Dear West Australian students. I am so sorry about that. I had no idea.
There's something very, very wrong with this.
On the other hand, I have to say that the student in said class with whom I've corresponding has the proper amount of intelligence, cynicism, and sarcasm to be a top-notch IT person. She's also able to write a proper english sentence, which makes said correspondence much nicer.
But it's still wrong that they're doing such cruel things to young people in Australia.