Category: Community News

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

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

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

SBS Punjabi investigation finds foods, mainly Indian, breach Australian safety standards

By Manpreet K Singh and Shamsher Kainth Source: SBS Punjabi The SBS Punjabi Radio team sent 18 products purchased at Indian Specialty stores across greater Melbourne to the National Measurement Institute, a food testing lab accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities. The tests revealed two instances of products which failed Australian food safety standards and […]

October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Why a journalist shouldn’t be an office bearer of a community association?

Dated: 25th June, 2016 Only a few days ago, there was a fiery debate in Facebook about who is journalist who is not. Rajwant Singh wanted a debate with Dr Yadu Singh’s view as to why Rajwant is not a journalist. Many points were mentioned which will make a media person a “non-journalist”. They included a media person promoting political […]

June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More

NSW commits $ 1.6 million for Paramasala over 4 years

One of the state’s biggest multicultural festivals, Parramasala, will remain a feature on the Western Sydney cultural calendar for at least the next four years. NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka today announced the NSW Government has committed $1.6 million over four years in the 2016-17 Budget to secure Parramasala. “We […]

June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Indian Seniors Group — Hornsby celebrates 10 years of community service

By A Correspondent Ten years ago, instead of looking for help and assistance, Ms. Mira Raheja founded a ‘home’ for herself and other seniors in Hornsby in Sydney. The body thus formed was named as Indian Seniors Group — Hornsby.  She was rightly asked to cut the ribbon and offer the pooja for the mini-bus and cut the […]

May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Medibank Private Share Offer prospectus now available

The prospectus for the Medibank Private Share Offer has been lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and is now available at Australian retail investors will be able to apply for Medibank Private shares from Tuesday, 28 October 2014. The indicative price range for Medibank Private shares has been set at $1.55 to […]

October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Addressing low breast screening rates among Indian, SL women in NSW

Dr. Yadu SIngh writes in his blog Did you know that breast cancer is a leading cause of death in WOMEN in India and Sri Lanka? In Australia, the Department of Health and Aging seeks to persuade women aged 50 to 69 years to have a Mammography every two years.   This strategy is adopted because the […]

October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Daylight saving begins on Sunday 5 Oct

NSW residents are reminded to wind their clocks forward one hour to mark the start of daylight saving on Sunday 5 October, says Brad Hazzard media release.Attorny General. Daylight savings officially begins at 2am on Sunday and will be in place until Sunday 5 April next year. Daylight saving is held from the first Sunday […]

October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More