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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…

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…

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…

PM Turnbull to visit India with high-powered Business and Education industry delegations

New Delhi, April 6: Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be on a state visit to India from April 9 to 12, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Thursday. “This will be Prime Minister Turnbull’s first visit to India. “Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott had visited India in September 2014, which was followed by our…

Zone Out and Chill Out to lose weight

When it comes to diet, most Australians tend to over-think, have too high expectations and are anxious about failure – all of which can derail the best intentions for losing weight. Melbourne, April 4: CSIRO behavioural scientists have recently identified the dominant diet type among Australian adults, revealing why many people find it hard to…

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…

Bendigo’s Great Stupa of Universal Compassion set to become the largest in the Western World

Bendigo, March 24: The Andrews Government is helping crown Bendigo’s majestic Great Stupa of Universal Compassion with a $2.5 million grant. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford joined Member for Bendigo, West Maree Edwards and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan in announcing the funding today while visiting the Great Stupa, cementing Bendigo’s position as…

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