Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Truth in Australia

Kudos to the Indian media who brought out these student issues which affect their lives in Australia. Brickbats to the Indian media who did not know when to stop, writes PAWAN LUTHRA

Indian students in Australia have often been ignored by both the local politicians and the local Indian community.  Often seen by their private colleges and universities as cash cows, they cannot vote and so there is limited, if any, political patronage for them.  The local Indian community tends to ignore them, other than encouraging them to visit their restaurants or attend their musical shows. Those who depend on the international students’ monies such as the immigration gurus, private education institutions etc have more of a commercial angle rather than a personal one, although of course, there are exceptions to the rule. Continue reading