Is it worth driving for Uber in Australia?

Is it worth driving for Uber in Australia?

  For quite a while, the most popular country of birth of Taxi drivers in Australia have been India. The lack of  barriers to entry  being the prime reason for the Indian influx to taxi industry. The Indian diaspora here always found it difficult to land in well-paying jobs; generally blamed on racist undercurrents. But […]

Are you underpaid by your employer in Australia? Read this for your good

Are you underpaid by your employer in Australia? Read this for your good

What is underpayment of wages? Underpayment of wages occurs when employer fails to pay minimum wages, allowances or penalty rates prescribed by the applicable instrument. The applicable instrument could be an award or an agreement. The employer may be prosecuted to recover the underpaid amounts. Underpayment of wages claims must be made within 6 years […]

Regulatory changes from 1st July 2017 in Australia – Everyone should know about

Taxation Changes Budget repair levy not applicable from this financial year In 2014–15 Federal budget the government introduced a temporary budget repair levy. Individual taxpayers (both resident and non- resident taxpayers) with a taxable income of more than $180,000 per year were needed to pay the levy in 2014–15, 2015–16 and 2016–17 income years. The […]

How to dob in your unscrupulous 457 visa sponsor once you no longer need them

How to dob in your unscrupulous 457 visa sponsor once you no longer need them

457 Visa is one of the most abused job purpose Visa Scheme in Australia by unscrupulous employers and immigration agents. Taking a special note of the Indian diaspora here; we have a history of milking all available loop holes in any Government scheme to fill our pockets by unscrupulous ways and means. Whether it is […]

Mumbai’s Versova Beach Clean Up attracts global attention

Mumbai’s Versova Beach Clean Up attracts global attention

The main difference between India and the rest of the world is the cleanliness of public spaces. In other parts of the world, mounts of filth and plastic waste that define the public spaces of India are clearly absent. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan took the first steps in making a change […]

Unsolved Indian Missing and Murder cases in Australia

Unsolved Indian Missing and Murder cases in Australia

This list includes victims from India and Sri Lanka. This list excludes recent missing cases, where Police investigation is undergoing. Anyone with information on any of these cases are urged to ring Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Mahalingham Sinnathamby – Missing Case Sri Lankan born, Mahalingham Sinnathamby, (born 1937) lived by himself at Noble […]

The drowning of three young Indians in Australia and beach safety measures

The drowning of three young Indians in Australia and beach safety measures

Around 300 drowning deaths occur in Australia every year. Understandably most of these deaths occur in Summer. Though beaches account for a smaller percentage compared to inland water ways and pools, most of the beach deaths are preventable. The water near the sea shore may look calm but experienced swimmers warn that it is the […]

Depression among Teenagers in Indian Community

Depression among Teenagers in Indian Community

Large scale Indian migration to Australia began only recently. The young families that migrated to Australia ten or fifteen years back, nested and hatched their eggs and the kids are in their teens now. The pestering issue many parents face is bullying at schools and most of the time this happens at an invisible level, […]

Why I don’t touch the feet of my Guru?

Why I don’t touch the feet of my Guru?

A few years back, I had the privilege of attending a Bhagavat Gita discourse conducted by Chinmaya Mission in Melbourne. The one hour I spent there was worth every second. Swami Tejomayananda was an excellent orator and had deep knowledge in Vedas and other Hindu religious texts. During the discourse, a slipper (Methiyadi , A […]

Intolerance and Winds of change in India

Intolerance and Winds of change in India

  Intolerance and Winds of change in India When more than a Billion people with distinctively different religious beliefs, culture and even skin colour live in a relatively smaller piece of land, conflict is unavoidable. When Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Pakistan, Brunei or UAE implement sharia based laws to all its citizens irrespective […]