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Education Services for Overseas Students

Australia's thriving international education sector has come under local and international media scrutiny over the past few months, following a series of reports surrounding violent attacks against Indian students. This follows calls for better assistance and support for international students that have fallen on the deaf ears of successive governments and opposition parties.

Since then, an intense spotlight has been placed on our international education sector, with issues such as visa exploitation and discrimination within employment, student safety, questionable information provided by education and immigration agents, and sub-standard educational services and support by some providers, contributing to the perception of rorting within our education sector.

According to statistics from the Australian Education International Monthly Summary of International Student Enrolment Data, as at June 2009, there were 467 407 enrolments by full-fee international students in Australia on a student visa, compared to 204 401 in June 2002.

Click here for the full additional comments from the Greens' Education Spokesperson, Senator Hanson-Young:

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