• AFL’s Africa Day celebration brings six African-born AFL players together in Melbourne

    AFL’s Africa Day celebration brings six African-born AFL players together in Melbourne

      Six African-born AFL players from different clubs around the country come together to meet with the community at AFL headquarters in Docklands, as part of the AFL’s Africa Day celebration on Tuesday, May 24th , 2016 .   South Sudanese-born AFL players at the AFL’s Africa Day celebration (Photo: AFL) Majak Daw (North Melbourne), Ruben Willians (Brisbane Lions), Aliir Aliir (Sydney Swans), Gach Nyon (Essendon Bombers), Mabior Chol (Richmond Tigers) and Jason Johannison (Western Bulldogs), all came together to share […]

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  • Have you been conned by rogue training providers? The Victorian government is taking action.

    Have you been conned by rogue training providers? The Victorian government is taking action.

      The Victorian government is upping the pressure on rogue training providers with a new investigations unit in the Department of Education and Training to put them under the microscope. The crack squad, headed by a former Victorian Ombudsman Principal Investigator, will conduct targeted and more detailed investigations into unscrupulous training providers to restore student and industry confidence to the sector.   African-Australian training graduate (Photo abc.net.au) Many communities have often been targeted by unscrupulous training providers who are more […]

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  • African-Australian youths hungry for positive change in their lives

    African-Australian youths hungry for positive change in their lives

      There is a lot of hunger for change and successful living in African-Australian communities. At a recent youth conference organised by Incubate Foundation in Melbourne, approximately one hundred young African-Australians responded to an invitation to explore ways to achieve personal and career success, within an increasingly challenging, fast-moving and market-driven Australian environment.     A group of attendees at the conference (photo: Incubate foundation)   The “Accelerating Potential Youth Conference” was booked out several days before the date of […]

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  • Media, Migration and social inclusion conference to address persistent injustice towards Australia’s migrant communities

    Media, Migration and social inclusion conference to address persistent injustice towards Australia’s migrant communities

    Victoria’s Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott, will formally open a two-day conference in Melbourne this month that organisers are describing as a milestone in relations between new migrant communities and the mainstream population. Mr Scott will deliver the opening address of the inaugural National Conference on Media, Migration and Integration, an event co-hosted by Africa Media Australia, the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council and the University of Adelaide, at Rydges on Swanston, Carlton, on May 31st and June […]

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  • Jewish and African leaders come together in Melbourne

    Jewish and African leaders come together in Melbourne

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hosted the first Jewish – African Communities Friendship Dinner  on Sunday, May 8th. Nearly 100 community leaders attended the night, including many young leaders from the Victorian Jewish and African communities. Ms Jennifer Huppert, JCCV President opened  and stated, “This is an important initiative to break down stereotypes, improve understanding across our communities, create opportunities for cooperation and develop friendships.”   Group photo at the Jewish African communities friendship dinner   Victoria’s Minister […]

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  • A story from Uganda: how money transfer services are changing lives in Africa

    A story from Uganda: how money transfer services are changing lives in Africa

      “It has not been an easy thing, it has been a struggle”  Samuel Opio was born on Christmas day 1986 in Oyam district in northern Uganda. The young man is tall and crisply dressed; gently spoken with a brilliant smile that’s never far away. He lives with his small family and baby daughter in Gulu. The eighth child in a family of ten, life at first was happy.   Samuel Opio (photo: WorldRemit)   Although his father worked away for long […]

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  • AFL’s Africa Day celebration brings six African-born AFL players together in Melbourne
  • Have you been conned by rogue training providers? The Victorian government is taking action.
  • African-Australian youths hungry for positive change in their lives
  • Media, Migration and social inclusion conference to address persistent injustice towards Australia’s migrant communities
  • Jewish and African leaders come together in Melbourne
  • A story from Uganda: how money transfer services are changing lives in Africa
 

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  • AFL’s Africa Day celebration brings six African-born AFL players together in Melbourne

    AFL’s Africa Day celebration brings six African-born AFL players together in Melbourne

      Six African-born AFL players from different clubs around the country come together to meet with the community at AFL headquarters in Docklands, as part of the AFL’s Africa Day celebration on Tuesday, May 24th , 2016 .   South Sudanese-born AFL players at the AFL’s Africa Day celebration (Photo: AFL) Majak Daw (North Melbourne), Ruben Willians (Brisbane Lions), Aliir Aliir (Sydney Swans), Gach Nyon (Essendon Bombers), Mabior Chol (Richmond Tigers) and Jason Johannison (Western Bulldogs), all came together to share […]

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  • Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus experience bring The Cradle of Humanity to Melbourne

    Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus experience bring The Cradle of Humanity to Melbourne

    Witness the world premiere of The Cradle of Humanity, the latest collaboration between the legendary Mulatu Astatke and the Melbourne-based Black Jesus Experience.   Hailed as the “father of Ethio-Jazz”, Astatke infuses traditional Ethiopian melodies and rhythms with Latin jazz, soul and funk. His influence continues today, with his work sampled by the likes of Kanye West, Nas and Damien Marley. Astatke’s enduring creative relationship with Australia’s Black Jesus Experience has given rise to three landmark albums and sell-out performances […]

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  • Have you been conned by rogue training providers? The Victorian government is taking action.

