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COVID hospitalisations increasing in Victoria & NSW

The current winter wave of Omicron has seen those aged 60 years and over adversely affected, with higher levels of hospitalisation, especially in Victoria...

Biloela Tamil asylum seeker family finally granted PR

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Andre Giles today granted permanent residency to the Tamil asylum seeker family, the Nadesalingams, who are now...

The Basin Temple to celebrate Baavanothsavam for the first time

After two years of COVID-19 shutdowns, celebration of festivals is a way of looking forward for the community. This August end, the Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar...

Australia gets new third-generation monkeypox virus vaccine

The Albanese Government has secured 450,000 doses of the new third-generation monkeypox virus (MPX) vaccine by Bavarian Nordic. The first delivery of around 22,000 doses...

Indian businesses to spice up Fine Food Australia

Leading businesses from India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will once again be out in force at the Southern Hemisphere’s leading food industry expo, Fine...

Karen Quinlan AM is new CEO of Arts Centre Melbourne

The Victorian Arts Centre today announced that respected curator, arts administrator and current CEO of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in Canberra, Karen Quinlan...

How Melburnians are defining their struggle with long COVID

Last 31 December, Joylakshmi, who is in her mid-40s, attended a New Year’s Eve party hosted by her friend at a Melbourne suburb. The...

Pandemic conversation: How can we stay relatively safe?

With a highly infectious Omicron third wave, the pandemic conversation is now shifting to how communities and individuals can keep themselves safe. On an average,...

Melbourne GP Pallavi Sharma on the vexed issue of long COVID

Dr Pallavi Sharma is general practitioner (GP), a Cosmetic Physician and a staunch advocate for her patients. With Diploma in Obstetrics from India, she...

Australian Workers’ Union sets terms for migrant hires

The Australian Workers' Union is calling for a compact between employers and unions that would allow the hiring of migrants to address the skills...