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FREE Vol-2 ISSUE-8 August 2015 DO NOT LITTER M NTHLY MELBOURNE’S LOCAL INDIAN NEWSPAPER www.indianmonthly.com.au INDIAN 20 August - 20 September 2015 / www.bollywoodsun.com.au A Prayer For Rain, is one of the biggest films of my career: RAJPAL YADAV Delhi is my second home: SHRADDHA KAPOOR I am an introvert and an animal activist: SNEHA ULLAL The most important key to fitness is to be happy: SANGRAM SINGH Federal court overturns approval for Adani’s $16 billion Carmichael Coal Mine in Queensland Missile Man APJ Abdul Kalam passed away at 83 Laid to rest at Rameshwaram Indian Cultural Precinct – Point Cook, Werribee or Dandenong The Competition for ideal location is heating up! 10 year old Indian Golfer Shubham Jaglan wins Junior World Title

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AUGUST 2015 | INDIAN MONTHLY 3 PUBLISHER / editor-in-cHIEF Yogita Bhardwaj CEO / editor Avniesh Bhardwaj JOURNALIST VINITA MALHOTRA bollywood sun JOURNALISTS Shailesh Giri | usha mishra MARKETING Vidya Santosh WEB DEVELOPER / graphic designer GAURAV KAPOOR GRAPHIC PREPRESS Sarabjit Sidhu CUSTOMER SERVICE & DISTRIBUTION Munish Kumar From the Publisher’s desk “When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives,” said the People’s President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam who was an inspiration for many. An era ended with his passing away on 27 July 2015. Also known as the ‘Missile Man’, Dr Kalam had an impeccable character and an indomitable spirit which left many footprints for others to follow. An outpouring of grief was witnessed all over the nation at the news of his death. Our deepest condolences to all. May his soul rest in peace. The competition is heating up about the much talked about Indian Cultural Precinct and its ideal location. Public meetings are being held and many are involved in finding out the perfect site for the precinct including Werribee, Point Cook or Dandenong. For more details, turn to page 8 and 9. Melburnians are excited for the 69th Independence Day of India which is going to be celebrated with much enthusiasm and patriotism. And don’t miss out our Bollywood Sun section where you can find more about Shraddha Kapoor, Rajpal Yadav and more Yogita Bhardwaj No material in Indian Monthly, including advertisements, may be reproduced in without the written consent of the editor. Opinions carried in Indian Monthly are solely those of the writers, and not necessarily endorsed by Indian Monthly . All correspondence should be addressed to: Avyosa Pty Ltd ABN:94 196 825 236 Level 1, 55 Walsh St, West Melbourne, VIC 3003 Ph: 03 9600 9227, 0400 988 402 FAX:03 9326 5722 Email: yabs@yabs.com.au IDEAL TRAVEL SERVICES CHEAP FARES, ANYTIME Lowest Airfares to INDIA From $830* Cheapest Airfares Guaranteed 24/7 Call Us Anytime, Any day... CALL US NOW !!! T. (03) 9748 6549 M. 0405 493 732 *Conditions Apply | Price is Subject to Availability of seats and price can change with or without notice at any time. Fly SINGAPORE AIRLINES by march 31st to get $40 gift coupon. Valid only on Singapore airlines and silk Air flights transiting through Singapore. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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4 INDIAN MONTHLY | AUGUST 2015 Nominations now open for 2015 Neighbourhood Grants Community groups in the Williams Landing area are invited to submit applications for the 2015 Neighbourhood Grants program, established by developer Cedar Woods Properties. Now in its seventh year, $30,000 will be allocated to local community groups in grants of $500, $1000 or $2000. “Since starting the grants program in 2009, Cedar Woods has donated $132,000 to more than 130 community groups,” Cedar Woods Victorian and Queensland State Manager Nathan Blackburne said. Mr Blackburne said it was the community spirit and efforts of such organsations that made Williams Landing a sought-after address, and Cedar Woods would continue to support the region’s growth and foster social development for smaller charities and interest groups. “The Neighbourhood Grants program is an opportunity to acknowledge the important role Community-groups play in building healthy and vibrant neighbourhoods. We are inspired each year by the applications we receive and appreciate the tireless work undertaken by not-for profit organisations within the wider Williams Landing community.” Wyndham Twins Plus Inc received $1000 to purchase breast pumps last year. The hospital grade pumps provide much needed equipment for mothers of multiples, particularly as the group is volunteer run and relies on the fundraising efforts of members for support. Previous grant recipients have included The Cancer Council, Wyndham Leaders of the Future, St John Ambulance Wyndham, Point Cook CFA, Shoestring Gardening and Multicultural Seniors Association. The Hoppers Crossing Uniting Church was a 2014 recipient of the Williams Landing Neighbourhood Grants Scheme, receiving $2000 to purchase a defibrillator. “We are incredibly grateful for the $2000 that we received last year. The grant from Cedar Woods was put towards purchasing a defibrillator for our parishioners, which thankfully we have not had to use yet,” Julieann Hennessy said. “The Williams Landing Neighbourhood Grants enabled us to purchase important life-saving equipment for our church and we greatly appreciate the support.” Sporting, welfare, recreation and other not-for-profit groups providing services that benefit the community are encouraged to apply. Applications close on 30 August 2015, and a committee of community leaders, including Cr Glenn Goodfellow, Cr Bob Fairclough, John Ballestrino and two local Williams Landing residents, will judge the applications. Cedar Woods will announce the successful applicants late-October. To be eligible for a grant, community groups must be not-for-profit organisations and must have been in operation for more than 12 months. Groups located in the suburbs of Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Seabrook, Altona, Altona Meadows, Truganina, Tarneit, Laverton, Werribee or Williams Landing are eligible to submit applications. To apply for the 2015 community grants visit w w w. w i l l i a m s l a n d i n g . c o m . a u / residential/neighbourhood-grants About Cedar Woods Cedar Woods Properties Limited is an ASX-listed Australian property development company. Established in 1987, Cedar Woods has a diverse portfolio of assets in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia and is well regarded for the innovation and success of its developments. The Victorian portfolio comprises: Williams Landing Residential – a 225ha master planned community proposed to include around 2,400 dwellings (excluding those from the Town Centre), parklands and sporting facilities, is adjacent to the Williams Landing Town Centre. Williams Landing Town Centre – approximately 50ha area nestled amongst the Williams Landing residential neighbourhoods and integrated with a new railway station, freeway interchange and regional serving bus port. The project includes numerous individual projects including the Williams Landing Shopping Centre and 100 Overton Road, a Masters Home Improvement store, and numerous other residential and commercial developments. Around 600 medium density residential dwellings could be accommodated in the town centre area. St. A, St Albans – a 