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Swastika: All you need to know about the new Bill passed by the Victorian Government

By Makarand Bhagwat The Victorian Government has just passed Summary Offences Amendment (Nazi Symbol Prohibition) Bill 2022. This amendment is based on a Parliamentary Committee Inquiry into anti-vilification protections. The report was tabled in the Parliament in September 2021 and accepted. There were 36 recommendations made in this report out of which the Victorian Government […]

Children shatter the gloom of Covid

On a bright, sunny and warm Sunday, children from all over Sydney, representing communities from all over the world, shattered the gloom of Covid which has kept the vibrant Children’s Festival off  the agenda for two and a half years. Children, as young as three, enthusiastically sang, danced, played music, patted farm animals, jumped on […]

Indian migration shows largest increase in number as country of birth in Census 2021

The Census provides a snapshot of the cultures and languages that make up Australia by providing data on cultural diversity, country of birth, ancestry and languages used at home. The 2021 Census found that almost half of Australians have a parent born overseas (48.2 per cent) and the population continues to be drawn from around […]

Census 2021 results show Hinduism in Australia increased by 55.3 per cent

Census 2021 results are out today. Hinduism in Australia has increased by 55.3 per cent at 684,002 people. Hindi language speakers are in 197,132 homes where as Punjabi language has shown the most increase as language spoken at home in 239,033 homes. India (673,352) stands at number 2 after England (927,490) as the country of […]

Janaki Easwer to feature in Atif Aslam’s concerts in Australia!

Janaki Easwar has tried to make the best use of the platform and has grown as an artist since creating TV history by becoming the youngest artist ever  to appear on ‘The Voice’ globally.  After her TV debut, Janaki has continued releasing her originals. Her debut single clown  with profound lyrics, recently made it to the finals of International songwriting […]

Author of 16 cricket titles, Kersi, receives another from the Queen

By Vijay Badhwar The first thing anyone will say about Kersi Meher-Homji, who has received Order of Australia Medal (OAM) this month on Queen’s Birthday, is that Kersi is a true gentleman, humble and even self-effacing. For The Indian Down Under family of which Kersi has been a central (cricket) player as its Sports Editor, […]

Plastic on Australia’s beaches cut by almost a third

New research by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, shows Australian coastal plastic pollution has decreased by 29 per cent, the surprise discovery revealed as part of a broader project assessing waste reduction efforts.  CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall said the results showed what could be achieved with a Team Australia approach.  “While we still […]

Solar and Appliance upgrades to save upto $600 a year

Thousands of families will soon be able to cut their energy bills with solar and home appliance upgrades, thanks to a $128 million Energy Bill Buster program in the 2022-23 NSW Budget. Around a third of NSW households are currently receiving an energy rebate to help them with their energy bills. The Energy Bill Buster […]

Toll Relief for NSW drivers

NSW drivers will save up to $750 a year on tolls under a new relief package to ease cost of living pressures. About half a million NSW motorists will receive cash rebates paid quarterly into their bank accounts under the NSW Government’s Toll Rebate Scheme to be included in this month’s Budget. Premier Dominic Perrottet […]

IABCA Gala Award Night honours business and community

By Rekha Rajvanshi India Australia Business; Community Alliances Gala award night 2022 took place at The Star with the help of Investment NSW and Austrade. The event reminded us of the possibilities for Australian public diplomacy to strategically leverage its domestic business diaspora to achieve its foreign policy and commercial goals. Also, Indian public diplomacy […]

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