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Australia jobless percentage is maintaining low

Australia’s unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2 percent in December, data showed Thursday, but economists said the jobs market was weakening and raised the likelihood of an interest rate cut. It came in the same as the revised November figure and compared to a consensus forecast of 5.3 percent. The Australian Bureau of Statistics said […]

Loans for Forgein students to study in Australia

HECS-STYLE loans could be used to resuscitate the ailing international education industry and compensate poor countries for brain drain. Professor from Australian National University’s Crawford School of Economics and Government, said most of the 180,000-odd overseas higher education students in Australia had to raise about $20,000 a year to fund their tuition. “They’ve got to […]

Australian Defence Force looks overseas to fill the gaps

International defence personnel made redundant by their home forces may be able to find new opportunities in Australia – with a number of programs focusing on recruiting skilled individuals form external sources As part of the new drive to improve recruitment of specialist staff members, the ADF will be working with the Department of Immigration […]

Australia relaxes its visa rules for international students

Knight Review on Student Visas: “It’s time to fulfill your dream to study in Australia – as getting visa for studying in Australia will be easier from 2012!” The revised visa system is proposed to brand Australia as an attractive place to study and work – a desired destination for International students. It means less […]

Skilled workforce on the agenda for Australia and India

Australia will continue to collaborate with Indian businesses and education and training institutions to support India and Australia to build highly-skilled and well trained workforces, Minister for Skills and Jobs, Senator Chris Evans said today. Addressing a forum hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry in New Delhi today, Senator Evans spoke of the value […]

Is Australia safe for foreign students and immigrants?

The United States-based blog for Indo-Americans, “Sepia Mutiny”  has frequently carried alarming accounts of unprovoked attacks on Indian students. Recently there has been some bad press for Australia in the Indian news media about similar-seeming events. Is the situation comparable? Should prospective Indian students (and their parents), investors and independent skilled migrants feel any alarm? […]

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