6.8ha site close to the St Albans train station, which will accommodate over 250 houses, townhouses and apartments. Council has approved the rezoning of the project from industrial to residential use. After contracting to buy the site the State Government announced plans to build a premium train station at St Albans and remove the level crossings at Main and Furlong Road by 2017 at a cost of $250 million. Banbury Village, Footscray – a 9ha infill site adjacent to the brand new West Footscray rail station that will deliver over 400 dwellings. The project is nearly complete and includes a mix of houses, townhouses and apartments. Carlingford, Lalor – a 56ha infill site that will deliver around 640 dwellings. The project is over two-thirds complete and includes a mix of land sales and townhouses. Realm, Camberwell – a 2.5ha site that accommodates 78 luxury homes. The project is now completely sold and constructed. Jackson Green, Clayton South – this 6.5ha site will be redeveloped into approximately 300 dwellings with a range of housing solutions. The former industrial site has been rezoned for residential use and has recently received development approval. The site has many amenities nearby such as Clayton Village, a train station, golf courses, two homemaker centres, Monash Medical Centre, schools and Monash University www.indianmonthly.com.au

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AUGUST 2015 | INDIAN MONTHLY 5 Federal court overturns approval for Adani’s $16 billion Carmichael Coal Mine in Queensland open to the Minister,” Ms Higginson said. “What our client says is that if the Minister wants to reconsider approving the mine there is a plethora of new evidence and information about that mine, so it will be no simple task to simplify re-approve that mine.” Adani said it was committed to ensuring its mine, rail and port projects in Queensland are developed and compiled with environmental conditions. The department followed longstanding practice when preparing its advice to the minister about the project. On the basis, the minister made his decision after fully considering all of the department’s advice. A spokesman for Adani said, “It is regrettable that a technical legal error from the Federal Environment Department has exposed the approval to an adverse decision.” “It should be noted the approval did include appropriate conditions to manage the species protection of the yakka skink and ornamental snake.” “However, we have been advised that, because certain documents were not presented by the department in finalising the approval, it created a technical legal vulnerability that is better to address now.” Adani will await the Minister and his department’s timely reconsideration of its approval application under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. Queensland’s Dr Lynham said the government needs to resolve the issue soon, “We’d like to see it as not much of a delay; we’d like the federal government to get in there and sort this out as quickly as it possibly can.” The Mackay Conservation Group argued that mine’s climate effects and Adani’s poor environmental record can impact two vulnerable species. “This Federal Court decision to throw out Minister Hunt’s approval is a victory for land and water, biodiversity, the global climate and also for common sense,” MCG’s co-ordinator Ellen Roberts said. “We call now on Minister Hunt to see sense, honour his obligations, and take the opportunity to reject this disastrous project once and for all.” Legal loopholes are paving way for anticoal activists to delay billions of dollars in investment and thousands of jobs in Queensland The project which will produce up to 60 million tonnes of coal for export a year, has faced fierce environmental opposition because of the proximity of coal terminals at Abbot Point to the Great Barrier Reef Federal Court has overturned approval for Gautam Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Queensland declaring it invalid because of a bureaucratic bungle over two vulnerable species. The $16 billion open cut and underground coal mine and 189-kilometre rail link was approved by the Federal Government in July 2014. The approval was set aside by the court after it was found Environment Minister Greg Hunt had not properly considered advice about the yakka skink and the ornamental snake. Mr Hunt will now have to revise the project after the Federal Court’s decision. The Mackay Conservation Group launched a challenge to the mine project earlier this year over the vulnerable species. Mr Adani has blamed the court ruling on a “technical legal error” by the Federal department, while the Queensland Resources Council said “legal loopholes” had opened the way for delays. In a statement, the Federal Department of the Environment said the ruling was taken at the request of “all of the parties to the court proceedings.” The statement said, “This is a technical, administrative matter and to remove this doubt, the department has advised that the decision should be reconsidered.” The department expects that it will take six to eight weeks to prepare its advice and the supporting documentation and for the Minister to reconsider his final decision. Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham insisted the Federal Court decision would only delay and not kill the massive mine project, but he was “extremely disappointed” it had happened on the Federal government’s watch. Environment Defenders Office Principal solicitor Sue Higginson, who represents the Mackay Conservation group, said the coal mine, which would be the biggest in Australia, was now in a state of legal uncertainty. She has written to Mr Hunt with further information to consider for the mines application, namely “exaggerated” job figures included in Adani’s environmental impact statement. “What can happen from here is the Minister can re-make his decision, and of course in re-making that decision he can approve the mine again following the proper legal procedures, or he can refuse the mine; that is the legal power www.indianmonthly.com.au

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6 INDIAN MONTHLY | AUGUST 2015 Major Upcoming Grants at a glance! Development Grants for Individuals and Groups The Australia Council’s Development Grants fund a range of activities that benefit the careers of individual artists or groups. Examples of the activity this grant supports include professional skills development, showcase opportunities, forum/workshop attendance, residencies, mentorships, arts market attendance and exploration. Applications close 1 September 2015 Website: http://www.australiacouncil. gov.au/funding/new-grants-model/ development-grants-for-individualsand-groups/ Playing Australia The Playing Australia program supports costs associated with a national tour of performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Applications close 1 September 2015 Website: http://www.australiacouncil. gov.au/funding/new-grants-model/ playing-australia-regional-performingarts-touring-fund/ Training Grants The Community Broadcasting Foundation’s Training Grants assist the ongoing development of community broadcasting throughout Australia, through grants for training delivery for broadcasters, staff and volunteers at community radio and television stations in broadcasting and media skills, management and leadership skills, and technician and trainer