Liberating Sacred Swastika in NSW

The NSW Government has introduced a bill into NSW Parliament to ban the public displays of Nazi symbols while allowing peaceful use of Scared Swastika for religious purposes. Hindu Council of Australia thank the Attorney-General Mark Speakman, the Multicultural Minister Mark Coure, the NSW Government. The bill has bipartisan support. It protects religious rights of […]

India to grant e-visas to 100 Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan on priority

India to grant e-visas to 100 Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan on priority.

Religious leaders welcome formation of Multifaith advisory council in NSW

Religious leaders welcome formation of Multifaith advisory council

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN! COURSE STARTING – 15 JULY 2022

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Police to investigate offensive ASGC letter

Hindu Council has lodged a formal complaint about a four page PDF document, floating in the social media and cyber space, purported to have been issued by an Australia Sikh Gurudwara Council based on the same address as a respectable and revered Gurudwara in Sydney. The Gurudwara has denied ownership of the offensive letter and […]

HCA media statement on Swastika in QLD

HCA media statement on Swastika in QLD HCA media statement on Swastika in QLD

Intimidation and threats to Hindus

We have been told that some of the Hindus living in Australia are being intimidated and threatened by Khalistani elements. Hindu Council has made contacts with the Multicultural department and with the justice department. If anyone you know has been threatened, they should lodge a police complaint with their local Police station. A representative of […]

Hindus meet Shadow Education Minister for SRE and GRE

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia and other faith SRE providers met with Prue Car, Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly, Member for Londonderry, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Education, and Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Learning (Australian Labor Party) on 24th May 2022. We held a positive meeting with her […]

Congratulations The Honorable Prime Minister Mr Anthony Albanese

The Honorable Prime Minister Mr Anthony Albanese On Behalf of 700,000 Australian Hindus, the Hindu Council of Australia congratulates you on becoming the 31st Prime Minister of Australia. We support your leadership in creating an inclusive and resilient Australia that stands for mutual respect – not just tolerance. Hindu Dharma is based on an ancient, […]

Revesby Gurudwara denies authorship of letter vilifying Hindus

By: AHA. Revesby Gurudwara denies authorship of letter vilifying Hindus; police complaint to be made. Revesby Gurudwara denies authorship of letter vilifying Hindus; police complaint to be made. Letter was written by 'a semi-literate buffoon' @amenksingh @puneet_sahani @SikhsSeva @SBSNews @SBSHindi @abcsydney @OpIndia_com @hindupost @nriherald @TheAusToday @Sachin_Sydney pic.twitter.com/5w21QK3d9o — Australian Hindu Media (@austhindu) May 20, 2022

Call for a debate on Bhindranwale

Recently a video from Australia went viral on social media creating a stir within the Indian-Australian community. The long overdue debate of anti-India & anti-Hindu Khalistan movement (backed by Pakistani Islamist deep state) was suddenly reignited with just a single question asked to the Prime Minister of Australia.

Hindu Council lodges a formal complaint against Khalistani hate speech

By: Prakash Mehta, National President, Hindu Council of Australia. Dear Hon Minister Mr. Paul Toole Dy Premier and minister of Police Members of the Hindu community have brought to the notice of the Hindu Council of Australia that a letter purportedly issued by the Australian Sikh Gurdwaras Council (a Gurudwara – Sikh temple) is being […]

Labor and Liberals defend Hindus against Hinduphobia by Greens party

Hindu Council of Australia team met state Labor leader Mr Chris Minns and state Minister for Multicultural Mr Mark Coure and discussed recent attacks on Hindus by Greens party stemming out of their hate for Hindus. From left to right : Mr Steve Kamper, Bhagwat Chauhan, Akila Ramiratnam, Chris Minns, Murray Norman, Surinder Jain and […]

Statement following Meet and Greet with Political Parties

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HCA calls for community harmony

In a recent event held by Hindu Council with Liberal party where PM was present, two unauthorized men stood up and disturbed the meeting by shouting questions at the Prime Minister. We regret the disturbance caused. The two men do not belong to Hindu Council of Australia, their manner of asking questions/comments were unwarranted and […]

