Celebrating the Hindu festival of lights, an annual Diwali event was held here that attracted thousands of Indians and locals to enjoy cultural performances along with fund raising for an awareness campaign to "stop violence against women".
Australian leaders' on Saturday expressed deep shock over sudden demise of India's consul general in Melbourne, S K Behera. Behera, 50, died last night after a massive heart attack.
Australia is keen to expand its defence ties with India and develop maritime security architecture with the Asian giant in the strategic Indian Ocean region. Australian defence minister Stephen Smith who met visiting West Bengal Governor and former National Security Advisor MK Narayanan in Sydney discussed expansion of security and defence ties with India.
An Australian lawmaker has tabled in parliament a petition seeking that the horrific violence that took place in November 1984 in India following the assassination of prime minister Indira Gandhi be recognised as genocide against the Sikh community.
An Indian-Australian taxi driver has been charged with a 'culpable driving' offence, after he sped and zig-zagged his car that had five passengers, before crashing into a pole. One of the passengers was killed on Lygon Street, Brunswick (Melbourne).
An estranged Indian-origin couple died in a mysterious house fire here on Thursday. Police said officers were attending an unrelated matter in the area when they observed a fire coming from a house in Hale Street early this morning.
The Australian government will introduce 'label-free visa' travel arrangements for Indians from October 1, 2012, which means applicants would not need to deposit their passports for a visa stamp.
Indian-origin surgeon Dr Jayant Patel could face one of four pending Supreme Court hearings as early as November 12 in Australia. Patel, 62, was jailed on June 29, 2010 after a Supreme Court jury found him guilty of three counts of manslaughter and grievous bodily harm.
In a major relief to Indian-American surgeon Jayant Patel, accused of the manslaughter of three patients in Queensland, an Australian court on Friday granted him bail, ruling that he had been the victim of a "substantial miscarriage of justice" and ordered a re-trial.
Australian police on Tuesday announced a reward of 100,000 dollars on an Indian man who fled from the country after being accused of negligent driving that killed a pedestrian.
A young Punjabi Australian has just made history - with 19-year-old Gurinder Sandhu from Sydney named in the Australian under 19's cricket squad for the World Cup tournament to be held in Queensland next week.
Harpreet Singh, the main accused behind the killing fellow Indian Ranjodh Singh, whose body was found in December 2009 after being brutally killed, has been acquitted by the Albury Supreme Court in the case.
An Indian taxi driver, who was accused of raping a woman in the back seat of his car in Australia, has been granted bail. According to a report, Jaswinder Singh Mutta, 25, will not be freed from prison until he finds someone to agree to put up a 50,000 dollar surety for him.
The Australian police today arrested eight teenagers in connection with a series of violent armed robberies targeting taxi drivers, including Punjabi cabbie Harpreet Gill (30), in Melbourne's western suburbs.
The number of foreign students, especially from India, is rising again in Australia after a sharp decline in 2010 following attacks on Indians. According to the immigration department, over 1,83,000 international students were granted visas in the nine months to March 31 - up 4.5% compared with the same period in 2010-11.