Australian states facing increased risk of summer blackouts
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) released its latest 10-year market forecast, calling for "urgent and ongoing investment" to bolster the reliability of the electricity grid, reports Xinhua news agency.
Australia to hold historic Indigenous vote on Oct 14: PM
Announcing the poll date at a rally in Adelaide, Prime Minister Albanese called the vote "a once-in-a-generation chance to bring our country together and to change it for the better", the BBC reported.
Joint naval exercise Malabar concludes off Australian coast
The exercise was conducted in two phases, which included a harbour phase from August 11-15, and a sea phase from August 16-21. The Ministry of Defence said that the Indian Navy was represented by indigenously built destroyer INS Kolkata, frigate INS Sahyadri and P8I maritime patrol aircraft.
Defence Policy Talks: India-Australia review bilateral cooperation in Canberra
The talks were co-chaired by Special Secretary in Ministry of Defence Nivedita Shukla Verma, and Acting Deputy Secretary in Department of Defence, Australia, Steven Moore on July 24-25, Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Wednesday. The discussions also focused on identifying ways to strengthen partnership in co-development and co-production of defence equipment.
Likely rocket debris removed from beach in Australia
According to a statement on Wednesday by the WA police, a giant gold-coloured cylinder was reported to police on Sunday. "The object was cordoned off from the public while the identification process commenced. It has since been rendered safe and was removed from the beach to an undisclosed location yesterday," said the WA police.
Indian student kicked, punched by Khalistan supporters in Sydney: Report
The student, who works as a driver, was on his way to work early in the morning when he was attacked by four men who left the scene in a grey sedan, The Australia Today reported.
New reporting system launched to address Indigenous deaths in Aus custody
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus and Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney announced the launch earlier in the day, reports Xinhua news agency. According to a report published by the Productivity Commission earlier in June, there were 22 deaths in police custody in 2021-22.
Toddler dies in Sydney stabbing incident
At about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, emergency services were called to a unit complex on Washington Avenue, Riverwood, following reports of a concern for welfare, Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying.
PM Modi meets Australian singer Guy Sebastian in Sydney
Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister said: "Guy Sebastian is a remarkable singer and has unparalleled passion towards music. In addition, he is passionate about social service as well. I was glad to have interacted with him today." He also attached a photo of the two, shaking hands.
Australia city's newly-elected Indian-origin Mayor to meet PM Modi: Report
Councillor Sameer Pandey, who was first elected to City of Parramatta Council in September 2017, has been serving as Deputy Lord Mayor since January 2022. "Parramatta is home to a vibrant and diverse community and I'm excited to lead the City as it cements itself as Sydney's second CBD and the focus of some of its most exciting opportunities," Pandey said in a statement.