[lg policy] Australia being left behind on Asian languages

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 11 19:21:12 UTC 2009

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Radio Australia

Australia being left behind on Asian languages

A leading expert on international relations says Australia risks being
left behind, unless it acts on improving the bilingual skills of its

Professor Michael Wesley of the Asia Institute at Griffith University
says Australians risk being stuck in dated jobs and industries of the
20th century, unless it embarks on a multi-billion dollar Asian
language literacy plan, within a generation.

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