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The fish oil capsules sold in Australia could be misleading!!

A new study has found most fish oil capsules sold in Australia and New Zealand have less omega-3 fatty acids than their labels claim.

 

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Reeta Verma responds to talkback callers on prevention of family violence

Family violence is a scourge that plagues the entire Australian population, with at least one woman reportedly killed at the hands of her intimate partner, every week in Australia.

 

Recently, newspapers have reported on horrific cases of violence in the Australian Indian community as well, which has claimed at least three lives in Melbourne in a space of a few weeks.

 

Turning our focus to creating healthy relationships and identifying early signs, that could manifest into family violence later, we had Reeta Verma in our studios on January 22. Apart from being a Lecturer of Law at La Trobe University, Reeta Verma is a family mediator and a healthy relationships ambassador.

 

Here is a podcast of our discussion on air - which began with Reeta Verma responding to Manpreet K Singh's questions, and talkback callers joined in as well.

If you are seeking help regarding a family violence matter, please call 1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732. This is a free call, from anywhere within Australia and if you can't speak English fluently, an interpreter can be arranged. In case of emergency, please call 000

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  • Duration17 Minutes

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Weekly Punjabi Diary as presented on 26 January 2015

Apart from covering current events in East Punjab, this week's Punjabi Diary reports on US President Barack Obama's visit to India, and also mentions the Padma awards announced on Republic Day - 26th January.

 

As Paramjit Sona reports from Kapurthala, BJP stalwart LK Advani, Chief Minister of Punjab Prakash Singh Badal, and Bollywood veterans Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan, have all been bestowed with the Padma Vibhushan.

 

Here's the report

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L-Fresh the Lion talks to us about Invasion Day or Survival Day

Australia Day is celebrated as a symbol of multiculturalism in Australia, but the first Australians, the indigenous communities, regard it as Invasion Day - the day their land was invaded; or as Survival Day - a day they rally together to keep their culture and traditions alive.

 

Sukhdeep Singh Bhogal, aka L-Fresh the Lion joined the first Australians on January 26, when they came together in Treasury Gardens of Melbourne. Sukhdeep tells us what he has learnt about Survival Day from Australia's indigenous people.

We started this conversation with a mention of Sukhdeep's two recent achievements - he was the opening act at Asian Cup AFC soccer torunament, and has also been signed by a major recording label, to produce his next hip-hop album.

 

Here he is, in conversation with Manpreet K Singh.

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Reasons behind family violence in the Australian Indian community

The statistics related to family violence in Australia are truly horrifying:

 

At least one woman is killed every week in Australia, by her intimate partner;

One in three women have suffered family violence at some point in their lives;

And Police admit " women are safer in the streets, than at home", because a majority of assaults against women are carried out within the family home.

 

Although there are no formal statistics for incidence of family violence (or deaths) in the Australian Indian community, recent headlines have reminded us that intimate partner violence claims many lives within the Indian community as well.

 

In just the past two months (Dec 2014 - Jan 2015), the Victorian Indian community has lost three lives to suicide / homicide within the household.

 

Here is a discussion with Jasvinder Sidhu about the reasons behind family violence in the Australian Indian community. Jasvinder Sidhu is the founder - secretary of Jagriti, who along with Co-Health, have been commissioned by the Victorian government to help prevent instances of family violence in the Victorian Indian community.

 

If you are seeking help regarding a family violence matter, please call 1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732. This is a free call, from anywhere within Australia and an interpreter can be arranged, in you can't speak in English. In case of emergency, please call 000

  • Uploaded27 Jan 2015

  • Duration14 Minutes

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