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Gift cards bought in NSW will have 3-year expiry date from March 31, 2018

Gift cards bought in NSW will have a three-year expiry date from March 31 next year, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean announced today. Mr Kean said the NSW Government’s gift card reforms would put up to $60 million a year back in the hands of NSW shoppers. “These Australian-first reforms will give consumers confidence […]

Big wins at Brisbane and Nagpur

By Kersi Meher-Homji If I sound delighted, it is because I am delighted. Both my countries, India and Australia, won their Tests on the same day, 27 November, by huge margins. Australia defeated England in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane by 10 wickets to lead 1-0. A few hours later India slaughtered Sri Lanka by an […]

Actor Rajkummar Rao wins the best actor award at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

By Neeru Saluja Actor Rajkummar Rao never fails to gain attention with the roles he chooses. Be it his portrayal of Shahid Azmi in Shahid, his breakout role in Kai Po Che! or the conservative city slicker in Queen, he leaves an everlasting impression. He is now gaining attention worldwide, as his film ‘Newton’ is […]

Sleighbells ring in our Aussie Christmas

Sydney is set to celebrate Christmas like no other city, with a program of uniquely Aussie festivities and tradition with a twist. Lord Mayor Clover Moore today launched the 2017 Sydney Christmas program at Martin Place, which features 30 days of events, light projections, concerts and choir performances across the city and its villages. Artists […]

Robot world at Sydney’s libraries

The Sydney community can embrace all things inventive and creative with new robots, circuits, electronics and coding tools available for loan from local libraries. After its successful ‘maker and creator’ series, the City of Sydney has purchased new ‘makerspace’ items for all its libraries, giving locals the opportunity to explore robotic toys and gadgets at […]

India Illuminated at the Uni of NSW

By Kersi Meher-Homji As I walked down Anzac Parade leading to the University New South Wales (UNSW) on Monday the 23rd October, everything appeared as usual. But as I approached Barker Street leading to UNSW’s Green House, it had a sudden transformation.   Magically, as it were, I felt that I was suddenly in India. There […]

Australian Deputy Prime Minister knocked by High Court in Citizenship case

  By Rekha Bhattacharjee  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told a news conference in Canberra the decision was “not the outcome we were hoping for” . The High Court of Australia ( known as Supreme Court in India) struck the eligibility of the Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce – ineligible to sit in parliament. The Deputy […]

A win for multicultural Australia

Here’s message from Hon. Tony Burke, Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Australia: “I wanted you to know straight away, just moments ago, the Senate here in the Australian Parliament threw out the Government’s changes to Australia citizenship laws. That means they have said no to the university level English test. It means they have said no […]

Australian cricket team bats for Indian charity  

Gesture will assist IVI undertake vision screening underprivileged children The Australian one-day cricket team has donated two autographed bats to the India Vision Institute (IVI). “The bats will be auctioned, which will assist IVI undertake vision screening of 7,000 children from underprivileged backgrounds in and around Chennai,” said IVI’s CEO Vinod Daniel. The autographed cricket […]

Back again: Confluence – A festival of India edition 2 from September 23 to October 29, 2017

Confluence – A festival of India in Australia, representing two countries, two cultures, one festival which started in 2016 with an extravagant showcase of a fusion of Indian and Australian culture covering events in seven cities namely – Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Townsville and Perth is back on again this year from September 23 […]

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