Category: Community

MUSINGS: #protest4partners & ‘civilization’

Photo-SAT/NN By Neeraj Nanda MELBOURNE, 10 May 2021: Recently, I went to cover a rally at Victoria’s Parliament steps, by people who are separated from their partner, fiancé, or spouse because Australia has delayed their visas. The many men and women (mostly young) demonstrating under the banner of #protest4partners are […]

Greens demand immediate lifting of India flight ban ; to raise vaccine patent waiver issue in Parliament

By Neeraj Nanda MELBOURNE, May 10, 2021: The Australian Greens have demanded the immediate lifting of the inbound flight ban from India. The ban expires on May 15, but even after that, not many flights are expected from India. About 9,000 Australian citizens and permanent residents are stuck in COVID-hit […]

Protest against Morrison’s broken ‘partner visa’ system

PHoto- SAT/NN By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 8 May 2021: An angry and emotional rally today at Victoria’s Parliament steps demanded an end to the Scott Morrison government’s broken partner visa system. The long delays in granting partner or spouse visas are ruining thousands of relationships split by the failed […]

Uttar Pradesh Association of Australia’s India support appeal

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 7 May 2021: Grim Covid-hit situation in India has led the Uttar Pradesh Association of Australia (UPAA) to step in to support the needy there. Its President Dr. Santosh Yadav has in an appeal called upon the community to come forward to help save lives […]

A Woman for ‘Hawke’ reverbates in Victorian Labor amid factional sparks

By Neeraj Nanda MELBOURNE, 6 May 2021: The new federal electorate of ‘Hwake’(Melbourne’s outer West) is creating gender tensions in the Australian Labor Party. The new federal seat ‘Hawke Was named after the late former PM Bob Hawke in the recent redrawing of the country’s electoral boundaries. The seat was […]