Fed Govt push to protect student market

Posted on 17/03/2009  

The Federal Government has launched a multi-million-dollar push to defend Australia’s share of the international student market against the economic slowdown, according to The Age. The $3.5 million push in the next nine months will target China, India, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Education is Australia’s third-largest export after coal and iron ore, supporting 80,000 Australian jobs and contributing $14.2 billion to the economy last financial year. The nation’s international student numbers grew by 21% last year, the largest increase since 2002.

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