Category: The World/Australia

Lisa Singh: First person of South Asian decent to enter Australian Federal Parliament

Melbourne: Australian Labor Party (ALP) candidate Lisa Singh from Tasmania has become the first person of South Asian decent in Australia to enter the Australian Federal Parliament. Lisa Singh, 38, a former Minister in the ALP government in Tasmania has been elected to the Senate. She got 39, 359 votes […]

Tony Abbott’s scare campaign on debt

By Chris Bowen, Minister for Financial Services, Superannuation & Corporate Law, Minister for Human Services, Member for McMahon Melbourne: The only consistency from Tony Abbott’s shambolic economic team during this campaign, has been their deceptive scare campaign on debt and deficit. This scare campaign is both dangerous and misleading. The […]

Two charged over Indian assault

Brisbane: A teenager and a 20-year-old man have been charged over the robbery and assault of an Indian national while he was using a telephone box in south Brisbane, the AAP reports. The report further says: “The 25-year-old man was using a telephone box in Macgregor, in Brisbane’s south, at […]

Aussie charged with attempted murder in India

An Australian working in India has been charged with attempted murder after using an air rifle to shoot a man urinating in the street. The Australian man, who Indian media named as Levin Jestin, had been drinking with friends on his balcony when he saw the man urinate outside his […]

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 […]