Category: Australia

Vic.Govt. announces six months’ rent relief, other steps for Little India traders

By Neeraj Nanda Melbourne: The Victorian Government today gave a Christmas gift to the traders of Little India, Dandenong by deciding to grant then six months rent relief and some other steps to address their grievances. The traders of Little India in Dandenong’s Foster and Mason Streets have been agitating […]

More Suicides In Refugee Detention, No Lessons

By Stephen de Tarczynski MELBOURNE, Apr 19 (IPS) – Supporters of asylum seekers here say that the government’s response to recent suicides in Australian immigration detention centres ignores what is already well-known: that indefinite, long-term detention in crowded facilities results in deaths. “We’ve had so many reviews and they’ve all […]

84 Indians in Australian jails

By Melbourne News Bureau Melbourne: There are 84 Indians in Australian jails. The revelation has come in a report in the ‘Tehelka’ magazine. The report which quotes the Ministry of Overseas Indians and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), does not give the crimes under which they have been convicted or […]

Gautam Gupta’s letter to Queensland Premier Anna Bligh

Anna Bligh MP Premier of Queensland PO Box 15185 City East Queensland 4002 Dear Premier Ms Anna Bligh, We write to extend our support to you and your team in this very brave fight. The recent floods in Queensland are tragic and we are in absolute shock. Every Indian in […]

Campaign to shut ‘dirtiest’ power station on verge of victory

By Stephen de Tarczynski MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov 18 (IPS) – Environmentalists here are on the verge of a significant victory in their efforts to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas pollution, as the Victorian state government negotiates with the owner of the country’s “dirtiest power station” to shut down the coal-fired facility. […]