• 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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  • Mental Health, Alcohol Abuse and Domestic Violence in African-Australian communities
  • More drug testing on Victorian roads: offenders are on notice
  • Ms Gichuhi wins a second victory and is now officially confirmed as Senator
  • Lucy Gichuhi wins a seat at the Australian parliament, first African-born soon to occupy a seat at the Australian parliament
  • National action calling for justice for refugees this Sunday 9 April 2017
  • Queensland government launches a new action plan to improve access to health servies for refugees
 

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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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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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  • 57 billion funding package for Africa

    57 billion funding package for Africa

    The World Bank  announced on  21 March 2017 a $57 billion financing package for sub-Saharan Africa over the next three years. According to the World Bank communication department, the money is meant to benefit several countries including Ethiopia,Rwanda,Kenya, Uganda,Tanzania, , Burundi, the DR Congo,and South Sudan and the funding package will become available from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020. The World Bank’s chief Jim Yong Kim said ,”The funds will be directed towards expansion of programs in a […]

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  • Queensland government to provide more funding for community legal centres

    Queensland government to provide more funding for community legal centres

    Attorney -General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has announced $51.3 million in State and Commonwealth funding for Queensland’s vital community legal centres. Thirty-six  community services have been successful in securing funding for the next three years, starting from July 1. But the Attorney-General warned that despite Queensland boosting its contribution, there was still a funding shortfall because of the Turnbull Government’s decision to slash $2 million from Queensland’s services. “The Palaszczuk Government is now covering 60% of the costs […]

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  • Museveni’s efforts to address the refugee crisis  with the Khartoum government pays off

    Museveni’s efforts to address the refugee crisis with the Khartoum government pays off

    By Godfrey Olukya  President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan has hailed President Yoweri Museveni’s peace efforts in Sudan following the safe release and handover of 125 Prisoners of war by SPLM-North to the Khatoum government. In a special message delivered to President Yoweri Museveni by the Sudanese Vice President Hassabo Mohammed Abdel Rahman at meeting in Nairobi’s Villa Rosa Kempisky Hotel Residence, President Bashir said the gesture was a positive step towards achieving peace in the region. General Bashir urged President […]

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  • Multiculturalism? No! A National Hypocrisy.

    Multiculturalism? No! A National Hypocrisy.

    Like many Australians, I welcomed the Australian Multicultural Statement released by Prime Minister Turnbull yesterday. There is​​ no doubt about this: Australia is a culturally and religiously diverse Country. It is almost 300 cultures in one, carrying with them their differences and blending together to create a viable, tolerant and beautiful mosaic this nation has turned to be. The indigenous populations, which lived on this land for centuries, have proven to be and have long portrayed a positive long lasting […]

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  • First Africa Innovation Challenge

    First Africa Innovation Challenge

    Johnson & Johnson has named the winners of the first Africa Innovation Challenge at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress at a function held in Cape town ,South Africa on 14 march 2017. A statement by Johnson & Johnson said that the initiative, which received nearly 500 submissions from innovators and entrepreneurs across the continent, sought the best ideas for new, sustainable health solutions that will benefit African communities. The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies comprises the world’s largest healthcare business and its presence in Africa dates […]

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  • Barry talks to AMA about his commitment to see international NGOs stop staining the image of Africa

    Barry talks to AMA about his commitment to see international NGOs stop staining the image of Africa

    For over a century, the continent of Africa has been described in the West as a continent full of savages, misery, wars, famine and any other negative thing you can think of. “Africa Bashing” refers to all the negativity about Africa that is often circulated in Western media, in academic work and literature and increasingly more in the PR and Marketing communication output from many NGOS working in Africa.   Even though today Africa is one of the fastest growing economic […]

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  • Faith comes to the city

    Faith comes to the city

    FAITH IN THE CITY is a new program on AMA that focuses on highlighting the work, views and opinions of  Ministers of God, faith leaders, preachers and teachers, especially those from a migrant background. Many migrants like African-Australians and others are very keen to practice their faith and this is something that needs to be encouraged and  AMA is providing a platform for people to talk about their faith and spirituality in the context of Australia. AMA is kick-starting the show with Peter […]

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  • Ghana’s president talks about his poor background to inspire the youth in Africa

    Ghana’s president talks about his poor background to inspire the youth in Africa

    Ghana’s president Akufo-Addo has given a chilling account of what he went through to become what he is today, including borrowing to pay for school fees. According to presidential correspondent, Charles Takyi Boadu, Akufo- Addo talked of the ordeal his late father went through raising him as a child, in a bid to inspire the country’s youth.   Ghana’s newly elected president Akufo-Addo This perhaps might have influenced his conviction for free education to secondary level which is undoubtedly a flagship programme of his […]

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  • A gap year program may help troubled South Sudanese Youth in Australia

    A gap year program may help troubled South Sudanese Youth in Australia

    The South Sudanese community recently made a submission to the Standing Committee on Migration Public Hearing for the inquiry into Migration settlement Outcomes.  As part of this submission, the chair of the South Sudanese Community Association in Victoria Inc., Kot Monoah provided further written submission that provides a glimpse on what his community is thinking in relation to some of the issues that affect the South Sudanese youth.  South Sudanese Community leaders making making their submission to the Standing Committee In […]

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  • Victoria’s top cop speaks about the complex issue of youth offending

    Victoria’s top cop speaks about the complex issue of youth offending

    Every so often our community is confronted with a worrying and complex problem which touches everyday lives, dominates headlines and divides opinion on possible solutions. Family violence and the scourge of the drug ‘ice’ are two recent examples which captured the public’s attention. While these issues initially present as matters of law enforcement, you need only to scratch the surface to find deeper origins and causes well before police have become involved. Young people committing serious and violent crime has […]

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