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Aussie media lobbies for uranium for India


October 29th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) New Delhi can relax, the Australian media is doing its lobbying for it - especially on the uranium front.Slamming Prime Minister Julia Gillard's foreign policy ... Read more...

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Marriage is only for a man and a woman: Julia Gillard


March 4th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 4 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has reiterated her rejection of gay marriages.Her comments have come amid division within Labor party's powerful Right faction, with Australian Workers ... Read more...

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Oz mothers face load when it comes to taking care of children after divorce


February 1st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 1 (ANI): An Australian study has found that children of separated parents live with their mothers most of the time despite a law change to promote equal custody after a ... Read more...

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Australia’s youth now crowding old age centres


January 26th, 2011 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 26 (IANS) The number of young people compelled to live in old age nursing homes is on the rise in Australia, five years after the government called for finding an ... Read more...

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Fury over Indian students being ‘cheated’ following change in Oz residency laws


September 24th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 24 (ANI): Thousands of foreign students, including Indians, might reportedly ignore the Australian government's "cap and cull" bill that aims to cancel the visa applications of international students, and try ... Read more...

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Attacks on Indians take toll on Australia’s education revenue


February 3rd, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 3 (IANS) The series of attacks on Indians will take a toll on Australia's education revenue with the latest data on applications by overseas students suggesting negative impact on vocational ... Read more...

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UN says racism entrenched in Australia


August 27th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.27 (ANI): THE United Nations special rapporteur on indigenous rights has said there is "entrenched" racism in Australia.James Anaya didn't pull any punches after his two-week visit of the country, saying ... Read more...

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Australia has no clue about indigenous communities: Rudd


July 3rd, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Darwin (Australia), July 3 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has admitted that the country hasn't got enough statistical information about what's happening in its indigenous communities.Following the release of the ... Read more...

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Pak should ensure it doesn”t sponsor terrorism against India: Oz FM


February 28th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Feb.28 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has called on Pakistan to make sure it doesn''t sponsor terrorism against India, to shut down Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist networks that operate in ... Read more...

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Oz PM should apologise to Haneef: Queensland Premier


December 29th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 29 (ANI): Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has called on the Australian Government to formally apologise to Indian born doctor Mohammed Haneef, who was wrongly implicated and detained in relation ... Read more...

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Oz not to apologize to Haneef fearing huge compensation payout


December 24th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 24 (ANI): The Australian Government has said that it wont apologise to Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef because it could open avenues for massive compensation payout, after an inquiry ... Read more...

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Haneef has no grudges, may even return to live in Australia


December 24th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 24 (ANI): Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef, who was wrongly dubbed as terror suspect, has said that he holds no grudges against Australia and may even return to live ... Read more...

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No question on Bradman in Oz citizenship test: Rudd


November 22nd, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lima (Peru), Nov.22 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has said that the current test for the granting of Australian citizenship, does not have a question on or about cricketing legend ... Read more...

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Former Oz minister appears at Haneef inquiry


October 15th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 15 (ANI): Former Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews has given evidence at the government-ordered inquiry into the bungled Haneef investigation, less than one month before the inquiry is due to ... Read more...

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Oz Polices secret file had no incriminating terror evidence against Dr Haneef


August 15th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 15 (ANI): It has been revealed that the secret documents on the basis of which former Australian Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews had blindly relied to cancel Indian doctor Mohamed ... Read more...

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Haneef case: Oz detective who interviewed him to give evidence


August 4th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.4 (ANI): A police officer who interviewed terrorism suspect Mohamed Haneef after his arrest last July will this week give evidence at the inquiry into the bungled case. According to news.com.au, ... Read more...

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Haneef case: Why was he charged, if he was not a security threat


July 30th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 30 (ANI): Lawyers representing Bangalore-based Dr. Mohamad Haneef have demanded an explanation from the Australian Government and courts as why he was slapped with a terrorism charge last year ... Read more...

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Howard Government was repeatedly told that Haneef was no threat


July 29th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 29 (ANI): Australias security intelligence agency repeatedly told the Howard Government when it was in power last year that former terror suspect Mohamed Haneef posed no security threat. According to ... Read more...

