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NSW Labor commemorates National ‘Sorry Day’

By at May 27, 2015 | 6:47 pm | 0 Comment

NSW Labor commemorates National ‘Sorry Day’

The NSW Opposition called on all members of Parliament to use National Sorry Day as an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of the Stolen Generation. May 26, 2015 marks 14 years since the Bringing Them Home report was tabled in the Federal Parliament. Amongst the report’s many recommendations was that a national day be established to commemorate the history of forcible more...

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‘Baird avoiding scrutiny by rushing through privatisation plan’

By at May 27, 2015 | 5:54 pm | 0 Comment

‘Baird avoiding scrutiny by rushing through privatisation plan’

The NSW Opposition has slammed the Baird Government for introducing legislation to privatise the state’s electricity network before an inquiry into the proposal is complete.  Labor leader Luke Foley said Mike Baird’s contempt for proper parliamentary process by ramming through privatisation legislation proves he is a Premier afraid of scrutiny. “First Mike more...

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Usha Uthap: ‘A combo of tradition and modernity’

By at May 18, 2015 | 3:13 pm | 0 Comment

Usha Uthap: ‘A combo of tradition and modernity’

More than four decades ago, the night clubs in Chennai resonated with a melodious voice and that was the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Indi-Pop music. Let me describe her … ‘She is traditional, yet far off from being conservative. Clad in a saree, she sings western leg-shaking numbers and the trademark 'Bindi'  is her specialty’, ...  yes we are more...

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Heads over Heels to empower women in business

By at May 16, 2015 | 2:31 pm | 0 Comment

Heads over Heels to empower women in business

A push to increase the number of women running high growth businesses will see the NSW Government invest $150,000 in the non–profit Heads Over Heels. Minister for Women Pru Goward said the NSW Government is committed to increasing the number of women in executive level positions. "Growing the number of women in executive positions will take time, however investing more...

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$16,000 raised for victims of Nepal earthquake

By at May 16, 2015 | 2:07 pm | 0 Comment

$16,000 raised for victims of Nepal earthquake

The Legislative Council agreed to a motion supporting  Shaoquett Moselmane MLC and Rockdale City Council for raising over $16,000 for victims of the catastrophic Nepal Earthquakes. Moselmane and Rockdale City Council hosted a fundraiser on the May 3 ,  2015, which was well-attended by over 140 people, including: The Honourable the Consul-General of Nepal, His more...

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NSW MP Mookhey sworn in on Bhagavad Gita

By at May 12, 2015 | 10:38 pm | 0 Comment

NSW MP Mookhey sworn in on Bhagavad Gita

Newly appointed Upper House MP Daniel Mookhey  has become  the first MP to be sworn into an Australian Parliament on the Hindu religious text – The Bhagavad Gita. Mookhey replaced Steve Whan in the NSW Upper House and  took the oath of allegiance to the NSW people on The Gita this afternoon. Born in Blacktown, Mookhey is the son of migrants from the Punjab in more...

Community , India ,

University of Newcastle hosts two days ‘Bollywood 101 Film Festival’

By at May 11, 2015 | 11:32 pm | 0 Comment

University of Newcastle hosts two days ‘Bollywood 101 Film Festival’

The School of Design, Communication and IT, University of Newcastle organized a two days event – Bollywood 101 Film Festival starting 8th May 2015 at the Tower Cinema and Creative and Cultural Dimensions of Bollywood Symposium at the TV Studio, ICT Building, University of Newcastle, Callaghan. Dr Vikrant Kishore, Dr Susan Kerrigan and Dr Amit Sarwal were the conveners more...

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