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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...

Posted in Politics |

Sex worker sues motel for refusing room


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 23 (IANS) A sex worker in Australia's Queensland state has sought $30,000 in compensation from the owners of a motel for refusing her a room after they became ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian billionaires jostle for coal in Australia


March 4th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 4 (IANS) Driven by an insatiable demand for energy back home, a number of Indian billionaires are jostling to get their hands on Australian coal mines.G.V.K. Reddy-led and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Adani’s plan $10-bn coalmine, railroad project in Australia


February 14th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 14 (IANS) India's Adani Group has hit the Australian headlines with their $10-billion mega plan to build Queensland state's largest coalmine, a 500-km railroad, a new township and ... Read more...

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India’s JSW Steel in multibillion Oz takeover bid


October 25th, 2011 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 25 (IANS) JSW Steel, one of India's major steel producers, is considering a $5 billion bid for Australia's coal mining company New Hope Corp, Sydney Morning Herald newspaper ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Million dollar bridge collapses before its opening


February 17th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) A bridge in Australia that cost local taxpayers one million dollars collapsed before it could be officially declared open. The incident embarrassed the North Burnett regional council in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cyclone Yasi Strikes Australia’s Queensland, No Casualties Reported


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The state of Queensland was hit by a massive category 5 cyclone, Cyclone Yasi, on Thursday which caused widespread destruction in regions across the state. Although ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New life amid devastation, baby born in Queensland


January 12th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Amid devastating floods, a baby was born in Australia's Queensland state with help from family members, a media report said Wednesday.The little boy was born in his home ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nine killed, over 60 missing in Australian floods (Lead)


January 11th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 11 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and over 60 others missing as flash floods swept through southeastern Queensland state of Australia, authorities said Tuesday. Prime Minister Julia Gillard ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Australian teacher tells kids to ‘f— off and go home’


December 20th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 20 (IANS) A teacher in Australia, who was under scrutiny for snapping a girl student's bra strap, told students to "f--- off and go home", a tribunal has heard.Former Queensland ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Asbestos in schools: Cancer threat to students


July 25th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 25 (IANS) Over one-third of schools in Australia's Queensland state have detected a threat to students' health due to the presence of the deadly carcinogenic substance asbestos in the school ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists Discover 15 Million Year Old Marsupial Fossils In Outback


July 19th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Researchers have discovered the fossils of 15-million-year-old prehistoric marsupials in a cave in the Outback. This discovery is a rare one and the fossils ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Obesity replaces smoking as leading heath risk in Queensland


July 19th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 19 (ANI): Obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of death and disability in Australia's Queensland state, according to a top doctor.Chief health officer Jeannette Young said the number ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Work begins to free stranded Barrier Reef coal carrier


April 7th, 2010 - 8:52 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 7 (DPA) Salvage crews began work Wednesday to free the coal carrier that ran aground on Australia's Great Barrier Reef at the weekend. Booms encircling the Shen Neng 1 will help ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Great Barrier Reef Oil Spill Threatens Marine Life


April 6th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Queensland, Australia, Apr 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Maritime Safety Queensland is trying all possible measures to save Australia's Great Barrier Reef and its marine habitation, which is under threat due ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘High-level Indian delegation should visit Australia’


February 14th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) A high-level delegation from India should visit Australia in the wake of the recent attacks on Indian students there, according to V.P. Unnikrishnan, secretary of the Federation of ... Read more...

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‘Students going to Australia need orientation’


January 18th, 2010 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) The fears and problems faced by Indian students in Australia, specially in the wake of a spate of criminal attacks on the community, can be addressed ... Read more...

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Oz youngsters abusing dangerous chemical cocktails of drugs, warns expert


August 1st, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 1 (ANI): An Australian health expert has warned that some youngsters in the country have started abusing dangerous chemical cocktails of tranquillisers, sleeping pills and other legal and illicit drugs. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Australia’s NRL game may be called off due to swine flu


June 10th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 10 (ANI): Australia's National Rugby League game may not go ahead, as six players of the Brisbane Broncos are awaiting results of swine flu tests.Test results of all six ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oz school gets laughter consultants for teachers!


April 26th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 26 (ANI): A Queensland state school spent 1200 dollars teaching its teachers how to laugh.While other schools are following suit and have paid for laughter 'consultants', eighty-two staff members from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hindus and Jews urge Queensland to treat various religions equally


April 12th, 2009 - 1:30 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus and Jews have asked Queensland state of Australia to treat all major religions evenly.According to its Education Act, "Instruction...may be given in State primary and special schools during school hours in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Only 50 remain in fray for Australia’s dream job


February 27th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 27 (DPA) Fifty fortunate applicants have come a step closer to the dream job of caretaker on a paradise island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Nearly 35,000 people applied for the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Australia’s best job draws 34,684 applicants


February 23rd, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (DPA) A total of 34,684 people applied for the dream job of caretaker on a paradise island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Queensland state Tourism Minister Desley Boyle ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Trying to find love online may leave you penniless!


September 4th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 4 (ANI): Australian police has warned people not to be duped by Internet romance scams.The warning came after a 45-year-old man lost 20,000 dollars to someone he met online, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Haneef should never have been charged, believed Queensland Police


July 10th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, July 10 (IANS) Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef should never have been charged with terrorism offences, at least that is what the Queensland state police believed, according to a submission ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Australia will eventually become a republic: governor-elect


July 7th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) Australia will eventually become a republic, predicts former Australian high commissioner to India Penny Wensley, who will soon be sworn in as the governor of Queensland state. "I ... Read more...

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Bungled Haneef probe cost Australian taxpayers $6.5 million


February 18th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by admin
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, Feb 18 (IANS) The bungled investigation of Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef has cost Australian taxpayers a whopping Australian $7.5 million (US $6.5 million), according to official estimates that were ... Read more...

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