Even at this stage, there were reservations about celebrating this day as many thought NSW’s convict origins were better left in the past. The NSW governor Henry Parkes also recognised the day was a reminder to Aborigines of how they had been “robbed”. … [Read more...] about The real significance of Australia Day
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A whirlwind experience fondly rememberedThe Tenants went quiet. They released the albums Everything You Know Is Wrong, in 2006, and All My Favourite Bands Are Breaking Up, in 2007, but never repeated the feat of making it into the Hottest 100. … [Read more...] about Hottest 100 outliers The Tenants look back on You Shit Me To Tears, 20 years later
5.The Government has launched a number of welfare campaigns, and what is especially noteworthy about them is the fact that citizens have voluntarily turned them into popular movements. The ‘Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan’ has achieved astounding success in such a short time. The same spirit can be seen in other endeavours. Be it giving up cooking fuel subsidy or pushing digital payments, the common man has made the government programmes his own, making them truly effective. The success of the ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ is a matter of pride, as the target of 8 crore beneficiaries has been achieved. With this, those in need have access to clean fuel. The ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana’, that is, ‘Saubhagya’ too has brightened people’s lives. Under ‘Pradhanmantri Kisan Samman Nidhi’, more than 14 crore farmer families have become entitled to receive minimum annual income of Rupees six thousand. This has enabled … [Read more...] about President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the nation on the eve of 71st Republic Day
HC says no shifting officesIt may be recalled the Council did not pass the Decentralisation Bill. Moreover, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday said no government office should be shifted anywhere till it completes hearing a batch of petitions on the State capital issue. The Court posted the matter for further hearing to February 26. … [Read more...] about A.P Governor’s Republic Day speech endorses Government’s three Capitals plan
Where sovereignty resides in the First People; where we tell our stories in the First Languages; where white writers don't say it is not their story to tell; where they entered into that lore too because they did not come here with visions of emptiness, but saw the people who were here. Respected the people who were here. … [Read more...] about On Australia Day, is there a song of our divided nation?