• Multicultural ambassadors to champion Queensland’s diversity

    Multicultural ambassadors to champion Queensland’s diversity

    Queensland Multicultural Affairs Minister Grace Grace has inducted the state’s very first Multicultural Queensland Ambassador program representatives at Parliament House in Brisbane. Eighty organisations have put their hand up to benefit from and support Queensland’s growing diversity thanks to the new multicultural ambassador program. “This program is paving the way for key organisations, institutions and corporates across Queensland to benefit from Queensland’s diversity. Queensland’s multicultural identity is one of our greatest strengths, driving billions of dollars into our state’s economy. Every day, migrants, […]

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  • More African-Australian professionals graduate from the successful AAIP program

    More African-Australian professionals graduate from the successful AAIP program

    Thirty-two African-Australians  from Melbourne and Sydney who were recruited for the NAB’s African Australian  Inclusion Program (AAIP) graduated this week. The participants are skilled individuals who are given a chance for a six months paid corporate experience e professionals.    The widely acclaimed program is run in partnership with Jesuit Social Services with the aim of to provide participants with  meaningful work experience in Australia, enable them to immerse themselves in the Australian workplace culture and build their  professional networks.   […]

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  • Hilton believes in Africa

    Hilton believes in Africa

    Hilton, an international hotels’ company  has committed a total of $50 million over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative to support the continued expansion of its Sub-Saharan African portfolio. A statement released by Hilton today said that  funds are intended to support the conversion of around 100 hotels (roughly 20,000 rooms) in multiple African markets into Hilton branded properties, namely into its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, the upscale DoubleTree by Hilton and the recently launched Curio Collection by Hilton.     […]

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  • Solar power incubator introduced in Africa

    Solar power incubator introduced in Africa

    Unlocking Solar Capital Africa’ conference, an event focused on connecting solar project development and finance & investment, will be the first African event featuring a Solar Incubator program, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by providing access to funding, and commercial and technical knowledge. The initiative, ‘The PV Solar Incubator, Your Project, Our Expertise, For a Sustainable Future,’ will be launched by Phanes Group in partnership with Solarplaza, Hogan Lovells, responsAbility, and Proparco, and invites PV […]

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  • Relaunching APA in Melbourne

    Relaunching APA in Melbourne

    APA relaunch will take place in Melbourne on Friday 15 September 2017. APA  focuses on  helping African-Australian professionals accelerate their personal, career, and business development. APA also encourages professionals are  encourage professionals to give back to the community through mentorship and other charitable projects that add value in the lives of African-Australians, especially the youth.       All Africans with some level of training and qualification and those who run business and other not for profit organisations are encouraged […]

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  • Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews meets with African communities in Melbourne

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews meets with African communities in Melbourne

    The Victorian Government hosted an African community forum at Parliament House on Wednesday, 23 August in Melbourne.  Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott both attended the form and gave members of the African community an opportunity to have their say on issues that matter to them, such as education, jobs, engagement and empowerment.   Premier Daniel Andrews and Multicultural Minister Robin Scott meeting with Africans Approximately 30 community representatives, leaders and  activists attend the meeting and […]

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  • Multicultural ambassadors to champion Queensland’s diversity
  • More African-Australian professionals graduate from the successful AAIP program
  • Hilton believes in Africa
  • Solar power incubator introduced in Africa
  • Relaunching APA in Melbourne
  • Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews meets with African communities in Melbourne
 

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  • Multicultural ambassadors to champion Queensland’s diversity

    Multicultural ambassadors to champion Queensland’s diversity

    Queensland Multicultural Affairs Minister Grace Grace has inducted the state’s very first Multicultural Queensland Ambassador program representatives at Parliament House in Brisbane. Eighty organisations have put their hand up to benefit from and support Queensland’s growing diversity thanks to the new multicultural ambassador program. “This program is paving the way for key organisations, institutions and corporates across Queensland to benefit from Queensland’s diversity. Queensland’s multicultural identity is one of our greatest strengths, driving billions of dollars into our state’s economy. Every day, migrants, […]

    Continue reading »

  • More African-Australian professionals graduate from the successful AAIP program

    More African-Australian professionals graduate from the successful AAIP program

    Thirty-two African-Australians  from Melbourne and Sydney who were recruited for the NAB’s African Australian  Inclusion Program (AAIP) graduated this week. The participants are skilled individuals who are given a chance for a six months paid corporate experience e professionals.    The widely acclaimed program is run in partnership with Jesuit Social Services with the aim of to provide participants with  meaningful work experience in Australia, enable them to immerse themselves in the Australian workplace culture and build their  professional networks.   […]

