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Prices down with CTP Green Slip Scheme

  NSW vehicle owners continue to reap the benefits of the State Government’s overhauled CTP Green Slip scheme, with new data revealing Green Slips are at a decade low. Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the new scheme, which came into effect on 1 December 2017, has delivered cheaper Green Slips, faster benefits to […]

Indian filmmaker Akshay Indikar wins APSA Young Cinema Award

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy (APSA) last night honoured filmmakers of the region at special Award Presentation on Australia’s Gold Coast. The moving presentation, held at Home of The Arts, was a celebration of cultural diversity through the region’s cinema as well as a powerful show of support for its future. The Young Cinema Award […]

Thappad, Chhpaak and Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan make it to final nominations as Best Asian Films in AACTA Awards

Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar in Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan This year’s AACTA Industry Awards presented by Foxtel – previously known as the Industry Luncheon – will be broadcast for the first time exclusively via the AACTA ScreenFest website and Foxtel Arts at 6:30pm on Friday 27 November. With COVID restrictions in place AACTA has joined […]

PM Scott Morisson: Light of Hope is ahead after a year of darkness

Message from the Prime Minister DIWALI 2020 Warmest greetings to everyone celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights, it’s a special moment for people of many faiths. At the time of the new moon, on the darkest day of the month, Diwali carries a powerful message. It tells of how light dispels darkness. Most years, we […]

2020 Remembrance Day National Ceremony

The nation paused at 11 am today for Remembrance Day to mark the 102nd anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War on 11 November 1918. The national ceremony to commemorate Remembrance Day at the Austrlaian War Memorial was broadcast live across Australia by the ABC and streamed online. The ceremony was closed […]

Minto housing project where seniors can call safe and secure home

Older people in need of safe and secure housing will soon have a place to call home in South Western Sydney, with construction of Anglicare’s $130.5 million Minto Village nearing completion. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward today marked the topping out of the 220-unit project, which includes 110 homes being delivered […]

Free tutoring to support students in NSW schools

For the first time in NSW, students will receive free tutoring in 2021 thanks to a landmark $337 million program that is part of the NSW 2020-21 Budget. The program increases the ongoing support for students’ education after a disruptive school year. The Government is employing up to 5,500 additional staff to deliver small-group teaching […]

CSIRO and partners take aim at ending plastic waste

Planet earth with its mountains of plastic rubbish as CSIRO develops its research program on plastic waste CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, is developing a major research program to tackle plastic waste and reimagine the future of plastics. The Plastics Mission, one of 12 missions in development by CSIRO is using science and technology, to […]

Final itinerary for Indian cricket team’s tour of Australia

By Kersi Meher-Homji Finally, Cricket Australia (CA) has confirmed the correct dates for the eagerly anticipated Vodafone Test series, Dettol One Day International (ODI) Series and Dettol Twenty20 International (T20I) Series between the Australian and Indian teams. The eagerly awaited Border – Gavaskar Trophy for Tests between Australia and India is awaited more than even the Ashes series between […]

Siji Krishnan: ‘Art thrives when words fail…’

By Neena Badhwar Siji Krishnan from Kochi, for this year’s Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria, will be displaying an exquisite panoramic display that spans over 3 metres capturing portraits from her family during their get-togethers across generations – with representatives from infancy, youth, adulthood and advanced age. NGV Triennial is a large-scale exhibition […]

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