Skilled migration shake-up The Age February 06 2010

THE federal government is set to overhaul Australia's Australia's skilled migration program, but industry bodies fear it will throw the flagging international education sector into further disarray. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/nationa http://www.theage.c om.au/national/skilled-migr l/skilled-migration-shakeu ation-shakeup-20100205-nip5.h p-20100205-nip5.html tml  

Coalition Senators delay ESOS legislation again aga in Joint Media Release: The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Senator the Hon Kim Carr February 04 2010

The Coalition, the Greens and independent Senators have today voted to delay the passage of the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Bill 2009. Full article: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Minist http://www.deewr. gov.au/Ministers/Gillard/Medi ers/Gillard/Media/Releases/Pages/Arti a/Releases/Pages/Article_100205_081307.aspx cle_100205_081307.aspx  

Tuition Hikes Pit Students Against Schools The Korea Times February 04 2010

Korean universities and colleges are now charging on average one of the highest tuition fees among the 30 OECD countries, leaving students and parents with the burden of paying up to almost 10 million won annually. Full article: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr http://www.kor eatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation /www/news/nation/2010/02/113_60309.html /2010/02/113_60309.html  

More protections for students resisted The Sydney Morning Herald February 04 2010

International students left out of pocket when their college goes belly up will be reimbursed for International expenses beyond course fees - but not if the federal government can help it. Full article: http://news.s http://news.smh.com.au/brea king-news-national/more-pr ational/more-protections-for otections-for-students-students-resisted-20100204resisted-20100204ng5b.html mh.com.au/breaking-news-n Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / [email protected] / www.acuma.org.au

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Pupils eye switch to overseas study The Standard - Hong Kong February 05 2010

Rising numbers of students want to finish their school studies overseas amid growing worries over the new diploma for secondary education system. Full article: http://www.thestandard.com.h http://www.thes tandard.com.hk/news_detail.as k/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_i p?pp_cat=11&art_id=94138&sid=26959456&c d=94138&sid=26959456&con_ty on_ty pe=1

Quebec Offers Fast-Tracked Canadian Citizenship to International Students Examiner.com February 03 2010

In a move that may be designed to take advantage of Australia's and Britain's recent problems in the Indian-student market, Quebec is offering Canadian citizenship to international students who graduate Indian-student from any university in the province. Full article: http://www.examiner.com/x-32128-In http://www.examin er.com/x-32128-Internationalternational-EducationEducation-in-Canada-Exam in-Canada-Examiner~y2010m2d3iner~y2010m2d3Quebec-Offers-FastTrac Quebec-Off ers-FastTracked-Canadianked-Canadian-Citizenship Citizenship-to-Internati -to-International-Students onal-Students

Newcastle Uni to establish international college The Herald February 04 2010

THE University of Newcastle is to establish an International International College at Callaghan Campus that will create 200 jobs and bring an extra 1000 overseas students a year into the institution by 2020. University vice-chancellor vice-chancellor Nick Saunders signed an agreement with private college operator Navitas yesterday. Full article: http://www.theherald.com.au http://www.th eherald.com.au/news/local/news /news/local/news/general/newcas /general/newcastle-uni-totle-uni-to-establish-int establish-internationalernationalcollege/1741893.aspx

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Call for international education post The Sydney Morning Herald February 03 2010

The Australian Greens have called on the federal government to appoint a parliamentary secretary for internationall education. internationa Full article: http://news.smh.com.au/brea http://news.sm h.com.au/breaking-news-n king-news-national/call-for ational/call-for-internation -international-education al-education-post-20100203-post-20100203ncuf.html

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Sociologist investigates attacks on overseas students The Australian February 03 2010

AFTER 10 months of charged debate over whether attacks on overseas students are race-based, researcher Helen Forbes-Mewett Forbes-Mewett wants to interview the assailants in an effort to get to the bottom of the issue. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.c http://www.th eaustralian.com.au/higher-ed om.au/higher-education/sociologis ucation/sociologist-investigat t-investigates-attacks es-attacks-on-overseas-on-overseasstudents/story-e6frgcjx-1225826089308

Australia hopes to lure Canadian grads with 12-month working holiday visa The Canadian Press January 02 2010

Australian tourism officials hope to convince Canadian university and college students of the benefits of spending a year Down Under after graduating this spring, saying the experience could improve their future job prospects back home. Full article: http://www.google.com/hostednews/c http://www.google.c om/hostednews/canadianpress/ar anadianpress/article/ALeqM5gs ticle/ALeqM5gslSUwE5iHWFAjC8 lSUwE5iHWFAjC8ilAksVs5WF ilAksVs5WFEE A Taiwan hopes to enhance ties with Australia: president Taiwan News January 02 2010

President Ma Ying-jeou on Monday hoped that Taiwan could further develop relations with Australia, but he said that would not entail pursuing formal ties under his policy of a diplomatic truce with China. Full article: http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn http://www.etaiw annews.com/etn/news_conten /news_content.php?id=1170462&lan t.php?id=1170462&lang=eng_news g=eng_news  

Indian journal focuses on 'hate' The Age

February 01 2010 The cover of India's Outlook magazine. IT'S A magazine cover that will make the hearts of Australian university bosses and diplomats sink. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/nation http://www.theage.c om.au/national/indian-jou al/indian-journal-focus rnal-focuses-on-hate-2010 es-on-hate-20100131-n6ju.htm 0131-n6ju.htmll 

Fresh blow for Indian studies The Age January 30 2010

IN A fresh blow to Australia's overseas education industry, a minister has gained wide publicity in the Indian media after saying Indians should not go to Australia for studies. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/nation http://www.theage.c om.au/national/fresh-blowal/fresh-blow-for-indianfor-indian-studies-20100 studies-20100130-n4dr.html 130-n4dr.html   Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / [email protected] / www.acuma.org.au

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