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RAW Comedy India 2014 hits Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi

RAW Comedy India 2014 hits Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi

Australia’s Largest Open Mic Comedy Competition, RAW Comedy, hits Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi Melbourne International Comedy Festival is bringing Australia’s biggest open-mic comedy competition, RAW Comedy, back to India for a second time to find the best, undiscovered Indian comedian. In 2012, the inaugural RAW Comedy India competition was part of DFAT’s Oz Fest celebrations […]

Avoid Valentine’s day inflated prices – shop early,shop smart

Avoid Valentine’s day inflated prices – shop early,shop smart

Shop early and shop smart. That is the message from the NSW Fair Trading Commissioner in the lead up to Valentine’s Day this year. Commissioner Rod Stowe warned consumers to avoid the trap of last minute and overly expensive purchases for Valentine’s Day on 14 February. “Fair Trading does not regulate the pricing of popular Valentine’s Day […]

Rural leaders head for discovery in India

Rural leaders head for discovery in India

27 talented rural Australians are readying for a two-week journey designed to stretch their leadership thinking as they head to India for the fourth session of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) on Sunday, 9 February. The ARLP is a 59 day program, delivered in six sessions over 17 months. Five of these sessions take place in locations […]

Julie Bishops Address at G’Day USA Australian Outlook Luncheon

Julie Bishops Address at G’Day USA Australian Outlook Luncheon

On my way here from Washington yesterday, I was struck by the even longer history of the economic alliance between Australia and the United States. For even prior to Australia’s official birth as a nation in 1901, Americans had been key partners in Australia’s economic development, recognising early on the potential that our natural resources […]

Top ten consumer complaints in 2013

Top ten consumer complaints in 2013

Mobile and smart phones have made it into the top ten list of complaints by consumers to NSW Fair Trading for the first time, reflecting consumer frustration with faulty devices, reception problems and stonewalling on refunds by some businesses. NSW Fair Trading Minister Stuart Ayres said Fair Trading had received a total of 44,103 complaints in 2013, up […]

THIS YEAR’S G20: GETTING THE FUNDAMENTALS RIGHT

THIS YEAR’S G20: GETTING THE FUNDAMENTALS RIGHT

For more than 40 years, this World Economic Forum at Davos has been an important contributor to global progress. It has brought together some of the best thinkers and most important decision-makers: not to dwell on problems but to focus on opportunities. As 2014 begins, it’s easier to be optimistic. In the United States, economic […]

Win your Future Unlimited competition awards a year’s free study in Australia

Win your Future Unlimited competition awards a year’s free study in Australia

Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today announced the major prize winner of the Government’s Win your Future Unlimited competition for international students. Uttam Kumar, 22, from India, won 12 months study in Australia, return flights, accommodation, a stipend and the opportunity for an internship. This valuable prize will provide a life-changing opportunity for Mr Kumar, a […]

New chair to lead community relations commission

New chair to lead community relations commission

New chair to lead community relations commissionNSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello have today announced the new leaders of the Community Relations Commission. Mr O’Farrell said Mr Vic Alhadeff had been appointed the new Community Relations Commission’s Chair, and Mr Hakan Harman as its CEO. “I warmly welcome the […]

Finding your path to university and your career – Free information seminars for students and parents

Finding your path to university and your career – Free information seminars for students and parents

As HSC students and their parents anxiously await news of their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) to be released by the Universities Admissions Centre on 19 December 2013, the admissions and academic staff at UTS:INSEARCH are gearing up to help those who want to explore ways to get into the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). “There […]

Weekly Column – 11 December 2013 YEAR IN REVIEW

Weekly Column – 11 December 2013 YEAR IN REVIEW

By NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell The population of NSW is on track to grow by two million over the next two decades so it is imperative the NSW Government remains on the front foot in meeting the infrastructure demands of tomorrow. It’s a task that requires vision and political will and transport infrastructure has been my […]

Prime Minister Christmas Message

Prime Minister Christmas Message

I extend to your readers and the members of your community my best wishes for a happy Christmas. Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. It’s a time to reflect, to count one’s blessings and to give thanks for all the good things in life. We are a good and generous people. I hope […]

NSW Premier makes third official visit to India

NSW Premier makes third official visit to India

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has today departed Sydney on his third official visit to India to promote trade and investment opportunities for NSW. During the one week visit, Mr O’Farrell will meet senior government representatives and business leaders in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai with a focus on the infrastructure, education, financial services and tourism sectors. […]

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