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Bollywood star snubs Australia had failed to reflect the increasing professionalism of indigenous graduates. “Over the past 10 years in particular, enrolments have moved from sub-degree to degree courses, and students tend to be standard-entry and have diversified into a range of higher level professional fields. For example, in addition to nursing, they are now studying to be doctors, and instead of teaching, many more are now choosing law.” In 1997, 1411 indigenous students were enrolled in sub-degree courses while 3863 were enrolled at degree level and 723 as postgraduates. In 2007, the figures were 588, 6408 and 1390 respectively. Go to www.cis.org.au/issue_analysis/IA110/IA110.pdf

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