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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 […]

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 […]

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