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“Australia will protect Indians hit by college closure”

New Delhi: Over 500 Indian students, whose future has been hit by the closure of three colleges in Australia, will be placed in alternative course or refunded any unspent tuition fees, the Australian High Commission here has assured. Australia’s vocational education regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), decided to shut down three non-compliant vocational

Biggest ever Oz cultural festival in India from Oct

New Delhi: Australia will stage its biggest ever cultural festival in India in October, Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese said here Tuesday. “Oz Fest”, to be held Oct 16, 2012-Feb 5, 2013, would showcase Australian culture through shows and exhibitions in theatre, music, dance, cinema and art in 18 Indian cities with 100 events. Oz

‘No Indians or Asians’ job ad triggers outrage

Melbourne: A contractor of Australian Coles supermarket chain has come under fire for publishing a job advertisement. The ad barred Indians or Asians from applying for the job. According to media reports, the advertisement on the Gumtree website was seeking cleaners for a supermarket at Eastlands Shopping Centre in Hobart. The online ad read, “Store

Australian economy recovering slowly

Sydney: Australian economic conditions are at their strongest since September 2011, but the growth rate of future economic activity remains below long-term trend, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Westpac Banking Corporation and the Melbourne Institute. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Index, which indicates the likely pace of economic activity three to nine months

India, Australia collaborate for scientific research

New Delhi: Top scientists in India and Australia will receive funding for cutting-edge research in fields of environment science, materials science, stem cells and vaccines as part of a joint multi-million programme, the Australian envoy to India said Tuesday. The Australian and Indian governments will support 13 new collaborative projects and seven joint workshops through

A 5.3 magnitude quake hits Victoria

Melbourne, Jun 20: Just before 9 PM (AEST) last night, a 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook Victoria. The quake lasted for about 30 seconds. Up to 60 aftershocks were felt following Tuesday’s earthquake which was the biggest to hit Victoria in more than a century. According to Geoscience Australia website, last night’s quake was almost 10km