Australian obstinacy ruptures Pacific Islands Forum

Australian obstinacy ruptures Pacific Islands Forum

Michael O’Keefe Melbourne, Australia August 17, 2019 The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu this week ended in open division over Climate Change. Australia ensured its official communique watered down commitments to respond to Climate Change, gaining a hollow victory. Traditionally, communiques capture the consensus reached at the meeting. In this case, the division on display between Australia and the Pacific meant the only…

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Broadcaster’s comments on Jacinda Ardern draw flaks

Broadcaster’s comments on Jacinda Ardern draw flaks

RNZ, Tuvalu, August 16, 2019 Broadcaster Alan Jones has continued his criticism of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, despite a rebuke from Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison. On Thursday (August 15, 2019), Jones said that Mr Morrison should “shove a sock down (Ms Ardern’s) throat” after Ms Ardern said “Australia had to answer to the Pacific” on Climate Change during the…

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Fruits of Success come from the roots of ancestry

Fruits of Success come from the roots of ancestry

Wellington, August 15, 2019 India has the largest Diaspora population in the world, with more than 13 million Indians living outside the country and 17 million people of Indian origin spread across 146 countries. A few months after I entered Parliament, I attended a Conference organised by the Indian government that brought together Parliamentarians and Mayors of Indian origin from…

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Strong government contributes to stability and growth

Strong government contributes to stability and growth

Venkat Raman Auckland, August 15, 2019 More than a billion people in India and at least 30 million people of Indian origin constituting the Indian Diaspora across the Continents will mark the 73rd Independence Day of their Motherland today (August 15, 2019) and celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of their freedom from Britain on this day in 1947. While the country…

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Pakistanis remember their freedom fighters with respect

Pakistanis remember their freedom fighters with respect

Naveed Hamid Auckland, August 15, 2019 Members of the Pakistani community in Auckland will celebrate the 73rd Independence of their Motherland on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 230 pm. Organised by the Pakistan Association of New Zealand (PANZ), the event will be held at the Barfoot & Thompson Stadium, located at 203 Kohimarama Road in Auckland. The Programme will comprise…

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Aarti Bajaj, a finalist at Australian Business & Community Awards

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Supplied Content Gold Coast, Australia, August 15, 2019 Indian-Australian Entrepreneur, Creative Director and Performer Aarti Bajaj has been announced as a finalist in the category of Business Leader or Professional of the Year in the prestigious India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA). The Awards, sponsored by Trade & Investment Queensland Government, Australian Football League (AFL), HomeWorld, Incredible India, Museum of Applied Arts…

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