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  1. Visas and immigration
    New research recommends that migrant and refugee children in Australia should be exposed to more non-English-based subjects such as art and sport to help them to make friends. It will also help them with the transition into school education and improve their wellbeing, according to researchers...
  2. Housing
    We are a family of four moving from the US to Brisbane. Both of our kids are high school age. I'll be working downtown near the Brisbane Transit center. We are looking at Brisbane State High School as our first choice of schools, but we are open to consider other options. Any advice on good...
  3. Visas and immigration
    International students studying in Australia are being reminded that they cannot just decide to stop their course and work full time as this will breach their visa and could lead to them being sent home. There has been an increase in the number of young people on student visas doing just this...
  4. Visas and immigration
    International students in Australia who are having difficulty with their course because of their level of English are being urged to talks to their student advisors. Every year many start new university courses and struggle to keep up if their level of English is not up to scratch, but...
  5. Education
    Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has launched a new award scheme for the brightest and best overseas students to enable them to study in Australia. The Australia Awards scholarship scheme has two streams. The development stream offers recipients the opportunity to study in Australia and then return...
  6. Education
    Australian school pupils from non-English speaking backgrounds do better than their classmates in all areas of literacy and numeracy except reading, according to test results released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). The results of the 2010 national...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Canberra ranks as Australia's second most liveable city but although it has good schools and healthcare services it lacks quality affordable housing and a good public transport system, a survey has found. According to Canberrans, the city's most positive attributes include being a safe place...
  8. Education
    One of the cornerstones of this vibrant economic giant is its educational system and the many schools in Australia. In Australia, school attendance is compulsory and from five years of age, all children in the country are to receive eleven years of compulsory education. As a result, the adult...
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