• South Australian government to provide more funding for vulnerable communities

    South Australian government to provide more funding for vulnerable communities

    The South Australian government is providing $1 million for vulnerable  community groups. Grants of between $10,000 and $100,000 are available for projects under the Fund My Community program, which aims at supporting disadvantaged, isolated or vulnerable South Australians to participate in their local communities and build foundations for positive change in their lives. “Fund My Community gives every South Australian an opportunity to influence where state government funding should be directed”, stated Zoe Bettison, Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion Zoe Bettison.   […]

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  • Victoria government wants to reduce discrimination when hiring new employees

    Victoria government wants to reduce discrimination when hiring new employees

    Victorians will have a fairer playing field when applying for jobs under an anti-discrimination pilot program launched by the Victorian government. The program is part of the new Multicultural Policy Statement and the supporting campaign “Victorian.And part of it” launched on Sunday 19 February 2017 by Premier Daniel Andrews and Robyn Scott, Minister for Multicultural affairs in Victoria.   In an Australian-first, Recruit Smarter will de-identify personal details – such as names, genders, ages, and locations – to reduce potential […]

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  • Meet Victoria’s Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs

    Inga Peulich is the Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs in the State of Victoria. In a video interview with AMA’s Clyde Sharady, Ms Peulich talks about her role and shares her view on multiculturalism and her appreciation of multicultural communities in general and African communities in particular.   Honourable Inga Peulich,  Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs (Victoria)    Peulich has been a member of parliament for over 20 years and has occupied different positions throughout her political career, but she […]

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  • New child protection laws being debated by the SA parliament

    New child protection laws being debated by the SA parliament

    New child protection laws to be introduced to Parliament this week as the South Australia Government continues its overhaul of the child protection system. The new bill will replace the current Children’s Protection Act to help ensure the safety of children and young people and give a voice and better representation to children and young people under guardianship in decisions that will affect their lives.     “This Bill will help underpin the fundamental shift in the delivery of child protection services […]

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  • Community Survey to help understand the Audience of African-Australian media around the country

    Community Survey to help understand the Audience of African-Australian media around the country

    The University of South Australia is organising a survey  to help African-Australian media producers gain with a better understanding of their audiences, which will in turn help improve the overall quality and effectiveness of their media. The survey documents can be accessed though link: https://goo.gl/forms/KwdKeXeiSZDXhtk92       Currently, there is little known about ethnic and migrant media audiences. The feedback that media workers and producers get is usually in the form of comments, call-ins or chatting with people on […]

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  • Showing leadership in youth crime prevention in Melbourne

    Showing leadership in youth crime prevention in Melbourne

    The Leader of the South Sudanese Community of Victoria (SSV), Kot Monoah, is taking action to help prevent crime by young Australians of African background in general and South Sudanese in particular. “We need a Community Led Crime Prevention Initiative. It is important for us to ensure that we are part of the solution to criminal activities in our communities. These kids need help and the bad publicity that often comes from the reporting of crime by African youths affects […]

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  • South Australian government to provide more funding for vulnerable communities
  • Victoria government wants to reduce discrimination when hiring new employees
  • Meet Victoria’s Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • New child protection laws being debated by the SA parliament
  • Community Survey to help understand the Audience of African-Australian media around the country
  • Showing leadership in youth crime prevention in Melbourne
 

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  • South Australian government to provide more funding for vulnerable communities

    South Australian government to provide more funding for vulnerable communities

    The South Australian government is providing $1 million for vulnerable  community groups. Grants of between $10,000 and $100,000 are available for projects under the Fund My Community program, which aims at supporting disadvantaged, isolated or vulnerable South Australians to participate in their local communities and build foundations for positive change in their lives. “Fund My Community gives every South Australian an opportunity to influence where state government funding should be directed”, stated Zoe Bettison, Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion Zoe Bettison.   […]

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  • Victoria government wants to reduce discrimination when hiring new employees

    Victoria government wants to reduce discrimination when hiring new employees

    Victorians will have a fairer playing field when applying for jobs under an anti-discrimination pilot program launched by the Victorian government. The program is part of the new Multicultural Policy Statement and the supporting campaign “Victorian.And part of it” launched on Sunday 19 February 2017 by Premier Daniel Andrews and Robyn Scott, Minister for Multicultural affairs in Victoria.   In an Australian-first, Recruit Smarter will de-identify personal details – such as names, genders, ages, and locations – to reduce potential […]

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  • Meet Victoria’s Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs

    Meet Victoria’s Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs

    Inga Peulich is the Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs in the State of Victoria. In a video interview with AMA’s Clyde Sharady, Ms Peulich talks about her role and shares her view on multiculturalism and her appreciation of multicultural communities in general and African communities in particular.   Honourable Inga Peulich,  Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs (Victoria)    Peulich has been a member of parliament for over 20 years and has occupied different positions throughout her political career, but she […]

