Iranian bankers said to meet Austrians to resume commercial ties

September 28, 2016 Austrian and Iranian bankers are meeting in Vienna on Wednesday to discuss the resumption of trade financing, people familiar with the discussion said.  The meeting will take place at the Austrian central bank after the governors of the two nations’ central banks, Ewald Nowotny and Valiollah Seif, met on Tuesday, according to [...]

By |September 28th, 2016|Australia|

Australian Trade Minister’s trip to Iran

September 27, 2016 By Shahin Gobadi The planned trip to Iran by Australia’s Minister for Trade is taking place while the human rights situation in Iran is drastically deteriorating. There have been more than 2,700 executions during Rouhani’s tenure as President. Even though the mullahs’ regime remains the world’s top executioner per capita, this frightening [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Australia|

Australia to Reopen Trade Office in Tehran ahead of Ciobo’s Visit

September 26, 2016 Australia's government announced Monday it will reopen its trade office in Iran later this month. According to a report carried by Australia's ABC News on Monday, Canberra will re-launch its office in the Iranian capital ahead of a visit by the country's Minister for Trade and Investment Steven Ciobo to Tehran this [...]

By |September 26th, 2016|Australia|

Iranian refugee detained in Papua New Guinea wins cartooning award

A cartoon by Ali, an Iranian refugee held at Papua New Guinea's Manus Island detention centre whose pen name is Eaten Fish. (Reuters) August 28, 2016 An Iranian refugee held at an Australian-funded detention center in Papua New Guinea has won a political cartooning award for his work depicting life inside the camp. [...]

By |August 28th, 2016|Australia|

Girl raped and tortured by family in Iran before being married to a 60-year-old man is refused a visa to stay in Australia

Mojgan Shamsalipoor was locked up in immigration detention after her refugee application was refused. July 25, 2016 A woman from Iran who was locked up in immigration detention after her Australian visa application was refused did not mention she was repeatedly raped by her family or forced to marry a 60-year-old when pleading [...]

By |July 25th, 2016|Australia|

Neighbours of Iranian embassy in Wellington reject security concern

The Iranian Embassy wants access to more carparks. July 18, 2016 Last year, the Iranian Embassy asked for exclusive rights to three carparks on Te Anau Road in Hataitai, but local residents protested, saying parking spaces on the narrow street were hard to come by. Now, residents say the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [...]

By |July 18th, 2016|Australia|

Australia Boots Iranian Cleric Who Says Gays Must Die

In the wake of the Orlando massacre, Sheikh Farrokh Bahram Sekaleshfar’s incitement to murder is seen as too much for Canberra. June 17, 2016 Sheikh Farrokh Bahram Sekaleshfar, a Shia cleric of Iranian descent, sits opposite a reporter from the Australian TV network ABC. He is about to be kicked out of the [...]

By |June 17th, 2016|Australia|