Labor frontbencher says party must engage with religious voters

By: Judith Ireland, Sydney Morning Herald. Labor frontbencher Michelle Rowland concedes her party “didn’t get it right” with religious voters at the recent federal election and the ALP’s plans to increase access to abortion caused “genuine anxiety” for some people of faith. As Parliament prepares to consider the Morrison government’s religious discrimination laws, Labor’s communications […]

UWS Orientation Day for International Students

By: Bhupinder Chabra. On Friday, 12 July 2019, University of Western Sydney organised an orientation day for international students. I met many new and established students during the orientation, provided them the information on HCA activities in Sydney and Australia and how HCA continue to support students, our current programs we have available for students […]

Hindu women saints songs on SBS radio

By: Gayatri Bharat. For the first time, SBS will broadcast a Hindu women saints based Indian classical musical series that I have produced.  (My page has more details about me.)   The series “mystic women” is about Indian HINDU women saints, their struggles, inspiration and the beauty of their songs.    Facebook promo s below. […]

Sewa International sponsoring school bags for poor in Karnataka

By: Rajesh. Sewa International. Sewa International, a member organization of Hindu Council of Australia,  has been sponsoring poor children from rural areas of Karnataka by sponsoring school bags with all stationery for an year. Our target is 500 kits and we have raised about 74 kits. We still need 426 kits yet to be sponsored […]

Survey – Problems faced by Hindu Women

If you are a Hindu woman living in Australia, please take a minute to enter this survey. It will help Hindu Council of Australia to frame projects and policies to help you face these issues. Your Name (optional) : Your Email (optional): Your Phone (optional) : Your Age Group* : 18-25 years26-35 years35-60 yearsAbove 60 […]

Gargi awards 2019

By: Bharathi R. As part of International Women’s day celebration, Hindu Council of Australia organises Gargi Award function to appreciate and honour women’s achievement and contribution in various fields. Jodi McKay MP, Bharathi R and Durga Owen at Gargi Awards 2019 The concept of Gargi Award was started in 2018 with the intention to institute […]

Why Pakistani Hindus leave their home for India

April 1, 2019 New Delhi : Almost every family living in the two refugee colonies in the capital for Hindus from Pakistan has a story to tell on what impelled them to leave their homes and flee to India. Dharmu ‘Master’, a tailor in his early-40s, came to India in 2017. His wife and three […]

Hindu students suffer due to a lack of understanding of their faiths

Hindus have called upon faith based schools in Australia that their Hindu students should not be a target of conversion. They should not be asked to hide their faith as was the recent case in a Catholic school in Perth. Hindu Council of Australia has also called upon all faith based schools to admit students, […]

Pakistani Hindus lose daughters to forced Muslim marriages

LAHORE, Pakistan — Anila Dhawan, 17 , was kidnapped last spring from her home in Hyderabad, forced to convert to Islam and marry her abductor. The police refused to intervene. Her kidnapper told them she ran away from home, and converted to Islam and married him voluntarily. But after her family pressured a court to […]

Pakistani Hindus demand a law against forced conversion and child marriages

By: Ramesh Vankwani, Islamabad. Resolution against forced conversions & child marriages*   ISLAMABAD (26-03-2019): Prominent Hindu Lawmaker Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has tabled two bills and one resolution against forced conversions, child marriages and for protection of minorities throughout the country. Condemning the recent abduction of two Hindu sisters named Reena and Raveena, he also […]