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As international students return, let’s not return to the status quo of isolation and...

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  As Australia welcomes back international students, it’s a time for education providers to re-imagine how they cater to these students. Our research shows helping them to build...

Govt to rebate student visa fees for the next 8 weeks

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The Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a rebate to entice international students to come to Australia. “We will be rebating the visa application fees...

Travellers scramble as Qantas cancels certain flights to India

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  Amid labour shortages across the country, including the aviation sector, it seems national carrier Qantas is having to cut down its flights to India....
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“$40 for 2 tests”: Aussies unhappy with RAT prices

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  With Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday ruling out government funding free rapid coronavirus tests, consumers are unhappy with RATs prices especially since free...

‘Getting nothing from Australia’: intl students fume at delayed travel plans

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  When 24-year-old Rini Dharva heard the news last week of Australian borders reopening to international students and temporary residents, she’d rushed to buy tickets...

The religious discrimination bill will make LGBTIQ+ Australians sick

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  The Morrison government’s religious discrimination bill was introduced to parliament on Thursday. The bill, now on its third draft, has been a contentious piece of...

Pathway to citizenship open for skilled worker visa holders

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  The Australian Government has announced important changes to visas in the skilled workers category. The changes will allow highly skilled migrants to remain in...

Students returning under NSW pilot plan: “We’re looking like fools now.”

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  When PM Scott Morrison announced on Monday that Australia was continuing to “safely reopen to the world”, now allowing students and temporary visa holders...

Sydney’s The Ponds: Mobile black spot

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  Reports of poor cell phone reception in The Ponds area of Western Sydney have surfaced, with local residents affected and their daily lives disrupted. Despite...
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Australia announces new Consulate General in Bengaluru

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  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison first announced the opening of a new Consulate General in Bengaluru during his virtual inaugural address at the Bengaluru...
Recent UNSW graduate Amreen Badani is waiting to see her family in Bangalore. Source: supplied temporary residents

‘Double standards’: temporary residents yearn to reunite with families

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  This week, Australian permanent residents and citizens are able to travel internationally without needing permission from the government; and with their parents and partners...

Covaxin now recognised in Australia

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  Covaxin, India’s vaccine for COVID-19 produced by Bharat BioTech, is now recognised in Australia. This is welcome news for India’s international students who have been...
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Active Super partners with MultiConnexions to tap into Australian diversity

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  Active Super is partnering with MultiConnexions Group, a multicultural marketing and advertising agency, to broaden its appeal and increase engagement with Australians from different...

Woolworths helps customers celebrate Diwali with expanded Indian product range

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  Like all of Australia, Woolworths has gained an understanding of the special place that Diwali holds in the hearts of the Indian people. The...
Families ready to reunite with their loved ones overseas. Source Pixabay

Travelling to India after 1 Nov: All your questions answered

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  Indian Link CEO Pawan Luthra discusses the Australian government's decision to reopen borders on Nov 1 with travel professional Ashwini Sonthalia. Who can go? Who...
Families ready to reunite with their loved ones overseas. Source: Pixabay

Travel exemption applications now open for parents of Australians

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  As Qantas announced the new flights to India, Federal Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews announced that from today, parents of Australian citizens and...
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NSW’s first multilingual mental health phone line

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  The NSW Government has announced a $130 million investment over four years towards sporting clubs and multicultural communities, to support mental health needs from...
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Triple J Hack: South Asian Aussies on ScoMo’s curry nights

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  This week on Triple J Hack, Indian Link journalist Rhea L Nath, Liverpool Councillor Charishma Kaliyanda, and Crikey federal politics reporter Kishor Napier-Raman spoke to...
Director of Australia India Institute Lisa Singh. Source: supplied

ARCH-India: New platform for Australia-India research

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  Collaborative research between Australia and India has increased considerably over the past few years. Many Australian universities have recognised India’s role as a leading...

No Medicare? Here’s how to prove your COVID vaccination status

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  After four months of lockdown, NSW’s ‘Freedom Day’ is finally here. According to the state’s roadmap out of lockdown, this means that masks will...

Travel to India could resume from December

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  In a briefing to the Indian media, Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the pathway for Indian-Australians to be able to travel to India -...
Parliament House, Canberra. Source: Canva

The missing women of Australian politics

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  We know Australian politics has a “woman problem” — the figures speak for themselves. Only 38% of all federal MPs are women, and there...
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VIC: targeted govt support for international student wellbeing

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  New investments announced by the Victorian government today aim to enhance the experience of Victoria’s international students with programs ranging from jobs guidance to...
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More than 20,000 Indian migrants received permanent visas in 2020-21

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  The Federal Government confirms they have delivered 160,0052 places against the proposed level of 160,000 places in their 2020-21 Migration Program, seeing an increase...
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Vaccine passports in Australia: how will they work?

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  Even before any COVID-19 vaccines were invented, vaccine passports for participation in public activities appeared likely. Australia’s plagued vaccine rollout meant such requirements lay in a...
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NSW: Targeted COVID-19 support for International students

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  The NSW Government is urging international students to come forward and get vaccinated, with a reminder they do not need a Medicare card to...
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Wondering where to buy Indian flags in Australia?

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  So you’re going to bring out your Indian flag this weekend, as India marks its 75th Independence Day. Since we can’t all be together to...

NSW kirpan ban: new policy announced for schools

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  After consulting with community organisations, the NSW Government has announced a new policy on Sikh students carrying kirpans to school. The state had temporarily banned...
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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...

Podcasts

Let’s Talk Boosters: Indian Link podcast

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  In LET'S TALK BOOSTERS, a new podcast series by Indian Link, host Ekta Sharma quizzes Dr Kritman Dhamoon of Blacktown Hospital Sydney about booster...
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‘Serving the community’: COVID testing in remote NSW

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  The past two years have been a rollercoaster of COVID-19 related turmoil; from isolating lockdowns, closed borders, to trying to help Indians in the...

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...
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