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Our four women with diverse agendas standing in elections on March 23

By Neena Badhwar Next Saturday is NSW State elections on March 23. There has been a slew of issues as population boom spreads to the west of Sydney. Most of the suburbs from Parramatta and beyond are now inhabited by residents who make a major part of the multicultural mix that one can see. The […]

Sanya Singhal returns to school after six weeks, with the nose stud

You may be aware that a Hindu girl studying in a Catholic school in Perth was asked to remove her nose stud as it violated school uniform policy. Parents of the girl and then Hindu Council of Australia told the school that a nose stud is an item of religious significance and is obligatory. The […]

At times there are no words to describe the senseless killings in Christchurch than through poetry

Indian Crescent Society of Australia Inc. (ICSOA) organised a condolence meeting to grieve together with bleeding hearts on the merciless and cruel way the killings of innocent Muslims was conducted by Brenton Tarrant who with his right wing extremist ideology killed worshippers gathered at a mass in the mosques in Christchurch. Said Abbas Raza Alvi, […]

UWA awarded $898,560 to teach Einstein’s Physics in schools

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $898,560 for a ground-breaking international research project to teach Einstein’s theories of space, time, matter, light and gravity through primary and secondary school. Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced more than $5.7 million in funding for university research projects through the Australian Research […]

NSCA extends condolences to the bereaved families of Christchurch Mosque killings

National Sikh Council Of Australia (NSCA) was shocked to hear the  news of the terrorist attack on two Mosques in the Christchurch city of New Zealand  today, killing 49  innocent devotees   and injuring many seriously. Places of prayers are supposed to be safe, but no more, and we have to be vigilant to protect ourselves. […]

Funding for community safety by the Federal government

Federal government is extending the Safer Communities Fund following the terrible terrorist attack in New Zealand. Funding will be boosted for the upcoming round of grants from the fund for religious organisations to increase security at their premises. Fifty five million dollars will now be available in round 4 and grants will be prioritised for […]

Memories came flooding when we met after fifty years

By Gita Malik On February 20th, 2019, a bunch of 65-year old young ladies, all dressed in green bundled with excitement at the Holy Angel’s Convent school grounds, in T Nagar, Chennai got together for a 50 year school reunion. We came from different parts of the world. The dress code of green was in keeping […]

HCA condemns attacks on Muslim worshippers

The Hindu Council of Australia condemns the massacre of innocent victims at prayer in the two Mosques at Christchurch yesterday. Wilful and planned acts of violence against people of any faith, race and belief is hateful and inhuman. The world must act against whoever and wherever they are. We pray for the bereaved families and […]

Doorstop at Lakemba Mosque by Prime Minister Scott Morisson

March 16, Saturday: President of the Lebanese Muslim Association, Samier Dandan welcomed all at Lakemba mosque and Prime Minister Scott Morisson who came to offer his condolences to the sad events of killing fifty innocent people praying in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he said,”the whole world witnessed yesterday, an event that the […]

AHIA celebrates Holi

By Subhashini Channa HOLI, the very word conjures a vivid scenario of colours, joy and friendliness. People spraying multi-coloured water, through ‘pitchkaris’, balloons, buckets and what not on friends and strangers and ‘gulal’ fills us with excitement. Holi augurs spring season, this festivity also symbolises victory of good over evil. As the Hindu mythology goes, […]

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