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School Students & Celebrities protest Climate Change, Adani

‘Strike 4 Climate Action’ brings thousands of students together across Australia Melbourne, December 1: Thousands of schoolchildren across Australia walked out of class on Friday, to demand action by the federal government on climate change. The “Strike 4 Climate Action”, inspired by 15 year old Swedish student Greta Thunberg, brought together children in capital cities and 20…

Election 2018: Dr Ali Khan, Kaushaliya Vaghela make it…

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Samantha Ratnam re-elected Melbourne, November 26: As Victorians went to polls on Saturday, many of our own, 51 to be precise, were making history participating in those polls declaring their resolve to take control of how our state should be run. They thought it is time to have their ‘say’ in the manner our fate…

Have you been a Racist? You could be running for $1000 scholarship

Melbourne Law Firm Offering $1,000 Scholarship to “Racist” Students Melbourne, November 13: Students who admit to being racist or xenophobic – a fear of, or discomfort with, foreigners – could share in a $1,000 scholarship in 2019. The scholarship is offered by Melbourne-based law firm, Global Mobility Immigration Lawyers & Migration Agents, which runs an…

Eelection2018: Voting this weekend? consider one of your own!

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Many of our own in the fray As our community grows in Victoria, so does the need for its fair representation in all areas of social and government machinery. No wonder then, of late a number of brave Victorians of Indian descent have been putting their hand up be it local bodies or clubs, municipal…

Religion and Politics in Pakistan – test case in Asia Bibi

In a replay of 1977 anti-government demonstration, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is facing violent protests in Asia Bibi case, writes Abdus Sattar Ghazali   In 1977, the so-called Pakistan National Alliance, comprising three main religious parties – Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI), Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP), some other political parties and fringe groups – launched…

Election 2018: Possibility of a Minority government in Victoria

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On 24 November Victorians will go to the polls. The state’s Labor government, headed by Daniel Andrews as premier, will be seeking a second term. Liberal leader Matthew Guy will be trying to argue that the Andrews government has failed and that the Liberal-National coalition should be elected to govern. For government to change, the…

What went wrong for Dave Sharma in Wentworth?

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Sydney, October 22: Australia most likely to have a minority government as Kerryn Phelps is set to take Wentworth Australia now has a minority government as the blue chip Liberal seat of Wentworth is set to elect an Independent Dr Kerryn Phelps who trounced the Liberal vote in one of the safest Liberal seats in the…

Prof Shitij Kapur & Prof Prashanthan Sanders elected AAHMS Fellows

Melbourne, October 11: The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) has elected 37 new Fellows, including Prof Shitij Kapur & Prashanthan Sanders in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the health and well being of Australians and to the medical research community in Australia. 12 of the 37 elected Fellows are women; and 13…

The Crisis at the ABC is About More than its Management

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The internal affairs at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the ABC) that have led to the dismissal of its general manager, Michelle Guthrie, and the board chairman, Justin Milne, had the effect of pushing parliamentary politics to the side. This may have been a good thing for newly installed prime minister Scott Morrison, as commentator interest…

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