Browsing Month March, 2014

NSW government to provide transport concessions for asylum seekers

By at June 28, 2015 | 1:19 am | 0 Comment

NSW government to provide transport concessions for asylum seekers

NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced that the NSW Government will provide travel concessions to asylum seekers to help them access important social and community services and increase their participation in our society. The concessions will be the most generous of any state in the nation – equivalent to the concessions currently available under the Gold Pension more...

Australia ,

Winners announced for Premier’s Multicultural Awards – 2015

By at June 26, 2015 | 1:32 am | 0 Comment

Winners announced for Premier’s Multicultural Awards – 2015

The first Indian Prime Ministerial visit to Australia in almost 30 years and the Muslim community’s response to police raids last September were among the winning entries announced at the 2015 Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards. NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka announced the winners at a gala event at Doltone House in the Sydney more...

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Early intervention program to counter violent extremism

By at June 24, 2015 | 12:47 am | 0 Comment

Early intervention program to counter violent extremism

The NSW Government will turn to community groups as it explores ways to identify young Australians at risk of becoming disengaged from society. NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka tonight announced $4 million in new funding, over two years, would go toward creating the NSW Countering Violent Extremism Early Intervention Program. Baird more...

Australia ,

Labor affirms commitment to work with Gujarat

By at June 17, 2015 | 5:57 pm | 0 Comment

Labor affirms commitment to work with Gujarat

On their visit to India , NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley and Daniel Mookhey MLC visited  Gandhinagar today and met Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat. The NSW Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state of Gujarat – and NSW Labor has affirmed its commitment to strengthening the ties between two states. “The economic development of more...

National ,

Parramasala to play a leading role during Modi’s Indian Tourism week

By at June 17, 2015 | 4:58 pm | 0 Comment

Parramasala to play a leading role during Modi’s Indian Tourism week

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka announced details of the much-anticipated 2015 Parramasala Festival. Baird said the event celebrating Indian and South Asian customs, traditions and cuisines would be held from Friday 16 October to Sunday 18 October in Parramatta. “I’m also pleased to announce this year’s festival will be more...

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Foley pays tribute to Gandhi

By at June 15, 2015 | 6:17 pm | 0 Comment

Foley pays tribute to Gandhi

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley paid tribute to Gandhi on the first stop of his India tour, laying a wreath at the Raj Ghat memorial in Delhi today. Foley is in India on his first international trip as NSW Labor Leader, with Daniel Mookhey MLC, the first Australian Indian member of NSW Parliament. “It is an honour to pay tribute to the great Mahatma Gandhi here in more...

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Whooping cough outbreaks: Three-fold increase this year

By at June 15, 2015 | 5:34 pm | 0 Comment

Whooping cough outbreaks: Three-fold increase this year

Whooping cough notifications have jumped three-fold for the same period last year – with the NSW Labor Opposition calling on the Baird Government to step up efforts to counter the anti-vaccination movement. Official NSW Health data shows that for January-June 2014, there were 911 notifications while for January-June 2015, there were 2831 notifications – a three-fold more...

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Greenpeace International staff member refused entry to India despite valid business visa

By at June 10, 2015 | 4:48 pm | 0 Comment

Greenpeace International staff member refused entry to India despite valid business visa

A Greenpeace International member travelling from Sydney was barred from entering India on Saturday evening despite having a valid business visa and all necessary documents. No formal reason was given by immigration officials for the decision and he was not officially deported. Aaron Gray-Block had been travelling to India on an Australian passport to take part in a more...

World ,

‘Reviving the dying legacy’

By at June 10, 2015 | 4:24 pm | 0 Comment

‘Reviving the dying legacy’

Umakant Gundecha and Ramakant Gundecha popularly known as Gundecha brothers are leading dhrupad singers who have ignited a new spark in the dying legacy of Dhrupad. [caption id="attachment_3621" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Gundecha Brothers [/caption] Born in  a Jain family in Ujjain,  both the brothers  studied music at the local Madhav Music College. more...

Community , India ,

Indonesian Paper Company announces end to forest destruction

By at June 10, 2015 | 1:18 pm | 0 Comment

Indonesian Paper Company announces end to forest destruction

One of the world’s largest producers of pulp and paper, APRIL, has today announced an end to deforestation as part of a new ‘Sustainable Forest Management Plan’. The good news comes on the back of sustained pressure from tens of thousands of Australians who emailed Australian paper supplier Office Brands demanding an end to the use of APRIL’s paper because it more...

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