Category: Australia

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 […]

Racist bosses no surprise: ANU

New research by Australian National University showing that Australian employers are racist is disappointing, but hardly surprising. The ANU study, reported in The Age newspaper on 18 June, supported the findings of Harnessing Diversity: addressing racial and religious discrimination in employment, the report published last year by the Victorian Equal […]

Melbourne: Indian student hurt in racist gang attack

By our community reporter Melbourne: An Indian overseas student from Chandigarh was badly bashed in a train here on Saturday evening (9 May) by six persons, becoming another one to a growing list of Indian victims of violence. Sourabh Sharma, 21, who is a hospitality student was confronted by six […]