training. Applications close 2 September 2015 Website: http://www.cbf.com.au/grants/ grant-finder/what-do-you-need/training/ Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grants The Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grants primarily provide support for emerging and early career artists through structured professional development overseas such as postgraduate study, mentoring or private lessons, residencies or study tours which have a clear educational focus. Applications close 8 September 2015 We b s i t e : h t t p : / / w w w. ianpotterculturaltrust.org.au/home Transmissions Support Grants The Community Broadcasting Foundation’s Transmission Support Grants assist the ongoing development of Australian community radio stations through grants to purchase equipment and provide operational subsidies and special project support. Applications close 11 September 2015 Website: http://www.cbf.com.au/grants/ grant-finder/what-do-you-need/training/ Education Partnerships The Education Partnerships Artists in Schools program provides opportunities for professional artists to work with young people in Victorian primary and secondary schools. Applications close 22 September 2015 Website: http://creative.vic.gov.au/ Funding/Arts_Programs/Education_ Partnerships Exhibition Development Fund The Exhibition Development Fund supports the development and touring of new exhibitions of contemporary art, craft and design, through partnership with an organising institution. Applications close 25 September 2015 Website: http://netsvictoria.org.au/ exhibition-development-fund-edf-grant/ Gordon Darling Foundation Grants The Gordon Darling Foundation supports a range of visual arts projects Australiawide. Funding may be provided for catalogues and publications; exhibition development; professional education initiatives; purchase or commission of artworks of unique national/local importance; research projects and symposia. Applications close 30 September 2015 Website: http://www. g o r d o n d a r l i n g f o u n d a t i o n . o rg . a u / guidelines.php Children and Family Grants Building Safe Communities for Women The Building Safe Communities for Women grants support communities to develop and implement practical solutions to reduce violence against women and their children in their own community; to help prevent this violence into the future; and to make a positive difference for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. Funding can also be used to better understand the prevalence and impact of domestic violence in the community. Applications close 27 August 2015 Website : https://www.dss.gov.au/grants/ building-safe-communities-for-women Camp Mallana Trust Camp Mallana Trust provides camping assistance for the underprivileged by way of grants for individuals or free campsite use for groups in Victoria. Applications close 18 September 2015 Website: http://members.optushome. com.au/campmallana/ Flora & Frank Leith Charitable Trust The Flora & Frank Leith Charitable Trust supports projects and programs located in Victoria aimed at helping the disadvantaged with a bias towards children, youth and families. Only groups with DGR Status can apply. Applications close 30 September 2015 Website: http://www.leithtrust.org.au/ Whole Kids Small Seeds Community Grants Program The Whole Kids Small Seeds Community Grants Program supports grassroots organisations and groups that are working hard in their local communities to improve children’s health and wellbeing through innovative and impactful projects. Applications close 30 September 2015 Website: http://www.wholekids.com.au/ small-seeds-about-us/ Community Services & Volunteers Grants Williams Landing Neighbourhood Grants Program The Williams Landing Neighbourhood Grants Program was developed by Cedar Woods in recognition of the important role that community groups play in building healthy and vibrant neighbourhoods. This grant is only available to groups located within or who provide services to the suburbs of Hoppers Crossing Point Cook, Seabrook, Altona, Altona Meadows, Truganina, Tarneit, Laverton, Werribee or Williams Landing. Applications close 30 August 2015. Website: http://www.williamslanding. com.au/residential/neighbourhoodgrants ANZAC Centenary Community Grants Program The Anzac Centenary Community Grants Program offers funding to eligible organisations for projects that commemorate the service and sacrifice of World War I veterans and their communities; or inform and educate Victorians about the experiences of World War I veterans and their communities. The program supports local projects in Victoria and is separate from and will complement other Anzac Centenary grants programs delivered by the Victorian Government and/or the Commonwealth Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. Grants support World War 1 projects including new memorials, local community events, local community education projects and the preservation of local World War 1 Anzac history. Applications close 3 September 2015. Website: http://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/ index.php/veterans/veterans-grants/ victorian-veterans-council-anzaccentenary-community-grants-program Cadbury Fundraiser Community Grants The Cadbury Fundraiser Community Grants support a wide range of community-based projects that increase social inclusion and enhance community engagement within three months of an eligible purchase. Applications close 4 September 2015. Website: https://www.fundraising.com. au/community-grants Arts and Culture Arts Projects - Organisations The Australia Council’s Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Examples of activities this grant supports include the creation of new work, creative development, touring, festivals, productions, exhibitions, publishing, recording and market development activity. Applications close 1 September 2015. Website: http://www.australiacouncil. gov.au/funding/new-grants-model/artsprojects-organisations/ Arts Projects – Individuals and Groups The Australia Council’s Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Examples of activities this grant supports include the creation of new work, creative development, touring, festivals, productions, exhibitions, publishing, recording and market development activity. Applications close 1 September 2015 Website: http://www.australiacouncil. gov.au/funding/new-grants-model/artsprojects-for-individuals-and-groups/ Contemporary Music Touring Program The Contemporary Music Touring Program supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides travel support for artists and their managers for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and remote areas. Applications close 1 September 2015 Website: http://australiacouncil. gov.au/funding/new-grants-model/ contemporary-music-touring-program/ www.indianmonthly.com.au

