Number of International students going to Australia from India has taken a beating in last few years.
In order to protect International students and their rights, Australia Government introduced a bill to promote and protect the human rights of international students.
The Race Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Helen Szoke, launched the Principles to promote and protect the human rights of international students at the Australian International Education Conference on 4 October 2012.
The implementation of these high-level, human rights-based Principles will enhance the safety and well-being of international students in Australia. The Race Discrimination Commissioner encourages all those working with international students to consider how these can be effectively adopted and implemented in the ongoing development of policies and services relating to international students.
Broadly, the Principles can be used:
- as a guide for all organisations and government agencies that provide services to international students
- to inform the ongoing development of policies and services relating to international students, and
- to provide international students and their representative bodies with a guide on how their human rights can be better promoted and protected, to support their advocacy with governments, service providers and other agencies.
To maximise its impact, it is recommended that these Principles are referred to on an ongoing basis, as services and policies affecting international students are reviewed and developed.
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