By Neeraj Nanda
Melbourne, 20 March: The Leader of Opposition, Mr. Daniel Andrews today said he preferred smaller specialist delegations to India for enhancing trade, education, art and culture between India and Australia instead of large trade delegations. Mr. Andrews came out with this suggestion during talks today with Indian Consul General in Melbourne, Marika Jain at his city office, Spring Street.
Marika Jain and Daniel Andrews discussed many social and other issues related to the Indian community in Victoria. Marika Jain raised the issue of lack of support for victims of domestic violence among Indian international students, and felt the Victorian government should help such victims. She also raised the issue of lack of proper guidance for newly arrived students.
Daniel Andrews assured to fully address issues relating to international students if Labour wins office in the coming elections. He also felt the need to improve facilities for teaching Indian languages in Victorian schools.
The Leader of Opposition also raised the importance of scientific and IT relations between the two countries.
Marika Jain invited Mr. Daniel Andrews to visit India and he agreed to it.
Mr. Jasvinder Singh, Advisor to Daniel Andrews was present during the talks between the two.
- SAT News Service