    Have you been conned by rogue training providers? The Victorian government is taking action.

      The Victorian government is upping the pressure on rogue training providers with a new investigations unit in the Department of Education and Training to put them under the microscope. The crack squad, headed by a former Victorian Ombudsman Principal Investigator, will conduct targeted and more detailed investigations into unscrupulous training providers to restore student and industry confidence to the sector.   African-Australian training graduate (Photo abc.net.au) Many communities have often been targeted by unscrupulous training providers who are more […]

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  • African-Australian youths hungry for positive change in their lives

    African-Australian youths hungry for positive change in their lives

      There is a lot of hunger for change and successful living in African-Australian communities. At a recent youth conference organised by Incubate Foundation in Melbourne, approximately one hundred young African-Australians responded to an invitation to explore ways to achieve personal and career success, within an increasingly challenging, fast-moving and market-driven Australian environment.     A group of attendees at the conference (photo: Incubate foundation)   The “Accelerating Potential Youth Conference” was booked out several days before the date of […]

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  • Media, Migration and social inclusion conference to address persistent injustice towards Australia’s migrant communities

    Media, Migration and social inclusion conference to address persistent injustice towards Australia’s migrant communities

    Victoria’s Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott, will formally open a two-day conference in Melbourne this month that organisers are describing as a milestone in relations between new migrant communities and the mainstream population. Mr Scott will deliver the opening address of the inaugural National Conference on Media, Migration and Integration, an event co-hosted by Africa Media Australia, the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council and the University of Adelaide, at Rydges on Swanston, Carlton, on May 31st and June […]

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  • Jewish and African leaders come together in Melbourne

    Jewish and African leaders come together in Melbourne

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hosted the first Jewish – African Communities Friendship Dinner  on Sunday, May 8th. Nearly 100 community leaders attended the night, including many young leaders from the Victorian Jewish and African communities. Ms Jennifer Huppert, JCCV President opened  and stated, “This is an important initiative to break down stereotypes, improve understanding across our communities, create opportunities for cooperation and develop friendships.”   Group photo at the Jewish African communities friendship dinner   Victoria’s Minister […]

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  • A story from Uganda: how money transfer services are changing lives in Africa

    A story from Uganda: how money transfer services are changing lives in Africa

      “It has not been an easy thing, it has been a struggle”  Samuel Opio was born on Christmas day 1986 in Oyam district in northern Uganda. The young man is tall and crisply dressed; gently spoken with a brilliant smile that’s never far away. He lives with his small family and baby daughter in Gulu. The eighth child in a family of ten, life at first was happy.   Samuel Opio (photo: WorldRemit)   Although his father worked away for long […]

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  • A look into the Burundian community in Victoria

    A look into the Burundian community in Victoria

      Burundians started arriving en masse in Australia in the mid-2000s. Many have settled in major capital cities of Australia including Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney. Approximately 2000 Burundians live in Australia and 300 of those now live in Victoria, according to the 2011 Census. In 2005, a group of Burundians in Melbourne founded an association called “Australian Burundian Community in Victoria Inc. (ABCV)”. They created this organization as a platform to enable them to get together, maintain and promote their […]

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  • The death of the legendary African musician Papa Wemba

    The death of the legendary African musician Papa Wemba

    A few days ago, America mourned the death of Prince in Minneapolis and now the whole of Africa is mourning the death of renown Congolese musician Papa Wemba, who collapsed and died  on Sunday morning while performing at a festival in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Papa Wemba was aged 66.                     Born Shungu Wembadio, Papa Wemba started his music in religious choirs and was later able to pioneer a blend of African, […]

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  • Migrants and refugee communities are complaining about “racial profiling” in Australian media

    Migrants and refugee communities are complaining about “racial profiling” in Australian media

      Increasingly more ethnic community groups in Australia are complaining about the way they are represented in mainstream media publications. Some communities are  even talking about  “media racial profiling”, borrowing a concept that is generally used when the police and other law enforcement agents unfairly target individuals from a specific racial group.   As a means to help address this important aspect of the welfare and prosperity of migrant communities  in Australia, Africa Media Australia (AMA) and the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council […]

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  • Ready to undress? This may be for you

    Ready to undress? This may be for you

      Are you willing to take part in a social experiment to find your match? Psychological research suggests that attraction can be accelerated by answering increasingly intimate questions within a tight 30-minute timeframe. SBS Australia is launching a matchmaking experiment in which you will be paired with a potential partner . Are you ready to let go of all of the inhibitions that might stand in the way of finding your soul mate….. Are you brave enough to undress down […]

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  • Addressing racism, bigotry and misrepresentations of migrant communities in Australian media

    Addressing racism, bigotry and misrepresentations of migrant communities in Australian media

      The inaugural National Conference on Migration, Media and  Integration /Social cohesion will take place in Melbourne on 31st May and 1st June 2016. This conference is an opportunity for our communities to highlight issues, challenges, and opportunities in relation to media representations of migrant/ethnic communities in Australian media.   click here to register for the conference As part of this conference, we are inviting you to have your say and contribute to a positive change in this area. Please take […]

