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Indian President calls on Australian businesses to ‘hop, skip and jump’ and invest in India

26 November 2018. Visiting Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has exhorted Australian businesses to “hop, skip and jump” to India to benefit from the country’s remarkable growth story. Delivering the annual AIBC national Australia India Address 2018 at a packed Shangri-La Hotel ballroom in Sydney on Thursday, the President said Australia and India shared many commonalities […]

Bill Shorten to Indians celebrating Diwali: ‘You people bring light and life to Australia’

Bill Shorten, MP, Leader of the Opposition gave the following speech at Deepavali celebration at Parliament House in Canberra on December 3, 2018   “Namaste. Vanakkam. Kem Cho. Bula. Your Excellency, parliamentary colleagues, the Member for Banks representing the Prime Minister, distinguished guests one and all, welcome to Parliament House. You do this parliament great […]

Test cricket heats up on Seven

Australia v India LIVE and FREE – 7 and 7mate this summer 3 December, 2018. Seven’s Test coverage starts this Thursday LIVE from the Adelaide Oval as Australia start its campaign to win back the Border-Gavaskar trophy from India. After a turbulent year, the Aussies will be hoping their world class bowling attack including Mitchell Starc, Pat […]

Swinburne student Shyama Sasikumar wins Fulbright-Nehru award

PhD candidate Shyama Sasikumar has received a prestigious Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Fellowship to progress her research in liver modelling. Ms Sasikumar is studying at Swinburne as part of the university’s partnered PhD program with the Indian Institute of Technology – Hyderabad (IIT-H). She is developing a model that can mimic the liver microenvironment to study the […]

Nawazuddin Siddiqui wins Best Actor Ward at APSA for ‘Manto’

Brisbane, Australia: Nawazuddin Siddiqui was named Best Actor for his outstanding performance in Manto at the Asia Pacfic Screen Awards in Brisbane tonight. Siddiqui’s win marks the third consecutive year Indian actors have won in this category following Rajkummar Rao for Newton(2017) and Manoj Bajpayee for Aligarh (2016). This was Siddiqui’s second APSA nomination after receiving a Special Mention in this category in 2016 for Anurag […]

Nandita Das and Nawazuddin win at APSA in Brisbane

By Neeru Saluja Internationally acclaimed actor, director and writer Nandita Das and actor Nawazuddin sweep top awards at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane. As Nawazuddin won the best actor award for Manto, Nandita Das was presented with the prestigious FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) Award for achievement in film […]

A stronger voice for Science and Technology

A new science and technology council announced today by the Liberal National Government will create jobs and drive economic growth. The National Science and Technology Council will take the place of the former Commonwealth Science Council as the peak advisory body to the Prime Minister and other Ministers on science and technology. It will focus […]

India-Australia relations on a high with President Kovind’s visit

A series of memorandums of understanding between Australia and India covering trade, mining and education were signed during the visit to Australia by President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind By Vijay Badhwar There were many checks as invitees to the reception for Indian President Ram Nath Kovind  entered Shangri-La Hotel, security swishing detectors outside the heavily embroidered sarees and dark suits, […]

Meadowbank TAFE to be transformed

Meadowbank TAFE is set to be transformed through a groundbreaking redevelopment project that will establish world class vocational education and training facilities as part of the planned Meadowbank Education Precinct. Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall and Member for Ryde Victor Dominello today announced the NSW Government will invest $154 million to establish a […]

Deepawali Celebration in Parliament House, Canberra on 3rd December 2018

Hindu Council of Australia, in association with the Hon Coleman MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs and Senator the Hon Zed Seselja Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance, will celebrate Deepawali festival and Annakut in the Great Hall of the Federal Parliament House in Canberra on Monday December 3, 2018. Diwali is truly […]

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