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Largest-ever Australian trade mission to visit India


January 27th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) Premier of Australia's Victoria state Ted Baillieu is all set to lead the largest-ever Australian trade mission to India in February.More than 100 leading Victorian companies, ... Read more...

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Australia’s New South Wales has most racial tensions


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Australia's New South Wales state has most racial tensions while the state of Victoria recorded one of the lowest levels, a study released Wednesday said.The state reported the ... Read more...

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Victorian towns facing one-in-200-year flood threat


January 17th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.17 (ANI): Towns in the southern Australian state of Victoria were on Monday bracing for their biggest floods in 200 years as the death toll from the natural disaster in Queensland ... Read more...

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Killer driver in Australia gets $120K compensation for injuries in jail


December 28th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 28 (ANI): A man in Australia, who has been jailed for killing a woman passenger while driving drunk, has received 120,000 dollars in compensation after a garden shed door closed ... Read more...

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Opposition in Victoria criticizes government on Tiger Woods appearance fee


November 9th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.9 (ANI): Opposition parties in the Australian state of Victoria have joined hands to criticize the state government over the appearance fee being forked out to get Tiger Woods to ... Read more...

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Man with rebuilt face gets glassed


October 25th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 25 (IANS) An Australian man, who broke every bone in his face after falling from a four-storey building while overseas, was again admitted to a hospital after he was hit ... Read more...

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Valuable items missing from Australian government offices


September 15th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 15 (IANS) Hundreds of valuable items including laptops and monitors worth $500,000 have gone missing from government offices in the Australian state of Victoria in the past five years, it ... Read more...

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Karnataka, Australian Victoria State plan collaboration in sectors


June 4th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 4 (IANS) Karnataka and the Australian state of Victoria will explore opportunities for collaboration in aviation, construction, retail, marine engineering, tourism, food processing, banking and insurance, a minister said Friday. Representatives ... Read more...

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Australia’s Victoria sitting on $20 billion-worth of gold?


May 9th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 9 (ANI): Up to 20 billion-dollar-worth of undiscovered gold could be lying underground in the Australian state of Victoria, say scientists.In 1851, Victoria experienced its first gold rush - a ... Read more...

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Following attacks on Indians, Victoria Premier promises to boost police numbers


April 28th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr.28 (ANI): In the wake of reports of attacks on members of the Indian community here and in other parts of Victoria, Premier John Brumby has promised to boost police numbers ... Read more...

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‘Night jobs may have exposed Indians to attacks in Australia’


March 29th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) Attacks on Indian students in Australia could be a result of night jobs and rough neighbourhoods they live in, an external affairs ministry official said Monday. Navneet Suri, ... Read more...

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Tyrannousaur dinosaurs stalked southern hemisphere!


March 29th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Australian scientists have found the first evidence that Tyrannosaur dinosaurs stalked the southern hemisphere continents. The fossil of a hip bone from a small T.Rex was discovered in the ... Read more...

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Victoria report calls for overhaul of police system to counter racism claims


March 18th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar.18 (ANI): A new report has said that there is a need for a major overhaul in investigations of police brutality and racism in the Australian state of Victoria.The "inadequate" watchdog ... Read more...

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Victoria won’t tolerate attacks on Indians: Brumby


February 23rd, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.23 (ANI): Victoria Premier J. Brumby has said in a statement that no violence will be tolerated against any community in the state.The statement, which was released by the Australian High ... Read more...

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Oz attacks: India demands reliable answers


February 10th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 10 (ANI): Indian High Commissioner to Australia Sujatha Singh has written to the Kevin Rudd government expressing anxiety of thousands of Indian parents over the series of attacks on ... Read more...

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Opposition leader declares war on racist Victorians


February 9th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.9 (ANI): The Australian state of Victoria has serious problems with racist behaviour and racial violence, feels opposition leader Ted Baillieu.Declaring war on racism, and putting the Liberal Party on ... Read more...

