Peter Khalil says Indians stuck in India are not forgotten

Stuck in India: ‘they’re not forgotten’ says Peter Khalil

Last week Australia suddenly imposed a travel ban on people coming back from India. Flights scheduled to fly from India bound for Sydney and Darwin were cancelled. When, despite the travel ban, some people managed to arrive in Australia by first flying from India to another country, the Morrison government quickly invoked its powers under the Biosecurity Act and announced that people could be Jailed for up to five years or fined for up to $66,000 or both if they ...
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Cricket Australia India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal

Australian Cricket throws support behind India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal

Australian Cricket will throw its support behind the India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal, with Cricket Australia, the Australian Cricketers’ Association and UNICEF Australia partnering to raise much needed funds. Australian Cricket has been deeply saddened by the devastation caused by this ...
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Mamta Banerjee wins thrashes the BJP

Did Mamta win or Modi-Shah foolishly gave it away?

India is in real trouble facing the COVID tsunami in many parts of the country and anti-Modi sentiment is in no doubt, it is all because of Modi. If the sentiment on ground is any indication, though fuelled by anti-Modi ...
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Mental Health in Schools

Monash to help deliver mental health action program in Australian schools

Australia’s first mental health literacy and action program in schools, which seeks to address the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people at school, is set to be delivered by researchers at Monash University. In addition, the Monash research ...
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Scott Morrison's travel ban from India

India COVID travel ban to Australia divides locals Down under

The federal government has imposed a temporary travel ban between India and Australia beginning today, with anyone breaching the rule to face up to five years in jail or heavy fines, in a move which some experts say may be illegal. The ...
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Mamta Banerjee wins

Mamta Banerjee wins West Bengal 2021 elections

Mamta thrashes Modi, Amit Shah TMC wins landslide, Mamta loses nandigram India’s only woman chief minister Mamata Banerjee wins the 2021 West Bengal state elections. She has done what looked unthinkable only weeks agao. Under her leadership, the TMC has ...
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Judge N.Anand Venkatesh

Dealing with lesbian couple’s petition, Judge N.Anand Venkatesh seeks counselling

A petition by a lesbian couple seeking protection from the Madras High Court has put the judge hearing the case more pressure than the petitioners themselves. The judge has booked a session with a councilor to understand the intricacies involved ...
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Indian vigil at Fed Square

COVID in India: Indian vigil at Fed Square

Horrendous visuals of public funerals and parks turned into crematoriums are beaming across the world as India – now the focus of the world and epicenter of COVID second wave - reels under the deluge of almost 3 million active ...
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Jenny Hayes accused killer of Inder Sohal and family

Inder Sohal family accused killer Jenny Hayes pleads “Not Guilty”

Sex worker, Jenny Hayes accused of burning alive the entire Indian family of Inder Pal Singh Sohal, his wife Abbey Forrest and their 3 week old daughter Ivy Sohal while they slept in their Point Cook home earlier this week ...
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Australia helps in India fighting COVID

No Flights from India for two weeks, says Scott Morrison

Australia offers items of critical help to India in fighting COVID tsunami Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a temporary halt to flights coming in from India while offering help to India as the nation grapples with second wave of ...
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India's covid surge - worry for Modi

India’s COVID surge – 14-day lockdowns advised

India is really under attack from an alarming COVID 19 surge. A complete lack of plan to fight the virus coupled with totally inadequate health infrastructure in the country and the playing of belligerent politics by various states including Delhi, ...
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The Kannans face significant jail time for keeping a slave

Indian Couple Kannans face Jail term for ‘keeping a slave’

To the shock of many in the Victorian Indian community, a Southern Indian origin couple - the Kannans - have been found guilty of keeping a woman, an illegal maid, as a slave in their Mount Waverley home for eight ...
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Indians restricted in arriving back to Australia

Indians will be restricted coming to Australia

Australia has taken notice of the COVID emergency in India and decided to restrict the number of people to be allowed to come to Australia in order to safeguard Australia’s hotel quarantine program and keep the local community safe. The ...
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VMC urges use of QR code at community functions

VMC urges all to use QR code at community functions

Victorian Multicultural Commission is encouraging all event organisers and faith leaders in the multicultural community to ensure they provide QR code check-ins at their venues, and ask their visitors to complete check-in, ahead of the amnesty deadline tomorrow, Friday 23rd April.  ...
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AG critical of Vic Govt major projects

Auditor General damning of Andrews major projects performance

Victorian Auditor General’s review of major projects managed by the Andrews Labor Government has “identified a tendency to underestimate costs and over-estimate benefits during projects’ when conceptualising and approving major projects. In major state capital projects, this can have consequences ...
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