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International student numbers surge by 15 per cent

Canberra, June 26: Australia has bolstered its popularity as a world class education destination with new data showing international student numbers soared by 15 per cent in the first three months of this year compared to 2016. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the surging international student numbers came on top of growth…

Indian Techies and skilled IT workers in Australia will not be impacted by Australia’s 457 visa moves

Melbourne, April 19: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reiterated the new “Australia first – essentially meaning Australians will be given first preference for Australian jobs – bringing on sweeping 457 skilled visa changes, with lasting impact on . The Australian Government announced that it would abolish the 457 visa and replace it with two new visas…

Australia to abolish temporary work 457 Visa programme – India consulting stakeholders

“…no longer allow 457 visa to be passports” Melbourne, April 18: Adopting a new “Australians first” approach to skilled migration, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that he will be abolishing the existing 457 Visa programme, currently used by temporary foreign workers to gain employment and down the line, permanent residency in the country. The…

Koi Mil Gaya? Indian PhD student in Australia proves cosmic signals are ‘really’ from outer space

Melbourne, April 3: An Indian PhD student living in Melbourne has settled one of astronomy’s burning questions with a radio telescope that she helped refurbish – detecting cosmic signals from outer space. Hawthorn based, Manisha Caleb, 27, is enrolled at The Australian National University and works at Swinburne University, where she teamed up with her…

Dr Sarang Chitale (nee Shyam Acharya) masquerading as doctor for over 11 years; has now fled Australia

Sydney, March 9: Shyam Acharya, 41, who worked in NSW hospitals from 2003, allegedly stole an Indian doctor’s identity to become Dr Sarang Chitale, and then came to Australia, sponsored by NSW Health. This case came up for ‘mention’ on Monday, in Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court, but was only made public on Tuesday. Today,…

Tackling the complex issue of youth offending to keep the community safe

While youth offending is not of comparable proportions to family violence and ‘ice’ abuse, yet it demands our complete attention, for the sake of victims, according to Police Chief Commissioner, Graham Ashton Every so often our community is confronted with a worrying and complex problem which touches everyday lives, dominates headlines and divides opinion on…

Steve Smith’s screamer fails to get Australia victory, as India level series 1-1

It is the dropped catch of Steve Smith that hurt Australia the most, after which Cheteshwar Pujara’s 92 runs got India home Bengaluru, March 7: Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin led with a six-wicket haul as India defeated Australia by 75 runs with a day to spare in the second cricket Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here…

Beware: the potions on your dresser could be causing your migraine attack

1 in 3 Australians report health problems including migraine from fragranced consumer products Melbourne, March 6: A University of Melbourne researcher has found that one-third of Australians report health problems — ranging from migraine headaches to asthma attacks — when exposed to common fragranced consumer products such as air fresheners, cleaning products, laundry supplies, and…

Still no answer from Turnbull after being left holding on to the “hot potato” called 18C

The hard right of Malcolm Turnbull’s party demanded that section 18C be weakened and Mr Turnbull instituted a parliamentary inquiry, but has now been left holding this “particularly hot potato”, writes Hon. Tony Burke MP Parents started to keep their children inside the house, and would personally escort them to school. Adults would avoid leaving…

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