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Weekly Immigration News Round up 18 July 2010 | Immigration Matters

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International Students Shun Australia for US and Canada

The US and Canada are competing to attract the international students that Australia is turning away.

Australia has seen its international student population plummet in recent years. The controversy over attacks on Indian students, a shake-up of the immigration policy meaning that many college courses were no longer on the Australian skills list, rumours of capping and ceasing visas and the near collapse of some private vocational colleges have turned students away from Australia.

UK Government propose graduate tax and wider role for private institutions in higher education

Vince Cable called for a wider role for private institutions in higher education, which could offer to teach such courses, and acknowledged the ‘huge export earnings from overseas students’.

Sheep shearers may get UK immigration exemption

In June, the government announced that the number of skilled workers allowed into the UK from outside the EU would be cut by 1,300.

One in 5 Britons will be from an ethnic background says report

The Daily Express reports that one in five of Britain’s population will be from an ethnic minority by the middle of the century, a new report forecasts this week.

NPTE Exam suspended ‘effective immediately’

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) has announced that it immediately has suspended National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) testing for all graduates of schools located in Egypt, India, Pakistan and the Philippines.

Former asylum seeker on benefits given £2 million house by UK council

The Telegraph reports. Abdi and Sayruq Nur, who fled war town Somalia, had been unhappy that their previous home – also paid for by housing benefit – was not convenient for shopping and meant their children had to get the bus to school.

Russian Spy will lose British Citizenship

Russian spy femme fatale Anna Chapman will be stripped of her British citizenship on the grounds that her marriage to a British citizen was a ‘sham’.

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