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AUGUST 2015 | INDIAN MONTHLY Helen MacPherson Smith Trust Grants The Helen Macpherson Smith Trust supports the needs of the wider community of Victoria across a range of targeted program areas. Grants are available in Education and Vocational Pathways, Regional Resilience, Culture and Heritage, Land and Environmental Stewardship and Health Advancement across two grant streams. Only groups with TCC Status can apply. Applications close 10 September 2015. Website: http://hmstrust.org.au/ Besen Family Foundation Grants The Besen Family Foundation Grants have three priority areas: Arts & Culture; Health & Welfare and Jewish Interests. Grants are made to support the immediate and long-term needs of the wider community in Victoria and in Israel. The Foundation’s grant making goals are to assist these communities to build capacity and community connectedness and to affect long-term change towards a better quality of life. Grants are also made to assist innovative and creative arts projects that challenge the current boundaries of their given discipline. Only groups with DGR and TCC Status can apply. Applications close 11 September 2015. Website: http://www.besenfoundation. org.au/ State Trustees’ Grants Grassroots Program The State Trustees’ Grassroots Grants program supports charitable organisations to promote social inclusion, and provide support for individuals to live independently and build and maintain physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and resilience, as well as reduce the incidence of adverse health issues that can limit their ability to live well. Funding can assist to implement programs in the categories of: • Ageing well; • Social and emotional wellbeing; and • Disability. Only groups with DGR and TCC Status can apply. Applications close 25 September 2015. Website: https://www.statetrustees.com. au/state-trustees-foundation/ Carlisle Homes Community Grants The Carlisle Homes Community Grants support projects that add value to the community in the areas of sport and recreation, health and caring, education and training. Shortlisted projects are judged by the number of likes on Facebook and/or promoters webpage. Applications close 30 September 2015. Website: http://www.carlislehomes.com. au/community-grants/frequently-askedquestions/ Flying Start Programme The current round of Jetstar’s Flying Start Programme supports Victorian and Tasmanian based projects to help enhance the lives of people in their local community; and can be classified under categories of charity; education and health organisations; sporting group or organisation; arts groups or organisations. Applications close 30 September 2015. Website: http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/ flyingstart Harcourts Foundation The Harcourts Foundation provides support that helps, grows, and enriches communities where Harcourts have an office. Only groups with DGR Status can apply. Applications close 30 September 2015. Website: http://harcourtsfoundation.org/ australia/application-process/ Sisters of Charity Foundation Grants The Sisters of Charity Foundation are primarily concerned with funding programs that respond to the needs of the poor and marginalised in today’s community and are in keeping with the mission of the Sisters of Charity. The programs funded will focus on the alleviation of: poverty, loneliness, suffering, ignorance and oppression. Only groups with DGR Status can apply. Applications close 30 September 2015. Website: http://www. sistersofcharityfoundation.com.au/ grants.html Disability Grants Disabilities Donations Trust Disabilities Donations Trust grants can be used to purchase supports that specifically meet the disability-related needs and goals of the applicant. They must directly benefit the applicant and improve his/her quality of life. A number of programs sit within the Trust supporting purchase of equipment, holidays and bus excursions, general support and research. Applications close 30 September 2015. Website: http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/forservice-providers/funding-and-grants/ disability-donations-trust Emergency & Safety Grants RACV Insurance Fire Awareness Incentive Grant The RACV Insurance Fire Awareness Incentive Grant assists to develop and undertake a new fire initiative, or further develop an existing fire project. Applications close 30 September 2015. Website: http://fireawarenessawards. com.au/incentive-awards/ Steve Waugh Foundation The Steve Waugh Foundation focuses on supporting children and young adults (025 years) and their families who suffer from rare diseases (as defined by the Orphanet listing). Grants may be awarded for equipment, medicines, treatment and other assistance that improve the quality of life for the applicant and their family. NB: not for purchase of new or secondhand vehicles and modifications. Applications close 30 September 2015. Website: http://www. stevewaughfoundation.com.au/grants/ guidelines-for-funding/ Science and Technology Grants Telematics Course Development Fund Trust The Telematics Course Development Fund supports initiatives that demonstrate innovative use of technology through education. It funds initiatives that use technology to reach diverse groups and address important practical problems in the community through education. These initiatives demonstrate the innovative use of technology through education and aim to measurably improve the well-being of the participants, the economy and the environment. Applications Close 24 August 2015. Website: http://www.telematics.org.au/ Youth Grants FreeZA 2016-2018 FReeZA grants provide the opportunity for young people to plan, manage, and deliver music and cultural events in a drug and alcohol-free environment. Applications Close 21 August 2015. Website: http://www.youthcentral.vic. gov.au/government-info-assistance/ youth-programs/freeza Community Education Program Grants Ansvar Insurance Community Education Program grants support youth oriented programs (under 25 years) which generally fall into the categories of Empowerment and Education; Outreach and Support; and Training. Applications Close 4 September 2015. Website: http://www.ansvar.com. au/community-insurance/about-us/ community-investment/ Wyndham City Grant Workshops Does your community group need funding for a new project? Learn how to access funding through Wyndham’s grant programs. The grant writing workshops are FREE to the Wyndham community and provide valuable information on how to access funding. Obtain information from our grants team about the skills, tips and techniques to give your organisation the best opportunity to be successful. If you are interested in attending any of these workshops please RSVP your preferred session by clicking here http:// www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/residents/ community/volunteeringinwyndham/ training_and_resources or contact the Grants Team on 9742 0926 for further information. Grant Information Sessions This workshop will help you get started finding grants with a focus on Wyndham’s grant programs and also a variety of other grant providers. These grant information sessions are free to the community and are available to individuals, community groups and notfor-profit organisations. 