Category: Breaking News

PAEC report on Vic response to pandemic makes 23 suggestions; opposition files dissenting ‘Minority Report’

By Neeraj Nanda MELBOURNE, 4 August 2020: The Labor Andrews government in Victoria and the opposition are vertically divided over the state government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is now seeing stage-4 restrictions in Melbourne. The split is reflected in ‘The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee’ first report (Click […]

Interim report of Victoria’s response to COVID-19 pandemic to be tabled on 4 Aug 2020

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 2 August 2020: As the COVID-19 pandemic surges on in Victoria, the interim report of the Victorian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be tabled in Parliament on 4 August 2020. An electronic copy of the report will be available to download from parliament.vic.gov.au.Further […]

Australia urges Sino-Indian ‘restrain’ & ‘de-escalation’; backs status quo at the LAC

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 31 July 2020: Australia has urged India and China to show ‘restrain’ at the Sino-Indian Line of Actual Control (LAC), ‘prevent escalation’ there and opposes any attempts to “unilaterally alter status quo” at the LAC. Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Mr. Barry O’Farrell in an […]

Travel by air is safe, says Ashwani Sonthalia, Gaura Travel; “Risk-benefit analysis” & “its priorities” to determine world travel:WHO

Gaura Travels 4th Charter Flight to DELHI passengers on 31 July 2020 morning at Melbourne Airport. Photo- Gaura Travel By SAT Newsdesk MELBOURNE, 31 July 2020: Most countries have halted some or all international travel since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic but now there is talk to re-open travel. […]

Gender inequality and oppression of women: A survivor’s story

By Fairuz Ahmed NEW YORK, Jul 27, 2020 (IPS) – “What do you think happens to kerosene when it is poured on your head?” Surya stumbles as she speaks to IPS. “It goes down, it goes trickling down.” When someone speaks to a burn victim, one naturally feels shocked, sad, […]