PM announces $250,000 for Karma Kitchen

PM announces $250,000 for Karma Kitchen. HCAKKGrantPresso-v1

Regarding Euthanasia

Leaders of faith communities in NSW have been asked to express their position to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021. While major faiths of Australia unequivocally reject euthanasia and assisted suicide, same is not the case with the Hindu faith. It allows unassisted and assisted ending of life in some special circumstances. Hindu Council therefore […]

Growing anti-Hindu smears by Greens

Today, Hindus have become the new bashing toy. Across the political spectrum, Indian Australian Hindus face slander with the accusation that they harbour extremist links rooted in dual loyalty. Anti-Hindu Greens Party supported Projects, who accuses India’s great leader Mahatma Gandhi of everything from incest to ” white supremacy ” to promoting Adolf Hitler , has accused the likes of Hindu Swamsevak Sangh […]

Watch Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party webinar Video

Watch Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party webinar Video

Watch Meet and Greet One Nation Party webinar video

Video recording on Meet and Greet with One Nation Party.  

Watch Q and A session with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Q and A session with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Morrison Government will provide the HCA with $250,000 for The Karma Kitchen

Morrison Government will provide the Hindu Council of Australia with $250,000 for The Karma Kitchen.

Important Dates to remember

12th May 2022, 7:15pm – Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0RlZ4A2_ThW0IJs1kmfOrQ     13th May 2022, 7:15pm – Meet and Greet One Nation Party https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89301511641?pwd=dVEvTjR2QldXLzFJSVMxdEtkaTRiQT09     14th May 2022, 3pm – Meet and Greet Liberal Party https://hinducouncil.com.au/en/events/e22liberal   21st May 2022, Election voting Day Go to your local voting booth and vote.

Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party – 12th May 7:15pm

By: Prakash Mehta, President. Namaste    You might have attended the first meeting with the Labour party Candidates, now the second meeting is with the Animal Justice Party.    It will be on Zoom -Webinar.    Date: 12 May, Time join at 7:15pm for a 7.30 pm EST start   For registration please click the […]

Meet and Greet with One Nation Party May 13, 7:30pm

 On behalf of Hindu community of Australia and Indian diaspora, We are organising an Exclusive meet and greet for Australians of Indian origin and Australian Hindus We will hear from the One Nation Party their policies and our community concerns and hear their views about our concerns and acquaint them with our issues. You are […]

Greens to preference Labor at election 2022

By: 7News. Greens how-to-vote cards will encourage people to preference Labor ahead of the coalition at the federal election, party leader Adam Bandt says.

Growing anti-Hindu smears by Greens

Today, Hindus have become the new bashing toy. Across the political spectrum, Indian Australian Hindus face slander with the accusation that they harbour extremist links rooted in dual loyalty. Anti-Hindu Greens Party supported Projects, who accuses India’s great leader Mahatma Gandhi of everything from incest to ” white supremacy ” to promoting Adolf Hitler , has accused the likes of Hindu Swamsevak Sangh […]

SWASTIKA and how it is associated with 7 RISHIS

“The mark of swastika is the position of Sapta-Rishis in the orbit round the Pole Star (Dhruv Tara) : In addition to all these” “arguments, if seen realistically, the swastika mark is related to    

Foreigners in Bali find themselves in hot water with Hindus over offensive social media posts

It’s known as the Island of the Gods, but that’s lost on some Western influencers who like its picturesque temples and landscapes for risque social media content.

Meet and Greet with One Nation Party

We are working on arranging a Meet and Greet (via zoom) with One Nation Party for Friday 13th May in the evening. We will inform you as soon as we get a confirmation.

Meet and Greet with Liberal Party

We are working to arrange a Meet and Greet with the Liberal Party this Saturday 15th May sometime during the afternoon. We will inform you with a registration link as soon as we have confirmed the time and venue.  

Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party – 12May 7:30pm

By: Prakash Mehta, President. Namaste    You might have attended the first meeting with the Labour party Candidates, now the second meeting is with the Animal Justice Party.    It will be on Zoom -Webinar.    Date: 12 May, Time 7.30 pm EST   For registration please click the below link   https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0RlZ4A2_ThW0IJs1kmfOrQ   Please […]

ALP present at Meet and Greet with Hindu Council

Hindu Council thanks Australian Labor Party for being the first party to respond to Hindu concerns.  We acknowledge and thank each of the following ALP MPs/leaders/contests who were present to meet the Hindu community and answer our concerns. A full set of photos of the event can be found at : Photos of the event […]

The Australian coverage of Meet and Greet ALP

The Australian, weekend edition, one of the leading national news paper published from Sydney coverage of Meet and Greet ALP organized by Hindu Council of Australia. The event was held on 6th May 2022 and was covered on the front page on 7th May 2022.        

Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party for Elections 2022 Wed 12th May

Invitation to Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party 12th May 7:15PM for 7:30PM start (Free) Please register via https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0RlZ4A2_ThW0IJs1kmfOrQ email reception@hinducouncil.com.au

Invitation to Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party

Invitation to Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party 12th May 7:15PM for 7:30PM start (Free) Please register via https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0RlZ4A2_ThW0IJs1kmfOrQ email reception@hinducouncil.com.au

Meet and Greet for Labor/Liberal Party – Elections 22

Hindu Council believe in consultation and democratic process of this country. We are organising two events one for Labor and one for Liberal party without any discrimination. We are non political organisations so the management committee needs to be unbiased without any personal affiliation of any party.   We are engaging the member organisations other […]

Jewish Board supports Freedom of Swastika

By: Darren Bark Chief Executive Officer | NFP Director | Responsible Technology Advisor | Policy & Strategy Specialist In The Sydney Morning Herald today, Surinder Jain and I call for the normalisation of the display of the Hindu community’s sacred swastika, ahead of a ban on Nazi symbols in NSW. Nobody should ever feel they cannot express their religion […]

Sydney Morning Herald article in support of Swastika Freedom

Push to liberate religious swastika in NSW from its ‘indoor prison’ – Sydney Morning Herald   Sydney Morning Herald Australian Hindus – backed by the Jewish community – want to normalise the display of their sacred swastika ahead of a ban on Nazi symbols in NSW. If you cant read the article using the link above then read below :

The Jews of India: A Tale of Three Cities

April 24, 2022 | by Rabbi Mordechai Becher Jews have been in India for over 2,000 years. Travel often challenges our pre-conceived notions and visiting India does that in a major way. Where else would a favorite Sabbath dish be a chicken-coconut curry?1 And where would you find a Jewtown Road with swastikas decorating some of the […]

Faith communities meet ALP and ask for a Religious Affairs Council as a part of a Ministerial Portfolio

Faith representatives from major faiths including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism met NSW state ALP leadership to discuss common matters that are important to all faiths. The issues taken up during the meeting included: – A representative group (eg Religious Affairs Council) that is part of a Ministerial Portfolio at a Cabinet level, in […]

Gargi Awards 2022 celebrations

Hindu Council of Australia celebrated Gargi Awards 2022 as a part of International Women’s day on Saturday 26th March 2022. Each year, an award named after Rishi Gargi. The award is named after an ancient Indian philosopher considered to be the first woman philosopher Gargi Vachaknavi (c. 7th century BCE). She is honored as a […]

War Memorials for the Australians of Indian Heritage

The unveiling of the War Memorial for the Australians of Indian Heritage was performed at Sunnybank RSL, Brisbane on 18 November 2017. It was a historic event and first of its kind in Australia. Subsequently, a similar War Memorial was unveiled at Hornsby RSL Sub-branch, Cherrybrook Community   and Cultural Centre, Sydney on 10 November 2018. […]

Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar

Rajmata Ahilyabai Holkar was the Queen of the Malwa kingdom. She was born on 31 May 1725 in the village of Chaundi, in the present-day Ahmednagar district in Maharasthtra.  Her father, Mankoji Shinde was the Patil (Head) of the Village. As was the custom in those days, the girls did not go to school, but her father […]

NSW – Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020

On behalf of the Hon. Mark Latham MLC I write to update you that the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 was defeated in the NSW Legislative Council yesterday, 23 February 2022. The Bill was introduced into the Legislative Council partly as a response to the Commonwealth’s 2018 Religious Freedoms Review of the Expert Panel, […]

