Category: Opinion

Bankrupt OFBJP leader Kushagra Bhatnagar promoted or demoted?

By Ashok Kumar December 10, 2016 The IS Times has received some communications from Victoria about Mr Kushagra Bhatnagar being appointed as a member of “Political Advisor Group” of OFBJP Australia by Balesh Singh Dhankar (http://www.ofbjp.org.au/modified-india-at-mid-term/) in November 2016.  Bhatnagar was appointed as Victoria head of OFBJP in May, 2016.  Prior to that he was OFBJP Head of […]

December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Why High Commission of India and Consulates in Australia should refain from being selective when inviting operatives linked with Indian political parties

Editorial:   Sydney, NSW, 16 November, 2016 The IS Times has been contacted by many Indians living in Australia with their concerns in regards to high profile invitations which High Commission of India (HCI) and Consulates seem to be extending to operatives linked with some political parties of India.  It also appears that this favour is limited to […]

November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Potential to take trade ties with India to new level, says Andrew Robb

Like so many Australians over the summer, I got to spend a day at the cricket. In my case it was during the Fourth Test between Australia and India at the SCG. This was just before leading a most productive 450-strong Australian business mission to India, our largest ever to the sub-continent. Australia Business Week […]

January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Parramasala deserves support from community

Dr. Yadu Singh writes in his blog yadusingh.worldpress.com, www.twitter.com/dryadusingh Parramasala is a key festival, organised by the NSW Government. Held in Parramatta, the heart of Western Sydney, it is in its fifth year. STARTING out as an Australian festival of South Asian arts and culture, it is now very multicultural. Performances include those from the cultures of […]

October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Surrogacy needs to be streamlined, investigated

Dr. Yadu Singh writes in his Blog yadusingh.wordpress.com Sydney, 9th October, 2014 Reading the newspapers this morning, I feel concerned and perturbed with some issues around surrogacy. http://www.smh.com.au/national/australian-couple-abandons-surrogate-baby-in-india-20141008-113cmk.html http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/10/08/calls-national-inquiry-after-another-australian-couple-abandon-surrogate-baby http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/foreign-affairs/former-foreign-ministers-dont-recall-abandoned-india-surrogate-baby/story-fn59nm2j-1227084574732 Only recently, we were told that  baby Gammy was abandoned by an Australian couple in Thailand, because he has Down’s syndrome. His twin sister, who was […]

October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

We’ll do everything to make sure you stay safe

In recent weeks, the murderous rage in the Middle East threatened to erupt in the heart of Australia. ISIL reaches out with deadly purpose from Iraq and Syria to the other states of the Middle East. And it reaches out to us as well. On Tuesday last, our intelligence services intercepted a senior ISIL operative instructing […]

October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Economic diplomacy aims to unlock trade opportunities

Opinion by Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs MP Australia’s prosperity is – more than ever – tied to the fortunes of the highly competitive global economy.  Sustaining our strong economic record, 23 years of uninterrupted growth, requires active international engagement. Today we will launch the Government’s economic diplomacy agenda that will underpin that engagement […]

August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

MH 17 not an accident but a crime: Abbott

  The downing of MH17 is not an accident, it’s a crime. There were 298 men, women and children on this aircraft – and their deaths offend our sense of justice. We grieve for all, but particularly for the 28 Australians who have lost their lives.   Many others were travelling to Australia on MH17, including […]

July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Communities condemn proposed Section18C repeal

The The Australian Federal Government is planning a major revision of the Racial Discrimination Act, removing the provisions that make it an offence to “offend, insult and humiliate”, while introducing an offence of “vilification” on the grounds of race, and widening the exemptions for public debate. The draft amendments immediately gave rise to a fierce debate. An Opinion piece By […]

April 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Immigration at the heart of Australian story: Abbot

I’m honoured to support the Prime Minister tonight in supporting these awards and in honouring the people who have made such a contribution to the life of migrants to our country. These awards celebrate migrants’ contribution to modern Australia – a country which is utterly unimaginable without migration because except for Aboriginal people, every single […]

March 25, 2013 | 1 Comment More