• Daniel Andrews wants to get tough on violent crime committed by  young offenders

    Daniel Andrews wants to get tough on violent crime committed by young offenders

    The Victorian government is introducing  a suite of legislative measures to crackdown on serious offenders, toughen sentences for serious and violent crimes, and increase consequences for young offenders, in an attempt to keep the community safe. The  government  introduced a bill  on 24 May 2017, seeking to dissuade potential criminals and keep the community safe.The bill will seek increased penalties for young people committing serious and violent crimes, prevent bail being granted for a number of new offences regardless of age – including […]

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  • What is going on in African-Australian communities?

    African Think Tank’s  (ATT)  chairperson Haileluel Gebreselassie discusses issues, challenges and opportunities related to African-Australian communities with AMA’s Clyde Sharady. Like AMA on Facebook.com/africamedia.australia for more regular updates

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  • Channel Nine’s Inside Apex story demonstrate disgraceful journalism

    Channel Nine’s Inside Apex story demonstrate disgraceful journalism

    Channel Nine’s story on Apex gang was a demonstration of crappy, lazy and sensationally racist journalism focusing on drawing attention, increasing ratings and defaming ethnic (African) communities. This video explains why. Channel Nine's story on Apex gang was a demonstration of crappy, lazy and sensationally racist journalism focusing on drawing attention, increasing ratings and defaming ethnic (African) communities. This video explains why. PLEASE SHARE THE POST THRU YOUR NETWORKS. Like AMA on www.facebook.com/africamedia.australia for more updates. #Stopracisminthemedia Posted by AMA […]

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  • Anchoring: What Media and Politics tell us in silence

    Anchoring: What Media and Politics tell us in silence

    Copying Jess Scott, I’d say: people are sheep, media and politics are the shepherded. On the evening of June 24, 2014, I knew I had to love the media. After having put my hand to run for the Tasmanian Parliament, I knew that above all other means of communication, the media was a powerful tool I had to use to get my message across and now, I had to learn how to deal with them and speak with wisdom. After […]

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  • Ethiopians build a Pan African university as they commemorate the defeat of of Italians

    Ethiopians build a Pan African university as they commemorate the defeat of of Italians

    Hundreds gathered in Ethiopia’s Northern town of Adwa, to commemorate the defeat of the Italian troupes by Ethiopian forces in 1986 and the establishment of a Pan African University in Africa at the historic town in a ceremony. African leaders and several delegates, who had just attended the 6th Tana High Level Forum on Security in Africa, flew to Adwa to cement African Unity with the establishment of the Pan African University in Africa. Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni and his host Ethiopia Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn laid […]

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  • Mental Health, Alcohol Abuse and Domestic Violence in African-Australian communities

    Mental Health, Alcohol Abuse and Domestic Violence in African-Australian communities

    Domestic violence has become an endemic in Australia. It is now a serious societal issue that is affecting the lives of many vulnerable people. Quite often the first call of action is aimed at solving the damage that has occurred. Although it is a good place to start, it fails to address the cause of the abuse. A better approach would be to tackle the root of the problem and help provide a more holistic and progressive solution for the […]

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  • Daniel Andrews wants to get tough on violent crime committed by  young offenders
  • What is going on in African-Australian communities?
  • Channel Nine’s Inside Apex story demonstrate disgraceful journalism
  • Anchoring: What Media and Politics tell us in silence
  • Ethiopians build a Pan African university as they commemorate the defeat of of Italians
  • Mental Health, Alcohol Abuse and Domestic Violence in African-Australian communities
 

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  • Daniel Andrews wants to get tough on violent crime committed by  young offenders

    Daniel Andrews wants to get tough on violent crime committed by young offenders

    The Victorian government is introducing  a suite of legislative measures to crackdown on serious offenders, toughen sentences for serious and violent crimes, and increase consequences for young offenders, in an attempt to keep the community safe. The  government  introduced a bill  on 24 May 2017, seeking to dissuade potential criminals and keep the community safe.The bill will seek increased penalties for young people committing serious and violent crimes, prevent bail being granted for a number of new offences regardless of age – including […]

    Continue reading »

  • What is going on in African-Australian communities?

    What is going on in African-Australian communities?

    African Think Tank’s  (ATT)  chairperson Haileluel Gebreselassie discusses issues, challenges and opportunities related to African-Australian communities with AMA’s Clyde Sharady. Like AMA on Facebook.com/africamedia.australia for more regular updates

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  • Faith In The City with Pastor Bruce Chimanya

    Faith In The City with Pastor Bruce Chimanya

    Reverend Bruce Chimanya is a Zimbabwean born Minister of God. He runs a church in Melbourne and he is passionate about spreading the Gospel and reminding people not to forget God in their lives. He speaks to AMA’s Clyde Sharady in a15 minutes  interview.

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  • Is China a danger for Africa’s biodiversity?

    Is China a danger for Africa’s biodiversity?

