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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…

Census reveals ‘Indian-born’ form the fastest growing migrant group in Victoria

Indian-born residents form the largest numbers in Victoria surpassing Italy, Vietnam, Greece and Sri Lanka. Melbourne, April 12: Indian people are Victoria’s biggest migrant group for the first time in history, according to latest census figures. The first results of the census revealed that after 12 years of strong growth India was the biggest source…

Hindu Society (HSV), loses against Fair Work Commission – to pay more than $77,000 to erstwhile employee

Hindu Society of Victoria – HSV has been fighting a Compliance Notice issued to it by a Fair Work Commission inspector in the Federal Circuit Court since 2014. On 19 November 2014, the Fair Work Commission had issued a Compliance Notice alleging various contraventions by the HSV and required the HSV to make a payment…

Investigation into racial assault on Hobart based Kerala-origin man, Joy

Melbourne, March 30: Police in Tasmania today said that they had started investigation into the incident of assault on 33-year-old Indian immigrant in Hobart. They are yet to determine whether the attack was racially-motivated. Li Max Joy, a nursing student and a part-time taxi driver, was assaulted and racially abused by five teenagers including a…

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,…

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…

Brisbane Indian couple jailed over Marriage Visa scam

Scam likened to Nine Network’s Married at First Sight hooked Queensland brides to marry Indian men for money Brisbane, Feb 24: Migration agent Chetan Mohanlal Mashru and Marriage Celebrant, Divya Krishne Gowda have been jailed over a marriage visa scam, uncovered here, last month. The husband-wife team of migration agent and marriage celebrant, together, married…

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