Australia Education

  • Aussie police delay releasing survey on racism February 10, 2010

    Melbourne: The release of a research paper providing evidence that Indian students in Melbourne feel racially targeted was delayed by the Australian police. The survey conducted by Victoria University will be reviewed by the police in 60 days and the paper will be released on February 16. It was earlier scheduled...
  • Suspect couple to be produced before Aus court January 29, 2010

    Sydney: An Indian couple was scheduled to appear on Friday in a Sydney court over the death of fellow fruit-picker Ranjodh Singh in a case that has helped stoke tension between Delhi and Canberra over the safety of Indians in Australia. Police allege Singh, 25, was still alive when he was...
  • Foreign students at risk: Oz was warned 2 years ago January 23, 2010

    Melbourne: Two years ago, Australia's state and federal governments were warned about the possibility of foreign students facing attacks, but they "weren't interested in listening", a group that represents the country's universities said Saturday. Universities Australia chief executive Glenn Withers told The Age he was disappointed state and federal governments did...
  • Krishna fires fresh salvo at Aus High Commissioner January 8, 2010

    New Delhi: Two deadly attacks and several fiery statements later, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna fired the latest salvo at Australia in a private meeting with their High Commissioner in New Delhi for not doing enough to protect Indians like Nitin Garg and Ranjot Singh, both of whom were killed...
  • Worry for Indians in Oz not hysteria: Krishna January 7, 2010

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Thursday said Indian students must select their courses with care before they travel to Australia--advice given after the killings of two Indians in that country. “The kind of courses for which are students are going for (in Australia) are certainly not encouraging,”...
  • Figures prove fact: Oz doesn't impress Indian students January 7, 2010

    Melbourne: There has been a sharp fall in the number of Indians applying for visas to study in Australia, said a media report on Thursday. The development comes following a string of assaults, including two killings, on Indian students. The immigration department figures for the period from July to October 31...
  • Oz takes action against scams in education sector July 31, 2009

    Hyderabad: Australia Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Thursday the country was taking action against scams and fraudulent activities in the education sector. The statement was in the wake of the attack on a journalist of an Indian-origin, who tried to expose migration and education scams in Australia against...