    Conservationists want China to abolishimportation of endangered animals After more than 700 kilograms of scales from the endangered pangolin, shipped from Ghana and the DRC reportedly bound for China  being seized by Malaysian authorities today at Kuala Lumpur International Airport,conservationists in Africa have appealed to China to stop importation of endangered animals and their pats. ” Endangered animals are killed and their parts are taken to mostlyChina.The rate at which the endangered animals are being killed  may lead to their extinction” said Ambrose Kigeyi,the secretary […]

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  • Sissay Dinku appointed as VMC Commissioner

    Sissay Dinku appointed as VMC Commissioner

    Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott has appointment Sisay Dinku as a Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC), which fills an existing four-year term vacancy in the leadership team. The appointment was announced on  Tuesday 9 May, 2017. “Sisay’s knowledge and experience will be a valuable addition to the VMC team, particularly in the areas of employment and job recruitment in African communities.”, stated Robin Scott. Mr Dinku’s appointment brings the number of VMC Commissioners to 11. Mr Dinku – replacing Peter […]

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  • Temar John reacts to the Apex story on Channel Nine’s ACA show

    Temar John reacts to the Apex story on Channel Nine’s ACA show

    My Dear South-Sudanese friends  Many of us, especially those who reside in Melbourne, have been upset or angered by the story recently aired by Channel 9 regarding the ‘APEX gang’. However, I am urging the community to calm down and ensure that our emotions do not take the best of us. It is imperative that we reflect on what the story is trying to convey to the wider Australian community about us. Understandably, it is difficulty not to be upset about […]

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  • Channel Nine’s Inside Apex story demonstrate disgraceful journalism

    Channel Nine’s Inside Apex story demonstrate disgraceful journalism

    Channel Nine’s story on Apex gang was a demonstration of crappy, lazy and sensationally racist journalism focusing on drawing attention, increasing ratings and defaming ethnic (African) communities. This video explains why. Channel Nine's story on Apex gang was a demonstration of crappy, lazy and sensationally racist journalism focusing on drawing attention, increasing ratings and defaming ethnic (African) communities. This video explains why. PLEASE SHARE THE POST THRU YOUR NETWORKS. Like AMA on www.facebook.com/africamedia.australia for more updates. #Stopracisminthemedia Posted by AMA […]

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  • Australia’s Christianity is still at an infantile level, says Dr Chuks Iheakor

    Australia’s Christianity is still at an infantile level, says Dr Chuks Iheakor

    Pastor Chuks the Founder and President of FFM Global, a Melbourne-based Christian congregation.  Dr Iheakor was recently interviewed by on AMA’s Clyde Sharady on  Faith in The City show and responded to several questions relating to issues and challenges that Australia’s Christian community is currently facing. Dr Chuks stated that “there is a need for maturity inside the Church and more believers need to embrace personal responsibility  and yearn for spiritual maturity. Dr Chuks’ full interview is available through the video below:   

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  • Anchoring: What Media and Politics tell us in silence

    Anchoring: What Media and Politics tell us in silence

    Copying Jess Scott, I’d say: people are sheep, media and politics are the shepherded. On the evening of June 24, 2014, I knew I had to love the media. After having put my hand to run for the Tasmanian Parliament, I knew that above all other means of communication, the media was a powerful tool I had to use to get my message across and now, I had to learn how to deal with them and speak with wisdom. After […]

    Continue reading »

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  • Ethiopians build a Pan African university as they commemorate the defeat of of Italians

    Ethiopians build a Pan African university as they commemorate the defeat of of Italians

    Hundreds gathered in Ethiopia’s Northern town of Adwa, to commemorate the defeat of the Italian troupes by Ethiopian forces in 1986 and the establishment of a Pan African University in Africa at the historic town in a ceremony. African leaders and several delegates, who had just attended the 6th Tana High Level Forum on Security in Africa, flew to Adwa to cement African Unity with the establishment of the Pan African University in Africa. Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni and his host Ethiopia Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn laid […]

    Continue reading »

  • Mental Health, Alcohol Abuse and Domestic Violence in African-Australian communities

    Mental Health, Alcohol Abuse and Domestic Violence in African-Australian communities

    Domestic violence has become an endemic in Australia. It is now a serious societal issue that is affecting the lives of many vulnerable people. Quite often the first call of action is aimed at solving the damage that has occurred. Although it is a good place to start, it fails to address the cause of the abuse. A better approach would be to tackle the root of the problem and help provide a more holistic and progressive solution for the […]

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  • More drug testing on Victorian roads: offenders are on notice

    More drug testing on Victorian roads: offenders are on notice

    Drug drivers have been put on notice in a new Transport Accident Commission (TAC) campaign to reduce drug- related deaths on Victorian roads. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan and Transport Accident Commission Chief Executive Officer Joe Calafiore today unveiled the new campaign, highlighting ramped up drug testing throughout the state. “Drug driving is a major killer on Victorian roads and those who think it’s a risk worth taking need to understand they will be caught. Any highway […]

