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Australian High Commissioner’s RSS visit raises eyebrows

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  Human rights and political advocacy organisation The Humanism Project has released a letter of concern addressed to Prime Minister Scott Morrison regarding Australian High...

And a very happy Diwali to you too, Australia Post

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  ‘Tis the holiday season - time to spread the cheer. Around this festive time, Indian Link sends hundreds of Diwali cards via Australia Post...

All your Diwali needs, at Woollies

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  Diwali preparations are now made easier and more convenient with special South Asian products available in selected Woolworths stores across the country. Diwali occupies an...

Australia’s first Sikh temple granted heritage listing

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Way back in the 1960s, three Australians in Woolgoolga NSW got together to help the growing Sikh community find a safe space for themselves...

Australia to join Malabar naval exercise with India, US, Japan

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After a 13-year absence, Australia is set to take part in an annual naval drill Malabar Exercise in the Indian Ocean region along with...

Qantas flight from Delhi for stranded Aussies

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175 lucky Australians stuck in India will be on a Qantas flight back home from Delhi on 26 Oct, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has...

Our very own Junior MasterChefs: Every Indian mum’s delight

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Imagine cooking a lamb Mughlai curry with saffron rice, cucumber raita, coriander chutney, and smoked chicken kebab in 3 hours. Now imagine cooking it all in...

‘Nobody Left Behind’, a campaign to help temporary migrants

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COVID-19 has sent governments around the world scrambling to implement stimulus packages to encourage spending and keep their teetering economies from collapsing. Australia’s focus,...

COVID-19: Refunds, waivers for certain temporary visas

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Many tourists and other temporary visa holders have been badly affected by the pandemic, a large number stranded in other countries with time ticking...

Aus aboriginal site Uluru named world’s 3rd best places to see

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Uluru or the Ayers Rock, the sacred Aboriginal site in Australia's Northern Territory (NT), was named as the world's third-best places to see.The ranking...

Changes in Australia’s permanent migration program for 2020-21

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In a recent announcement by the Federal Government, the permanent Migration Program in Australia for the year 2020-21 will focus on economic recovery and...

New English language requirement a hark back to White Australia Policy?

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There is dismay and anger in Australia’s multicultural community at the government's recent announcement regarding new language requirements for Partner visa applicants and their...

Kathy Rao on the lack of gender diversity on Australian boards

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  "It's an old boys' club," one female director said to Dr Kathy Rao, an expert in the sustainability of businesses and corporate social responsibility...

Explore Indian Link’s podcasts on International Podcast Day

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Today is celebrated as International Podcast Day, so we've compiled a list of some of the podcasts produced by Indian Link. All podcasts can...

The new Australian citizenship test: can you really test ‘values’ via multiple choice?

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The Morrison government has announced plans to revamp the Australian citizenship test. From November 15, there will be new test questions on “Australian values”. What does this...

Channel 7’s Plate of Origin shows how Australian multiculturalism is defined by white people

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The grand final of Plate of Origin will air on on Channel Seven tonight. Like other blockbuster cooking shows (think MasterChef, My Kitchen Rules), Plate...

Indian pomegranates to hit Australia’s supermarkets

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Indian pomegranates will soon appear on Australian supermarket shelves for the first time. According to Australia's High Commissioner to India Barry O'Farrell AO, India is...

Oz competition commission to scrutinise app stores

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has said that it will examine the extent of competition between Google Play Store and Apple App...

Facebook threatens to stop Oz publishers from sharing news on its platform

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Facebook has threatened to block Australian publishers from sharing news on its platform as well as Instagram as the country wants the social network...

Sanjay Alapakkam: Law Student of the Year

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Fourth-year UNSW student Sanjay Alapakkam is far from the typical lawyer you might see on television. You won’t find him in an inner-city office,...

High flying ambition: Tajinder Kumar

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When Officer Trainee Tajinder Kumar becomes a commissioned officer of the Royal Australian Air Force in some four months’ time, it will be a...

The ethics of the COVID-19 vaccine: a multi-faith perspective

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  Earlier today, the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney declared that he would be boycotting the COVID-19 vaccine that the government plans to acquire. The Archbishop...

Cricket legend Lisa Sthalekar inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

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Source: Twitter Australia’s Lisa Sthalekar is one of three retired cricket greats to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame this year. The...

“My favourite Ganesha”

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Indians in Australia talk to us about their 'favourite' Ganesh on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi

Channel 7’s Plate of Origin: Ash and Simran are ‘Team India’

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Good news for the culinary curious, as another lot of cooks get to prove their might in the kitchen over a battle of cuisines...

#JusticeforSSR in Melbourne makes their mark

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To many, the case surrounding Sushant Singh Rajput's demise had seemed murky. Hashtags like #JusticeforSSR, #SCOrderCBIforSushant, and #CBIMustForSushant were trending on social media, asking...

“Little brown girl”: Condemning The Australian’s racist cartoon

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The Australian newspaper is refusing to take down a cartoon published earlier today that is overtly and obscenely discriminatory. The caricature by Johannes Leak has raised...

India A to Z

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In the lead up to the Indian Independence Day, we go through the alphabet and find, for each letter, an iconic facet of Indian...

What does the Indian community in Oz think of the Ram temple in Ayodhya?

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The foundation ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on 5th August captured India’s attention over the last 48 hours like little else. The...

Legally Brown: Championing diversity in the legal world

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Over the course of many decades, migrants to Australia have made major contributions to Australian culture and the community – in hospitals, through charity...

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

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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...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

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  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...
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