• African-Australian Inclusion Program 2018 officially open

    African-Australian Inclusion Program 2018 officially open

    The widely acclaimed JSS & NAB’s African Australian Inclusion Program (AAIP) continues to deliver great opportunities and achieve great outcomes for the community. The program provides opportunities for qualified and eligible African-Australians to obtain paid employment for six months with the NAB in Melbourne and Sydney.   For the 2018 AIP round, two informations sessions are scheduled to take place concomitantly in Melbourne and Sydney on  15 February 2018 from 9:30 AM – 12:30PM. To book your seat and attend […]

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  • Job opportunities for African-Australian engineers

    Job opportunities for African-Australian engineers

    Jesuit Social Services is offering a new employment program in conjunction with Australia’s leading engineering, contracting and service providers to the infrastructure, energy, resources, and transport sectors in Melbourne. The program will provide a paid full-time role to skilled and qualified individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds who have experienced barriers to securing a job. Applications are open from Friday 19th January 2018 until 5pm Wednesday 7th February 2018 and roles are expected to be available in the first half of 2018.   Participants […]

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  • Senator Di Natale says we need more stronger African voices and role models

    The Leader of The Greens party in federal parliament spoke to AMA and says that stronger African voices and role models can help address issues affecting African-Australian communities in Australia and curb youth offending. Watch the video for the full interview     

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  • What Victoria Police is saying about African youth offending

    In this interview Victoria Police’s Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp speaks talks about the latest development in addressing youth offending involving young Africans. The top cop wants the media to be more balanced when reporting crime in the community. 

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  • Victoria African community leaders call for calm and stand ready to work with Police to address  youth offending

    Victoria African community leaders call for calm and stand ready to work with Police to address youth offending

    We African communities in Victoria have seen recent media reports in the last few weeks about some of our young people in the community.                                  The African Australian community as a whole is just as shocked as the broader Australian community in relation to these inexcusable incidents. We speak with one voice in condemning the offending behaviour that we have seen reported in the media. Our thoughts go out to the victims of these incidents including those who saw their dwellings and other properties damaged, as well as the police officer who was attacked whilst doing […]

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  • A young African male  killed inside Port Phillip prison in Melbourne West

    A young African male killed inside Port Phillip prison in Melbourne West

    A young African  male has been  killed inside the Port Philip Prison in Truganina.   He was an inmate and was stabbed to death on Monday night and succumbed to his wounds early this morning.   Victoria Police is investigating and it has been reported that a number of people have been detained inside Port Philip Prison, in relation to the incident.  According to some media reports, the victim was deliberately targeted and the attack was not a random of […]

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  • African-Australian Inclusion Program 2018 officially open
  • Job opportunities for African-Australian engineers
  • Senator Di Natale says we need more stronger African voices and role models
  • What Victoria Police is saying about African youth offending
  • Victoria African community leaders call for calm and stand ready to work with Police to address  youth offending
  • A young African male  killed inside Port Phillip prison in Melbourne West
 

Recent Publications

  • African-Australian Inclusion Program 2018 officially open

    African-Australian Inclusion Program 2018 officially open

    The widely acclaimed JSS & NAB’s African Australian Inclusion Program (AAIP) continues to deliver great opportunities and achieve great outcomes for the community. The program provides opportunities for qualified and eligible African-Australians to obtain paid employment for six months with the NAB in Melbourne and Sydney.   For the 2018 AIP round, two informations sessions are scheduled to take place concomitantly in Melbourne and Sydney on  15 February 2018 from 9:30 AM – 12:30PM. To book your seat and attend […]

    Continue reading »

  • Job opportunities for African-Australian engineers

    Job opportunities for African-Australian engineers

    Jesuit Social Services is offering a new employment program in conjunction with Australia’s leading engineering, contracting and service providers to the infrastructure, energy, resources, and transport sectors in Melbourne. The program will provide a paid full-time role to skilled and qualified individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds who have experienced barriers to securing a job. Applications are open from Friday 19th January 2018 until 5pm Wednesday 7th February 2018 and roles are expected to be available in the first half of 2018.   Participants […]

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  • Senator Di Natale says we need more stronger African voices and role models

    Senator Di Natale says we need more stronger African voices and role models

    The Leader of The Greens party in federal parliament spoke to AMA and says that stronger African voices and role models can help address issues affecting African-Australian communities in Australia and curb youth offending. Watch the video for the full interview     

    Continue reading »

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  • What Victoria Police is saying about African youth offending

    What Victoria Police is saying about African youth offending

    In this interview Victoria Police’s Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp speaks talks about the latest development in addressing youth offending involving young Africans. The top cop wants the media to be more balanced when reporting crime in the community. 

