Category archives for: Australian News

Apple refuses to reimburse airline passenger over exploding headphones

“Be careful”. That is the warning an Australian woman has issued to owners of battery-powered Apple headphones after hers exploded on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne. The woman’s face, hands and hair was burnt when the Beats by Dre headphones exploded two hours into the 12-hour flight on February 19. She had been listening to music while snoozing when […]

Looking for Sunny Shah

Tess Joseph Casting team are behind this year’s Oscar nominated Hollywood film, LION, directed by Garth Davis featuring the child wonder Sunny Pawar. The casting team is highly qualified and is led by Tess Joseph, who has worked with children on many national and international projects, including being the director of The Bournvita Quiz Contest hosted by Derek O Brien […]

Penetrating injuries from palm fronds and how to avoid them

Wednesday May 10, 2017. What is believed to be the largest series of penetrating palm frond injuries has been presented at the Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) this week in Adelaide. The aim of the presentation, according to Gold Coast University Hospital Department of Orthopaedics Doctor Anthony Silva, […]

Flexibility is the foundation for kinetic cities

Rahul Mehrotra with Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW, Helen Lochhead By Vijay Badhwar Renowned Indian architect, urban designer and professor, Rahul Mehrotra, is in town and delivered an interesting talk last night, May 2, 2017, as part of Utzon Lectures at the University of NSW. The talk was not about permanent urban […]

Turnbull government to build western Sydney airport

  The Turnbull Government on 2nd May 2017 confirmed that it will build Western Sydney Airport. Details of the Turnbull Government’s plan to build Western Sydney Airport will be announced by the Treasurer in the Budget next week. This follows announcement by Sydney Airport Group, the owner of Kingsford Smith Airport, that it will not take […]

Exercise Malabar shadow over Japan-Australia-India Trilateral Dialogue

By Rekha Bhattacharjee Sydney, April 30 (IANS): The Third Japan-Australia-India Trilateral Dialogue meeting between senior representatives from India, Japan and Australia has concluded in Canberra Saturday even as the foreign affairs commentators continue to express doubts over the revival of a wider quadrilateral grouping also involving the US. The Third Japan-Australia-India Trilateral Dialogue Senior Officials Meeting was attended by, besides Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar; […]

Vice President Pence in Sydney on Saturday to meet Prime Minister Turnbull

Forging forward – Foreign Minister Julie Bishop met Vice President Pence in Washington earlier. Pence is now meeting Prime Minister Turnbull to reinforce ties with Australia By Rekha Bhattacharjee “The North Korea regime is a reckless and dangerous threat to peace and stability in our region and, indeed, in the world,” Turnbull told reporters in […]

Turnbull’s dramatic announcement of the abolishment of 457 Visas !

By Rekha Bhattacharjee April 18, 2017. This afternoon Prime Minister announced to the media “We are an immigration nation, but the fact remains Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs. We’re abolishing 457 visas, the visas which bring temporary foreign workers into our country.” It will be replaced by a new Visa program “ new visa […]

India and Australia: Dynamic ties reach a new height

  By Rekha Bhattacharjee It was a 2008 review of the Indo-Australian bilateral relations by two University of Adelaide academics (Peter Mayer and Purnendra Jain) which gave us this apt descriptive phrase – silence punctuated by hiccups. If the media reports, and Australian government press releases, are to be believed, the hiccups would be soon […]

Trade pact on backburner

By Rekha Bhattacharjee The FTA has been stalled since 2014 – both prime ministers have conceded – it has been slow. PM Turnbull says there is no guarantee for a formal FTA in the near future – thus business houses have been recommended to look for new ways to work with India. Both Prime Ministers have […]

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