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Australian business urges govt to promote Asian languages

Australian business urges govt to promote Asian languages

Posted 30 March 2011, 21:35 AEDT

Leading business figures in Australia are urging the federal government not to drop its Asia studies and languages program, due to end this year.

The 62-million dollar program was launched in 2007 under the-then Rudd government. In letters addressed to all 226 federal members of parliament, the group says Australia's future in the region depended on a bipartisan approach to Australia's understanding of and relationship with Asia.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speaker: Jenny McGregor, chief executive officer, Asialink at the University of Melbourne

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