Australian government

The study route

The institutions, and the Australian government, are concerned that many Indian applicants are making their way to distant shores with the intention of obtaining work visas, and that academic enrolment is only a ruse. In January last year, the Australian government had lifted a cap on the number of hours students could work in order to deal with workforce shortages that threatened to cripple the economy.

3 Australians detained in Iran

One of the prisoners is an Australian university lecturer. A British-Australian blogger and her boyfriend were also detained by Iranian authorities in a separate incident.