More than half a million people of Indian descent live in Australia and New Zealand. The history of the Indian diaspora in these countries is older than many might imagine, going back 250 years.
Indians are today widely acknowledged as a successful ethnic community that makes significant contributions to their host societies and economies. Yet, although Indian migration to North America and the United Kingdom has been studied extensively, the Australian and New Zealand stories have rarely been told.
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In a big boost for NDA government, India climbed another 23 points in the World Bank’s ease of doing business index to 77th place, becoming the top ranked country in South Asia for the first time and third among the BRICS.
In the last two years the country has climbed 53 notches, a performance matched in the past only by Bhutan. The biggest gain was in construction permit where India climbed 129 ranks to 52nd place on the back of targeted government effort to remove hurdles.
Read the original article on the SBS (Hindi) website here.
The iconic Sydney Opera House was lit up in a golden orange to mark Diwali, the festival of lights.
For the fifth year in a row, the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House turned gold to mark the most widely celebrated Hindu festival, Diwali.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams hosted a community reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday evening to celebrate the occasion which was attended by Consul General of India in Sydney Mr B. Vanlalvawna, Dr GK Harinath, the chair of Multicultural NSW and many other dignitaries from the Indian community.
This weeks edition (27th October 2018) of The Economist magazine features a ‘leader’ and ‘special report’ on Australia in which it calls Australia ‘perhaps the most successful rich economy.’ We’ve collated links to the articles below for your reference.
Read the special report on the Economist website here.
One of the biggest film productions to come out of South Australia hit the red carpet at the Adelaide Film Festival earlier this month and will be released in cinemas in 2019. The film “Hotel Mumbai” tells the story of the 2008 terror attacks and stars Dev Patel who plays a Sikh waiter.
The film was directed and co-written by South Australian Anthony Maras, who did copious amounts of research to produce the film.
The Western Australia State Government plans to make its first major investment in attracting Indian tourists to WA, including appointing a full-time marketing representative in Mumbai.
According to Tourism Minister Paul Papalia Western Australia “has much to offer Indian travellers, whether they’re visiting for business, education or leisure.” The new Mumbai marketing post will be similar to positions in other key markets, including Japan, China, Germany, Britain and the US.
Romano’s, the speciality Italian restaurant at the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar will be serving rich New Zealand produce between 22 - 31 October, with it’s menu titled “Nuances of New Zealand” prepared by Chef Roberto Zorzoli.
The menu is a treat for meat lovers, seafood fans and wine aficionados. The cuisine of New Zealand being influenced by it’s settlers from Britain, the Mediterranean and the Pacific.
The Himalayan Trust, the charity founded by Sir Edmund Hillary to improve life for the people of the Everest region of Nepal, recently announced that former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark to be the inaugural Patron for the charity.
Himalayan Trust Chairman Michael Gill said: “With Helen Clark’s remarkable example of leadership, both in New Zealand and internationally, her strong friendship with Sir Edmund Hillary, her passion for reducing poverty in the world, and her love of mountaineering, there can be no more compelling Patron for the Himalayan Trust.
Original story in the Economic Times which you can read here.
Australia’s High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu, said: “We are proud to present one of Australia’s greatest cultural ambassadors, Bangarra Dance Theatre, as the centerpiece of Australia Fest. Bangarra’s visit to India is a great opportunity to share our Indigenous culture and history with Indian audiences.”
A recent article in the New Zealand Heard on 14 August 2018 by Kevin Jenkins highlighted the need for New Zealand businesses to explore opportunities in the Indian Ocean, and the countries around the Indian ocean. The countries are the fastest growing in the world, in terms of population and economy.
About two billion people – 30 per cent of the world's population - live around it. There are high rates of population and economic growth, with regional trade alone growing about 10 per cent per year for five years. Regional trade increased by over four times from US$ 302 billion in 2003 to US$ 1.2 trillion in 2012. By 2050, Goldman Sachs projects that India will have the world's largest economy.
New ANZBAI corporate member, Michelle Wade, Commissioner South Asia for Victorian government provides an update on Victoria’s strong relationship with India and the state government’s Victoria India Strategy.
Victoria is home to Australia’s largest Indian diaspora and with 40,000 Indian students studying in the state at any time has double the student population to the next nearest state of Australia.
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ANZBAI members were invited to a special event where the Asia Society India Centre had the pleasure of hosting Her Excellency, Harinder Sidhu, the recently appointed Australian High Commissioner to India along with Mr Gaurav Gupta, Managing Director and Head-Macquarie Capital India for a discussion on Australia’s view of Asia.
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