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7-Eleven operators fined for exploiting Indian, Zimbabwe students


April 27th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 27 (ANI): Two former 7-Eleven operators have been fined 150,000 Australian dollars after exploiting six international students from Zimbabwe and India.A Fair Work Ombudsman declared owners of stores in Park ... Read more...

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Oz hands over Indian-origin man’s body to his wife


April 25th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): The dead body of Lakhwinder Singh, the Indian-origin man who was stabbed at Rushworth in Australia on Friday, has reportedly been returned to his wife in India. ... Read more...

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Indian youth’s death in Australia ‘tragic’: Deputy Oz envoy


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Apr 23(ANI): The Deputy High Commissioner of Australia to India, Lachlan Strahan, on Saturday said that the killing of another Indian youth in Australia is a "tragic incident".Lakhwinder ... Read more...

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Indian-origin men ‘rape Oz woman in car’


January 8th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 8 (ANI): Two Indian-origin men sexually assaulted an Australian woman in car after a night out in Geelong, it has emerged.The 30-year-old woman told detectives that one man tried to ... Read more...

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Oz man could end up in jail for kissing wife on butt


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 23 (ANI): A man in Australia has been warned that he could face a jail term after he drunkenly kissed his estranged wife on her bottom.According to the Mercury, the ... Read more...

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Melbourne lawyer accused of rape “thanked victim” after assault


December 8th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 8 (ANI): A high-profile Melbourne criminal lawyer accused of raping a woman he met at a bar allegedly said, "Thanks for that" and walked off after the assault.According to ... Read more...

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‘Thanks,’ lawyer tells rape victim


December 8th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 8 (IANS) An Australian criminal lawyer accused of raping a woman allegedly thanked the victim and walked off after the assault, a media report said Wednesday.According to documents tendered ... Read more...

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Indian pleads guilty to killing toddler in Australia


September 7th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 7 (IANS) An Indian national accused of killing three-year-old Gurshan Singh Channa pleaded guilty Tuesday to the crime in a court in Australia. Gursewak Dhillon, 23, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court ... Read more...

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Indian man pleads guilty to manslaughter of toddler Gurshan in Melbourne


September 7th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 7(ANI): A 23-year-old Indian man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of three-year-old toddler Gurshan Singh Channa, whose body was found near Melbourne Airport in March.Gursewak Dhillon, who shared a ... Read more...

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Australian found guilty of sex crimes on underage girls


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 3 (IANS) A man in Melbourne who admitted coercing underage girls he met on the internet to have sex with him was found guilty Friday of committing at least 26 ... Read more...

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Melbourne Office of Housing accused of ignoring racial threats faced by African migrants


August 29th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 29 (ANI): Melbourne's Office of Housing has been accused of ignoring an African migrant family's alleged eight-year ordeal at the hands of a racist and abusive neighbour.Documents presented to Melbourne ... Read more...

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Oz motorcyclist fined for riding with barbecue strapped to back on freeway


August 26th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 26 (ANI): A motorcyclist in Australia has been fined after he was caught riding with a barbecue strapped to his back on the freeway.Michael Wiles, 29, who was photographed riding ... Read more...

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Hamilton fined, told to atone for dangerous driving


August 24th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 24 (DPA) Australian authorities have demanded an apology from British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton after he was fined for dangerous driving while in Melbourne for this year's Australian Grand ... Read more...

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‘Hoon’ Hamilton fined 500 dollars for burnout outside Australian GP circuit


August 24th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 24(ANI): British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton was on Tuesday fined 500 dollars for doing a burnout outside the Australian Grand Prix circuit in March.Hamilton did not appear at the ... Read more...

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Ex-Oz footballer raped woman while she was asleep


August 10th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug.10 (ANI): Former St Kilda footballer Andrew Lovett is reported to have raped a young woman while she was asleep, a court has heard.While giving evidence this afternoon, a female friend, ... Read more...

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Pathology report delays Indian toddler Gurshan’s death case in Australia


June 29th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jun 29 (ANI): Three-year-old Indian kid Gurshan Singh Channa's death case has been adjourned pending receipt of a pathology report.Gurshan was found dead near Australia's Melbourne airport on March 4. A ... Read more...

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Indian man claiming insurance fraudulently avoids jail


May 3rd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 3 (ANI): A magistrate's court here has delivered a suspended jail sentence to an Indian national who sought to commit insurance fraud by declaring that he had been attacked by ... Read more...

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Indian torched car to get insurance money for holiday


May 3rd, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 3 (IANS) An Indian man, who claimed to be a racist attack victim after suffering burns while setting alight his car in this Australian city, wanted to fund a holiday ... Read more...

