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Australian minister’s daughter held in drug case


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 23 (IANS) The 20-year-old daughter of a minister in Australia's Queensland state has been arrested and charged with possession of drugs, a media report said Monday.Alex Davis is ... Read more...

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Australia eyes 50 million potential Indian globetrotters


June 16th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 16 (IANS) With Indian overseas travelers market poised to grow exponentially in the next decade, Tourism Australia has come out with a detailed plan to lure at least ... Read more...

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India, Australia to collaborate in wool production and trade


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India and Australia will jointly set up a wool testing laboratory in Mumbai and collaborate in the production and trade of woollen products."We are seeking ... Read more...

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South Australian govt worried that electric cars would stress the power grid


March 15th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Adelaide, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) South Australian State Government is very worried that electric cars could stress the power grid in the region. Even though the government officials know very well that ... Read more...

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Australian minister denies secret uranium talks with India


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne Oct 14 (IANS) Australian Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson has denied that Australia is conducting a "confidential dialogue" to sell uranium to India.According to ABC Radio, the minister's ... Read more...

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Faster, easier Australian visas for students


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Australia has made the visa process for international students more swift.The move, which will also benefit Indian students, was welcomed by Australian High Commissioner Peter ... Read more...

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India, Australia launch education council


August 1st, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India and Australia Monday announced the launch of an education council to strengthen exchanges between the two nations."Last April, we decided to start the India-Australia ... Read more...

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Australia welcomes India’s decision to negotiate trade deal


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Australia Tuesday welcomed the decision of the Indian government to start negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries.The Prime Minister's Trade ... Read more...

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Strict security arrangements for CWG: Gill


September 29th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Even as Australia issued a fresh travel advisory regarding India, Sports Minister M.S. Gill Wednesday said strict security arrangements have been made for the Commonwealth Games and ... Read more...

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Australian minister visited porn sites in office


September 1st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 1 (IANS) A state cabinet minister in Australia's New South Wales who used his office computer to visit pornographic and gambling websites has resigned. Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay resigned ... Read more...

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Haneef sues former Australian minister


July 1st, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 1 (IANS) Mohamed Haneef, an Indian doctor who was falsely accused of aiding terrorists, has launched defamation proceedings against a former Australian minister. Haneef's lawyers said they lodged the suit ... Read more...

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Australia, South Africa to make joint films


June 19th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 19 (IANS)Australia and South Africa have agreed to promote joint film ventures after their cooperation in sports. A film co-production treaty was signed between South Africa's Arts and Culture Minister ... Read more...

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India, Australia agree to enhance co-operation in mineral, energy sectors


June 7th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
Perth (Australia), June 7 (ANI): Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday met Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith and the duo agreed to enhance co-operation in mineral and ... Read more...

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Kate Ellis voted Australia’s sexiest politician


April 11th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 11 (ANI): Australian Minister for Youth and Sports Kate Ellis has been voted the sexiest politician Down Under.The online poll conducted by the Sunday Mail saw readers naming Ellis, ... Read more...

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Oz minister dons leather outfit, eight-inch heels for body image campaign


April 4th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 4 (ANI): Australian Minister for Youth and Sports Kate Ellis is sporting a new look for her campaign aimed at improving young women's body image - she slips into a ... Read more...

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India, Australia negotiating social security agreement


March 4th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) India and Australia are negotiating a social security agreement to be finalised "at the earliest" which will spare workers from double payment of social security contributions. ... Read more...

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India seeks list of authorized education agents from Australia


March 3rd, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) India Wednesday urged Australia to provide a list of authorized education agents recognised by Australian institutions so that students are not cheated by touts or misled ... Read more...

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Brand Australia suffering from attacks on Indian students: Minister


February 9th, 2010 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Brand Australia has suffered following attacks on Indian students in the past nine months and this will cause long-term damage if not attended to, says ... Read more...

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Australian delegation calls on Coal Minister


February 5th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5(ANI): An Australian delegation led by Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism Martin Ferguson on Friday called on Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Coal Sriprakash Jaiswal in the ... Read more...

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National Akali Dal to oppose visit of Australian delegations


January 17th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.17 (ANI): President of National Akali Dal party Paramjit Singh Pamma on Sunday said his party would oppose the visit of any Australian delegation to India if attacks on ... Read more...

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We will not tolerate attack on Indian students: Australian minister


December 4th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Terming the attacks on Indian students in Australia as "opportunistic, not racist", Michael O'Brien, a senior minister in the South Australia state government, Friday said his ... Read more...

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India, Australia should aim for strategic partnership: Smith


October 15th, 2009 - 11:49 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct.15 (ANI): Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith on Thursday said India and Australia were natural partners and both needed to become strategic allies."I have again been struck ... Read more...

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India seeks students’ safety, Australia assures action (Lead)


October 13th, 2009 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) As India sought effective measures to ensure safety of Indian students in Australia, Canberra Tuesday assured that it would address the concerns and those who attacked Indians ... Read more...

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Those attacking Indians will face law: Australian foreign minister


October 13th, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Australia Tuesday reiterated it was determined to look into concerns about the safety and security of Indian students and that those found attacking Indian nationals would face ... Read more...

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India,Australia FMs underline importance of strong bonds,enduring shared interests (Part I)


October 13th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.13 (ANI): At the India-Australia Foreign Ministers Framework Dialogue in New Delhi on 13 October, the Indian Minister of External Affairs, S M Krishna and the Australian Minister for Foreign ... Read more...

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Australian FM to use five-day visit to enhance ties with India


October 12th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra/New Delhi, Oct.12 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith will undertake a five-day visit of India from October 12 to October 16.In a statement released ahead of his visit, Smith said that ... Read more...

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Australian foreign minister to visit India


October 12th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith begins a five-day visit to India Tuesday, his second within a year, during which he will co-chair the sixth foreign ministers' framework ... Read more...

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Australia acts tough on education agents


September 17th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Melbourne, Sep 17 (IANS) Strengthening of student visa checks to stamp out fraud, upgrading interviews and restricting online access to Australia's eVisa system to fewer agents are some of the measures ... Read more...

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Australian Government takes action on agents


September 17th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Canberra, Sep.17 (ANI): The Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, recently announced that Australia would strengthen student visa checks to stamp out fraud and ensure students have the ... Read more...

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India seeks details of latest Melbourne attack on students


September 15th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) India is seeking details from its consulate in Melbourne about the reported attack on three Indians. "We are concerned, we are seeking details (of the incident)," official ... Read more...

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Australia announces new measures to safeguard education for overseas students


August 19th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Aug.19 (ANI): The Australian Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, today warned education providers that they risk being shut down if they don't comply with rules relating to international students.Gillard was ... Read more...

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We won’t tolerate cheating of foreign students: Australian minister


July 28th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 28 (IANS) Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has said the government "won't tolerate" any education and migration scam affecting foreign students, after such a scam was exposed by an undercover ... Read more...

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Oz Immigration Minister reiterates safe, social environ for Indian students


July 22nd, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Consequent to apprehensions over slump in migration after the alleged racial attacks, Australian Minister of Immigration and Citizenship Chris Evans has reiterated commitment to providing a safe ... Read more...

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Australian Immigration Minister assures quality education to Indian students


July 21st, 2009 - 11:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 21(ANI): Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Evans on Tuesday assured quality education to Indian students, following apprehensions over slump in migration after the racial attacks Down Under.Evens, ... Read more...

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Australia looking at India for skilled professionals: Minister


July 20th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Promoting Australia as a safe place to study, visiting Immigration Minister Chris Evans Monday said his country was looking at India for skilled human resource, and his ... Read more...

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