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  • Melbourne’s Christian community to celebrate Jesus Festival

    Melbourne’s Christian community to celebrate Jesus Festival

     The Inaugural Jesus Festival Melbourne (JFM) 2016 will take place on Saturday, May 14th at Footscray Park, in Melbourne West. This Christian event seeks to celebrate Jesus as Lord and saviour and the work he has done in the lives of the believers. The theme of the one-day festival “Multicultural Praise and Worship” and the festival will seek  to highlight the contribution of multicultural churches in Australia’s Christianity.  This is a whole day family friendly event with plenty of praise […]

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  • Kot Monoah talks to AMA about the Moomba brawl

    Kot Monoah talks to AMA about the Moomba brawl

    Kot Monoah is the chairperson of the South Sudanese Community of Victoria Inc. This young lawyer is very actively involved in his community and passionate about making a difference for his people and contributing to a more harmonious multicultural Australia. In a telephone interview with AMA’s Clyde Sharady, he laments the violence recently perpetrated by some section of the South Sudanese youth group in Melbourne.         Kot Monoah points out that whilst the Moomba brawl involved both South Sudanese […]

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  • This lawyer has outraged his community and is now feeling the heat over his deportation comments

    This lawyer has outraged his community and is now feeling the heat over his deportation comments

    The recent comments made by the now renowned South Sudanese-Australian lawyer Deng Adut in the media about the South Sudanese youths, who participated in the recent Moomba brawl in Melbourne has divided the South Sudanese Diaspora community. Whilst the community is united in strongly condemning the violence and antisocial behaviours of these youngsters, some believe that the comments were not just unfair, but they also constituted an attack on the civil rights of these young people, a majority of whom […]

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  • A new book about social change is getting the African community in Melbourne very excited

    A new book about social change is getting the African community in Melbourne very excited

    From personal reflection to Collective reflection, this is the title of a new book published by the French-Cameroonian engineer, Adriana Bito, a passionate social activist who wants to bring about social change for disadvantaged groups. The book combines her personal reflection and professional experience, as a Continuous  Improvement Engineer. It provides a toolkit to help achieve positive social change, modelling scientific concepts used by major corporations to achieve continuous improvement of their products and their organisations.   Adrianna recently launched the book in Melbourne and several community members from different backgrounds attended the event and […]

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  • Renowned lawyer calls on  African-Australians to wave the African flag in Australia

    Renowned lawyer calls on African-Australians to wave the African flag in Australia

    Jimmy Morcos is an Australian lawyer and a Partner of Sabelberg Morcos Lawyers since 2009. This renowned Melbourne-based lawyer has acted on behalf of many members of multicultural communities based in Australia in complex legal and immigration matters. Through his work, Mr. Morcos has also travelled all around the world to represent multinational companies. He has also worked on Australian Government task forces in Christmas Island.       Mr. Morcos currently represents a wide range of international companies, including […]

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  • Home ownership, real estate investment and negative gearing in African communities

    Home ownership, real estate investment and negative gearing in African communities

    Real estate is not just about having a roof over one’s head. Beyond the nice looking houses, buildings and skyscrapers being erected or renovated all over the place, there is obviously a very a big industry and massive business opportunities! In fact, in Australia, real estate has just overtaken the mighty mining industry to become the most profitable industry, bringing the highest amount of tax revenue to the Australian government. Does the real estate boom in Australia mean anything for African-Australian communities? Many migrants communities in Australia […]

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  • African Diaspora promoting Africa’s business opportunities to international investors

    African Diaspora promoting Africa’s business opportunities to international investors

    There is no doubt Africa is rising as a global economic power. The continent is increasingly attracting the interest of international investors from all corners of the globe. From Chinese to Arabs, Europeans and Americans, everyone wants to do business in Africa and get a piece of the cake. Africa is no longer seen as a basket case and a burden to the rest of world. It is becoming a “sexy” investment destination. Despite the recent downturn in the resources industry,there are plenty of […]

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  • Young, wild and free! Our young ones have interesting things to say

    Young, wild and free! Our young ones have interesting things to say

    African-Australian teenagers are growing up in a very challenging environment. Many of them say that it is often difficult for them to be able to balance the expectations of the two cultures they find themselves in, namely the African culture that their parents often want to instil on them and the Australian culture that their peers and the rest of the society invite them to adopt.    These young Afro-Australians say they are young wild and free   The clash […]

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  • Victoria Police top cop speaks to AMA about African communities.

    Victoria Police top cop speaks to AMA about African communities.

        The newly appointed Victoria’s top cop, Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton, recently  granted an interview to AMA at his Flinders Street Office in Melbourne CBD. Mr Ashton, who has been on the job for only six months responded to over a dozen questions from AMA’s Clyde Sharady and discussed  several issues affecting Victoria Police’s work in the community broadly, as well as its work and engagement with Victoria’s African community in particular. Social cohesion Chief Commission Ashton says that he has […]

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