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Victorian PM vows to prevent attacks on Indians

Vowing not to tolerate any racial attacks against Indians, the Victorian PM said that only a section of `ignorant` people in Oz are racist.

Australia mourns lives lost in wildfires 1 year on

Australia mourned the victims of its worst-ever wildfires a year ago on Sunday with solemn ceremonies in big-city cathedrals and barbecues in small towns still bearing burn scars.

Indian envoy to meet Victorian Premier this week

Indian High Commissioner Sujatha Singh is set to meet Victoria Premier John Brumby this weekend on the issue of continuing attacks on Indians.

Meet me again, Australian state premier to Indian envoy

Indian High Commissioner Sujatha Singh`s stinging remark that Victoria was a state in denial about the severity of the problem of race attacks has prompted Australian state`s premier John Brumby to say he wanted to meet her again.

Australian state premier criticises Indian media, officials

Victoria Premier John Brumby Wednesday criticised the Indian media and officials and said there had to be "some balance to the reporting".

India trip was fruitful, says Victorian Premier

Victorian PM John Brumby Tuesday said his recent India trip was fruitful and he "certainly got the message out that the state govt was taking concrete action" to prevent any violence against the Indian community in Australia.

Laws tightened to prevent race attacks: Oz

Australia today admitted that its
image had been affected by a spate of attacks on Indians, some
of which "had racial overtones" and promised to take effective
corrective steps, including increase in jail term for racial

Racist attacks won’t be tolerated in Oz: John Brumby

Victoria premier John Brumby Thursday said that racist attacks are unacceptable.

Oz state launches $14 mn programme for intl students

Victorian Premier John Brumby on Monday announced a USD 14 million boost to secure the long-term future of the state`s international education industry.

Oz racial attacks: Any violence is unacceptable, says Victorian PM

In the wake of a racial attack against three Indians here, Victorian Premier John Brumby Wednesday said any violence was "unacceptable" and admitted that the recent incidents have damaged Australia`s image in India.