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Last Oz govt always took Dr Haneef as guilty


July 1st, 2008 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
Sydney , July 1 (ANI): Quoting confidential documents which were released on their demand, the lawyers representing Dr Mohamed Haneef, of Indian origin, have said that the previous John Howard government ... Read more...

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No uranium but Australia wants strong ties with India


June 20th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, June 20 (IANS) Reiterating that Australia will not lift the ban on sale of uranium to India, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith Friday said the bilateral relationship goes "far beyond ... Read more...

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Oz PM office still withholding 15 documents from Haneefs lawyers


June 17th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 17 (ANI): Lawyers for Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef have claimed that new documents show the Australian Prime Ministers Department was involved in trying to suppress information about the ... Read more...

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India wont be able to circumvent NPT, says Oz PM


June 9th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 9 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd today announced his plan to establish an international commission on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, and said that India would not be able ... Read more...

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Judicial enquiry into Haneef’s saga begins Wednesday (Lead)


April 29th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by admin
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, April 29 (IANS) As the judicial enquiry into the handling of the bungled case against Indian doctor Muhammed Haneef begins Wednesday, his lawyers doubt whether there would be "full ... Read more...

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Australia urged to sell uranium to India


March 26th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by admin
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, March 26 (IANS) The Kevin Rudd-led government's firm resolve not to export uranium to India will put Australia out of step with the approach of the other leading nations, ... Read more...

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Oz opposition leader calls for memorial service for HMAS Sydney


March 17th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Mar.17 (ANI): Federal Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson has called for a national memorial service in memory of sailors who sank with the HMAS Sydney during a sea battle of the ... Read more...

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$183,000 spent to monitor media, mostly on Haneef case


February 19th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Australia's former immigration minister Kevin Andrews spent more than A$200,000 (US$183,000) on monitoring the media, much of it on the bungled investigation of Indian doctor Muhammad ... Read more...

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Don Bradman will not be given the axe on citizenship questions: Rudd


January 29th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Jan.29 (ANI): Australian cricketing great Sir Donald Bradman will not be dropped from the line-up of citizenship questions for migrants, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has said. The test was introduced on October ... Read more...

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Rudd to apologise to Australias Aborigines


January 28th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Jan.28 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is reportedly set make a full apology to Aboriginal people when Federal Parliament sits next month. On Australia Day on Saturday, Rudd named race relations ... Read more...

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Haneef asks Oz media to call him doctor


January 22nd, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Jan 22 (ANI): Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef, who was wrongly implicated by the Howard Government, has said that he is tired of being referred to as a "former terror suspect", ... Read more...

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Oz Foreign Minister says uranium sales policy wont affect ties with India


January 20th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Jan 20 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has expressed his confidence that the Kevin Rudd Governments policy on uranium sales won't harm efforts of his government to boost relationship with ... Read more...

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Australia govt not to appeal against Dr Haneefs work visa decision


January 16th, 2008 - 11:56 am ICT by admin
Sydney, Jan 16 (ANI): The Australian Government has decided not to appeal against the decision of a full bench of the countrys Federal Court last month to give back Indian doctor Mohamed ... Read more...

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Australia decides not to sell uranium to India


January 15th, 2008 - 10:46 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, Jan 15 (ANI): Taking a shift from the John Howard Governments nuclear policy, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith on Tuesday made it clear that his government will not sell uranium to ... Read more...

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Haneef wants to return to Oz to attend judicial inquiry, work: Lawyer


January 4th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Jan 4 (ANI): Lawyer for Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef has said that his client wants to return to Australia to attend a full judicial inquiry into his case. Peter Russo said ... Read more...

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Australia’s Opposition leader pitches for Uranium sale to India


December 31st, 2007 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Dec 31 (ANI): Australia's Opposition leader Brendan Nelson has once again asked the Kevin Rudd Government to give a green signal to the sale of Uranium to India. He contended that the ... Read more...

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Haneef was a victim of a desperate Howard Government, says lawyer


December 26th, 2007 - 5:24 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec.26 (ANI): An Australian Muslim lawyer, who is also a lecturer in politics at Monash University, one of Australia's largest and most prestigious law schools, has suggested that Bangalore-based Dr. Mohammad ... Read more...

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