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New agreement to let RI students work in Australia on tourist visas

  • Abdul Khalik

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 7 2008   /  10:08 am

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR: Justice and Human Rights Minister Andi Mattalata (left) talks to Australia’s Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Senator Chris Evans (center) and Home Minister Bob Debus in Jakarta on Wednesday. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira) Indonesian students will be able to work in Australia using tourist visas, under an agreement soon to be signed by the two countries. "Indonesian students can work in Australia for three to four months while on holiday. Of course, it depends on the jobs available there and Australia's needs," Justice and Human Rights Minister Andi Mattalata said after meeting with Australia's Immigration and Citizenship Minister Chris Evans and Home Minister Bob Debus here Wednesday. "The same goes for Australian students," he added A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two countries has been agreed on and i...