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  • Hilton believes in Africa

    Hilton believes in Africa

    Hilton, an international hotels’ company  has committed a total of $50 million over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative to support the continued expansion of its Sub-Saharan African portfolio. A statement released by Hilton today said that  funds are intended to support the conversion of around 100 hotels (roughly 20,000 rooms) in multiple African markets into Hilton branded properties, namely into its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, the upscale DoubleTree by Hilton and the recently launched Curio Collection by Hilton.     […]

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  • Ecobank launches mVisa across 33 African Countries

    Ecobank launches mVisa across 33 African Countries

    Ecobank has launched mVisa in 33 African countries. In a statement A statement issued today from Togo’s capital Lome, Ecobank said that  it  has launched it partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers. The strategic tie-up signals interoperability on a cross border level – and potentially huge gains – as it affords consumers with the ability to use their mobile phone to directly access the funds in their bank accounts to pay person-to-merchant (P2M) or person-to-person […]

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  • New diagnostic test for the African Sleeping Sickness

    New diagnostic test for the African Sleeping Sickness

    A new diagnostic test developed from research at the Universities of Dundee and Cambridge has been launched with the aim of helping eliminate the disease known as African sleeping sickness. Sleeping sickness, or Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), is caused by parasites transmitted by tsetse flies in sub-Saharan Africa and has a devastating impact, causing thousands of deaths each year. Today, September 12th, the international non-profit organisation FIND and the diagnostics company Alere launched their second-generation rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for sleeping […]

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  • Solar power incubator introduced in Africa

    Solar power incubator introduced in Africa

    Unlocking Solar Capital Africa’ conference, an event focused on connecting solar project development and finance & investment, will be the first African event featuring a Solar Incubator program, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by providing access to funding, and commercial and technical knowledge. The initiative, ‘The PV Solar Incubator, Your Project, Our Expertise, For a Sustainable Future,’ will be launched by Phanes Group in partnership with Solarplaza, Hogan Lovells, responsAbility, and Proparco, and invites PV […]

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  • Daniel Andrews comes to the rescue of asylum seekers in Victoria

    Daniel Andrews comes to the rescue of asylum seekers in Victoria

    The Victorian government  has just announced that it will provide urgent support for more than 100 asylum seekers in Victoria, in response to the federal government’s decision to cut off their housing and income support. Under changes brought in by the federal government, around 400 asylum seekers living in Australia for medical treatment will be transferred to final departure visas, and expelled from Australia. This will see them stripped of all income and housing support and the direct consequences of this […]

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  • Relaunching APA in Melbourne

    Relaunching APA in Melbourne

    APA relaunch will take place in Melbourne on Friday 15 September 2017. APA  focuses on  helping African-Australian professionals accelerate their personal, career, and business development. APA also encourages professionals are  encourage professionals to give back to the community through mentorship and other charitable projects that add value in the lives of African-Australians, especially the youth.       All Africans with some level of training and qualification and those who run business and other not for profit organisations are encouraged […]

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  • Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews meets with African communities in Melbourne

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews meets with African communities in Melbourne

    The Victorian Government hosted an African community forum at Parliament House on Wednesday, 23 August in Melbourne.  Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott both attended the form and gave members of the African community an opportunity to have their say on issues that matter to them, such as education, jobs, engagement and empowerment.   Premier Daniel Andrews and Multicultural Minister Robin Scott meeting with Africans Approximately 30 community representatives, leaders and  activists attend the meeting and […]

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  • NEW AMA RADIO SHOW WITH Oupa Mbacaza and Clyde Sharady

    NEW AMA RADIO SHOW WITH Oupa Mbacaza and Clyde Sharady

    The New AMA radio Show, co-hosted by Oupa Mbacaza and Clyde Sharady will be aired online twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. 

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  • Re-elected Presidente of the Nigerian Society of Victoria speaks to AMA

    Re-elected Presidente of the Nigerian Society of Victoria speaks to AMA

    Fred Alale has been re-elected as the President of the Nigerian Society of Victoria (NSV) at the recent annual general meeting of the association held in Melbourne. Fred is very satisfied with the increased level of engagement of his fellow Nigerians in Victoria and sees this election as marking a new phase for the development of the NSV. In this video Fred spoke with AMA’s Clyde Sharady soon after the his election. 