    Continue reading »

  • Victoria African community leaders call for calm and stand ready to work with Police to address  youth offending

    Victoria African community leaders call for calm and stand ready to work with Police to address youth offending

    We African communities in Victoria have seen recent media reports in the last few weeks about some of our young people in the community.                                  The African Australian community as a whole is just as shocked as the broader Australian community in relation to these inexcusable incidents. We speak with one voice in condemning the offending behaviour that we have seen reported in the media. Our thoughts go out to the victims of these incidents including those who saw their dwellings and other properties damaged, as well as the police officer who was attacked whilst doing […]

    Continue reading »

  • A young African male  killed inside Port Phillip prison in Melbourne West

    A young African male killed inside Port Phillip prison in Melbourne West

    A young African  male has been  killed inside the Port Philip Prison in Truganina.   He was an inmate and was stabbed to death on Monday night and succumbed to his wounds early this morning.   Victoria Police is investigating and it has been reported that a number of people have been detained inside Port Philip Prison, in relation to the incident.  According to some media reports, the victim was deliberately targeted and the attack was not a random of […]

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  • Gold Coast Games 2018 : South African Casta Semanya makes a big announcement

    Gold Coast Games 2018 : South African Casta Semanya makes a big announcement

    South African reigning Olympic and world champion Caster Semenya has announced she will attempt the 800 metres and 1500m double at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The 26-year-old won gold in her pet 800m race at the world championships and a bronze in the 1500m in London in August. “I will again be going for the double but I need to improve on my tactics (for the 1500m),’ she told reporters.   “The 1,500m is a race that excites me. I […]

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  • A 15-year-old boy African-Australian boy drowned at Glenelg beach in Adelaide

    A 15-year-old boy African-Australian boy drowned at Glenelg beach in Adelaide

    A 15-year-old boy from a Burundian background, Elisase Nimbona drowned at Glenelg beach in Adelaide, South Australia.  Surf Life Saving SA said the tragic death occurred on Monday when the teenager from Goodwood was pulled from the water after he experienced difficulty under the jetty.   Eliase Nimbona who drowned at the Glenelg beach in Adelaide A group of boys present at the scene tried to save the boy but were unsuccessful. Paramedics also attended the site and gave him […]

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  • It’s official: Apple will set up its Australia’s first ever Flagship Store in Melbourne

    It’s official: Apple will set up its Australia’s first ever Flagship Store in Melbourne

    Australia’s first ever Apple Global Flagship Store will open at Federation Square in Melbourne in 2020. Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren has made this announcement today and said the new flagship store would be a major drawcard for visitors and locals, breathing new life into one of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks.    For the Victorian government, securing Apple is part of a broader strategy to reinvigorate Federation Square, following the recent announcement of new LED screens […]

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  • Community  consultation : Robin Scott meets with African youth

    Community consultation : Robin Scott meets with African youth

    The Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs continue to consult the community on the draft Action Plan to help create more social and economic opportunities for Victorians of African heritage. Mr Scott organised a special consultation session on Tuesday 12  December 2016 at Parliament house to enable his department to  obtain direct feedback and hear from the youth, rather than simply rely on submissions and reports from community leaders or other bureaucratic entities.   Robin Scott meeting with African youth at […]

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  • What to make of Robin Scott’s bold Action Plan for Africans?

    What to make of Robin Scott’s bold Action Plan for Africans?

    The Victorian government recently released a draft of its Action plan on African Communities for consultation. The so-called “Victorian African Communities Action Plan” (VACAP) includes a number of stated goals designed to guide its future actions in bringing about changes that increase social and economic opportunities for members of the African Australian communities living in the state of Victoria.     Robin Scott posing with an African community leader in Melbourne    The draft plan was developed with the assistance […]

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  • Jay Weatherill wants Canberra to lower school age

    Jay Weatherill wants Canberra to lower school age

    South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill is calling on the Commonwealth Government to fund preschool for 3 year-olds and help improving the educational outcomes and future career success of children across the State and the nation. The States and Territories have commissioned an independent report into early childhood  interventions, which is expected to be released soon.     Mr Weatherill has long championed dropping the preschool age from 4years-old to 3 years-old and says that the extra year of early education is […]

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  • Chinese Development Bank pours more money in Africa than the World Bank

