Rudd’s plan for Asian Australia
Samantha Maiden, Online political editor: The Australian | August 12, 2008
KEVIN RUDD has unveiled his vision for Australia to become the most “Asia-literate country” in the West.
In a speech in Singapore today, the Prime Minister pledged to boost the investment in the study of Asian languages and culture in schools and universities.
“Australia’s future will also depend on our ability to engage constructively and effectively with the countries of the Asia Pacific,” he said.
“That is why I am committed to making Australia the most Asia-literate country in the collective West.