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  • New child protection laws being debated by the SA parliament

    New child protection laws being debated by the SA parliament

    New child protection laws to be introduced to Parliament this week as the South Australia Government continues its overhaul of the child protection system. The new bill will replace the current Children’s Protection Act to help ensure the safety of children and young people and give a voice and better representation to children and young people under guardianship in decisions that will affect their lives.     “This Bill will help underpin the fundamental shift in the delivery of child protection services […]

    Continue reading »

  • Community Survey to help understand the Audience of African-Australian media around the country

    Community Survey to help understand the Audience of African-Australian media around the country

    The University of South Australia is organising a survey  to help African-Australian media producers gain with a better understanding of their audiences, which will in turn help improve the overall quality and effectiveness of their media. The survey documents can be accessed though link: https://goo.gl/forms/KwdKeXeiSZDXhtk92       Currently, there is little known about ethnic and migrant media audiences. The feedback that media workers and producers get is usually in the form of comments, call-ins or chatting with people on […]

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  • Showing leadership in youth crime prevention in Melbourne

    Showing leadership in youth crime prevention in Melbourne

    The Leader of the South Sudanese Community of Victoria (SSV), Kot Monoah, is taking action to help prevent crime by young Australians of African background in general and South Sudanese in particular. “We need a Community Led Crime Prevention Initiative. It is important for us to ensure that we are part of the solution to criminal activities in our communities. These kids need help and the bad publicity that often comes from the reporting of crime by African youths affects […]

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  • Major changes of Victoria’s bail system announced in the wake of the Burke Street tragedy

    Major changes of Victoria’s bail system announced in the wake of the Burke Street tragedy

    The Victorian government has today announced that it will establish a Night Court for magistrates to hear bail requests over weekends and after hours as part of a major shake up of Victoria’s bail system, following the Bourke Street tragedy on Friday. It’s our job to take the frustration, anger and the deep sadness that Victorians feel after the Bourke Street tragedy and to make sure that’s put into reform and change”, stated Daniel Andrews, the Victorian Premier. ” It’s […]

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  • Tanzania keeps attracting more tourists in Africa

    Tanzania keeps attracting more tourists in Africa

    Tanzania tourists board (TTB) has said that it is targeting 3 million foreign tourists in the next 2 years. Currently about 1.1 million tourists visit the country ever year and the country’s top tourism agency is targeting another 400,000 more tourists per year to reach its ambitious target.  Tourism is the leading foreign exchange earner in the east African country, generating about $2 billion per year and contributing 17 per cent of Tanzania’s annual income.   Lion killing a Zebra in […]

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  • New rules for rental properties in Victoria

    New rules for rental properties in Victoria

    If you rent a house or own an investment property, you may need to know about the Victorian government intention to bring changes in the rental property market.     African-Australian property owner in Wyndham Victoria Victorians are being asked to have their say on possible changes to the rules around renting properties, as part of the government’s overhaul of the Residential Tenancies Act. The proposed changes have been developed following 331 written responses to the Fairer Safer Housingdiscussion papers and 3,500 contributions […]

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  • Victorian government warns of high food safety risks during this holiday season

    Victorian government warns of high food safety risks during this holiday season

    The Victorian government is urging Victorians to handle food safely and hygienically this Christmas to make sure celebrations aren’t spoilt by food-borne illnesses. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy issued a food safety warning today, following an increase in listeriosis cases in recent weeks. There have been seven cases reported in the last three weeks and 25 so far this year. The recent cases are not linked but are a timely reminder for pregnant women who are at particular risk from […]

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  • Why do many African-Australians fall victim to cyber criminals?

    Why do many African-Australians fall victim to cyber criminals?

    As we enter the busy Christmas season, Consumer Affairs Victoria is warning shoppers to avoid a nightmare by exercising caution when buying goods and gifts online. The consumer watchdog says that lat year it received  over 7000 complaints about issues with online shopping. Many such complaints included goods that weren’t supplied, or were only supplied in part,  goods with major failures or defects, as well as issues with refunds or returns.         Clothing and footwear was the most problematic […]

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  • Jameh Saga in Gambia gives food for thought

    Jameh Saga in Gambia gives food for thought

    Gambian President Yahayh Jammeh shocked the world by making a 180 degrees turn regarding his decision to relinquish power after losing the recently held presidential elections in Gambai. Only days after conceding to losing the elections to President-elect Adama Barrow he decided that he was no longer going to accept the result of the elections. This decision has gotten many Africans in general and African-Australians making comments of all sorts on social media.    Mustapha Wai  Just Pondering on the Jameh […]

