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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…

Hindu Australians experience highest rates of discrimination

49 per cent Australians want migrants to assimilate; 63 per cent are worried about relatives marrying Muslims: Study Melbourne, February 27: Nearly one in three Australians have negative feelings towards Muslim Australians, with 63 per cent saying they would be concerned if a relative married a Muslim, according to a Western Sydney University study commissioned…

‘Extreme vetting’ test proposed before migrants can become Australian citizens

Melbourne, February 15: Migrants who plan to become Australian citizens may now be tested for their attitude to Australia values. The scanning, proposed by Senator David Leyonhjelm, Liberal Democrat senator for NSW, is asking that the government introduce an “extreme vetting” test before immigrants to Australia can become citizens or receive welfare. The radical plan of…

Australian tech industry lashes out at Trump’s new visa rules, while Australia supports ban

To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban… this is about terror and keeping our country safe: Trump, upon changing visa rules Sydney, January 30: Leading Australian technology companies are livid after US President Donald Trump recently announced changes to visa laws. They are petitioning with the Australian government to act. The changes could see workers…

Victoria’s South-Asian Women rule Australia Day 2017 AM & OAM honours

Melbourne, January 29: Over 950 Australians were named in the Australia Day Honours this year, including the likes of former Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Victoria’s Governor Linda Dessau, organic scientist Andrew Holmes and former Liberal MP David Kemp, receiving the nation’s top Australia Day medal, the Companion of the Order of Australia. Four Indian-origin…

Order of Australia honours for 4 Indian-origin professionals on Australia Day 2017

Canberra, January 27: Australia has honoured four Indian-origin persons here with its Order of Australia civilian awards for their contributions in the field of medicine and work towards the community. Purushottam Sawrikar, a Sydney-based medical practitioner, received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for the year 2017 announced on the Australia Day for his service…

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