Mid-Autumn Has The Brightest Moon

Mid-Autumn Has The Brightest Moon

It is spring in Australia, but in Asia people are about to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, or Harvest Moon, on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Asian calendar. In 2017 this takes place on Wednesday October 4th.
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  • Visa Overstayers A Bigger Problem Than Refugees

    13:59' 03-08-2017

    Visa Overstayers A Bigger Problem Than Refugees

    People whose visas have expired are a bigger problem for Australian immigration than asylum seekers, according to a migration expert.

  • South Korean Family Forced To Leave The Country

    13:53' 02-08-2017

    South Korean Family Forced To Leave The Country

    A South Korean family of five, after living more than nine years in Glen Waverley, has been deported.

  • Diversity A High Mark In The Football Season

    17:55' 27-07-2017

    Diversity A High Mark In The Football Season

    Since 2011, the Australian Football League (AFL) has paid tribute to the multicultural diversity of the Australian community by labelling Round 19 of the football season the “Multicultural Round”.

  • Springvale Snow Fest 2017

    11:54' 17-07-2017

    Springvale Snow Fest 2017

    Come and play at Snow Fest 2017 and experience all the fun of the snow right in the heart of Springvale.

  • Census Results Show Our Changes And Diversity

    18:39' 29-06-2017

    Census Results Show Our Changes And Diversity

    The results of the latest national Census, taken last year and released by the Bureau of Statistics on 27 June, reveal Australia is a fast changing, ever-expanding, culturally diverse nation.

  • Citizenship Changes Attract Criticism

    17:03' 26-06-2017

    Citizenship Changes Attract Criticism

    Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has introduced legislation that, if passed, will bring major changes to Australias citizenship laws.

  • Two-Thirds Of Recent Migrants Have Jobs

    18:38' 20-06-2017

    Two-Thirds Of Recent Migrants Have Jobs

    Figures recently released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that about 65% of Australias 1.7 million recent migrants and temporary residents were employed in November 2016.

  • Trucking Victorian Values Around The State

    20:04' 06-06-2017

    Trucking Victorian Values Around The State

    An interactive truck called Vicky has begun to tour the state, welcoming visitors and promoting our shared values and what it means to be Victorian.

  • Reactions To 457 Visa Changes

    19:49' 29-05-2017

    Reactions To 457 Visa Changes

    There have been many reactions to the Australian Governments recent announcement that the 457 Visa will be replaced, and about 200 jobs cut from the list of occupations eligible for the visa.

  • China Makes New Belt From Old Roads

    19:46' 29-05-2017

    China Makes New Belt From Old Roads

    For several thousand years, the Silk Road from Chinas capital to Rome was the worlds largest, benefiting the economy of all countries it passed through, and a channel for transmitting ideas.

  • Multicultural Festival For Buddha's Birthday

    15:00' 09-05-2017

    Multicultural Festival For Buddha's Birthday

    Buddhas Birthday, also called Vesak or Wesak, is celebrated on the 8th day of the 4th month in the Asian lunar calendar. It is believed that Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who later became Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born on this day in 623 BC in Lumbini, Nepal.

  • Chinese Investment In Australia At Its Highest

    14:50' 08-05-2017

    Chinese Investment In Australia At Its Highest

    Chinese investment in Australia increased by 12% last year, reaching over $15 billion. This is the highest level since the global financial crisis ten years ago.

  • Festival Of The Dragon Boat Race

    14:55' 04-05-2017

    Festival Of The Dragon Boat Race

    The Dragon Boat Festival (Duan Wu Jie) falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. This year it falls on May 30 in the international calendar.

  • Time Is Right To Invest In Asia

    19:48' 27-04-2017

    Time Is Right To Invest In Asia

    A report released at the end of last month by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) suggests that Australia should focus on increasing investment in emerging markets, such as China and India.

  • Mother's Day 2017 Events

    19:45' 27-04-2017

    Mother's Day 2017 Events

    The second Sunday in May is celebrated around the world as Mothers Day, a time to show respect and gratitude to our mothers. This year it falls on 14 May, nearly halfway through the month.

  • Government Abolishes 457 Migration Visa

    19:41' 27-04-2017

    Government Abolishes 457 Migration Visa

    The government plans to scrap the 457 visa, which allows businesses to bring in skilled foreign workers to fill labour shortages, and replace it with a new temporary visa. There will be two streams, Short Term visas issued for two years, and Medium Term visas for up to four years, issued only for more critical skills shortages.

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