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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 […]

Deakin University celebrates 25 years in India

Deakin University has marked 25 historic years in India by announcing a special bursary of AUD$2000 for all Indian residents who study a new online course in hospital administration. Speaking at an international conference in New Delhi held to recognise the university’s 25-year journey in India, Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander AO said Deakin’s new […]

#MeToo. Year two.

By Sudha Kumar The #MeToo movement in 2017. Finally, there was a worldwide platform to address the widespread sexual assault and harassment experienced by women. What it revealed cut across every difference of every kind. The universality of the issue was spectacularly staggering.  On 10 March 2019 the ‘All about women’ festival at the Sydney […]

Gurmesh from Coffs Harbour on his way to victory

A Coffs Harbour Punjabi farmer, Gurmesh Singh, has struck victory in the NSW state elections, a National party candidate, he said, the reason that he stood in election is because he wants to make the region strong and that people have equal opportunity for jobs like any other place in Australia. “I want my kids […]

Make your vote count

Every vote matters For the Lower House (Legislative Assembly) You will be given two ballot papers: a small one for the Legislative Assembly (lower house) and a large one for the Legislative Council (upper house). To vote for the lower house, you must put a number 1 in the square next to the candidate you […]

NSW Electoral Commission statewide early voting numbers released

NSW Electoral Commissioner John Schmidt today released statewide early voting numbers and reminded electors that early voting centres remain open until 6pm tomorrow night, Friday 22 March.  “To date, a total of 845,779 people have taken up early voting,” he said.  “This includes 670,998 people who have voted in person at 194 early voting centres […]

Our four women with diverse agendas standing in elections on March 23

By Neena Badhwar and Priya Khanna Next Saturday is NSW State elections on March 23. There has been a slew of issues as population boom spreads to the west of Sydney. Most of the suburbs from Parramatta and beyond are now inhabited by residents who make a major part of the multicultural mix that one […]

Funding for community safety by the Federal government

Federal government is extending the Safer Communities Fund following the terrible terrorist attack in New Zealand. Funding will be boosted for the upcoming round of grants from the fund for religious organisations to increase security at their premises. Fifty five million dollars will now be available in round 4 and grants will be prioritised for […]

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