Cricketer Brett Lee has encouraged Indians to study in Australia.
30 October 2009
Brett Lee encourages Indians to study in Australia
Famous Australian cricketer Brett Lee has used his status to reassure Indian students that Australia is a safe country.
Lee was called upon in New Delhi as an ambassador for Melbourne's Deakin University to soothe fears about travel to Australia and encourage Indians to continue to study in Australia.
The cricketer has a professed love of India and spoke passionately about the relationship between the two countries at a media conference at the Maurya Sheraton Hotel recently.
"It's up to us to get the message across now that people who want to study from here in India and come back to Australia and study - it is very safe," he said.
"I'm very happy to sit up publicly and say that.
"This is probably the only time I'll use my profile like this to get something, and that's to improve relations between Australia and India."
The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with Australian visas to study in Australia.