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New political year heralds grim times for Liberals & Nationals

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by Nicholas Economou   As Australia Day and its attendant controversies become a fading memory, the national political debate resumes after the Christmas – New Year holiday period. For those who have forgotten, here is a re-cap of where the debate is at. As a result of a host of dreadful by-election results for the…

1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: A New Case for State Compensation

A new case for state compensation

The Sajjan Kumar verdict by the Delhi High Court presents a new case for proper state compensation for Sajjan Kumar victims. While most law experts have been busy deciphering the Delhi High Court’s judgement in Sajjan Kumar’s case for its implications in the cases to come against Jagdish Tytler and possibly Kamal Nath, not much…

Rise in Top VCE achievers from State Schools – offered Scholarships

Melbourne, December 20: The wait was officially over for thousands of students who completed the final chapter of their secondary schooling this year, with results released December 14. A total of 43 top VCE achievers were offered a Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated more than 64,000 students across the state who received…

Prof Veena can turn your old clothing into high-end building material

Sydney, December 19: Don’t throw out your old clothing – researchers at UNSW Sydney have developed an effective process to turn old clothing and textiles into high-quality building products such as flat panels. These high-end composite products can have a wood veneer look or a ceramic-style finish and were lab tested for qualities such as…

Neelam Rai does well despite her unceremonious exit from Nov Election

Neelam Rai Dhingra a Liberal party candidate for the Victorian upper house berth in the Northern Metro Region had to quit after accusations of her links with an unregistered charity “No Hunger” were made in a story published in the Herald Sun last month. Her name at no. 3 behind Craig Ondarchie and Evan Mulholland,…

Warning against Scott Morrison’s decision to cut immigration by 30,000

PM calls for agenda on a national population plan – propose to cut immigration numbers by 30,000 Melbourne, December 13: Prime Minister Scott Morrison emerged from Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) talks with states and territories in Adelaide, on Wednesday armed with an agreement to work with the state Premiers to develop a national population plan….

Dr Ali Khan loses in the final count, Craig Ondarchie re-elected

Inga Peulich, a friend of the Victorian Indian community loses to Liberal Democrats’ David Limbrick Melbourne, December 11: As the final count of votes has now been finalized by the Victorian electoral commission (VEC), although Dr Ali Khan has lost in the final count of preferences due to leakage of preferences below the line, BT…

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…

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