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Stories of first nation writers and writers of colour matter

Victoria University academic, Dr Natalie Kon-yu has called for the first statistical research study about whether diversity is adequately supported within the Australian Publishing Industry — particularly as it relates to First Nations writers and writers of colour. Dr Kon-yu plans to work with writers and academics from around the country to create the first […]

From the diary of a Labor Tragic

By Vijay Badhwar I must admit right from the outset that I am a Labor supporter, dismayed and disappointed, hurt and even angry that a much anticipated win was snatched from Labor Party’s grasp so masterfully: doing nothing. The art of manipulating public opinion by simple messages is now perfected after its application for Trump […]

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 […]

66th SFF 2019 Program and Indian films

May 8, 2019. The 66th Sydney Film Festival program was officially launched today by Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley. “This year celebrates a resurgent year of Australian cinema, with an exceptional selection of contemporary Australian stories including 23 World Premieres,” said Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley. “From Mirrah Foulkes’ feminist revenge tale Judy […]

Australia Votes: A Climate for Change

By Matthew Jones Australian politics has rarely been lacking in drama and intrigue and this election on May 18 will also be undoubtedly packed full of excitement when Australians vote to decide on which political party will run the country – the incumbent Liberal-National coalition, headed by recently catapulted Prime Minister Scott Morrison, or the […]

Australia pays tribute to troops on Anzac Day

One hundred and four years on from the landing of Australian troops at Gallipoli, the nation continues to honour and commemorate those who serve, have served previously, and those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has a long history of maintaining the security of the nation and takes […]

Call for travellers to ensure they are fully protected from measles

NSW residents are being urged to ensure they are fully vaccinated for measles before they travel overseas after 36 people have been diagnosed with the disease in NSW since December last year. The majority of cases have been from travellers who have entered or re-entered Australia and unknowingly been infected with measles while overseas. Outbreaks […]

Australians Say Electric Cars Are the Future

TWO-THIRDS OF Australians expect to purchase an electric car in future, according to new polling commissioned by the Climate Council. The poll, conducted by YouGov Galaxy, surveyed 861 eligible voters online between April 10 and 11.  “Australians are much more forward-thinking than the Federal Government.  They are keen to be part of the electric revolution with […]

Wanted: federal election material for our National collection

National Library’s Election Ephemera Collection are looking for printed campaign material, including flyers, letters to constituents, how-to-vote cards, stickers, badges, posters, or any other original published material to promote a party or candidate, or to lobby on election issues. Political ephemera provides a unique perspective into Australia’s social life and political landscape – the rise […]

ANZAC spirit recalls Australia-India friendship

By Vijay Badhwar Thanks to the Hindu Council of Australia who took initiative last year to erect the Cherrybrook Cenotaph that the Indian community now shares a part of ANZAC history. On Baisakhi Day, April 13, the Indian community commemorated a service to remember Indian soldiers who took part in two World Wars and gallantly […]

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