7 The workshops provide basic knowledge about getting started writing a grant application, and making sense of grant jargon. Grant Writing Sessions This workshop will provide you with the necessary information to write grant applications and having the best chance of being successful. Get information from our experienced grants team at Wyndham about the tips and skills that will help you and your local community organisation submit successful grant applications. These grant writing sessions are free to the community and are available to individuals, community groups and notfor-profit organisations. Date: 20 August 2015 Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Venue: Wyndham Civic Centre, 45 Princess Hwy, Werribee Date: 3 September 2015 Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Venue: Wyndham Civic Centre, 45 Princess Hwy, Werribee Wyndham City Grants Neighbourhood Grants Neighbourhood Grants facilitate local grassroots responses to emerging issues. These small scale projects or events will build positive connections between neighbours, celebrate communities of place or interest and/or creatively enhance local shared spaces. Closing Date: Ongoing Website: http://www.wyndham. v i c . g o v. a u / r e s i d e n t s / c o m m u n i t y / wyndhamgrants/overview Community Pathway Scholarship Grants Wyndham residents who are 25 or younger may apply for up to $500 to compete or officiate at a national or international event. This grant provides support for sportspeople, artists, community champions and students to pursue their field of expertise. Closing Date: Ongoing Website: http://www.wyndham. v i c . g o v. a u / r e s i d e n t s / c o m m u n i t y / wyndhamgrants/overview Definitions of Terms NFP - Not For Profit Organisation A not-for-profit organisation is an organisation that is not operating for the profit or gain of its individual members, either directly or indirectly. DGR - Deductible Gift Recipient A Deductible Gift Recipient is an organisation which is registered to receive income tax deductible gifts and deductible contributions. TCC - Tax Concession Charity A Tax Concession Charity is a charity that is endorsed to access a number of tax concessions. ITEF - Income Tax Exempt Fund Income Tax Exempt Fund applies to non-charitable funds and is an approval process to access income tax exemption www.indianmonthly.com.au

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8 INDIAN MONTHLY | AUGUST 2015 Indian Cultural Precinct - Point Cook, Werribee or Dandenong Assembly from Australian Labor Party; Harrison Ward Councillor Intaj Khan of Wyndham City; Chaffey Ward Councillor of Wyndham City Gautam Gupta; Mr Sudhir Juneja, Member Gymkhana Club and many others took an active part in the discussion. Mr Sudhir Juneja who initiated the petition of the precinct iterated that the location of the precinct needs a fair decision and also that the criteria for the site should be made transparent. Mrs Sudesh Singh, Vice President of Federation of Indian Associations of Vitoria is advocating for Indian Cultural Precinct at Dandenong and on the other side, Mr Sudhir Juneja is running an online and written petition to bring it Point Cook or Werribee. Mr Juneja added, “The area is brimming with Indian cultural activities, which many people are unaware of. It is home to classical Indian dance classes, Holi and Diwali Festivals, a Bollywood School and community cricket tournaments including Australia’s largest club level Twenty20 Competition. Juneja said the promotion of Indian culture in Australia had become too entwined in commercial ventures, like Indian restaurants and shops, and the new precinct should highlight other aspects instead. “We need to delink the culture from the business. The cultural precinct has to portray India in the modern light, it’s not businesses and shops, this is the complete experience,” said Juneja, who plays in a local cricket game and is a member of the Western Gymkhana Club Indian community group. But Juneja said he’s not trying to steal the cultural thunder from Little India, in Dandenong. “It is being said that we are trying to move the precinct from Dandenong to here,” he said. “I definitely have no intention of moving the precinct because anyway that is an old business hub there. We want that to flourish and continue there, but the application which I have filed is purely for the cultural precinct.” Cr Intaj Khan suggested the location of the Indian Cultural Precinct to be in the West (Point Cook or Werribee) and explained a number of reasons What’s the ideal location? The much talked about location of Indian Cultural Precinct has become ‘talk of the town’ with some suggesting it should be in the Western suburbs and yet another group suggesting Dandenong to be its dwelling. Melbourne is the Multicultural hub of diverse communities with the Greek Community celebrating at Lonsdale Street, there is Chinatown on Little Bourke St, Italians on Lygon St and Vietnamese on Saigon St in Footscray; there is a need for Indian Cultural Precinct to call its own. To recognise the important contribution Indian Community makes to Victoria, the Victorian Government has announced to establish an Indian Cultural Precinct in Melbourne. The Precinct will further strengthen Victoria’s reputation as the multicultural capital of Australia and will be a place to hold festivals, a hub to support business, a drawcard for tourism and a meeting place for the entire community. And the good news is that the Victorian Government has committed $500,000 towards the development of the precinct. Public meetings were held at different locations including Werribee, Melbourne CBD and Dandenong to discuss about the ideal location for the precinct. Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott said, “The Indian Cultural Precinct will recognise the important contribution the Indian community makes to Victoria and will be a place to hold festivals, a hub to support business, a drawcard for tourism, and a meeting place for the entire community.” He added, “We look forward to hearing from community members regarding their suggestions for the location of the cultural precinct.” A number of diverse ideas appeared at the public meetings held by the Indian Cultural precinct Advisory Panel to consult with the community. The precinct should ideally be centrally located to enable people from all over Melbourne to visit. For the Public Meeting held in Werribee, Chairperson Maria Dimoupoulos was the program facilitator. The meeting was opened by Hakan Akyol, Director of the office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship. Many eminent dignitaries including Mr Telmo Languiller, Speaker of Legislative www.indianmonthly.com.au

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AUGUST 2015 | INDIAN MONTHLY 9 Dandenong on the other side has already developed and it’s the right time for Point Cook and Werribee to grow. Some community members raised the question if there is already a cultural precinct in Dandenong, why is there a need for another one. Some opined that Little India in Dandenong showcases Indian Culture in the best possible manner and the question of another precinct is worthless. One of the Dandenong residents iterated that there is no harm in making a new precinct but the already existing one i.e ‘Little India’ in Dandenong should not be uprooted. A number of community members stressed that $500,000 was inadequate funding for a project. The competition is heating up! Let’s have a look what the residents say. “I live in West and connectivity and proximity is a big plus for the Precinct to be in West.” – Nitin Sood, Point Cook “The new families of Indian origin are settling in the West mostly, so it will only be best if the Precinct is in the West as well.” – Simran,Water Gardens “With the Precinct in the West, it would provide the already settled families a cultural hub to get together in a nearby location.” - Saloni, Melbourne CBD “If the precinct is made in the West, the 20-year-old Little India district will be destroyed and nobody wants that to happen.” – Rizwan Khan, Dandenong “I’ve invested a lot in Dandenong and I don’t want the precinct should move somewhere else.” – Gaurav Makkar, Dandenong. for the same. He stressed that Indian community in Victoria is one the largest in the Western suburbs. Other neighbouring countries of India like Pakistan and Bangladesh shares the same dialect as India and there are a number of Shrines and temples in the western suburbs which is a good point for the Precinct to be in the West. It is just 25 km away from Melbourne CBD which makes it easily accessible for people to commute as well. Cr Gautam Gupta raised a number of questions related to the precinct as who will bear the running cost of the precinct and about how transparent planning related to the precinct is going to be. