Briefing by DFAT/Austrade on Austraila’s India Economic Strategy to 2035

Sydney, 5 September 2018

I attended an enlightening briefing on Austraila’s India Economic Strategy to 2035 (IES 2035) by DFAT/Austrade. This was organized by AIBC and hosted by Deloitte at its Sydney offices. The key speakers were Australian High Commissioner to India, Her Excellency Mrs Harinder Sidhu and New Delhi-based Austrade official, Ms Leonie Muldoon, who outlined the opportunities and challenges for Australian business in India.

With 8.2% annualized economic growth (based on the GDP growth in the last quarter), India offers great opportunities for Australia for the next half century. The key sectors are education, retails and services, and agribusiness. IES 2035 outlines sector-based strategy with descriptions of opportunities in various states.

Click to access dfat-an-india-economic-strategy-to-2035.pdf

Peter Varghese AO speaking on IES:

Dr Yadu Singh

NSW Minister for Multiculturalism writes to Meat and Livestock Australia and Prime Minister about Lord Ganesh Video

Sydney/ 14 September, 2017

I have received communication from NSW Government about letters from NSW Minister for Multiculturalism, The Hon Ray Williams, to Meat and Livestock Australia and Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull.

He has summarised the feelings of the community, following his meeting with the community representatives on Monday, 11 September, 2017.

As is known, our community is very concerned and unhappy with the video, depicting Lord Ganesh in a Lamb advertisement by Meat and Livestock Australia.

Community reps had met the Minister a few days earlier. Report here:

Dr Yadu Singh

Western Sydney University Lecture: Future of Multiculturalism

Sydney, 6 October, 2016


I encourage you to attend the Western Sydney University Lecture: Future of Multiculturalism.

Diversity enriches us in more ways than one. I wrote an article on Multiculturalism in 2012.

As part of the Equity & Diversity team at Western Sydney University, you are invited to please attend Western Sydney Open Forum for 2016, titled ‘The Future of Multiculturalism’.

The guest speaker on the night will be Dr G. K. Harinath OAM, Chair of Multicultural NSW. 

The forum will be held on:

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016

Western Sydney University Parramatta South campus, Female Orphan School, Building EZ,

with refreshments at 5:30 for a 6:00pm start.

This forum is a continuation of the series which started in 2008 and continues to deal with topical and contemporary social issues and aims to bring academia and the Greater Western Sydney Community together.

RSVP is necessary. Link is here.…/equity_and…/open_fora/rsvp

I am attending. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Dr Yadu Singh