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  • Tanzanian-Australians majestically celebrate their day in Melbourne

    Tanzanian-Australians majestically celebrate their day in Melbourne

    By Godfrey Olukya – 9 December 2016  A colorful celebration marking Tanzania day took place on Sunday 3 December 2016 in Prahran, in  Melbourne with Tanzanians and their invited visitors enjoying themselves to the fill. Several dozens of excited Tanzanian-Australians, including men, women and children, many dressed in African attire danced to good music, ate sumptuous food and drunk all tribes of drinks, taking numerous snaps as they cerebrated their independence day. The Grattan Gardens community centre hall was full of colour, […]

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  • African-Australian leaders concerned about negative media representations

    African-Australian leaders concerned about negative media representations

      African-Australians communities in Victoria remain seriously concerned about unfair, unbalanced and unjustified negative reporting about their communities in many mainstream Australian media outlets. Several Africans from the African communities’ leaders’ forum (AACLF) met Professor David Weisbrot, the Chair of Australian Press Council (APC), in Melbourne on 30 November 2016 to discuss ways to combat the misrepresentations of their communities in the media. Professor Weisbrot listened to the concerns expressed by various attendees to the meeting. He informed the group about […]

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  • Senegalese Professor  seeks leadership of African Union commission

    Senegalese Professor seeks leadership of African Union commission

    By Godfrey Olukya – 30 November 2016   Aspiring to become the next chairperson of African Union Commission, 69 year old Professor Abdoulaye Bathily from Senegal has started meeting various heads of African states seeking for their support.     The African presidents are set to elect the next head of commission in January next year to replace the incumbent Nkozasana Dlamini-Zuma whose term has expired. The other contenders include Botswana’s Penelope Venson, Chad’s Moussa Faki Mhamat, Equatorial Guinea’s Agapito Mba Mokuy […]

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  • Two bold women want to lead Somalia

    Two bold women want to lead Somalia

    By Godfrey Olukya – 28-11-2016 Two women have come boldly out in Somalia and declared that they are going to stand for presidency in the forthcoming presidential elections. The two courageous women are 44-year-old Fadumo Dayib and 42-year-old Anab Dahir. ”Although they have already got several threats from Muslim radical groups like Al-Shabab, they have insisted that they will stand in the elections for presidency.” said Somali elder Hassan Karim.     Fadumo Dayib, mother of  four who has a Finland […]

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  • Museveni criticises the West and says there is a lesson to learn from Trump’s victory.

    Museveni criticises the West and says there is a lesson to learn from Trump’s victory.

    By Godfrey Olukya, 24 Nov 2016                                                                                                                                                       […]

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  • Pygmies in DRC go on rampage

    Pygmies in DRC go on rampage

     Godrey Olukya-  21 November 2016  The Pygmies in Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) killed three people and wounded 10 others in Muswaki village on Sunday 20 November 2016 in eastern DRC province of Tanganyika, 70 km west of Kalemie city.  There are reports that Pygmies in the area have  also attacked bypassing trains and burned down over 20 houses.      According to local police officer Benon Ngungo, the attacks by pygmies have caused the displacement of hundreds of people […]

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  • Deng Adut at Parliament House

    Deng Adut at Parliament House

    Dent Adut, the NSW Australian of the Year is expected to speak as the guest of honour at a community event put together by Generosity Abroad and Alex Greenwich, MP, independent member for Sydney. The event will be held at the NSW Parliament house on Wednesday 30th November 2016.  Through the event the organisers aim to raise awareness on how small charities are affecting real change at grassroots levels. Genevieve Radnan, CEO and Founder of the Australian charity, Gennarosity Abroad, […]

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  • Breaking News from “New Change”

    Breaking News from “New Change”

    The New Change Young African Women’s Group is showcasing ‘Breaking News’, a short film on media misrepresentations of the South Sudanese community in Australia. The film is part spoken word, part music video and it will be launched in Melbourne on Thursday  17th November 2016  in Sunshine.     New Change crew in Melbourne (Photo: New Change) New Change is an initiative driven by young South Sudanese women in  Melbourne’s western suburbs, who aim to empower, motivate and educate young women to achieve self-confidence and […]

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  • A very special and colourful community dinner

    A very special and colourful community dinner

    Africa Media Australia (AMA) and The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) held a Jewish – African ‘Jeffersonian’ Dinner in partnership  African Professionals of Australia at the Adele Southwick Centre at St Kilda Hebrew Congregation on Sunday night. The dinner provided a great opportunity for members African and Jewish communities to connect and share ideas ideas and discuss topics of mutual importance. JCCV President Jennifer Huppert and the Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott opened the event in front of over 65 guests, […]

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