A couple has been sentenced by an Australian court to nine months in jail for a racially motivated attack in which a Sikh taxi driver’s turban was ripped off.
Indian-origin Australian fast bowler Gurinder Sandhu is set to be awarded a special marketing contract by Cricket Australia (CA) as the game continues to lose its 'pale, male and stale' image.
An Australian sports commentator has sparked outrage on Twitter for an Indian impersonation during a news broadcast. Sandy Roberts had put on an Indian accent and made a joke about eating curry following coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) during Channel 7's news broadcast, News.com.au reports.
Indian-origin surgeon Jayant Patel would stand trial in an Australian court in September this year for causing grievous harm to a patient, a media report has said.
Queensland on Tuesday became the fourth Australian province to exempt cyclists from the Sikh community from wearing a helmet. Announcing the decision, Queensland transport minister Scott Emerson said it was a "common-sense approach" to the issue and only cyclists with "genuine religious beliefs" will be exempted.
Fauja Singh, the world's oldest marathon runner, is set to inaugurate the 26th Australian Sikh Games to be held here on March 29. The India-origin runner, who is turning 102 on April 1, had recently announced his retirement after participating in the Hong Kong marathon.
In a relief to Indian-origin surgeon and manslaughter convict Jayant Patel, an Australian court on Wednesday found him not guilty for the death of an elderly patient in 2003, after the Supreme Court ordered his retrial in the three cases of criminal negligence.
A 26-year-old man, who tried to light a fire inside a gurdwara here and then punched a man, was on Wednesday arrested by the Australian Police on the charges of damaging the complex.
Bharpur Singh, a 98-year-old survivor of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, on Friday praised UK Prime Minister David Cameron for describing the incident as "deeply shameful" in British history. "When I heard Cameron's statement I felt good and felt it as a good gesture. It shows the statesmanship of Britishers," said Singh, now a Melbourne resident.
An Indian-origin woman is all set to figure in the prestigious list of people who have received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM). 85-year old Krishna Arora, who has been running a community service was selected for this year's awards for her contribution to the Indian community.
An Australian radio show at the centre of a hoax call controversy, involving Britain's Prince William and his pregnant wife Catherine, has been taken off air permanently, the network said on Monday.
An Indian national has been arrested for sending lewd pictures to teenage girls to groom them for sex in Australia. Tegveer Sandhu, 24, sent the images in March last year to an undercover police officer he mistook for a 13-year-old girl.
Punjabi is the second-largest foreign language spoken in Australia, owing to the large number of immigrants from this part of the country. "Punjabi has become an indispensable part of Australia. In fact, it is the second-largest foreign language spoken in Australia," said Eric Abetz, leader of the opposition in the Australian Senate, who is on his maiden visit to India.
Emotional members of the Indian community in Melbourne paid tribute to the young woman who died of injuries after she was brutally assaulted and raped in New Delhi on 16th December. Around 40 people gathered on the steps of the Indian consulate on St Kilda Road to light candles and pray for the 23-year-old, whose death on Saturday morning has sparked protests in India.
The Sikh community in Australia has protested the government's move to disallow the kirpan (ceremonial knife) being worn in schools through an amendment in the constitution. The Weapons Act 1990 states, "A Sikh may possess, in a public place, a knife known as a kirpan to comply with the person's religious faith."