The federal government has allocated $100 million to fund the New Colombo Plan over the next five years.
Amid the gloom of the 2014 Budget there is a morsel of good news for university students interested in studying in Asia. According to Professor David Hill of Murdoch University, the allocation of funding for the New Colombo Plan does not seem to have been affected in the Budget. See Professor Hill’s Facebook comment at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003387519360&fref=ts .
For information on the New Colombo Plan go to: http://www.dfat.gov.au/new-colombo-plan/pilot-program-fact-sheet.html .
For George Quinn’s take on the start-up of the New Colombo Plan go to: https://theconversation.com/a-problematic-start-to-the-new-colombo-plan-25213 .