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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International higher education news • February 2010

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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: Survey College close after students pay $7000 The politics of violence Victoria in a state of denial Residency lures foreign students Binding ties through scholarships 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 International 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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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International higher education news • February 2010

Study University, Foundation or High School in Adelaide, South Australia - Eynebsury YouTube.com February 28 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jVzpem72rU&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/rtd/lifestyles/health_med_fit/article/I-JAPA0126_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 are still being accepted and the final figure will not be confirmed until March. Full article: http://www.thecourier.com.au/news/local/news/general/indian-student-numbers-fall-at-university-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 students from more than 80 countries attending courses each year. Full article: http://www.odt.co.nz/on-campus/university-otago/95011/campus-life-not-all-fun-internationalstudents International education rules strengthened Media Release: The Hon Julia Gillard MP February 23 2010 The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, today welcomed the 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.

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International higher education news • February 2010

Full article: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Ministers/Gillard/Media/Releases/Pages/Article_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-campus/university-otago/94783/malaysian-teacher-trainees-arrive-study Students reconsider 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/world/australia/students-reconsider-schooling-down-under-after-spate-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/Ministers/Gillard/Media/Releases/Pages/Article_100222_190353.aspx International students 'to be protected' NineMSN.com.au February 22 2010 International students will be better protected from unscrupulous education providers under new laws passed by parliament. Full article: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=1015814

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International higher education news • February 2010

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 Government funding for a project to build the skills and education of local young Muslim Australians. Full article: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Ministers/Ellis/Media/Releases/Pages/Article_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/manawatu-standard/news/3348086/Massey-boss-courts-study-hungry-India 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/society-and-culture/there-is-little-that-is-black-and-white-inattacks-on-indians-20100218-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 the attacks on Indian students. Full article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126649620815647633.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines 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/national/localborn-more-at-risk-of-assault-20100218-oiuv.html

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International higher education news • February 2010

Vested interests gag debate The Australian February 17 2010 OVER 10 years I prepared overseas students for study in Australian universities ("Universities told to boost English programs," HES, February 10). Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/letters/vested-interests-gag-debate/storye6frgcox-1225831100669 International students see threats: poll The Sydney Morning Herald February 16 2010 International 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/breaking-news-national/international-students-see-threats-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/content/52792/25-students-study-australia-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 students $7000 each for fees and equipment three weeks ago. Full article: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/college-close-after-student-pay-7000-20100216-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. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/national/the-politics-of-violence-20100212-nxks.html Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International higher education news • February 2010

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, 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.com.au/politics/state-politics/victoria-in-a-state-of-denial/story-e6frgczx1225829870696 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/national/education/residency-lures-foreign-students-20100214-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/education/story.asp?file=/2010/2/14/education/5633429&sec=education 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.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20100212125559486 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-up call. Overseas students are critical to Australia's reputation, as well as providing our third-largest source of overseas, or so-called "export", income. Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International higher education news • February 2010

Full article: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/we-need-to-use-this-crisis-to-do-more-for-overseas-students20100211-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/premiers-clash-over-attacks-20100211-nv4e.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/opinions/columnists/australia-may-regret-move-to-turn-foreign-students-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/breaking-news-national/govt-amends-foreign-students-bill-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 hairdressing and cookery. Full article: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iLhqI-3-9Q2d_WaIwgeu0VdhCNbg 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 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International higher education news • February 2010

Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/universities-told-to-boost-english-programs/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.com.au/news/nation/new-skills-push-will-break-some-colleges/storye6frg6nf-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/national/education/the-best-and-brightest-to-be-given-priority-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.au/news/local/news/general/migration-changes-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/news/national/english-test-for-migration-revamp-to-favour-doctorsnurses-and-teachers/story-e6frf7l6-1225827688338

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International higher education news • February 2010

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/breaking-news-national/govt-tightens-skilled-migration-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/gta/education/article/761995--new-rules-help-draw-foreign-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/national/indians-slam-overlands-advice-to-look-poor-to-avoid-beingbashed-20100206-njxk.html Employers 'exploiting' overseas students WA Today February 07 2010 International students are being exploited by employers in Western Australia, the state's Labor opposition says. Full article: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/employers-exploiting-overseas-students-20100207-nkjr.html 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/national/in-denial-over-a-deep-vein-of-hate-20100205-niqm.html Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / 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 attacks on Indian students in Melbourne. Full article: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/film-gives-brisbane-the-edge-over-rival-cities20100205-ni84.html Skilled migration shake-up The Age February 06 2010 THE federal government is set to overhaul 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/national/skilled-migration-shakeup-20100205-nip5.html Coalition Senators delay ESOS legislation again 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/Ministers/Gillard/Media/Releases/Pages/Article_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/www/news/nation/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 expenses beyond course fees - but not if the federal government can help it. Full article: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/more-protections-for-students-resisted-20100204ng5b.html Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International higher education news • February 2010

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.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=94138&sid=26959456&con_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 from any university in the province. Full article: http://www.examiner.com/x-32128-International-Education-in-Canada-Examiner~y2010m2d3Quebec-Offers-FastTracked-Canadian-Citizenship-to-International-Students Newcastle Uni to establish international college The Herald February 04 2010 THE University of Newcastle is to establish an 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 Nick Saunders signed an agreement with private college operator Navitas yesterday. Full article: http://www.theherald.com.au/news/local/news/general/newcastle-uni-to-establish-internationalcollege/1741893.aspx Harmony Day 2010 - March 21st Register your events and receive free promotional items http://www.harmony.gov.au 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 international education. Full article: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/call-for-international-education-post-20100203ncuf.html

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand International higher education news • February 2010

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 wants to interview the assailants in an effort to get to the bottom of the issue. Full article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/sociologist-investigates-attacks-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/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5gslSUwE5iHWFAjC8ilAksVs5WFE 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/news_content.php?id=1170462&lang=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/national/indian-journal-focuses-on-hate-20100131-n6ju.html 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/national/fresh-blow-for-indian-studies-20100130-n4dr.html Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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International education news summary, February 2010 - Australia, New Zealand focus