Category: Australia

Aust. jobless rate falls

Canberra: Australia’s unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in November, as the country’s economic recovery continued. The jobless rate dropped to 5.7% last month, from 5.8% in October, as 30,800 new full-time jobs were created, said the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The figure surprised analysts, who had been expecting the unemployment rate […]

Many hurt in Oz asylum brawl

Dozens of men at the Christmas Island detention centre have been injured during a riot between Afghan and Sri Lankan detainees, reports the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The brawl broke out between about 150 men at the centre on Saturday (Nov. 21) night. Staff at the centre brought the riot […]

Australia’s new citizenship laws

By our community reporter Melbourne: The Australian Parliament has passed new citizenship laws recently. The main points are as follows: 1. Exemptions from citizenship test for people with a permanent or enduring physical mental incapacity. 2. A citizenship course for those who have difficulty passing the citizenship test. 3. Children […]

Amnesty flays Howard over Rights Bill

Amnesty International has slammed former Prime Minister John Howard’s criticism of the idea of a bill of rights for Australia. At a Menzies series lecture at the University of Western Australia last night, Mr Howard dismissed a rights charter as a comprehensively bad plan, reports the ABC. Victoria and the […]

FISA welcomes cops-students cricket match

Clash of a different kind: Vic.Police – Indian students play a cricket match By our community reporter Melbourne: Victorian police cops and Indian students ‘clashed’ in a cricket match here on Friday (19 June) in a lane of the Central Business District (CBD). The match is being seen as a […]