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Westpac opens Mumbai, India branch

Westpac opens Mumbai, India branch

Westpac has opened its maiden branch in India. The branch will support Australian customers and a growing number of Indian customers with trade and investment links to Australia. Chief Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank, Rob Whitfield said: “We have made very strong progress in executing our strategy in Asia and the opening of our Mumbai branch […]

Longer Tourist Visas now open to Parents of Australians

Longer Tourist Visas now open to Parents of Australians

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, has launched longer tourist visas for parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents in recognition of the valuable role they play in their children and grandchildren’s lives. “From 24 November, more generous tourist visas will enable regular extended family visits for those patiently waiting in the queue […]

Alleged fake marriage scheme busted in Australia

Alleged fake marriage scheme busted in Australia

A sophisticated scheme that allegedly arranged fraudulent weddings between Indian men and Australian women has been shut down following a joint Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) operation today. Nine Queensland properties and several bank accounts linked to the alleged fake marriage scam were also frozen. DIAC investigators and AFP […]

Australia’s first Asian students return to celebrate 60 years of international education

Australia’s first Asian students return to celebrate 60 years of international education

Sixty years after Australia first opened its doors to students from Asia, some of the first international intake will be back on campus this week at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). UNSW – the first university to welcome scholarship students under the Colombo Plan – is celebrating 60 years of international education with a Gala Dinner on Thursday, […]

Applications now open for Dad and Partner Pay

Applications now open for Dad and Partner Pay

Applications are now open for the Australian Government’s new payment for dads and same-sex partners – Dad and Partner Pay. Dad and Partner Pay starts on 1 January next year and will give eligible dads and same-sex partners two weeks paid leave at the rate of the national minimum wage (currently about $606 per week […]

An Open Letter to Tony Abbott

An Open Letter to Tony Abbott

To   Tony Abbott MHR, Federal Member for Warringah, Leader of the Opposition Leader, Liberal Party of Australia I wish to draw your attention to the petition being tabled by the Hon Warren Entsch of your party, calling upon the Australian House of Representatives to declare the killings of thousands of Sikhs in India in […]

Westpac Bank steps up services to Indian community

Westpac Bank steps up services to Indian community

With an ever growing Indian population in Australia, Westpac has deepened their Indian banking network announcing a more dedicated and sophisticated service offering to meet the Indian communities growing needs in Australia. Damien MacRae, General Manager and Head of Westpac’s Premium Financial Services division said “Westpac has a proud history of working with the Indian […]

BOB CARR – THE OVERACHIEVER

BOB CARR – THE OVERACHIEVER

Bob Carr has been the longest continuously serving Premier in the history of New South Wales After becoming the Foreign Minister, Bob has fulfilled a decades-long personal dream. Filling former Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd’s shoes would have not been an easy task for anyone, however Bob Carr has easily managed his way and is regarded […]

Diwali 2012 Messages for Australian Indians

Diwali 2012 Messages for Australian Indians

     

2012 Eclipse live from a Cairns Hot Air Balloon on Diwali

2012 Eclipse live from a Cairns Hot Air Balloon on Diwali

The best place in the world to see the total solar eclipse next week on Diwali, is Cairns, Queensland. This celestial event will be a unique celebration of light, for visitors from all over as they fly in a fleet of 10 hot air balloons to see the eclipse, west of the Great Barrier Reef. […]

NSW Government Announces Travel Concessions for International Students

NSW Government Announces Travel Concessions for International Students


The NSW Government has announced public transport fare discounts for international students as part of ongoing efforts to promote the State as a world-class location for international education. 
  
Premier Barry O’Farrell made the announcement in India, where he was promoting NSW’s education credentials as part of a trade mission, while Acting Premier and Minister […]

India’s consul general in Melbourne passes away

India’s consul general in Melbourne passes away

Dr Subha Kanta Behera, Counsul General of India at Melbourne, 50, passed away recently at about 8pm within minutes after a massive heart attack. Dr Behera was a great scholar, an ace diplomat and a great human being. The 1987-batch Indian Foreign Service officer is survived by wife Rajashree, son Ananya and daughter Amruta. Dr Behera’s gracious […]

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