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  • Ms Gichuhi wins a second victory and is now officially confirmed as Senator

    Ms Gichuhi wins a second victory and is now officially confirmed as Senator

    Senetor-elect Lucy Gichuhi has registered another victory after the High Court rejected Labor’s push to challenge her eligibility based on concerns about her citizenship. The High Court of Australia ruled this morning that Ms Gichuhi is free to replace Mr Bod Day as South Australian Senator in the Federal Parliament. Labor’s acting shadow attorney-general Katy Gallagher had argued that there were legitimate questions about her eligibility that needed to be answered. But today the full bench of the High Court […]

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  • Lucy Gichuhi wins a seat at the Australian parliament, first African-born soon to occupy a seat at the Australian parliament

    Lucy Gichuhi wins a seat at the Australian parliament, first African-born soon to occupy a seat at the Australian parliament

    It is a great day for the history of Africans in Australia. The Australian is reporting that a Kenyan-born Australian, Mrs Lucy Gichuhi is set to replace ex-Senator Bob day, after a special count of the South Australian ballot papers has confirmed that Ms Lucy has won the seat.    Ms Lucy Gichuhi, New Senator-elect  SA     According to the The Australian,  sources close to the Australian Electoral Commission has advised Ms Gichuhi that she had been elected to […]

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  • National action calling for justice for refugees this Sunday 9 April 2017

    National action calling for justice for refugees this Sunday 9 April 2017

    Ten thousands of people will take to the streets across the country for Palm Sunday actions calling for immediate action on Australia’s shameful treatment of people seeking our protection. “The US refugee deal is limited and uncertain”, said refugee advocate, Pamela Curr. “While the US deal may provide protection for some, there are grave concerns that many asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island may be forced to return to dangerous situations.  They need fair assessment of their claims, and […]

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  • Queensland government launches a new action plan to improve access to health servies for refugees

    Queensland government launches a new action plan to improve access to health servies for refugees

    A new action plan to improve access to health services for refugees was launched as part of a day-long Refugee Health and Wellbeing Showcase that 200 people attended in Logan today. Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick and former Queenslander of the Year Dr Homa Forotan, who came to Australia from Afghanistan as a teenager and has risen to become an inspirational doctor in the Queensland health system, spoke at the launch of the Refugee Health and Wellbeing: A Policy and Action Plan […]

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  • African countries are considering pulling out of the UN Security Council if they do not get a permanent seat

    African countries are considering pulling out of the UN Security Council if they do not get a permanent seat

    Africa wants a permanent representation on UN security council. African countries have said that they want a permanent representation on UN security council, arguing that it is unfair for a continent with over 50 countries not being represented. They have threatened to pull out of the UN security council if they are denied permanent representation. According to the executive chairman of the African Parliamentary Alliance for UN Reforms (APAUNR), Kakoba Onyango, it is time that Africa got representatives on UN […]

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  • How does life work ?

    How does life work ?

    Isn’t it interesting how life works? Married wanting single privileges and then single wanting marriage.  We are busy wanting those who are busy wanting someone else Those we love, loving someone else We want what we don’t have and treat what we already have less important A society of too many options But has no idea what to do with these options Sex so easily accessible for men and women So accessible you can pick off a super market shelve […]

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  • Role of Education in Preventing Violence and Promoting Peace and Welfare

    Role of Education in Preventing Violence and Promoting Peace and Welfare

    Most societies are burdened with socio-political inequalities, class, racial, religious disparities, gender discrimination, and the urban and rural divide, that lead to violence and conflict in society. Unless these structures are done away with, there is little likelihood of a peaceful, nonviolent society. While the state needs to reduce if not eliminate these inequalities through relevant laws, policies and programmes, the role of education is also essential. Governments and scholars now agree that education is a desirable objective in itself […]

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  • New legislation to put power back in South Australians’ hands

    New legislation to put power back in South Australians’ hands

    South Australia has taken a significant step towards taking charge of its own energy future today, after new laws were introduced into State Parliament. The laws, first unveiled in the State Government’s energy plan, will hand the Energy Minister the power to direct electricity generators to turn on when required, putting the interests of South Australian first. The Minister will also be able to direct the Australian Energy Market Operator to control flow on the interconnector to Victoria. Jay Weahterill […]

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  • Clive Hay writes his memoir as a young army recruit in South Africa

    Clive Hay writes his memoir as a young army recruit in South Africa

    Former 1980’s South African popstar, Clive Hay has written an unusual and entertaining account of his compulsory service in the South African Defence Force in the late 1970’s. The book is titled Magirus, it is a light-hearted tale and a coming of age story about him as a young man determined to carve his own way in SANDF by forging a path in the military band for his own future music career.   Clive Hay in Sydney, Australia  This often-hilarious […]

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