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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…

Melbourne’s Gulabo, Pallavi Sharda gives a stiff fight to Begum Jaan, Vidya Balan

Melbourne, March 7: Australia’s Bollywood star, Pallavi Sharda’s next film, the period drama, Begum Jaan hits theatres worldwide on April 14. Directed by Srijit Mukherjee, the film is produced by Mukesh Bhatt’s Vishesh films. The film also stars Hindi film stalwarts Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Ila Arun. The opportunity to work with Vidya Balan…

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…

Rideshare CEO sympathises with ‘taxi drivers’ as Melbourne passengers switch to Local ‘Aussie’ option

Melbourne, February 20: As fierce debate rages across Melbourne about the future of the taxi and rideshare industries, local player GoCatch is gathering momentum building its growing base of drivers, passengers, and market share. GoCatch is the leading Australian on demand taxi and rideshare booking app, which allows drivers to pick up extra taxi fares…

Adani’s Australian Mine at loggerheads with environmental activists over Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef may be at risk from fossil fuels Melbourne, February 16: Indian conglomerate Adani Group’s plans to build Australia’s biggest coal mine, although portrayed as harbinger for jobs and local economy, yet is entering the fiercest round of its fight ‘against coal’ faction. As researchers, revealed that they had discovered more evidence on…

‘Open Doors’ campaign stars taxi-driver Jimmy Behal to raise awareness on Disability and Assistance Animals

Melbourne, February 15: Melbourne taxi driver, Jimmy Behal, who has been driving taxis for almost 18 years in Melbourne, is the new star of the Taxi Services Commission’s ‘Open Doors’ Campaign. Originally from India, Jimmy is belongs to Melbourne’s Punjabi community and lives in the western suburbs. Driving since 2000, Jimmy, in 2005, switched to…

‘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…

Kerala woman Dimple Thomas pleads guilty to causing death of Melbourne baby

Melbourne, February 15: Dimple Thomas today pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving causing death of a baby. Dimple Grace Thomas who hails from Kerala, India, had crossed three lanes against a ‘give-way’ sign and made an ‘illegal’ right turn, onto South Gippsland Highway, crashing into another car at 60km per hour, on August 8…

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