PETER VARGHESE

  • Indians largest permanent migrants to Australia July 21, 2012

    New Delhi: India has become Australia's largest source of permanent migrants, surpassing China and United Kingdom. "Indian migrants comprised a total of 29,018 places or 15.7 per cent of the total migration programme of 185,000 places under the 201112 permanent migration programme," said a release issued by the Australian High...
  • Biggest Aussie team for CWG despite dengue scare September 9, 2010

    New Delhi: Australia has issued an advisory to its citizens about the dengue in Delhi but that will not deter the "biggest" Australian contingent from coming here for the Commonwealth Games next month, Peter Varghese, the country's high commissioner, said on Thursday. "We have been keeping our team and others advised...
  • Drunk men assault, abuse Asian couple in Melbourne March 2, 2010

    Melbourne: A Sri Lankan man and his Indian wife were attacked and racially abused by drunken men at their home in Melbourne A group of some 25 men beat up 60yearold Ranjit Sahasranaman, who is married to Indianorigin Agalya Sahasranamn, outside the couples home in Carrams Down suburb on Sunday morning. Sahasranaman,...
  • Don't visit Australia for now: junior foreign minister January 29, 2010

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Friday cautioned Indian students against visiting Australia for the moment following the string of attacks on Indian nationals. "We are doing all that we can. An advisory has been issued not to visit Australia...," Kaur told reporters, reiterating that Indian...
  • Devil's Advocate: Aus image has taken a beating January 10, 2010

    How effectively is Australia dealing with the rising spate of attacks on Indians in that country? That's the key issue Karan Thapar explored with the Australian High Commissioner, Peter Varghese. Karan Thapar: High Commissioner, let me start with the question that most people want to hear you answer. Why does the Australian...