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Why international medical students deserve a place in Australian hospitals

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne writes: Amid Australia’s ongoing doctor shortage, the health system risks losing dozens of Australian-trained, foreign-born doctors because of a shortage of intern places. The Australian Medical Students Association estimates the system needs 182 intern places to ensure all international students can finish their medical training and gain full registration as doctors. […]

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Zero to Twelve: A solid Australian education

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Australian education system has earned a reputation of being one of the most sought after curricula in the world. In June last year, more than 15,000 Malaysian international students were living in Australia. In 2010, 73 countries took part in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) testing, an internationally standardised assessment for 15-year-olds, […]

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SIMPLIFYING Australian STUDENT VISAS

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

1                     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 […]

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Australia is 2nd in UN Human Development Index

| November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Norway, Australia and the Netherlands lead this year’s newly released Human Development Index (HDI) rankings, the annual United Nations measure of progress in human well-being, while the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Niger and Burundi are at the bottom.   The HDI, issued today by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), combines measures of life […]

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