We raised the matter involving an incorrect map of India in DIAC [Dept of Immigration and citizenship] website.
See this post for details of this matter. http://tinyurl.com/3oxh9pg
We also wrote to Australian Foreign Affairs minister, Mr Kevin Rudd and Immigration minister, Mr Chris Bowen, under whose ministry, DIAC operates.
We also wrote to Indian High commissioner in Canberra and Consul General of India, Sydney.
Social media-Twitter and Facebook- were used to generate awareness. We do have access to Australian top political leaders via our social media outlets.
As this NDTV report suggests, the incorrect map is going to be removed from DIAC website. http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/no-j-k-arunachal-pradesh-in-oz-map-of-india-111792
Council of Indian Australians[ www.cia.org.au ] and myself are really proud of ourselves. We are also proud of our friends for being involved in this campaign. Genuine thanks are due to Australian Govt authorities for acting quickly in a matter which was causing a serious concern to Indian Australians, and [I guess] to India.
A wrong has been righted, and we are proud to be a part of the campaign to get it done.
Finally, this re-enforces my views that Australia is a great nation.
Yadu Singh/Sydney/13rd June, 2011