http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRk4EbN7DOGNCE1Alh17Hfv4rpb_CdpFVZGWGK23zs0jDnc_etJ-cqio0coBy Jan Gothard. Now it’s in government, the Coalition says one of its top priorities is international education. Along with policies to encourage international students to study here, Australian students, too, will be offered the chance to go to Asia as part of the government’s New Colombo Plan.
It’s been termed the “New” Colombo Plan because it takes its name from the original Colombo Plan of the 1950s. Unlike the new policy, the aim of the previous plan, launched in the chill of the Cold War, was not to “engage with Asia” but instead to keep Communist Asia far from Australia’s doorstep. More...