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Maggots crawl on ignored ailing woman


March 29th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) An elderly Australian woman who had numerous ulcers on her body and gangrenous feet was made to lie on the floor of her home for five days before ... Read more...

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Tearful memorial service for Gurshan held in Melbourne, body to be flown back to India


March 13th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 13(ANI): Three-year-old Indian toddler Gurshan Singh's memorial service was held on Saturday at a funeral chapel in Thomastown, Melbourne.Gurshan's body lay in a white coffin with candles burning at either ... Read more...

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Memorial service for dead Indian toddler Gurshan on Saturday


March 12th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar. 12 (ANI): A memorial service will be held for dead Indian toddler Gurshan Singh Channa in Melbourne's north on Saturday.According to news.com.au, Gurshan's parents, Harjit Singh Channa and Harpeet ... Read more...

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Gurshan’s alleged killer may be living in Australia on a fake passport


March 10th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Mar. 10 (ANI): Claims that the man charged with the manslaughter of three-year-old Gurshan Singh Channa is living in Australia on a fake passport is being investigated by Australian immigration officials."Allegations ... Read more...

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Victoria Police seeking help from woman in Gurshan Singh’s death mystery


March 9th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 9(ANI): Victoria Police has revealed that they are looking for a woman, who is believed to have assisted the three-year-old Indian toddler's murder accused when his car broke down in ... Read more...

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Gurshan’s dad says no tension between his family and accused killer


March 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar.8 (ANI): The father of murdered three-year-old Gurshan Singh Channa says there was no bad blood between him and his son's killer, Gursewak Dhillon.Speaking through a translator this afternoon, Harjit Singh ... Read more...

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Gurshan’s parents thank police, Victorians for response to their tragedy


March 8th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar.8 (ANI): The parents of three-year-old Gurshan Singh, whose body was found in grassland behind Melbourne airport, have thanked the Victorian people and police for their response to the tragedy.An Indian ... Read more...

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Indian taxi driver charged over bashing passenger in Australia


February 4th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 4 (IANS) An Indian taxi driver is facing charges over the bashing of a passenger who was knocked unconscious in a suburb here in Australia, media reports said Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Indian-origin man allegedly set ablaze in ‘racist’ Oz attack charged for false complaint


February 3rd, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb. 3 (ANI): The Indian origin man Jaspreet Singh, who was allegedly set ablaze by a gang of four men outside his home in Australia, has been charged by the Victoria ... Read more...

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Mile-high hostie Lisa Robertson faces assault charges


January 27th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 27 (ANI): Former Qantas stewardess Lisa Robertson is facing assault charges over alleged violent altercation with cops.The 41-year-old Robertson, infamous for her 2007 toilet tryst with Brit actor Ralph Fiennes, ... Read more...

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Krishna reiterates issue of Indian nationals’ safety in Australia


January 26th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.26 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has deplored the attacks on two Indian nationals in Australia yesterday and said that the issue of racism will top his agenda ... Read more...

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Fugitive Indian student partied before fleeing Australia


October 14th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 14 (IANS) Indian student Puneet Puneet, who fled to India after running over a teenager, had partied hard with his friends before leaving, a court was told Wednesday. Dean Hofstee, a ... Read more...

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Second Australian man pleads guilty to bashing India-born doctor


August 17th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 17 (IANS) A second man has pleaded guilty to attacking India-born doctor and former head of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Mukesh Haikerwal in this Australian city, a media report ... Read more...

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Melbourne court told Victorian MP ‘raped woman on couch’


July 6th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 6 (ANI): A court here has been told that Victorian MP Theo Theophanous raped a woman on a couch in his office.A former Victorian cabinet minister, Theophanous has been ... Read more...

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Indian woman killed in Melbourne had just applied for Oz citizenship


March 11th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar.11 (ANI): An Indian woman, who was killed in an alleged hit-run accident last night, had just applied for permanent residency in Australia, the Herald Sun reports. Thirty-three-year-old Aman Preet Sanhotra ... Read more...

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Australia’s most wanted arson suspect was volunteer firefighter


February 16th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (DPA) A court Monday identified Brendan Sokaluk as the 39-year-old man facing arson charges over a forest fire in his hometown of Churchill north of Melbourne that killed 21 ... Read more...

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Virgin golfer fined for mid-air fondle


January 23rd, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.23 (ANI): An up-and-coming golfer who fondled a woman''s breast on an international flight has been fined after being labelled "massively immature" by a magistrate. Leighton Lyle, the 2007 Victorian amateur ... Read more...

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