Union Minister Lekhi interacts with Indian community in Sydney

sydney [Australia]Aug. 08 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi, who is on a three-day visit to Australia, held talks with the Indian community in Sydney. Taking to Twitter, she appreciated their contribution to strengthening India-Australia strategic relationship. “Delighted to interact with Sydney’s vibrant and enthusiastic Indian community. Proud of their achievements in … Read more

The Department of Veterans Affairs “cruel and inhumane”, according to the widow of a former serviceman

A woman whose husband killed himself after a decade of service in the Air Force has described the Department of Veterans Affairs as “cruel” and “inhumane”. Key points: Madonna Paul’s Husband Michael Was Finally Diagnosed With Depression And Cleared For PTSD After Coming Out After Michael’s death, Ms Paul struggled to access support from the … Read more

Mélanie Joly invites the committee to study whether Ottawa was aware of the Russian threat against the staff of the Embassy of Ukraine

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly speaks during a press conference as she meets her counterparts from the Baltic region in Quebec City on June 2.Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly said she would welcome an investigation into whether Ottawa knew before Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine that locally hired staff at its Kyiv … Read more

Australia to speed up visa applications for skilled migrants

CANBERRA, July 21 (Xinhua) — The Australian government has announced that it will fast-track applications for permanent visas for skilled workers. Clare O’Neil, Home Secretary, recently said the department’s resources would be diverted to prioritize visa applications for highly skilled overseas workers. The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down the pipeline of skilled migrants to Australia … Read more

The trial of a South Jersey mother who allegedly killed her baby before conspiring with her ex-lover begins Monday

The trial of a mother-of-three who allegedly suffocated her toddler and tried to hire a hitman to kill an ex-boyfriend who told police about the case will begin on Monday. Heather Reynolds of Gloucester Township is facing a first-degree murder charge in Camden County Superior Court in the death of her 17-month-old son Axel on … Read more

Foreign Minister Penny Wong visits her hometown on a visit to Malaysia and talks about Australian diversity

Foreign Secretary Penny Wong traveled to her hometown and drew inspiration from her early upbringing in Malaysia to try to redefine Australia’s image as an increasingly diverse country at home in Asia . Key points: Senator Wong visited her old school and a popular restaurant as she toured her hometown Elle Australia was a “diverse … Read more

Small telecoms disappointed by new Ottawa CRTC policy guidelines

Canada’s independent telecommunications companies say the federal government places too much trust in the country’s regulator to foster competition in the telecommunications sector and ensure that internet and wireless services are more affordable. TekSavvy, which wanted Ottawa to reverse the CRTC’s 2021 decision on wholesale internet rates, says there was a ‘lack of action’ in … Read more

Economists predict interest rate hike next week

The Bank of Canada is widely expected to raise interest rates again next week in an ongoing effort to rein in consumer prices and cool the overheated Canadian housing market. With inflation hitting a 31-year high of 6.8% in April, Bay Street analysts generally expect Governor Tiff Macklem and his team of economists to raise … Read more

Sunak says energy donations will add less than 1pc to inflation

ghello. All eyes are on Rishi Sunak this morning as we digest the latest measures to tackle the cost of living crisis. Paul Johnson, director of the IFS, has warned that there is a risk that inflation will be even higher if the Chancellor gives in to the temptation to offer more and more handouts. … Read more