Turnbull government ends the Year with a Flourish; but still Behind in Polls 

The upper house cross-bench for Turnbull is larger, more diverse and lot more ideological than that which confronted Tony Abbott after the 2013 election.

But a major qualitative difference between the two Coalition governments indicate a greater scope for pragmatism and momentum in 2017, in the Turnbull government, writes Dr Nick Economou.


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Bollywood veteran, Vipin Sharma eyes Melbourne for his next directorial venture

Melbourne, December 4: Directed by veteran Bollywood actor Vipin Sharma, Akki Vikki tey Nikki is a comedy set in contemporary Bollywood – about the obsessive nature of actors, writers, producers and directors working in the world of Hindi cinema, Bollywood. He is currently in Melbourne to showcase the first cut of this maiden directorial venture ...
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Indian mine project in Australia – Adani gives ‘iron clad guarantee’ NOT to hire overseas workers

Sydney, December 6: Australia's biggest international investors, the India-based conglomerate Adani Group has promised not to employ overseas skilled workers on Australia's 457-category temporary visas for its mega coal mine project, the $21 billion Gaililee Basin coal mine in Queensland. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who met Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani on Tuesday in Townsville, ...
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Australian students fall behind in Reading, Maths and Science compared to international standards

New PISA results confirm decline in Australian educational averages Melbourne, December 6: "Two sets of independent international test results released in the past week show that Australia's education system has serious deficiencies," Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) senior research fellow Dr Jennifer Buckingham said. Last week, results released from TIMSS 2015 showed no change in ...
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Shoojit Sircar’s PINK bags four awards at 23rd Star Screen Awards 2016

Mumbai, December 4: Shoojit Sircar's critically-acclaimed Pink bagged as many as four awards, including for the Best Film, at the 23rd Star Screen Awards 2016 here on Sunday. While megastar Amitabh Bachchan received the Best Actor award for the film, Aditya Bannerji got the Best Editing award and Ritesh Shah got the Best Dialogue award ...
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Kahaani 2: Remarkable Vidya Balan and Fabulous Arjun Rampal will grip your senses, break your heart

In Kahaani 2, it's just another ordinary humid laconic night in Chandanagar, a small dusty town on the outskirts of Kolkata where, as one grinning havaldar informs his senior, nothing ever happens, reviews Subhash K Jha. Well, all that is about to change! Directed by Sujoy Ghosh; Starring: Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal, Jugal Hansaraj, Tota ...
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This Aussie Summer get the App that will reveal if your Beer is fresh or stale

In this scorching Aussie heat, chilled beer is what comes to your rescue but what if it has gone stale, threatening to spoil your party? Get a smartphone App No worries as now there is a smartphone app that can tell you if your beer is fresh to be gulped down tonight. Chemists from the ...
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Key to Sensational Summer Entertaining – Australian Cheese

Summer is the perfect time to entertain at home. So, dust off the outdoor setting, bring out the BBQ tongs and set your sights on cheese. Whether it’s a last minute platter, a salad to impress or just a few nibbles with drinks, Australian CHEESE is your ultimate spring entertaining partner – indoors and out ...
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Australia beat India 4-3 in hockey to level Bendigo series 1-1; India claims Bronze in Four Nation Tournament

Bendigo, November 30: Australia defeated India 4-3 in the final game of the two-match hockey tournament here on Wednesday. Playing with 10 men for large periods of the third quarter, India defended stoutly but were edged past by the home side in a pulsating match. The visitors were the first to rock the board, Akashdeep ...
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