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“I came back to Australia to break down the barriers to diversity,” Pallavi Sharda

By Neeru Saluja Melbourne raised actress Pallavi Sharda is on a roll as she takes leading roles in two new television series – Beecham House and Retrograde, screening on Channel 10 and ABC. Though Pallavi has made it big in Bollywood with lead roles in Dus Tola, Besharam, Hawaizaada, Begum Jaan and cameos in international […]

Six Indian Aussies follow their dreams and the trials and tribulations of a life down under in the web series ‘Comic Timings of Life’

Kabir Singh Knockout Productions is an Australian based Production House venturing out this year to showcase their first ever web-series ‘Comic Timings of Life’. ‘Comic Timings of Life’ is a light take on the day to day struggles of migrants in Australia. Season 1 is all set to release by the November 2020. Cinematographer Shamini […]

Jobkeeper payment and income support extended

JobKeeper Payment rates from 28 September 2020 to 28 March 2021: Date Full rate per fortnight Less than 20hrs worked per fortnight rate 28 September 2020 to 3 January 2021 $1,200 $750 4 January 2021 to 28 March 2021 $1,000 $650 The Morrison Government will deliver more support for households and businesses to help Australians through the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Stay safe for everyone’s sake during Covid-19

Below is a summary of information relevant to religious communities available from www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19 The Acting Minister for Multiculturalism, the Hon. Dr Geoff Lee MP, will convene a meeting of the Religious Communities Forum on Friday 3 July, 12.00-12.30pm to discuss the latest changes. If you have any questions on the latest changes, please send these […]

Australian researchers track Covid -19 in Plane and Cruise ship wasterwater

As Australia considers how to safely welcome international visitors again, testing wastewater systems on long-haul planes and cruise ships could provide crucial information on detecting the presence of the COVID-19 virus in incoming passengers. A new paper in Journal of Travel Medicine reported that testing of aircraft and cruise ship wastewater upon arriving at their […]

Tiger, pigeon, pup and monkey — cricketers nicknamed after animals

Big Bird Joel Garner with Sunny Gavaskar By Kersi Meher-Homji  From 19th century till recent times, cricketers have had nicknames, from odd to contrasting to bang on target. And what a range — from Tiger O’Reilly, Tiger Pataudi, Slasher Mackay, Phantom Lawry, Chappelli, Sunny Gavaskar, Tangles Walker and Henry Lawson to Afghan Mark Waugh, Dizzy […]

$250 million JobMaker plan to restart Australia’s creative economy

Thousands of jobs across Australia’s arts industry will be backed with a new $250 million targeted package to help restart the creative economy and get the entertainment, arts and screen sectors back to work, as they rebuild from the impacts of COVID-19. A range of new grant and loan programs will roll out over the […]

See the Penguins’ waddle watch live stream with Sydney Aquarium

Sydney, Thursday June 18th, 2020: Ever wondered what a Sub-Antarctic penguin colony gets up to, especially when they think no-one’s looking? Now you can find out, with SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium bringing back their successful Tank TV 24/7 live stream with a new series affectionately known as “Waddle Watch”. With the success of ‘Tank TV’, […]

A rich habitat under threat by a hurried decision to build apartments

Greens MP, Cate Faehrmann at the protest By Neena Badhwar June 8. There is this group of people shouting slogans carrying placards that read ‘Forest in Danger’; ‘Don’t kill the forest’; ‘More apartments will kill forest and jam up roads’; ‘Who’s the winner – Lose 2000 jobs at IBM site or create 300 jobs and […]

Australia-India sign strategic partnerships

Can India take up the challenge western nations are entrusting in its lap to counter unabated Chinese influence in the world. As China now extends its area of influence in the Indian neighbourhood: Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, even Bangladesh, with finance and infrastructure deals, it causes concern not only to India but to the whole […]

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