Category: News

18C: ‘Harass’ to replace ‘offend, insult and humiliate’

Tuesday, March 21 2017, The Government Party Room this morning agreed to reforms to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (the RDA) and the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (the AHRC Act), which will strengthen Australia’s anti-vilification laws, enhance freedom of speech and improve the complaint-handling processes of the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission). […]

March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Rousing AIBC welcome to High Commissioner H.E. Dr. Gondane

By Ashok Kumar Sydney, 8 Feb, Australia India Business Council (AIBC) National Chair Sheba Nandkeolyar has a knack for discovering fascinating yet exciting venues for her events. She chose Commonwealth Bank (CBA) Headquarters building on the bustling Sussex Street in the City overlooking the picturesque Darling Harbour for the welcome of new High Commissioner of […]

February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments More

UK varsities, IIT win project to tackle Delhi pollution

Academics at the University of Surrey and University of Birmingham have won funding of £1.2m from NERC (the Natural Environment Research Council) to conduct the first quantitative assessment of air pollution in Delhi, India’s second largest city. The project, which is being led in the UK by the University of Birmingham and in India by […]

January 8, 2017 | 0 Comments More

93 batsmen who fell at 99 in Test cricket

By Ashok Kumar Sydney, 7 January, 2017 The Sydney Test, the third between Australia and Pakistan will be remembered for three centuries by Australian batsmen and one by Pakistan batsman on a perfect batting wicket. But let’s spare a thought for those who returned from the doorsteps of the coveted and hard earned three figure mark. But […]

January 7, 2017 | 0 Comments More

GOPIO Sydney’s sham AGM and cover-up by GOPIO leaders

By Ashok Kumar Sydney, 24 December, 2016 GOPIO Sydney, has along with GOPIO International leaders, betrayed the Indian Australian Community  yet again by not respecting their own Constitution. GOPIO Sydney flouted its own Constitution at the 31 January, 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) by not meeting quorum requirements and allowing proxy votes to elect EC […]

December 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More

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 ( 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

7-Eleven signs proactive compliance deed with Fair Work Ombudsman

Australia’s largest petrol and convenience retailer, 7-Eleven, has signed a Proactive Compliance Deed with the Fair Work Ombudsman which will set a new standard for franchising in Australia, says a Medianet media release. The landmark agreement commits 7-Eleven to a range of measures designed to ensure all its workers receive their lawful entitlements through strong […]

December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Adani Mine rail, a train wreck of an idea, says Greenpeace

Courtesy: South Asia Times Sydney, 6 December 2016 – The Turnbull government using taxpayer money for the Carmichael coal rail line is a train wreck of an idea, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific. The Courier-Mail reported the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility has given conditional approval for up to $1bn in taxpayer funding for the North Galilee Basin […]

December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Ashraf Ghani to Pak: Use funds for Afghan in fighting terrorism

By The IST Newsdesk Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a strong collective will to defeat terror networks. He was speaking on Sunday at the Heart of Asia Conference in Amritsar. “We must demonstrate strong collective will to defeat terror networks that cause bloodshed and spread fear,”the Prime Minister added. Mr Modi said terrorism and […]

December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Australians savour Manjit’s food at Shangri-La’s A Week in India food festival

By Ashok Kumar When I landed in Sydney 16 years ago, I organised my first event at Manjit’s function centre in Concord. Since then, I became a fan of Manjit’s food and enjoyed dinner on several occasions. No wonder when I received an invite to savour Manjit’s food at ‘A week of India’ at Café […]

November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More