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National Cabinet response on the new Omicron strain

Tuesday November 30, 2021. National Cabinet met today to discuss Australia’s COVID-19 response and the new Omicron strain. Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly provided an update on the current COVID-19 situation and health response across Australia. The World Health Organization has declared the B.1.1.529 strain, now known as the Omicron strain and first detected […]

World-first Silica Detection Device in NSW

The first Australian field trials of new technology to detect dangerous levels of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in the air began in Sydney this month. Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson said this world-first technology will help workers identify high levels of RCS in real time, preventing inhalation and the contraction of the deadly lung […]

Australian Consulate General in Bengaluru to strengthen technology partnership with India

Australia is strengthening its technology partnership with India through the establishment of a new Consulate-General in Bengaluru and a Centre of Excellence for Critical and Emerging Technology Policy, also to be based in India. Bengaluru is the world’s fourth-largest technology cluster, and home to a third of India’s unicorn companies. Bengaluru and its vibrant business […]

New NSW plastic laws ban singe-use plastics including plastic bags, plates, bowls & cutlery

16 November 2021. Australia”™s leading ocean conservation organisation has congratulated the New South Wales government for passing legislation to ban single-use plastics next year, including the last minute addition of plastic plates and bowls. Under the new laws passed today (Tuesday 16 November), lightweight plastic shopping bags will finally be banned in approximately six months, […]

Marsh and Warner go berserk and Australia wins the T20 World Cup

By Kersi Meher-Homji Australia won her first T20 Cricket World Cup beating New Zealand by 8 wickets this morning. Dubai has proved a favourite venue for the Aussies as they won both the semi-final last week and the Final this morning on this ground. Sent in to bat New Zealand scored 4 for 173 in […]

Prime Minister Morrison unveils statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Victoria

Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the forecourt of Indian Community Centre in the presence of Indian community members.  He appreciated the presence of Alan Tudge, Federal Member for Aston, and Minister for Education and Youth, for his wonderful association with the Indian community and also Jason Wood, Assistant Minister […]

School tutoring program extended to help students

Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 12 students across Greater Sydney return to the classroom today, with more than 148,000 students leading the first stage of the 800,000 public school students returning over the next week. To help students catch up on any learning loss experienced due to COVID-19 lockdowns and learning from home, the NSW […]

$86 million injection to kickstart Arts, Screen and Culture in NSW

Artists, musicians, theatres, venues, festivals and cultural organisationsin NSW will be supported with $86 million in funding from the NSW Government to reopen with confidence and welcome back audiences. Treasurer Matt Kean said the stimulus would support individuals and businesses to bounce back quickly and reignite the economy through their cultural offerings. “We have all […]

NSW to reach its 80 per cent double dose target by October 18

The State’s rapid rate of second dose vaccinations means that next Monday, 18 October is firming as the day that the Reopening NSW Roadmap’s 80 per cent settings will come into effect for those who are fully vaccinated. Community sport will resume, more friends and family will be reunited, and there will no longer be […]

Australia Day Council of SA looking for nominations for two awards from our community

On behalf of the Australia Day Council of South Australia regarding their Awards for Leadership in Languages and Culture are seeking nominations from young people of Indian origin. There are to award categories,both designed to recognise young people who are inspiring young leaders, passionate about languages and culture and who advocate for a multilingual and […]

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