MP Julian Leeser and AG respond to Hindu concerns on Religious Bill

Hindu Council of Australia had raised its concerns regarding Religious Discrimination Bill with MP Julian Leeser. Mr Leeser arranged a meeting with the Attorney General (AG) office and it was followed by a second meeting with AG. Hindu Council was represented by about ten of its top officials in these two meetings. Following our meetings, […]

Minister Alex Hawke and PM office provide an easy to understand primer on Religious Bill

Hindu Council of Australia had made a representation to PM’s office and to Minister for Multiculturalism Mr. Alex Hawke’s office and had raised concerns of Hindu community with the new Religious Discrimination Bill. The Minister’s office has sent a detailed reply and explained the law in simple terms for Hindu Community. Both PMs office and […]

Hindus thank Government for Safer Communities Grants

Hindu Council of Australia thanks the government for recognizing the need for safety for the Indian and Hindu places of religious worship. Many of these places of worship have been subjected to vandalism’s, threats even fire bombs over the years.    Therefore a vital need was there to ensure the safety and protection of patrons […]

Leader of opposition Mr Anthony Albanese addresses Hindu concerns on Religious Bill

PRESS RELEASE Religious Discrimination Bill Date : 12th February, 2022 Hindu Council supports a Religious Bill that helps preserve Hinduness of our temples, schools, religious institutions and saves them from unnecessary interference from activists. We support the right to express our faith and the outlawing of religious discrimination. The bill passed by the Parliament gives […]

Are you stranded in Australia and want to return home

If you are stranded in Australia and do not have the means to return home, Assisted Returns Program can help you get back to your country and then ensure that you reach your safe. Homeward Assisted Returns. The program that we deliver, Homeward (www.assistedreturns.com.au) provides assistance for non-Australian citizens to voluntarily return home. The three main […]

Press Release – Religious Discrimination Bill – 9th February, 2022

Press Release Religious Discrimination Bill Hindu Council of Australia understands the main purpose of the Religious Discrimination Bill and is in agreement with Government in principal and supports the bill. While we have some concerns on certain parts of the bill, we have discussed them with Minister Alex Hawke, the Prime Minister’s office, and Assistant […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Religious Bill

Federal Parliament is debating a Religious Bill that will profoundly affect Australian Hindus in some good ways and some not so good ways. Here is a run down. GOOD aspects of the Religious Bill The bill makes discriminating against a person on the basis of their religion illegal. Yes, in some states, someone can discriminate […]

The Story of Sanskrit

The Story of Sanskrit Sanskrit is the mother of many Indian and Indo-European languages. It is the language of Hindu Vedic scriptures and treasure house of most scientific knowledge. The “Untold Story of Sanskrit” is a finely crafted documentary, produced by the Project Shivoham YouTube channel, created for contributing to the preservation of glorious yet […]

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry into the religious discrimination bills

Hindu Council has given a witness to the Senate estimates committee about the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill. The main issues that were raised by Hindu Council were about the expression of religious belief, inclusive society and reduction of employment opportunities. Both Hindus and Buddhists agreed that the bill requires changes. It is expected that script […]

Hindu Council stands with Australian Jews against discriminatory and hate filled campaign of BDS

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The world is full of conflict. Whether it is in Afghanistan where every woman seems to be in trouble or it is Bangladesh where religious minorities seem to be in trouble. The Middle East has multiple, long-standing conflicts which have been simmering and sometimes boiling over, […]

Daan – Makara Sankranti (Donate)

The festival of Makar Sankranti is dedicated to the sun god. It is observed by Hindus on 14th January each year. The auspicious day marks the transit of the sun into the Capricorn, also known as Makara. The day also marks the beginning of Uttarayana, a six-month auspicious period. One of the most special aspects […]

Happy Lohri , Makar Sankranti and Pongal

The Hindu Council of Australia wishes you all happy Lohri, MakarSankranti, and Pongal.