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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10 INDIAN MONTHLY | AUGUST 2015 Humans may be able to live on Moon in the next decade for NASA to do this is to adopt the same method that it is using for re-supplying the International Space Station- a publicprivate partnership with companies like SpaceX, Orbital ATK or the United Launch Alliance. SpaceX currently charges NASA about $4,750 for every kilogram of supplies sent to orbit aboard its Falcon 9 rocket, far less than the cost by the Apollo-era Saturn V for $46,000 per kilogram or even the space shuttle for $60,000 per kilogram. While the study does use SpaceX’s next generation rocket, the Falcon Heavy, as an example in its plans to get to the moon, SpaceX claims the Falcon Heavy will be cheaper than the Falcon 9. NASA is already planning to go back to the moon with its next generation rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), but there are no plans to land. By using commercial partners, NASA could reduce the number of planned SLS launches from 12 to around three, reducing the cost of the program while still developing the technologies necessary to support it. The study was vetted by a 21-person independent review team made up of former members of NASA’s administration, members of the commercial spaceflight community and four former NASA astronauts. Humans may be able to live on the moon in a little more than a decade from now, stated a NASA funded study. The study was undertaken by NexGen Space LLC and outlines a plan to again take human missions to the moon. It also lays out a detailed roadmap for when and how to take the next step for a landing. The announcement was made on the 46th anniversary (July 20) of the Apollo 11 crew’s first steps on the lunar surface. A robotic return to the moon could happen as soon as 2017, if NASA were to adopt the plan right away. Rovers would scout the lunar poles for hydrogen in 2018 and prospecting could begin by 2019 or 2020. Robotic construction of a permanent base would begin in 2021 in anticipation of landing humans on the moon later that year. The study also stated that the space agency can do it all within the existing budget for human spaceflights. The way More than 207,900 migrants settled permanently in Australia in 2013–14. Australia’s Migration Trends 2013–14 report was released recently and it has shown that India remained the main source country for migrants with almost 40,000 Indian nationals migrating to Australia in 2013–14. Migration Trends Report highlights migration growth In the same year almost 30,000 people born in India chose to become Australian citizens. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the report contains a wealth of information about the current trends in migration. “The report provides a rich and valuable source of information on how immigration is shaping our nation,” Mr Dutton said. Australia granted 290,000 student visas in 2013-14 – the highest number since the Global Financial Crises. “This is proof Australia’s Student Visa Programme continues to remain strong and appealing to the overseas market and keeps its place as one of Australia’s major export earners,” Mr Dutton said. The report provides insights on global economic trends. Tourist numbers from China increased by almost a quarter in 2013–14 reflecting its large and growing middle class In 2013–14, the permanent Migration Programme delivered almost 128,600 places under the Skill stream and just over 61,000 places through the Family stream. “Permanent migration remains a pillar of Australia’s migration programmes providing social and economic benefits through its skilled worker and family reunion programmes,” Mr Dutton said. The report is available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website: www.immi.gov.au. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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AUGUST 2015 | INDIAN MONTHLY 11 Jowar Roti from Karnataka to OZ and US Poorva Food Products, run by the Patil family discovered the much global market and has now gone online. Lingangowda Patil, wife Pushpa and son Girish run this family business which was started in 2011 in mess with a paying guest facility in Vidyanagar. Initially, 2 to 3 women would make 500-600 rotis. The number of rotis being made has now increased to 10,000 to 12,000 rotis per day by around 35 women. Sales at present are 1.5 lakh to 2lakh rotis. Mr Patil iterated, “We started with an investment of Rs 15-20 lack and now have installed a flourmill, grain cleaning machine and other equipment.” “We export to Dubai, Muscat and some parts of America, besides Australia and England. A few days ago, we sold 600800 rotis to families leaving for England and the US,” he added. Poorva doesn’t have an export licence yet and is exporting through its agents. Patil has applied for one and is putting in place norms laid down by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Homesick Kannadigas won’t have to long for the humble Jowar rotis as they’ll be available in Australia, England, West Asia and the US. These chewy crisp rotis have a shelf life of 6 to 9 months. Labor Member of Parliament holds local Indian Business Forum Tim Watts MP, Member for Gellibrand hosted a business forum for local Indian business owners. The forum provided an avenue for business owners and managers to speak directly about how government of all levels could facilitate more local-business friendly policies. Small business plays an important role in our local economy. The forum was designed to open up lines of communication between local Indian business owners and managers and their Member of Parliament. It’s easy to make top-down decisions, but to get policy levers right there has to be genuine engagement and communication with the community. Local businesspeople have firsthand experience on which policy positions are working and which are not. The event was attended by owners and managers from a range of different businesses. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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12 INDIAN MONTHLY | AUGUST 2015 WORLD'S BEST COOKWARE 316 TI TITANIUM CONSTRUCTION LIFE TIME WARRANTY LOW TEMPERATURE FRY WITHOUT OIL COOKING CLASSES Waterless cooking retains the nutrition in your food For more info: Call - 03 8555 3949 / Email - info@healthmax.com.au Feed it Forward- Breakfast Club Program for the past two years. The program is simple in nature and seeks to address the number of ‘at risk’ youth within Wyndham that are unable to have a nutritious breakfast before school. Currently, 9 schools and groups within Wyndham benefit as part the Breakfast Club Program. The project if funded will provide necessary meals to needy school children who otherwise do not eat breakfast before coming to schools. There could be a number of reasons for the same including parental neglect, family violence, single parent, parents doing night shifts and many more. Each meal costs around 40 cents and the requested funds $840 will serve 2,125 meals. Let the kids in Wyndham excel and achieve their very best. Visit this link to support and vote for the program http://www.leaderlocalgrants.com.au/ idea/feed-it-forward-breakfast-clubprogram Providing a healthy and nutritious breakfast helps children achieve their best in the classroom and in the playground. Breakfast Clubs are more than providing a healthy start to the day. With such an objective in mind, Breakfast Club Program was initiated by some migrants from Indian community in Wyndham. The project is successfully running www.indianmonthly.com.au

