In May, I wrote a fairly detailed blog and my comments were carried by THE AUSTRALIAN too.
Australian Streamline Visa Processing is one of the innovations seen in this area in recent years. I believe that it is the right step and has the potential of helping the country gain-back the students. Most of the institutions are attempting to do the right things. However, there are definitely loop holes and not all providers and/or their agents are vigilant enough. There is a need to keep ensuring that the minority doesn’t derail the good system. There is also a need to embrace the possible improvements and implement them in our processes.
(Do read the blog of May titled WHEN I WARN INSTITUTIONS ON THE SVP ABUSE, AM I AN ALARMIST OR A WHISTLEBLOWER.)
There was denial in the newspaper article as can be seen on that blog and some institutions believed that there was no concern at all.
However, there is an article in today’s THE AUSTRALIAN that states that “Immigration confirms new student rort”. At-least there is a prospect of a review now… Also, in May, I had argued that the current caste system should end as far as SVP is concerned and quality private providers and all TAFE should be included in the SVP. This blog can be found on this link. I find that with the elections in Australia in two weeks, the current “opposition” has promised to do so… Let us all watch out for September now…