Crimes Amendment (Display of Nazi Symbols) Bill 2021 (NSW)

Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) has made a submission in order to support the ban of the display of Nazi symbols while ensuring that the display of symbols of religion is protected. We have s have agreed to ask for the banning of the Hakenkreuz and distinguish the Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Swastika, a symbol of […]

No place for message of Intolerance

The Hindu faith and community has a rich artistic history. Hindu spirituality is expressed in many ways, including dance, drama, painting, architecture, sculpture and music. As a community, we embrace the artistic expression of all cultures, religions and backgrounds. We welcome Sydney festival that embraces and exhibits the talents, cultural influences and artistic expression of […]

Gargi Awards Nominations 2022

Gargi Awards Nominations 2022 Inviting Nominations for Australian Women for Gargi Awards 2022. Celebrating Women’s Accomplishment. Closing Date 31st January 2022. Link for registration https://hinducouncil.com.au/gargi About Gargi Award On the International day of women 2018, Hindu Council of Australia has decided to institute an award for outstanding women in Australia who make a good role […]

Pioneer of Indian Nationalism

Dadabhai Naoroji was called the “father of the nation,” by Mahatma Gandhi, a title that today, is reserved for himself. He was an Indian political leader, merchant, scholar, and a writer. He is renowned for his work in the Indian National Congress, of which he was one of the founding members and thrice its president (1886, 1893, […]

Hindu Marriage Ritual – Vivah, a right of passage

By : Surinder Jain. A rite of passage with yajna ceremony often marks a Hindu wedding. Vivaha (Vivāha, Sanskrit: विवाह) is the rite of passage and rituals associated with marriage. While there are many rituals in Hinduism, vivaha (wedding) is the most extensive personal ritual an adult Hindu undertakes in his or her life.  The wedding rites […]

Council elections in Greater Sydney this weekend meet some of your local candidates

Before you cast your democratic right to choose next councilor or mayor of your local government , we would like to introduce to you, candidates of Indian origin who have in the past supported Hindu cause. The names of the candidates are listed in alphabetic order and include candidates from all parties who have sent […]

Religious freedom Bill

Hindu Council of Australia has made representations to both major political parties about the concerns of Hindus. We have expressed following concerns : 1. The bill will reduce freedom of religion for Hindus working in non-Hindu faith based organizations.  2. The bill will encourage conversions of members of non-proselytizing religions like Hindus, 3. The bill will […]

Recent attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh by Islamic Fundamentalists

Hindu Council of Australia stands with the Jewish community and condemn the hate speech

HCA Statement against Hate Speech 26102021_signed

Deepavali 2021 Souvenir – Click here to read it

HSBC Australia Deepavali Greetings

HSBC wishes you all a Happy Diwali. May this Diwali deliver you blessings and prosperity in everything you do. .

Parents to be classified as ‘immediate family’ for travel to Australia

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia. Thankyou Minister Alex Hawke for making it easy for Hindus and others to get their parents to Australia. Hindu Council has been making many representations to the Australian immigration office and to Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to make it easy to bring parents to Australia. We have counted […]

Hindu Council supports the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW).

Modern slavery act was passed by NSW Parliament and is awaiting proclamation. The act is meant to stop slavery used in Australian supply chains.   ‘The  NSW Act requires all businesses with an annual turnover of more than $50 million to report on the risk of modern slavery occurring in their supply chains. In addition, […]

Stop killing Hindus: Condemnation of atrocities on Hindus in Bangladesh

While Bangladeshis are celebrating the Durga Puja, the biggest festival of Hindus, the horror of violence and atrocities committed by the religious Extremists has overshadowed the festivity. The religious Extremists unleashed terror on Hindus throughout this festival. This includes killing Hindus, raping women, burning houses and businesses of Hindus, vandalising the Goddess’ idols and desecrating […]

Recipe Corner – How to make Eggless Blue Berry Muffins

Berries are in season and fresh blue berries are always inviting ,so let us make something special for all day self-indulgence light and succulent Eggless Blue Berries Muffins. Six Serves  Ingredients  1 cup all-purpose flour (135 grams) 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 teaspoon cornflour 1/2 cup fresh blueberries […]

Deepavali 2021 Sponsorship pack 3D

Hindu Genocide in Bangladesh by Jihadi’s continues

You may have been aware that there have been vicious attacks on the minority Hindu Community. As we understand it, there were attacks and vandalism across the country, during the Durga Puja festival, in the last week or so. Severely impacted districts include Comilla, Chandpur, Noakhali, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet, Feni. Temple and deities vandalized; property looted; some […]

