The authorities in Australia have said that there might be a decline by 50% of Indian students opting for studies in Australia, but they are confident enough that they would work on increasing the numbers in the years to come.
With the reduction in the number of Indian students studying in Australia, there is a reduction of other international students coming to Australia. It might be related to the global economic environment and the strenghting of the Australian dollar.
Besides, talking about the attacks on Indian students, Australian High Commissioner to India has said that both the countries are resolving issues on a constructive dialogue. Australia on the other hand has given enough powers and resources to police to tackle this problem. Yet it seems to be recurring.