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Australia child abuse inquiry: Final recommendations released
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Australia child abuse inquiry: Final recommendations released

A five-year inquiry into child sexual abuse in Australia has released its final report, making more than 400 recommendations. The royal commission uncovered harrowing evidence of sexual abuse within institutions, including churches, schools and sports clubs. Since 2013, it has referred more than 2,500 allegations to authorities. The final report, released on Friday, added 189 recommendati...


Pushkar Shah, world cycle traveller, in Melbourne; honoured by Consulate Office in Victoria

Pushkar Shah, the famous Nepali cyclist who toured 150 countries, spanning from Asia to the Americas is in Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Shah also climbed the Mt. Everest in May, 2010. He probably needs no introduction amongst Nepalis. Apart from being an adventurist, Shah also is an international peace campaigner, democracy activist, and a cultural enthusiast. On December 13th, Pushkar Shah was ho...


Mahayagya being organised in Melbourne to make Nepali Community Centre a reality

Melbourne Saptaha is being organised in Melbourne as an effort to raise funds for a Nepali Community Centre in Melbourne. A Saptaha or a Mahayagya is a seven day ceremony where a leading priest recites stories about various topics regarding god, the cosmos, and our creation. It is mostly in Sanskrit and an auspicious Hindu offering. The leading priest for Melbourne Saptaha will be Nepals highly...


Commonwealth Bank admits failures in money laundering case
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Commonwealth Bank admits failures in money laundering case

Australias biggest bank has admitted it was late to disclose more than 53,000 transactions that allegedly breached anti-money laundering laws. In August, the nations financial intelligence agency launched court action against the Commonwealth Bank over claims it had failed to refer the transactions, made through smart ATMs. On Wednesday, the bank acknowledged some failures. However, it de...


NRNA Sydney and Canberra chapters organizing a picnic for parents/elders

Sydney Edition (Hunter Valley, 16th December) Non Resident Nepali Association Australias NSW state committee is organizing a picnic for parents and elders visiting children in Sydney. They had organized a similar picnic last year and were morally boosted with the happiness the picnic had gained. The picnic will be held on 16th December, 2017 at Hunter Valley, NSW. To add convenience NRN NSW ...


Australia legalises same-sex marriage
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Australia legalises same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage will become legal in Australia after a historic bill was passed in the House of Representatives. An overwhelming majority of MPs voted to change the Marriage Act, eight days after a similarly decisive result in the Senate. The vote set off immediate celebrations in parliament, prompting cheers, applause and even a song. The result brings an end to more than a decade of robust and...


China rebukes Australians over influence debate 'hysteria'
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China rebukes Australians over influence debate 'hysteria'

Chinas embassy in Canberra has sharply criticised Australian politicians and media outlets, saying they have damaged trust between the two nations. The embassy accused some officials of irresponsible remarks and local media of fabricating anti-China hysteria. China denied that it had engaged in such behaviour and urged Australia to act in a fair and rational manner. China has no intention...


Australian man trafficked wife and baby to India, police say
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Australian man trafficked wife and baby to India, police say

A man accused of forcing his wife and baby daughter to travel from Australia to India has been charged with human trafficking in Sydney. Police say the man, 27, used threats, coercion and deception to force his wife and two-month-old girl to leave against the womans will in March. He then allegedly tried to cancel his India-born wifes Australian visa. The man faced a Sydney court on Tuesd...


Milo Yiannopoulos: Protesters clash outside Melbourne event

Two people have been arrested after protesters clashed outside an Australian event hosted by ultra-conservative figure Milo Yiannopoulos. Riot police moved in when tensions between opposing protest groups escalated in Melbourne on Monday night. Five police officers suffered minor injuries - one was hit by a rock. Mr Yiannopoulos, a UK writer who has been criticised over videos in which he...


'Kwaussie': Dual citizen saga behind Australia's word of 2017

The term kwaussie - a hybrid of Kiwi and Aussie - has been named Australias word of the year. The portmanteau came to prominence in 2017 through the nations dual citizenship political saga, said the Australian National Dictionary Centre. It describes a person who is a dual citizen of Australia and New Zealand - as was the case with Australias deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce. Mr Joyce...


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