Shuba Navaratri

Hindu Council of Australia wishes everyone best wishes on the occasion of Navaratri festival. Goddess Durga fought and destroyed the demon king Mahishasur and thereby making it easy to progress towards the Divine. Let us celebrate the victory of light over darkness, the victory of truth, humanity, and justice. These nine nights are to worship […]

Australia Ramayan Olympiad with Leadership lessons

This year Deepavali for the first time in Australia Ramayan Olympiad with Leadership lessons for the whole family are being brought along with famous #TheRamayanaSchool. It will be conducted on Three Sundays of Ramayana leadership lessons and one Sunday of Ramayana OLYMPIAD.(quiz). The Extremly popular lessons and olympiad has been conducted in USA, Canada, India and other […]

Deepavali Cultural Activities & Competitions for Australian Residents & Citizens

During the auspicious festival season of Deepavali and other Hindu festivals, Hindu Council of Australia have organised various cultural activities and competitions for the Australian residents and citizens. There are many Prizes and Certificates including bumper CASH prizes to win (check the flyers and HCA’s Facebook pages and website for more details). Ramayana LEADERSHIP Workshops […]

Funding available to charities for Job Saver and Business grant programs

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council of Australia along with other faith communities has been speaking to the Treasurer regarding making Covid funding available to faith communities for Job Saver and Business grant programmes. The treasurer has announced today that the COVID-19 JobSaver Payment expansion and extension would support eligible registered charities working in the […]

How to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination

People can get proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status through their immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate. Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations is free. People who are eligible for Medicare People who are eligible for Medicare and are over 14 years of age can get their proof using: Medicare online account through myGov Express Plus Medicare […]

Ramayana Leadership Lessons & Australian Olympiad

What does the Ramayana Workshop Cover ? Three Sundays of Ramayana workshop and one Sunday of Ramayana OLYMPIAD. Lord Rama is the divine person who walked on earth thousands of years ago. The characters of Lord Rama inspires many across the globe. There is so much to learn from each instance of his life. Date, […]

Counselor of Hindu Tradition (CHT) Course 2021-2022 Application Form Open Now

Welcome and thanks for your interest in joining the CHT certificate course and to become a Counselor of Hindu Tradition. By completing this 9-month Sunday CHT course will 1) make you a trained volunteer for community service and 2) facilitate your pursuit for Vedic Chaplaincy credentials. Before you fill this simple form (7-10-minutes), please watch […]

No to Vaccination passport for entry to a temple

By: Hindu Council of Australia. Temples should not be required to police their congregation for vaccination certificates. That is a job for the Police. Religious services should not be selective on whom they can serve. Police should not stand outside places of worship to check vaccination certificates as much as it does not do that […]

Hinduphobia debunked by Public prosecutor and Justice in Australia

By: Hindu Council of Australia. Hinduphobia and hate against Hindus or asking them to lie low and not to show pride in their heritage is becoming a rage in Australia. It is a worrisome development and has the potential to increase in hate crimes against peaceful Hindus. The latest act by Hindu haters is a […]

Renewable Energy in India and Australia

India is world’s 3rd largest consumer of electricity and world’s 3rd largest renewable energy producer with 38% (136 GW out of 373 GW) of total installed energy capacity in 2020 from renewable sources. On a per capita basis, India’s energy use and emissions are less than half the world average. International Solar Alliance (ISA), an alliance […]

Hindu Conference being held this Sunday – 5th September 2021

Hindu Religion in Australia — Its Roots and Growth Download Conference Schedule Download Conference Abstracts   Download Detailed Sessionwise Program     The Hindu conference is being held  on Sunday 5 September via Zoom.  The conference will be online on 5th  September.    (The conference is in progress, please join using zoom link  : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/883236295840 ) […]

You don’t need a Medicare card to get a Free Covid vaccine

Federal Health Department has advised that Covid Vaccine is available for free to everyone who is in Australia. You don’t have to be an Australian citizen or a resident to get Covid vaccine for free. If you do not have a Medicare card or do not have a valid visa, you can go to Federal […]

