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Australian Opposition fleshes out 'new Colombo plan' detail

Australian Opposition fleshes out 'new Colombo plan' detail

Updated 30 August 2013, 12:44 AEST

Australia's Opposition coalition has put a $100-million price tag on its overseas university study programme known as the "new Colombo plan".

The Opposition wants to encourage overseas students to study at Australian universities and to facilitate Australian students studying at the tertiary level in the Asia Pacific.

The policy was first unveiled last year.

Opposition leader Tony Abbott says he wants a pilot scheme from next year, and spoke about the proposal as a "signature policy of an incoming coalition government".

Australians go to the polls on September 7.

Presenter:Sen Lam

Speaker: Tony Abbott, Australian opposition leader; Melissa Clarke, Canberra correspondent

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