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Well this is going to put the cat amongst the pigeons

http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/program/406778

I think this is terrible and we are not doing enough to stop this from happening.

It is also damaging our economy.

The Indian people I love for their generosity and kindness and this is how we treat them.
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My airtel connection seems to be too poor to view the video!
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Originally Posted by Towle View Post I think this is terrible and we are not doing enough to stop this from happening.
"This", whatever it is, appears to be described in a 45 minute long TV documentary, which I confess I'm not interested enough to watch.

Can you give us a precis?
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& can you summarise my opinion too when you get it?
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There are problems with Indian students coming to Australia and not getting what they paid for eg Commercial Pilots licence not getting the advertised flying hours and also Hospitality Schools. Overseas students are our third biggest export !! It is a 15 billion a year business. There are also immigration scams with Indian students paying thousands of dollars to get a resident visa and not actually getting it.. One man with a Master degree just married was told his wife would get a resident visa but only he did and his new bride had to be deported after two weeks in Australia and he is now working at a Supermarket checkout !! His wife is now going to divorce him as she cannot come to Australia.

More here

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2...29/2639291.htm

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sto...8-2862,00.html
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There is already an extensive thread on these issues here, I suppose the two had best be merged: attacks on indian students in australia.*

* Edit: Oh I see now, that's in the Masala forum (formerly the Off-Topic forum), and so won't be visible nor accessible to newer members.

Hence the confusion I suppose. Sorry, I said nothing.
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Mod Note: Since Towle has enough posts for Chai and Chat this thread has been moved there. Scams and Annoyances is for in India - not in other countries.


Towle - I think you meant overseas students are Australia's biggest import not export. If Oz started sending all overseas students back home there would be a huge outcry!

Are we focussing on the issue of the bride being exported here? Sorry but I haven't the time to sit and watch the video. This is not a new thing with the immigration department of Australia. Australia has extremely rigid rules re who and who cannot stay, and over the years there have been many heartbreaking cases of a similar type where families wait years to be reconciled. And where the people concerned are not only from India.

And let's keep all this in perspective, not a nice incident indeed, but I think your title is rather inflammatory - this is not a general rule at all. In fact, at the present moment the Australian government is focussing on how to deal with current events as outlined in Mach's thread link and improving relationships with India on all levels.
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Towle - I think you meant overseas students are Australia's biggest import not export. If Oz started sending all overseas students back home there would be a huge outcry!
Nope export but not overseas students but education..... a bit difficult... but easy to understand when you see which way the money flows. exports bring in money and so do the overseas students.... sorry for nitpicking....
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Originally Posted by Aishah View Post Mod Note: Since Towle has enough posts for Chai and Chat this thread has been moved there. Scams and Annoyances is for in India - not in other countries.


Towle - I think you meant overseas students are Australia's biggest import not export. If Oz started sending all overseas students back home there would be a huge outcry!

Are we focussing on the issue of the bride being exported here? Sorry but I haven't the time to sit and watch the video. This is not a new thing with the immigration department of Australia. Australia has extremely rigid rules re who and who cannot stay, and over the years there have been many heartbreaking cases of a similar type where families wait years to be reconciled. And where the people concerned are not only from India.

And let's keep all this in perspective, not a nice incident indeed, but I think your title is rather inflammatory - this is not a general rule at all. In fact, at the present moment the Australian government is focussing on how to deal with current events as outlined in Mach's thread link and improving relationships with India on all levels.
With all due respect , you have not viewed the actual 4 Corners Video , The Australian Government are portrayed in a poor light by not doing enough and in fact investigating the complainants (the Indian Students themselves) Can you maybe take the time to view what I have linked and then make an informed comment?

Yes Indian students are Australia's Third biggest export earner.

http://blog.taragana.com/n/indian-st...-earner-24937/

The migration agent ripped off the newly married couple, it wasn't the Governments fault. Again you need to view the whole video.

I can't see how my title is inflammatory when this is what is actually happening and you also have a forum title "Scams and Annoyances in India" which relates to Indian nationals scamming foreign tourists

For a Summary of the Four Corners Segment "Holy Cash Cows"

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/conte...9/s2637255.htm

4 Corners is a long-standing and well-respected Television Current Affairs program, having won many awards for journalism.
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Points taken, Towle and the jag. I read your link above, Towle, and you are right - scams and corruption abounding in Australia. Bogus courses, corrupt immigration agents etc., and I wish I had my Times of India from a couple of days back in front of me because there was a front page article about an investigative Indian female journalist who was attacked doing just such a story in Australia. You may find a link to this in Australian papers? None of this is good for Australia's image in the world, currently.

(And yes, Four Corners is a very long-standing and well-respected Current Affairs program).
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There was an article in yesterday's newspaper (New Indian Express, I think) about fake degree courses in UK. I understand that the British Home Office has tightened up, and no longer grants visas for study at dodgy institutions; On the other hand, I often see "Study in UK" ads in the papers here and wonder if they are on the level or not.
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Towle, thanks for the update.
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I don't want to offend anyone but I am disappointed in what is happening to your people who come to our country with high hopes of gaining qualifications and then getting ripped off. It's very said and I am ashamed of these actions. I really enjoyed my time in your country and hope to come back very soon if my personal project develops further. I can't say much more but I hope to develop very close ties with India.
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An update from our Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister , Ms Julia Gillard

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599...-29277,00.html
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