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Attacks on Indians in Victoria: Police says will look at larger issue


February 4th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.4 (ANI): Police in the Australian state of Victoria have said that while they are aware of the so-called "racially-motivated" attacks on Indians, they would be "looking at the bigger issue." ... Read more...

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Don’t visit Australia for now: Preneet Kaur


January 29th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur Friday cautioned Indian students against visiting Australia for the moment following the string of attacks on Indian nationals. "We are ... Read more...

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Attacks will be checkmated, Krishna assured by Australia (Second Lead)


January 27th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Australia has set up a high-level group to look into the increasing attacks on Indian students in that country, Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna was told by ... Read more...

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Indian attacked, set ablaze in Melbourne (Second Lead)


January 9th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 9 (IANS) An Indian man was attacked and set ablaze by four unidentified men while he was parking his car in the northwestern part of this city early Saturday, a ... Read more...

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Indian man attacked, set on fire in Melbourne (Lead)


January 9th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 9 (IANS) An Indian man suffered burns to his face, arms and chest after he was set on fire by four men while he was parking his car in the ... Read more...

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‘Indian vocational students in Australia face most problems’


January 7th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Indian students in Australia who live in university campuses do not face many problems, but those who go to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) centres in ... Read more...

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All efforts on to catch Indian student’s killers: Australian envoy


January 7th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese Thursday said mobile information vans have been deployed by the Victoria police to track the killers of the Indian student Nitin Garg ... Read more...

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Fire and rain promised for parched Australia


December 29th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 29 (DPA) Warnings of "catastrophic" fires went out across Australia's west Tuesday just as farmers in the east of the continent were herding livestock to higher ground following heavy rainfall. Temperatures ... Read more...

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Rudd’s wife becomes first head of government’s wife to lay wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti


November 12th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.12 (ANI): Australia's First Lady and wife of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Therese Rein, on Thursday became the first head of government's wife to lay a wreath at the ... Read more...

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Australia proposes anti-violence laws


November 12th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 12 (IANS) New laws providing more teeth to the police to tackle street violence have been introduced in the Australian state of Victoria following a string of attacks, including on ... Read more...

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Queensland declares emergency following wildfire scare


October 19th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Oct. 19 (ANI): The Australian state of Queensland has declared a state of emergency after at least 40 wildfires destroyed several properties and forced residents of the area to flee.According ... Read more...

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Life in Melbourne not up to expectations: Overseas female students


October 4th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 4 (IANS) Life in this Australian city does not live up to expectations, say overseas female students in a survey that revealed "international students have been seriously affected by the ... Read more...

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Delhi will host successful 2010 Games: Brumby


September 26th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Premier of the Australian state of Victoria John Brumby Saturday said that he was very impressed with the architecture of the infrastructure coming up for the 2010 ... Read more...

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Australia sops to Indian students - safe housing, transport (Lead)


September 25th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) In a bid to woo students to Australia amid reports of racial attacks down under, Premier of Australian state of Victoria John Brumby Friday said it will ... Read more...

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Australia moots safe housing, transport for Indian students


September 25th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) John Brumby, the premier of Australian state of Victoria, Friday proposed to give separate transportation and safe housing for Indian students studying in Australia. Union Overseas Indian Affairs ... Read more...

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Australian state premier cancels Mumbai trip over terror fears


September 20th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) The premier of Australian state of Victoria John Brumby has cancelled his planned trip to Mumbai during his coming visit to India over fears of terrorism, media reports ... Read more...

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Australian police look for attackers of Indian cabbie


August 7th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 7 (IANS) Police in the Australian state of Victoria were looking for two men involved in the attack on an Indian taxi driver in Richmond, a media report said Friday. Vadbhag ... Read more...

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Indian students feel left out of ethnic communities march in Victoria


July 13th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 13 (ANI): Indian students studying in the Australian state of Victoria have complained of being left out of Sunday's Walk for Harmony march.An estimated 5000 people took part in the ... Read more...

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Advocates’ apex body postpones visit to Australia


June 16th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Upset over the spate of racial attacks on Indians in Australia, the Bar Council of India has postponed a nine-day visit of its members to the ... Read more...

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