Why Hindu Conference now

Why Hindu Conference now ? What sparked this event now ? There are many good reasons to have this in place, one of them being a number of incidents and unfavorable events which has made many Hindus feel dejected and disappointed. i.e. from Culture and values Whether its the vilification of our deities , disregard […]

VICHAAR MANTHAN – A 21st Century Solution

HCA Hindu Youth Conference Presents – VICHAAR MANTHAN – A 21st Century Solution In this ever changing world, we as the youth of today are constantly questioning everything around us as we try to come to terms with what is going on. We are so focused on the negatives, that we forget to take control […]

HSBC Bank is a sponsor of major events of Hindu Council of Australia for 2020-21

HSBC Bank is one of the biggest international banks and is a sponsor of  Hindu Council of Australia’s major events since 2018.  Please visit the link below to view HSBC’s various products. www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/products/everyday-global/  

Atrocities on minorities in Pakistan

By: Prakash Mehta, President, Hindu Council of Australia. On behalf of the Hindu community of Australia, we would like to raise a profoundly grave concern about ongoing Human rights abuse of minorities in Pakistan. We are alarmed at the recent extreme incidences which has drawn worldwide attention to the plights of Hindus and other minorities […]

INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY – ANTHONY ALBANESE ALP

ANTHONY ALBANESE MP LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER     INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY   On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, I send my best wishes to the Australian Indian community ahead of the anniversary of Indian Independence. The celebrations have added meaning as we begin a year-long celebration leading up […]

Sanskruti Arya Gurukulam only Online Gurukulam

The one and only online Gurukulam where you can learn everything for free. You can either join their free classes or learn from their free youtube videos. All classes are free because the aim is to spread the forgotten knowledge and bring back the glory of Sanatana Dharma. Guru Shri Vishwanath Shastri Datar ji is […]

Modern Civil Law Systems and Manu Smriti

Many modern Civil Law Systems in Europe and elsewhere are heavily influenced by Roman law. The civil law system is the most widespread system of law in the world, in force in various forms in about 150 countries. In a civil law system, a judge merely establishes the facts of the case and applies remedies […]

COVID-19 outbreak in Australia

The current COVID-19 outbreak in Australia highlights the need for accessible information about vaccines for people with cancer who are more vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 and are at an increased risk of more severe infection. Based on input and queries from the cancer community, FAQs have been developed by Cancer Australia. These have now been […]

Hindu priests can go perform tervi (13th day memorial) at clients home in NSW during lockdown

I was approached by a number of Hindu priests enquiring if they can go to a clients home to perform puja and other rituals after a death in the family. I have sought clarifications from the health department and they have said that a priest can go to provide funeral and memorial service.  Performances of […]

The Census is coming this August

Australia’s Census 2021 will take place on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 It’s a national count of every person and home in Australia. Having the right numbers helps inform where services are needed to help migrant communities – from education and health to housing and transport. There’s lots of support for people who need help to […]

Prime Minister – Opinion – Vaccination protects you and your family

Around 11 million doses of the COVID 19 vaccine have now been administered. We are now tracking at around 1 million doses a week. Sure, we’ve had our problems. Not all the calls we have made have turned out like we had hoped.  In a pandemic no country gets everything right. But having saved more […]

Australian Census 10 August 2021

Australia’s eighteenth national Census of Population and Housing will be held on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 The first Census was held in 1911 and since 1961 they have been conducted every five years.   The Census of Population and Housing provides a snapshot of Australia’s people and their dwellings. It provides the basis for estimating Australia’s population […]

COVID-19 Disaster Payment

This is a lump sum payment to help workers unable to earn income due to a COVID-19 lockdown, hotspot or period of restricted movement. The COVID-19 Disaster Payment can help you if you’re affected by COVID-19 restrictions. You need to meet some rules to get this payment.  

Grants of between $5,000 and $12,000 to help temples buy solar panels, storage batteries, LED lighting and new air conditioners

A message from federal MP David Smith. Please use this grant to improve energy efficiency of your temple. The grant closes this Sunday. Surinder Jain. By: David Smith MP.  I am writing to remind you that the expressions of interest closing date for the 2021 Powering Communities Program is this Sunday 18 July at 11:59pm […]