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Ted Baillieu visits Gurudwara Sahib in Hoppers Crossing

The State Opposition leader Mr. Ted Baillieu along with Liberal MP Mr. Nick Kotsiras, Cr. Mark Rose (Vic Police), and Liberal Members Justine & Sohail Badar visited the Gurudwara Sahib in Sayers Road, Hoppers Crossing.
This visit by arranged at the initiative of community leaders Mr. Nitin Gupta and Bhallinder Singh. This visit was quite significant, as after the arson attack in the Lyndhurst Sikh Temple, this was the first visit by a mainstream Australian politician to a Sikh Temple.
Mr. Ted Baillieu was given a warm and traditional welcome at the Temple by Hon. Secretary Mr. Paramjit Jaswal. He was presented with a “Saropa” and few books and CDs on Sikh Religion by Socialite Mrs. Ravinder Kaur.
At the Sangat, Mr. Paramjit Jaswal introduced Mr. Ted Baillieu to the gathering, and requested him to address the gathering. Mr. Ted Baillieu assured the gathering that he would do everything possible to ensure tha safety and well being of South Asian community in Victoria. Mr. Baillieu also introduced the local police officer, and city councillor Mark Rose to the gathering. Mark Rose is also the candidate for Altona By Elections.
After the breif address, Mr. Ted Baillieu was given a quick tour of the Temple premises including the Community Kitchen. He was then taken to room for discussions with the members of Temple Management and community leaders.
Mr. Paramjit Jaswal and Mr, Bhallinder Singh informed Mr. Baillieu about the problems being faced by the Education Industry Stakeholders, and the economic consequences of these problems. Community leader Mr. Nitin Gupta stressed that the Colleges and Agents should be actively involved in the initiatives of Student Welfare, as they are the first point of contact for Students.
Mr. Paramjit Jaswal informed Mr. Ted Baillieu that steps are on towards forming a body of education industry stakeholders, and requested a meeting with him later next month to discuss the problems of education industry. Other community leaders who participated in the discussions apart from management were Dayajot Singh (Sunshine), Prakash Singh (Taxi Union), Mohammad Rafi & Yasir Hasib (Pakistani Students Association), Mrs. Ravinder Kaur, Mrs. Reet Mann, Mrs. Simran Gill and Gajinder Singh.
After the discussions, Mr. Ted Baillieu joined in the langar by sitting on the floor, alongside with other devotees. He enjoyed the food, and to the surprise of volunteers working in Kitchen, he specially went and congratulated them on cooking such a wonderful meal. The volunteers on request by Mrs. Ravinder Kaur quickly packed some food for family of Mr. Ted Baillieu.
Mr. Taqdir Deol invited Mr. Ted Baillieu to the Sikh Temple on Hume Hwy, Craigeburn. There was an extended photography session under the “Nishana Sahib” ie the Temple flag. Cr. Mark Rose stayed back to discuss the council related issues with the Temple Mgt, while Mr. Ted Baillieu left after spending around two hours with devotees.

TAX RELIEF WELCOME RESPITE FOR FIRE-STRICKEN VICTORIANS

Land tax relief and stamp duty concessions announced by the Brumby Government are welcome news for fire-stricken Victorian property owners, Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Leader Ted Baillieu said today.
“The Victorian Coalition has been pressuring Labor to provide further relief including on land tax, so the Treasurer’s announcement this morning will be welcome news to Victorians affected by the fires,” Mr Baillieu said.
“I said earlier in the week that businesses that have been wiped out in the last two weeks and get a land tax bill in the next two weeks would find that bill almost impossible to pay.
“This announcement will ensure that many Victorian businesses in the fire zones who would have been liable will get some relief.
“However, the Treasurer should urgently clarify exactly who will be eligible for these concessions.
“I call again on the Brumby Government to consider further help for businesses affected by the fires, including deferral or moratoriums on other State Government fees, taxes and charges.
“The government should also look at providing relief from local government rates through payments to councils.
“If you’ve lost everything, the worst thing you can get is a bill from state or local government.
“Suspension of principal or interest payments on loans and intensive one-on-one business case management would also help.
“These measures need close examination, because there is more that can be done to help Victorian businesses and families,” Mr Baillieu said.

 

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The next IC meeting !!

Hello everyone,

The next IC meeting is scheduled on 24 January at 3.00pm for 3.30pm start at Santino's Terrace at 166 Lygon Street Carlton 3053 . Afternoon tea will be provided.
We will also be inviting all the Community leaders for this meeting and brief them about the elections and the new Constitution.
It is important that everyone attends the meeting.

Regards
Nilesh Bhandari

PRESS RELEASE !!

A FLAG HOISTING CEREMONY FOR REPUBLIC
DAY WILL BE HELD AT 10.00 A.M. ON JANUARY 26, 2009
AT THE RESIDENCE OF THE CONSUL GENERAL OF
INDIA (No.214, KOOYONG ROAD, TOORAK).
 ALL INDIANS AND PERSONS OF INDIAN ORIGIN
ARE WELCOME  TO ATTEND.

Consulate General of India,
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Vic 3058
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