Category: Australia/Pacific

Australian Sikhs Request New South Wales Premier For Representation And Helmet Exemption

:dateline:New South Wales Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, responded warmly to a request to address two pressing issues faced by Sikhs in New South Wales. She was visiting the Glenwood Gurdwara in Sydney yesterday...

VCAT slams Melbourne school for not admitting Sikh child due to his ‘Patka’

:dateline:Taking strong notice of not admitting a Sikh child due to his ‘patka’ by Melton Christian School of Melbourne, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on February 2 directed the school authorities...

Australian Sikh Bikers Campaign Helmet Exemption

A group of Sikh blueberry farmers — who are also enthusiastic motorbike riders — are lobbying a Coffs Coast council to allow them to ride their motorcycles without a helmet. Being members of...

5 Year Old Australian Sikh Wins Right To Wear Turban At School

:dateline: In a landmark decision, the Victorian Administrative and Civil Tribunal (VCAT) ruled on Tuesday that 5 year old Sidhak Singh had been unlawfully discriminated by a Christian school that had refused to...

A Sikh Commander In The Australian Army Trains Combat Engineers

:dateline:Lieutenant Amrinder Ghuman is an Australian Army Officer serving as Troop Commander of an Initial Employment Training (IET) Troop at the SME, which is based at Holsworthy Barracks, NSW.  Lieutenant Ghuman is responsible...

Giani Pinderpal Singh Asks Sikhs Across The Earth To Do Simran At Same Time

:dateline:Panthik parcharak (Sikh nation's respected) Giani Pinderpal Singh has made a humble request to Sikhs across the globe spiritually connect together by engaging in simran (meditation) at exactly the same time to...

Sikh Empire Exhibition To Be Held In Australia

:dateline:A culmination of 30 years of research will see an extensive exhibition take place in Melbourne, Australia next week. The Australian Indian Historical Society will be participating in The Sikh Empire Exhibition, between the 17...

First Sikh Woman To Contest Local Government Elections In Australia

:dateline:A 35 years old Sikh Woman in Melbourne will be the first one to contest for local government elections in Australia. Gurinder Kaur, born and raised in Amritsar, represents the South-West ward in...

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Stir to be intensified against farm bills, Punjab CM also to sit on dharna at Bhagat Singh’s village

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