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  • New changes for long service leave and more holiday for Victorians

    New changes for long service leave and more holiday for Victorians

    on 12 August 2017, Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins announced a new Long Service Leave Bill that will stop parents being discriminated against and losing hard earned long service leave. Currently, if an employee takes more than 12 months unpaid parental leave they lose continuity of service, and any accrued long service leave entitlements. Under the changes, any period of paid parental leave and up to 12 months of unpaid parental leave, will count as service – meaning parents aren’t punished […]

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  • Community legal centres in Victoria to receive over 7 million in new fundings

    Community legal centres in Victoria to receive over 7 million in new fundings

    The Victorian Government has made more money available to support community legal centres to deliver vital assistance to vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians.The funds are part of new grants round opening today. all 50 community legal centres in Victoria can now apply for a share of $7.1 million over two years from the  Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund, the Family Violence Duty Lawyer Fund, and the Community Legal Centre Family Violence Fund. Attorney General Martin Pakula announced the funding and stated” […]

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  • Opportunity knocking for Afro-australians

    Opportunity knocking for Afro-australians

    The latest round of the NAB/Jesuit Social Services Africa Australian Inclusion Program (AAIP) is now open for applications. The program offers African-Australian individuals with aspirations of working in business/commerce/banking sector an opportunity for a six months program of paid, supported working experience at National Bank. Applications need to have relevant qualifications in the industry.     The organisers of this highly commended program have reported that the lack of local work experience prevents qualified African-Australians from gaining employment and  the AAIP […]

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  • Meet the government and be informed

    Meet the government and be informed

    Over 70 Victorian African community representatives from more than 45 community groups met with government representatives last July at the Treasury Theatre in Melbourne, as part of the ‘Meet the Government’  initiative organised by the Victorian Settlement Planning Outcomes Committee (VSPOC).  The organisers of the event reported having put it together to help  highlight government services that contribute to the wellbeing of migrants, including refugees and humanitarian entrants settling in Australia. Many government representatives attended the event to present information on […]

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  • Roberta Rich exposes her work in Melbourne

    Roberta Rich exposes her work in Melbourne

    Roberta Rich is an artist from a South African background and she is running an exhibition of her arts works on Thursday 3 August 2017 In Melbourne. Roberta explores the notions of denial and identity in historical and contemporary South Africa. Her work has been exhibited in Melbourne, Adelaide, and will debut in Sydney on August 10th. Exhibition Opening, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Venue: Blak Dot Gallery | 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick (Via Dawson St) Artist Floor Talk:Saturday August 19th 1.30pm […]

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  • Nominations for Multicultural Awards for Excellence now open

    Nominations for Multicultural Awards for Excellence now open

    Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Inga Peulich MLC has announced the opening of the Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2017. “Multicultural Victoria is alive and well thanks to the many individuals and organisation’s that enrich the cultural life of our city, suburbs and towns,” Ms Peulich said.     Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence recognises these individuals and organisations that promote cross-cultural understanding, support new migrants and refugees, celebrate diversity, and enhance social cohesion. The award categories cover a range of […]

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  • Bright minds needed in South Australia

    Bright minds needed in South Australia

    Bright young minds from around Australia will be exposed to high-tech job opportunities in SA’s lucrative space and defence industries at the Aerospace Futures (AF) conference in Adelaide, starting tomorrow. The annual event, hosted by the Australian Youth Aerospace Association, will see hundreds of university graduates and young professionals mingle with the nation’s industry leaders at the Adelaide Convention Centre, from Wednesday to Friday, July 12-14.   Aaerospace conference in Adelaide (Photo:aerospacefutres.com.au)  “Education plays an important role in inspiring students to […]

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  • Family and parenting challenges within S. Sudanese communities

    Family and parenting challenges within S. Sudanese communities

    In this video, Dr Santino Deng discusses family and parenting issues within South Sudanese communities with AMA’s Clyde Sharady. 

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  • New laws in Victoria to protect children from institutional abuse

    New laws in Victoria to protect children from institutional abuse

    A suite of new laws and measures to protect Victorian children from abuse and hold organisations to account come into force today. In an Australian first, the Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Act 2017 ensures that Victorian religious institutions, childcare facilities, government bodies and community organisations have a clear ‘duty of care’ to protect children under their watch. Under the new duty of care requirements, organisations that exercise care, supervision or authority over children and are capable of being sued, must […]

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  • Funding boost for community organisations in Queensland

    Funding boost for community organisations in Queensland

    The Queensland government has announced $12.4 million for 600 community groups – including $1.18 million for Sunshine Coast groups – in the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the Gambling Community Benefit Fund was Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, which distributes about $53 million a year to communities. In the latest round announced today, Mrs D’Ath said 602 groups would benefit from $12.4 million.   Photo: Ethnic community Council of […]

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