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AUGUST 2015 | INDIAN MONTHLY 13 End of an era... - Missile Man APJ Abdul Kalam passed away at 83 Laid to rest at Rameshwaram person will be able to fill the gap left by him. His work will inspire us to work for the development of the nation.” Indian President Pranab Mukherjee said, “Kalam would be long remembered for his passion for science and innovation and his contribution as an eminent scientist, administrator, educationist and writer.” He added further, “In his passing away, we have lost a great son of India who dedicated his entire life to the welfare of his motherland. Dr Kalam was a people’s president during his lifetime and will remain so.” Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, “Dr Kalam was a man of impeccable character, indomitable spirit, profound knowledge and firm conviction.” Finance Minister Arun Jaithley said, “His contribution as a scientist and as a President was unparalleled. The whole country will mourn his death and we will all continue to remain inspired by him.” Former President Pratibha Patil said, “He was the best human being I came across. I feel very sorry. He had good humour, had very good presence of mind and always wanted to give something to society.” Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said, “Kalam won over the hearts and minds of a nation with his warmth and wisdom.” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Nation has lost a real Bharat Ratna.” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, “He was a man who was always surrounded by knowledge. He never had an iota of politics around him.” Mr Kalam was born in 1931 to a middleclass family in Rameshwaram and his father owned boats which he rented out to local fishermen, but he himself began his career as a newspaper vendor. Mr Kalam later earned a degree in aeronautical engineering from a technology institute in Chennai. He joined the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in the neighbouring state of Kerala in the 1960s as one of its first three engineers. He played a major role in the centre’s evolution to a key hub of space research in India, helping to develop the country’s first indigenous satellite-launch vehicle. Indian scientists have hailed him as the father of the Indian nuclear bomb and its missile delivery systems. He also played a key role when India tested its nuclear weapons in 1998. Former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam passed away after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. Mr Kalam collapsed during the lecture and was wheeled into the ICU of Bethany Hospital in a critical condition following the collapse. Doctors from the army hospital and North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) rushed to Bethany hospital at the news of collapse but their efforts went in vain. Mr Kalam’s death witnessed a huge outpouring of grief across the nation. A seven-day national mourning has been declared by the Centre. Kalam’s body was brought to the coastal town of Rameshwaram in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, for funeral which was attended by tens of thousands of people. The funeral was carried out with full military honours and attended by prominent political leaders. Mr Kalam served as India’s 11th President from 2002 to 2007 and was known as “Missile Man” after pioneering the country’s military missile programme. He was proud of his Indian education and liked to describe himself as “Made in India,” having never been trained abroad. People’s president as he was called stood out for nation’s aspirations and wrote books like Ignited Minds and Wings of Fire. “His death is a great loss to the scientific community,” Prime Minister Naredra Modi said. “He took India to great heights. He showed the way.” Mr Modi added, “I got to work with him closely. I have lost an ‘uttam marg darshak’. The country has lost a son who worked for the strength of India. He had spent every moment for the youth of India. No www.indianmonthly.com.au

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14 INDIAN MONTHLY | AUGUST 2015 10 year old Indian Golfer Shubham Jaglan creates history Wins second junior world title in second week and has his eyes set on the next world championship “Being a golfer isn’t easy. You need 100 per cent focus. Along with this is the ability to work hard. You’ll meet people who will always dole out advice. But a player must only listen to his coach” Shubham Jaglan 10 year old Shubham Jaglan and his family are on cloud nine after he won the International Junior Golf Academy’s (IJGA) stars of Junior Golf tournament in Las Vegas following his win in the Junior World Golf Championships title in San Diego a week before. The prodigy brought home a score of 106 in three rounds to win by five strokes, ahead of two Americans Justin Dang and Sihan Sandhu and Thailand’s Pongsapak Laopakdee for the Boys 9-10 years category title at the Angel Park. Jaglan had triumphed by one stroke at the Junior World Golf Championships after scoring a three day total of sevenunder 179 at the Welk Resort Fountain Course in California. Jaglan iterated, “It’s just a dream come true. It was all my year’s hard work. I am celebrating in a great way. All my friends are congratulating me. It was all because of family’s support, my coach, my school which helped me in the US, that’s why I could speak to you actually and my golf club DGC for giving me all facilities for playing. Especially my dad supported me through my life and it has been a great journey.» Jaglan’s mother Anjali said, “I am really happy that Shubham has won his second world title in a row.” The young son of a milkman hails from Haryana where he was born in Israna, a village in Panipat district. He started at the age of five and learnt his golfing skills at the Golf Academy in his village and later moved to New Delhi with his family. There were a number of stumbling blocks from the very beginning including his inability to converse in English and getting the right equipment. Jaglan commented, “A golf kit is very expensive. My uncle (dad’s brother) in the US would send me golf equipment. Later, the golf foundation moved me to Delhi and provided me with whatever I needed.” Family members were not certain whether he could make a career out of golf and the support was