INDIAN STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA

  • Are our people safe? India asks Australia to explain February 10, 2010

    Melbourne: India on Wednesday sought "credible answers" from Australia about the safety of its nationals who are studying in that country. "It is important to understand that there is anger and frustration in India over what is happening (in Australia)," said Indian High Commissioner Sujatha Singh in an article published in...
  • 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...
  • 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 Australiaadvice 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...
  • 4 Australian colleges shut shop, Indian students hit November 6, 2009

    Melbourne: Over 2,000 international students, including those from India, were left in the lurchsome with barely two weeks to go before they get their degreesfollowing the sudden overnight collapse of four private colleges in the Australian cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Teachers at the colleges run by the Meridian Group were...
  • One found guilty of racist attack on Indian in Australia October 23, 2009

    Melbourne: A group of youths nearly killed an Indian student during an armed assault in a grocery store in Australian city Melbourne for the "sheer thrill" of the attack, a judge said while sentencing one of the attackers to jail. Carrying wooden planks ripped up from a nearby bus stop seat,...
  • You're safe: Aussie official writes to 4,787 students August 29, 2009

    Adelaide: The premier of an Australian state has taken the unusual step of writing a personal letter to each of the 4,787 Indian overseas students enrolled in his state, assuring them of their safety and welfare. South Australia Premier Mike Rann has written to Indian students highlighting not only his government's...