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Vale Bob Hawke: A leader of conviction – and a builder of consensus

Message from Bill Shorten, Labor Leader It is with a heavy heart that I write to you about the passing of Bob Hawke, Australia’s 23rd Prime Minister.The Australian people loved Bob because they knew Bob loved them, this was true to the very end.With his passing, the labour movement salutes our greatest son, the Labor Party […]

May 14 remembered as the Girmitya Day by Fiji Indians in Fiji and in Australia

May 14 is remembered as the Girmitya Day by the Fiji Indians in Fiji and here in Australia. “Girmityas” or Indentured labourers, is the name given to the Indians who left India in the middle and late 19th Century to serve as labourers in the British colonies, where the majority eventually settled. Girmit is a […]

Support Pratham Australia’s Annual fundraising dinner on June 20

Pratham Australia is organising their annual fundraising dinner on Thursday June 20 at Zaaffran Restaurant in Darling Harbour, Sydney. Starting at 6.30 pm the evening promises entertainment mix of Classical, Festive & Refined pan-Indian cuisine by chef Vikrant Kapoor. The night also will have live performance by Jazz singer Nicky Crayson who will perform old […]

Ramadan Eid Bazaar on June 1 at Whitlam Centre

Eid Bazaar in Sydney is an event that celebrates the festival of Eid as thousands turn up at Whitlam Centre. This year the Bazaar is on June 1 and all the entertainment along with food stalls, Indian sweets, Indian dresses, jewellery, rides will be there to entertain the whole family who come in droves with […]

Make your vote count for this 2019 federal election on May 18

Australian voters are reminded that Saturday 18 May is election day and it is compulsory for every enrolled Australian to vote. Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said those who can’t make it to a polling place on election day can vote early either in person at an early voting centre, or by applying for a postal […]

34,000 babies and their mums got baby bundle worth $300

Baby Isidora is one of 1156 babies born at Liverpool Hospital this year who have gone home with a special gift from the NSW Government – a Baby Bundle of essential items worth $300. Premier Gladys Berejiklian congratulated mum Rose and personally presented her with the Baby Bundle on Mother’s Day before Rose and Isidora […]

This elephant takes one to a ‘Journey of Wellbeing’

By Manju Mittal Tamil Woman’s Development Group ( TWDG ) in collaboration with ‘Haathi in the Room’ (HIR)  hosted a ‘Journey to Wellbeing’ afternoon tea at Parramatta RSL Club on Saturday May 4, 2019,  with a focus on mental health. While the winter sun was shining outside, inside the club all the ladies from TWDG […]

खुफ़िया डायरियां ..भाग २

संत राम बजाज पूरे पांच साल बाद फिर मेरे हाथ लगी हैं कुछ खुफिया डायरियां जो भारतीय  लीडरों की हैं| पिछले लोकसभा के चुनावों के समय मैं ने उन के कुछ अंश आप के सामने रखे थे| जिन में प्रमुख नरेंद्र मोदी, राहुल गांधी, जो उस समय प्रधान मंत्री बनने के लिए मैदान में थे, […]

Labor locks in $5 million for SriOm Care for construction of respite centre once elected

A Shorten Labor Government will deliver $5 million in funding towards the construction of tailored, culturally appropriate respite centre for older migrants living in Western Sydney.   Labor knows that modern Australia and multicultural Australia are the same thing and this funding will support Sri Om Care Foundation’s respite centre project.  The Sri Om Care Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in personalisedcare services for […]

Labor to invest $3.5 million in WA’s Indian community when in government

A Shorten Labor Government will support Western Australia’s growing Indian population with a $3.5 million investment in community facilities.  Perth is home to almost 50,000 Indian migrants. Established in 1972, the Indian Society of WA (ISWA) seeks to foster the participation of Indian ethnic communities in the development of a cohesive, culturally pluralistic society to stimulate […]

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