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Parramasala 2018 – March 9 – 11 : 40 Nations. One Cuture. in one and only one Parramatta.

The NSW Government has committed an additional $600,000 over three years to one of the State’s largest multicultural arts and cultural festivals, Parramasala. Now in its eighth year, Parramasala celebrates the cultural diversity of NSW through music, dance, theatre, food and film, representing more than 40 nationalities. Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams announced the additional […]

Chris Bowen is all praise for Indian Diaspora

By Neena Badhwar Senior Labor leader and Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has been to India five times, but, he says, “India still remains a mystery to me.” The Federal Member for Fairfield visited India recently to attend the 3rd Annual Australia India Leadership dialogue along with Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Penny Wong. “Although FTA […]

Angelina Arora wins BHP Billiton’s Innovator to Market Award for making plastic from prawn shells

6.2.2018. A robotic window cleaner, a water filter made from agricultural waste, and a plastic made from prawn shells are the main winners of the 2018 BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards for school students announced in Melbourne today. Angelina Arora, winner of the Innovator to Market award, set out to develop a bioplastic made […]

Aish dazzles in Sydney!

Pics by Rupali Rastogi and Ken Leanfore By Neeru Saluja When the world’s most beautiful woman lands in one of the world’s most beautiful city, it has to be a dazzling experience. International actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was in Sydney as the Longines Ambassador of Elegance, to officially launch the Longines […]

HMAS Warramunga seizes another $124 million of heroin, total seizures top $1 billion

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga’s crew has seized another 414 kilograms of heroin valued in excess of $124 million during an operation in the Western Indian Ocean. Warramunga has now seized and destroyed narcotics from seven vessels since deploying to the Middle East in November, totalling 11.5 tonnes of hashish and 1.5 tonnes of heroin, valued in excess of $1 billion.* The ship’s Seahawk helicopter crew detected the […]

Young leaders from Australia and India together create a digital platform to sell indigenous art 

Delegates from Australia and India gathered for Australia India Youth Dialogue 2018 in India A new digital platform to sell indigenous art from Australia and India using blockchain technology is in the offing. This winning idea was among the many ideas pitched by young leaders from Australia and India at the recently concluded Australia India […]

Science and engineering finalists hope to change the world

Nyheema Cox, 16, Jeremias Wade, 14, and David Simelolo, 14, investigated the antimicrobial potential of native plants; including their potential use as an anti-diarrhoea medication. From developing a flood warning system to investigating the effectiveness of bush medicine, 26 teenagers have taken their first steps in using science and engineering to change the world after […]

End the argument; just call it India Day on January 26

By Vijay Badhwar The Indian community in Australia will welcome the name change! Also, just for the sake of a change, you cannot move the Day earlier – it will cut short the holiday period, or later, (although some will like it). The break is just right. Seriously though, it does hurt feelings of the […]

New research shows migrant business owners are innovative, ambitious and creating jobs

Sudhir Warrier – from vegetable business owner to CEO of a cruise company! 22.1.2018. New research released today shows that migrant business owners are innovative, ambitious and creating jobs in Australia 1/3 of Australian small businesses are run by migrants, and the CGU Migrant Small Business Report reveals they are over-performing across a range of measures In addition, the […]

Green slip refund cheques in the post

  21.1.2018. 100,000 business customers, including taxi owners, will be the first to receive their CTP Green Slip refunds this week, with cheques going out from today. Last year the NSW Government overhauled the old CTP Green Slip Scheme to create a more affordable, lower cost scheme. In addition to lower premiums in 2018, the […]

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