Australia is 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 […]

Student visa requirements are going to be relaxed_Minister of Immigration

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced the Government will make the visa application process easier for students from 29 countries by reducing assessment levels across a range of student visa subclasses from 24 March. The changes are in response to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s (DIAC) 2011 review of […]

Why choose Australia over the USA? The UK? Canada? New Zealand?

Economic opportunities in Australia are vast. Australia’s economy is increasingly integrated into those of the ASEAN countries (originally Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand and more recently in addition Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. It also has a free trade agreement with the USA. As with India and Canada, Australia’s financial sector […]

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