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.
Dr Sandeep Bhagat migrated to Australia 12 years ago and works in Melbourne as a palliative medicine specialist. A happily married 38-year-old, he is a father of two children; yet, drawing inspiration from his grandfather, who served in the Indian army, he chose to become an Australian army reservist.
Indian authorities have extradited a 25-year-old taxi driver to Melbourne to face rape charges, according to a report. Jaswinder Singh Mutta has been charged with two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault at North Fitzroy on January 17, 2010.
An Indian-origin couple, arrested in Australia on drug smuggling charges last year, got respite from an Adelaide court that released the husband on a 'good behaviour bond' as part of a plea bargain. The Indian American couple was accused of smuggling 200 gm of opium into Australia and their lawyer told the court on Monday that the man, who was an addict, feared the wrath of his wife more than that of the law, while trying to smuggle in the drug.
An Australian man who killed his Fijian-Indian ex-girlfriend and her two siblings was jailed for life Thursday and will serve at least 35 years, the longest non-parole period in Queensland state's history. Max Sica, 42, was sentenced to life in the Brisbane Supreme Court on three counts of murder, with no prospect of release before he is well into his 70s.
An Australian man was convicted on Tuesday of killing his Fijian-Sikh former girlfriend and her two younger siblings following what was reported to be the longest murder trial in Queensland state's history. Max Sica, 42, was convicted in the Brisbane Supreme Court of three counts of murder after 78 days of evidence and four days of jury deliberations.
Latest official census data in Australia has found a boom in Indian population especially with number of Punjabi speaking people rising by over 200 per cent.Australian Bureau of Statistics today released the snapshot of the country from information collected in the census on August 9 last year.The census is conducted every five years to gather information on populations for electoral purposes and guide government spending on new infrastructure.
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.
An Australian Court today sentenced a man to three years in jail for the killing of an Indian student in 2009 that led to protests across the city here. Grant Moore, one of the attackers, was jailed for three years for stabbing 25-year old Balijinder Singh to death, The Age daily reported.
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.