Saturday, October 16, 2021


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Triple J Hack: South Asian Aussies on ScoMo’s curry nights

  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

  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

  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

  In a briefing to the Indian media, Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the pathway for Indian-Australians to be able to travel to India -...
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The missing women of Australian politics

  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

  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

  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?

  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

  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?

  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

  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

  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

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

  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

  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

  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...
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It’s time to get your heaters checked

  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

  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...

Leaving Australia permanently? Here are your superannuation options

  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...
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8 repatriation flights to depart from India in next 14 days

  A spokesperson from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has confirmed that a total of eight flights are scheduled to depart from...
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What the ATO will catch you for in your tax returns

  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?

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


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 death...
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Hours after his release from custody, controversial jailed Indian national Vishal Jood was rushed out of Australia on the first available flight. In a statement,...

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