not wholeheartedly at the start however they saw his commitment and fervour and later started supporting him. Jaglan said that initially he didn’t have a coach so his dad got him a computer, “I spent several hours learning the nuances from Youtube and picking up the basics of each shot. After watching videos on golf, I would go out and practice the same shots. My coach, India’s former top golfer Nonita Lall Qureshi has helped me a lot in the game. She has changed my attitude towards the sport and life in general.” Apart from his parents, a lot of credit also goes to the Golf Foundation and the Delhi Golf Club. They not only funded Jaglan’s training, equipment and tournaments but also sponsored his trip to the US. His father Jagpal Jaglan thanked Laxman Public School, “They helped improve his English so much that in the US he took care of me instead of me taking care of him.” Young Jaglan feels a big change in himself since his last tour abroad, “My father was travelling with me, sometimes he used to ask me what he should speak so I was very happy to help my father. This time I was very comfortable and was able to speak in English and make some friends.” Jaglan now hopes to win the next world’s championship. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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AUGUST 2015 | INDIAN MONTHLY 15 Community Crime Prevention - Grants programs for community led initiatives To be eligible, councils must partner with Public Safety Infrastructure Fund Late May 2015 Late August community Graffiti Prevention Mid July Mid September stakeholders, such as Targeted place based grants To be confirmed c o m m u n i t y, Applications are made online through resident and sporting groups, schools, the website. local police, small businesses and The grants will be promoted through traders’ associations. the Community Crime Prevention and Types of projects that may be funded Grants Victoria websites, and through the • Design initiatives to prevent graffiti, Municipal Association of Victoria and with an emphasis on public art, including councils, Victoria Police and regional murals, and engagement of community, networks. The Community Safety Fund particularly young people grants, which are open to community • Anti-graffiti education and diversion groups, will also be promoted in local activities Leader newspapers. • Place-based activities to encourage For more information about the community ownership and care for an Community Crime Prevention grants area which is a graffiti hotspot visit crimeprevention.vic.gov.au • Graffiti removal activities and resources Overview of the Community Crime that support a broader prevention Prevention grants programs focused project. Graffiti Prevention Grants – $0.3m Public Safety Infrastructure Fund The Graffiti Prevention Grants provide (PSIF) – $2.5m funding for councils to partner with their The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund communities to develop and deliver grants (Council infrastructure grants) local graffiti prevention and removal are for the development of public safety projects. and security infrastructure to improve Funding available community safety and confidence in $5,000 to $25,000 (GST excl) per public places. project. Funding available Who can apply? Up to $250,000 (GST excl) for any one Victorian councils only partnering with council. community based groups. Applications Open Applications Close New investments have come up in community led crime prevention initiatives. Crime prevention involves activities that seek to prevent crime and offending before it occurs. Preventing crime requires individuals, communities, business, community organisations and all levels of government to work together. The Victorian Government has allocated $5.8m to support community led crime prevention initiatives through the following grants program: • Graffiti Prevention Grants - $0.3m • Public Safety Infrastructure Fund $2.5m • Place-based targeted grants - $2.2m The grants programs will be managed by the Community Crime Prevention Unit (CCPU) in the Department of Justice and Regulation. CCPU is working to the following time frames: More detailed information, including the grant guidelines and frequently asked questions, will be available on the Community Crime Prevention website at the time each grant program opens. Who can apply? Victorian councils only. Types of projects to be funded • Streetscape and amenity improvements in public places • Lighting systems, or other physical security or safety measures • Any physical element of a public place Closed Circuit Television system (CCTV), excluding maintenance. Place-based targeted grants – $2.2m The specific eligibility and assessment criteria for these grants are currently being developed by the Community Crime Prevention. It is envisaged that these place-based targeted grants will support evidencebased or promising practice approaches to addressing local community safety issues, particularly those addressing youth or other particularly vulnerable groups. Allocation of these grants will have a strong focus on areas of high rates of crime and disadvantage, with an emphasis on collaborative approaches and leveraging co-contributions across other state, local and community agencies. The grants will encourage collaboration across all levels of government, community agencies and the local community Yakub Memon, convicted for funding 1993 blasts in Mumbai hanged in Nagpur Jail and was convicted over his involvement in the 1993 Bombay Bombings by Special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Court. 1993 Mumbai serial blasts’ driving force Yakub Memon has been hanged in Nagpur Central Jail. The Supreme Court dismissed his last- minute attempt to escape the gallows by rejecting his plea for a stay on the death warrant. Memon was a Chartered Accountant He is the brother of Tiger Memon, one of the prime suspects in the bombings. His appeals and petitions for clemency were all rejected and he was According to Indian authorities, memon executed by hanging at financially assisted his brother Tiger 0500 IST in Nagpur Jail. Memon and Dawood Ibrahim in planning Memon’s body was brought from Nagpur to and executing the bombings. Memon Mumbai and handed over allegedly handled Tiger’s funds, funded to his family and was the training of 15 youths who were sent buried in Mumbai with to Pakistan to learn the art of handling tightened security around. arms and ammunition, purchased the His petition to seek vehicles used in the bombings and mercy was rejected by the stockpiled weapons Supreme Court and it was for the first time ever that was to be hanged, Tiger Memon is Supreme Court had a court room opened believed to have rang up their mother up in the middle of the night to hear the and talked about taking revenge. This appeal. has raised alarm among security forces Few hours before the younger Memon as a retaliatory action can’t be ruled out. Memon was born on 30 July 1962 in Mumbai and grew up in the Byculla neighbourhood where he attended Antonio D’Souza high School and later completed masters in commerce at the Burhani College of Commerce and Arts. In 1986, Memon enrolled in the Institute of Chartered accountants of India and completed study as a chartered accountant in 1990. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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