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Retirement village reforms to put consumers first

 The NSW Government is putting power back in the hands of retirement village residents under a new package of reforms announced today. Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said the package includes a four-point plan that will put consumers first and protect residents from potentially dodgy practices. “Retirees have worked hard their whole life so […]

Dr Yunupingu – the voice of Yolngu language passes away

By Rekha Bhattacharjee In Darwin 5pm Tuesday the 25th of July, 2017, the multi award winning, internationally renowned artist  Dr Yunupingu living in Arnhem Land passed away at the age of 46. When he sang – one could feel every kind of emotion. At concerts his fans would quietly weep as he sang and applaud […]

Uranium supply to India is on the way

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India After years of toing and froing, a uranium shipment left for India in a hush, announced by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop who is visiting India. The Federal Government was, however, tight lipped about further details – the supplier, quantity etc, saying that it was […]

Kakadu site of Australia’s earliest home of Aborigines dating back to 65,000 years

Australian Aborigines have always been thought to be living on this continent for about 40,000 years. A team of archaeologists and dating specialists have new proof that Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years — much longer than the 47,000 years believed by some archaeologists. The new findings have been published […]

Joint statement by Prime Minister’s office: A strong secure Australia

The Turnbull Government will undertake the most significant reform of Australia’s national intelligence and domestic security arrangements in more than 40 years. The reforms will restructure and strengthen Australia’s Intelligence Community, establish a Home Affairs portfolio and enhance the Attorney-General’s oversight of Australia’s intelligence, security and law enforcement agencies. Australia faces an increasingly complex security […]

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to visit India and Sri Lanka from July 18-20

Hon. Julie Bishop MP will visit India and Sri Lanka from 18-20 July to strengthen bilateral, economic and security relations with two important partners in the region. In India, she will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and join Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj for their bilateral Foreign Ministers’ Framework Dialogue. They will discuss  shared […]

NSW Local Council elections will be conducted on September 9

NSW Local Council elections Elector information campaign begins today The elector information campaign begins today to support the NSW Local Government (Council) Elections to be held Saturday, 9 September 2017. 46* of the 128 local councils in NSW are holding elections. All other councils (except Central Darling which is currently under administration) had their elections in […]

PM Malcolm Turnbull in trouble

By Rekha Bhattacharjee The ruling Liberal-National coalition had claimed victory in Australia’s general election after securing a razor-thin one-seat majority in the lower house of Parliament exactly a year ago – on the 11th July 2016 After eight days of vote-counting, the coalition finally won the seats needed to form a (paper thin) majority in the House […]

Most multicultural Australia

By Neena Badhwar Change is crucial to evolution. Without change there is boredom, staleness and atrophy. So, it is a welcome sign from Census 2016 that the Australian society is alive and kicking, growing, becoming   diverse as well as transforming. The Australian population in 2016 grew to 23.4 million with the Indian community numbers edging […]

The Mid Winter Ball speech by Turnbull though funny and light-hearted generates world-wide response

By Rekha Bhattacharjee With so much news around – it is surprising that the speech made by our Prime Minister Turnbull at the Mid Winter Ball attended by politicians, journalists, diplomats, ministers and the Opposition all present with the exception of our friend from Channel Nine Laurie Oakes. He came across a video of PM’s […]

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