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India trip fruitful: Victorian premier

world Updated: Oct 06, 2009 08:08 IST

Victorian premier John Brumby today said his recent India trip was fruitful and he "certainly got the message out that the state government was taking concrete action" to prevent any violence against the Indian community in Australia.

Brumby said he was able to assure Indian authorities that his government was doing all it could to curb attacks on young Indians.

"I visited a number of educational establishments, I spoke at a number of business gatherings and I think I certainly got the message out that we are taking concrete action in Victoria," he was quoted by an AAP report.

"(We have) more police, a bigger police budget, stronger powers, plus a student support package to support overseas students who study in our state," he who was quoted as saying by ABC radio.

Brumby said "Having just spent eight days in India, there are certainly those in India whose concerns have been raised about events in Melbourne over the last few months.

"But for every one person you would meet there who would raise a concern, there would be another two who would say that they know students, or know family, or know friends, who are in Melbourne and believe it to be one of the safest cities anywhere in the world and they are 100 per cent satisfied with the educational experience that they have got," he said.