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Aussie road rules in different states

How driving rules in Australia vary from state to state

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  From double demerit points to different tailgating distances, Australia’s driving laws differ from state to state. Motorists need to stay clued up as some of...
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Childcare gap-fee waived for NSW families during lockdown

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  With NSW’s lockdown extended till 30 July, the Morrison Government has now announced additional support for families in COVID-affected areas. Gap-fees for childcare services...
The Hunger Project's elected women representatives.

The Hunger Project: Helping women in rural India stand for office

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  Shahida Bano of Rajasthan and Prabha Mehra of Uttarakhand are among a new breed of elected women representatives in India’s local governments who are...
Survey reveals one-third of migrant and refugee women face domestic violence

One third of migrant and refugee women experience domestic violence

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  A third of migrant and refugee women in a new survey said they experienced some form of domestic and/or family violence. And temporary visa holders...

Telstra Best of Business Awards: entries now open

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  Are you an innovative small or medium sized business in Australia? You might be the perfect candidate for Telstra’s Best of Business Awards, which...
heater inspection

It’s time to get your heaters checked

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  Over the past three years, Energy Safe Victoria’s (ESV) Be Sure campaign has prompted more Victorians to have their heaters checked by a qualified...
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NSW proposes plan to bring international students back

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  A NSW Government plan announced today could see international students coming back to the state. For beleaguered international students, who have been paying full fees...
superannuation

Leaving Australia permanently? Here are your superannuation options

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  Due to COVID-19 reasons and other family responsibilities, a number of temporary residents may be deciding to leave Australia permanently. While they are winding...
qantas flight

8 repatriation flights to depart from India in next 14 days

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  A spokesperson from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has confirmed that a total of eight flights are scheduled to depart from...
ATO, filing taxes, work-related expenses

What the ATO will catch you for in your tax returns

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  With weeks before the end of the financial year and people looking at where they can claim deductions, the Australian Tax Office is warning...
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Banning kirpans at school: Reasonable adjustment or indirect racism?

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  There have been mixed responses to the issue of a school stabbing recently when a bullied young man of Sikh background used a kirpan,...
david shoebridge nsw parliament

NSW Senate passes motion asking David Shoebridge to apologise to Hindu community

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  AT A GLANCE NSW Hindu community took umbrage at comments made by Greens Senator David Shoebridge against VHP Australia’s scripture lessons at state schools ...
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Repatriation flights from India to resume tomorrow

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  As the temporary travel ban between Australia and India comes to end, flights from India are expected to resume from tomorrow, 15 May. They are...
international student waitress

Good news for international students working in hospitality

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  In a move to support Australia’s tourism and hospitality sectors, the Morrison government has removed work hour restrictions for student visa holders working in...
Victoria becomes the first state government to send COVID-19 relief supplies to India.

Victorian government donates ventilators to India

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  The Victorian Government has offered to donate 1,000 ventilators and supporting equipment to India to assist with efforts to respond to a devastating second...
Alex Hawke

‘Getting logistics in order’: Minister Alex Hawke on bringing Australians home

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  The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke has confirmed that there is frantic planning going on behind the scenes...
indians in ppe at airport

Human Rights Commission concerned by ban on returnees from India

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  The Australian Human Rights Commission has declared the government’s travel ban on Australians returning from India, including criminal sanctions, “raises serious human rights concerns”. In...
hepatitis c doc

Has your life been touched by Hepatitis C?

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  If you are a migrant here in Australia and have ever been diagnosed with hepatitis C and have considered or undergone treatment, a La...
consul generals mumbai and kolkata rowan ainsworth and peter truswell

New Consul-Generals appointed in Mumbai and Kolkata

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  Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne has announced the appointment of Mr Peter Truswell and Ms Rowan Ainsworth as Australia’s next Consul-Generals in Mumbai...
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PM Morrison thanks Sikh community on Vaisakhi for services to Australia

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  In his message to the Sikh community in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked them for their selfless services at times of crises...

Half-price domestic airfares on sale from midnight, VIC vouchers sold out in 4 mins

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  From midnight tonight, we expect most Australian residents to remain glued to their screens waiting to elbow their way into securing widely coveted half-price...
jane rothschild and sarah schoffel

Meet the Aussie architects building anganwadis in India

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  Anganwadis, or rural childcare centres, have existed in India since the ‘70s, but they haven’t always been associated with beauty or comfort. Despite their...

How getting an insurance payout can be a full-time job

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  As thousands of homes remain underwater in what appears to be yet another historic flood event in New South Wales, insurance companies are being...

NSW Floods: Bags packed under evacuation warnings

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  The Ahmedi family in Hawkesbury have had their bags packed ever since they received the SES evacuation warning. Should the evacuation order come, they...
toyah cordingley

Extradition request sent to India for key suspect in murder of Cairns woman

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  A formal extradition warrant has been lodged for an Indian national in relation to the murder of Cairns local Toyah Cordingley in 2018. “I can...
Chief Minister Reddy gifted a memento to Consul-General Sarah Kirlew

Sarah Kirlew is Australia’s next Consul-General in Chennai

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  Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne today announced the appointment of Ms Sarah Kirlew as Australia's next Consul-General in Chennai. Ms Kirlew is a career officer...

#LetUsBackToAus: International students still left in the lurch

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  Chasing the promise of high-quality education and a better future, thousands of Indian students throng to Australia each year to start a new phase...
The departing Indian High Commissioner Gitesh Sarma (centre).

High Commissioner Sarma bids farewell

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  His Excellency Gitesh Sarma’s tenure in Australia was unlike any of his predecessors. Typically the Indian High Commissioner, while stationed in Canberra, will be...
vinesh balan job hunt

Job hunting with Vinesh Balan

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  Vinesh Balan got his Australian permanent residency and arrived in Melbourne with his wife in 2018, full of hopes of landing a job within...

From veggie gardening to op-shopping, migrants are the quiet environmentalists

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  The organised environmental movement is largely a white, middle-class space. But our research shows migrants care for nature in other ways – including living sustainably in their...

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

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  To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic death...
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Covid-19 Vaccine Selfie

Vaccine selfies show people doing civic duty and encouraging the community

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  Have you been vaccinated yet? And if you have, are you one of a growing number of people who posted a selfie on social...
tweets

Back to WFH: Funny tweets about working from home (again)

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  Let's face it: for many of us, WFH always sound great... in theory. Whether it's the kids, construction noises outside, or the temptation of...
Men's doubles badminton pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.Source: IANS

Olympics: winning medals the only mark of success for Indian athletes?

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  Is winning a medal the only yardstick for success at the Olympic Games? This debate is set to rear its head again as Indian...