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Super Saturday could be fatal for Bill Shorten

By Nick Economou On Saturday 28 July by-elections will be held in five federal electoral districts across the country. Four of these by-elections were caused as a result of the “citizenship crisis”, and one by an early retirement of a recently elected member of the lower house (Labor’s Tim Hammond in the seat of Perth)….

Building on Australia’s Migrant Success Story

By Alan Tudge Migrating to a new country can be an enormous gamble. People take huge risks to uproot their lives in order to come here to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities Australia has to offer. People do not come here to fail, but to succeed. And for generations, many have done just that. Migrants…

Datta Yoga Centre’s temple plans suffer a setback

Datta Yoga Centre Little River

 Melbourne, 29 June: Melbourne Indian community is familiar with Datta Yoga Centre (or Datta Yoga Centre Australia Pty Ltd) (“DYC”) which formally came into existence in 2007.  The group follows Sadguru Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, as its spiritual guru (head). DYC’s objective according to the group’s website is of spreading the benefits of Healing Music…

A political cat fight?

Inga Peulich calls Samantha Ratnam a ‘pig’ Calling anyone a ‘pig’ is not and cannot be jocular. And coming from a politician of the experience of MLC Inga Peulich makes it even more serious. However, Ms Peulich immediately apologized to the house although Greens leader Samantha Ratnam does want a personal apology and is waiting…

Immigration Museum celebrates Mahatma Gandhi’s life as an immigrant

Melbourne, May 4: With the exhibition of Mahatma Gandhi and his role as an immigrant himself, the Victorian government has churned the wheel of developing its ‘Victoria’s India strategy’ launched earlier, this year. The exhibition is open for visitors at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne CBD, since last month. “The Victorian government is currently promoting…

Mashru, Gowda’s miraculous & ‘incongruous’ win

Not ‘fake’, arranging a valid marriage for Visa breaches s240 of the Migration Act 1958 Bharat Times readers are familiar with the story of Chetan Mohanlal Mashru and Divya Krishne Gowda – the couple who were sentenced to jail in February 2017 over 66 charges for organising 16 sham marriages between March 2011 and March…

10 Years on, PR still eludes Harjinder

five protection visa applications refused, then sponsor wife died Perth, March 23: Harjinder Singh born in 1988, arrived in Australia in February 2008 on a subclass 572 student visa which ceased on 15 March 2010. From 22 December 2010 to 19 July 2011, following the expiration of his student visa, he lodged four protection visa…

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