    Chinese Development Bank pours more money in Africa than the World Bank

    In Johannesburg South Africa today,  Barclays Africa Group Limited(BAGL) and China Development Bank have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening cooperation and exploring opportunities to fund development projects in Africa. Given  focus on infrastructure finance for roads, railways and dams, Barclays Africa will leverage the MoU to unlock opportunities in order to strengthen its contribution towards Africa’s economic growth and development. Barclays Africa will also extract synergies from the CDB’s focus on inclusive finance to provide capital to SME’s and low income communities.   […]

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  • SBS’s Sunshine series wins an award at AACTA Awards 2017

    SBS’s Sunshine series wins an award at AACTA Awards 2017

    SBS’s  new vibrant, compelling and high-stakes crime drama series SUNSHINE  has won an award as best mini series at the Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts Awards (AACTA) 2017. The four parts series has aired over two weeks on SBS television channel from mid-October 2017, depicting the story of a young African-Australian Basketball player Jacob Garang, played by Wally Elnour, a rising on-screen talent.       In the film, Jacob is an aspiring South Sudanese Basketball player dreaming of making […]

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  • African teams going for World Cup receive funding support from CAF

    African teams going for World Cup receive funding support from CAF

    The 5 African countries going for world cup matches in Russia next will get financial support from African football body CAF. This is the first time for CAF to sponsor African team in the World cup. CAF has announced that y that an ad hoc committee chaired by 1st Vice President recommended financial incentives to all five representatives from the continent to next summer’s world cup. The committee, which has CAF Executive Committee member Kalusha Bwalya and presidents of the Football Associations of the five qualified […]

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  • Archibishop Tutu Fellows react to the slavery in Libya.

    Archibishop Tutu Fellows react to the slavery in Libya.

     Archbishop Tutu Fellows has issued a statement to  African Heads of State and the International Private Sector, Civil Society and Multilateral Organisations on the Great Stain of Slavery in Libya. There have been reports that some people from various countries in africa are sold as slaves in Libya. The letter goes,” Your Excellencies, leaders of private sector and civil society organisations, policy makers at the United Nations and the African Union and fellow Africans,     African migrants seeking to reach Europe end up in slavery […]

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  • Know your rights when using Uber and other similar apps in Victoria

    Know your rights when using Uber and other similar apps in Victoria

    As apps such as Uber, Airbnb and Airtasker become more popular, Victorians are being reminded about their rights under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) when it comes to the sharing economy. The sharing economy connects consumers to people who have products to sell, hire or lease via an online platform and includes services such as ride sharing, home sharing and skill sharing. Only about one thir d of people who currently buy products and services through such platforms realise they […]

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  • Multicultural Community Ambassadors inducted for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

    Multicultural Community Ambassadors inducted for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

    Two hundred and forty multicultural community ambassadors have now been officially welcomed into the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Family. Recent induction sessions on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne highlighted the importance of the Commonwealth Games in a global context and its direct benefit to Australian communities. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) CEO Mark Peters said multicultural community ambassadors from more than 40 Commonwealth nations and territories will help drive awareness, encourage participation […]

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  • AFroshine Awards celebrate the achievements of Africans in Australia

    AFroshine Awards celebrate the achievements of Africans in Australia

    The African-Australian community  came together to celebrate successful stories from members of their communities last  Saturday  November 18th,  2017  in Melbourne, as part of the 5th edition of the prestigious AFROSHINE AUSTRALIA awards. The awards recognise the achievements  of individual Australians of African descent from around the country in 12 categories that include community leadership, business entrepreneurship, artistic talents, professional excellence etc. Africa Media Australia (AMA) and African Professionals (APA) are the organisers of this awards program that started in […]

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  • He’s gone…finally !

    He’s gone…finally !

    After being in power for over 30 years, Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe has resigned today. The ailing, ruthless, careless and stubbornly autocratic dictator has finally bowed to pressure from the military, the parliament and the people of Zimbabwe and agreed to quit power.  Parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda  announced that Mugabe had submitted his resignation in a letter. Immediately after citizens learning about it,they went wild and started celebrating in the city Harare and other parts of the country.   The speaker of parliament announced […]

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  • What exactly is happening in Zimbabwe?

    What exactly is happening in Zimbabwe?

    The army in Zimbabwe has said in a statement today that it it has taken over control but has not held a coup. It said in a statement, that it is doing whatever it is doing to get rid of the enemies of the country. It said,”Fellow Zimbabweans,Firstly we wish to assure our nation, His Excellency, the president of the republic of Zimbabwe and commander in chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, comrade R G Mugabe and his family, are safe and sound and their […]

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