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

  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 ...

Repatriation flights from India to resume tomorrow

  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...
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Good news for international students working in hospitality

  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

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

  The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke has confirmed that there is frantic planning going on behind the scenes...
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Human Rights Commission concerned by ban on returnees from India

  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...
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Has your life been touched by Hepatitis C?

  If you are a migrant here in Australia and have ever been diagnosed with hepatitis C and have considered or undergone treatment, a La...
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New Consul-Generals appointed in Mumbai and Kolkata

  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

  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

  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...
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Meet the Aussie architects building anganwadis in India

  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

  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

  The Ahmedi family in Hawkesbury have had their bags packed ever since they received the SES evacuation warning. Should the evacuation order come, they...
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Extradition request sent to India for key suspect in murder of Cairns woman

  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

  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

  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

  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...
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Job hunting with Vinesh Balan

  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

  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...
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Queries on ‘far-right extremism’ raised with NSW Minister

  Questions have been asked to NSW Minister of Multiculturalism Geoff Lee about recent incidents in Sydney’s Indian community that have raised concerns about social...

Flexible work arrangements help women, but only if they are also offered to men

  Flexible workplace policies designed to improve gender gaps in employment and pay might actually make things worse for women. Flexible work has been on offer...

Sexual assault: what can you do if you don’t want to make a formal...

  *Trigger warning: sexual assault.* The alleged rape of former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins has raised many questions about how sexual assault gets reported. Members of the...
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Dhanya Mani on speaking out: “It felt like a moral imperative”

  Trigger warning – sexual harassment The disparity between women and men in every workplace across Australia is well understood, but less understood is the disparity...

Raising guide dogs – at home

  As the clock struck midnight this past New Year’s Eve, the Bhandari family in Sydney celebrated in a rather unique way: taking care of...

Morrison discusses FB news ban with Modi

  On Thursday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Facebook "unfriending" Australia in response to the government's news media...

NSW COVID-19 vaccine program begins on Monday

  More than 35,000 critical staff in NSW will be among the first in Australia to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when the rollout begins on...
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Injured in a road accident? The state can help

  After her much-anticipated New Year's plans were scrapped due to COVID restrictions, Siya Khan* decided she would not despair; instead, she would leave on...
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Five-day lockdown confirmed in Victoria

  All of Victoria will be entering a Stage 4 lockdown, starting at 11:59 PM tonight. It will continue for 5 days till 17 February. The...
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OSAN Ability, providing quality care with compassion

  In south Asian culture, there’s a strong sense of duty towards family. Whether it’s old age, sickness, or disability, families rally together to do...
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Pregnant? What are your thoughts on the COVID vaccine?

  As if expecting a baby during a global pandemic wasn’t stressful enough, many expectant mothers are now faced with a dilemma ahead of the...


Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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...

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

  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...
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david shoebridge nsw parliament

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

  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 ...

Ask Auntyji: Should I turn vegetarian after all?

  Dear Auntyji I am a 45-year-old man who has been a meat eater for 20 years, except for that one time in 2006 when I...

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev on karma, the pandemic, and politics in India

  Meredith Lake in conversation with Sadhguru, for the ABC Radio National program Soul Search. Today on Soul Search, an exclusive interview with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev....