• Victorians home owners will soon get cheaper Builders insurance

    Victorians home owners will soon get cheaper Builders insurance

    Homeowners and builders in Victoria will have access to cheaper Domestic Building Insurance (DBI) thanks to a new service model being introduced by the Victorian Government.  Robin Scott, Minister for Finance announced today that, from July 1, a new system managed by the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority will see insurance premiums reduce by an average of 20 per cent. The model will also give customers access to up-to-date information, and enable them to purchase cover online. It slashes red tape and […]

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  • Inaugural African Diaspora Women Summit soon to open in Melbourne

    Inaugural African Diaspora Women Summit soon to open in Melbourne

    The inaugural African Diaspora Women Summit (ADWS) 2017 will take place in Melbourne on 26 &27 June 2017 at Victoria University, Flinders Street Campus, in Melbourne. The initiative is from Dr Mimmie Watts, an African-Australian academic who is passionate about making a difference in the community.  In this  Video, Dr Mimmie and three members of the Summit Committee provide informatoin about the summit and invites community members, service providers, business leaders and social activists to register and attend.   

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  • Melbourne remains top cultural destination

    Melbourne remains top cultural destination

    Melbourne’s reputation as Australia’s cultural capital has been reinforced with a new report ranking the city the top cultural destination in the country, third in the Asia Pacific and twelfth in the world for arts and culture. The Boston Consulting Group’s Melbourne as a Global Cultural Destination report investigated Melbourne’s cultural strengths – from the number of creative events and venues to the number of residents employed in the creative sector – to reveal how the city compares locally and […]

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  • New Renting laws in Victoria may affect you

    New Renting laws in Victoria may affect you

    The Victorian government is naming renting simple for Victoria’s migrant communities with a series of multilingual videos that explain tenants’ rights and responsibilities.  Marlene Kairouz, Minister for Consumer Affairs launched the videos at the Western Community Legal Centre (WEstjustice) in Werribee today. ” It’s important all Victorians can understand their rights and responsibilities as tenants – regardless of where they were born or what language they speak.  These educational videos are designed to help our newest arrivals take control of the […]

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  • A bit more money for low paid workers in Australia

    A bit more money for low paid workers in Australia

    The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has decided on 6 June 2017 to boost the minimum wage and all award wages by awarding 3.3% increase in the the National Minimum Wage and all award minimum wages for 2016/17. The decision means that the National minimum wages will increase from $694.90 or $18.29 an hour. Workers across the country will benefit from this increase. The Victorian government has welcomed the decision and says that it will help address the a rising level of income inequality […]

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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 […]

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  • Victorians home owners will soon get cheaper Builders insurance
  • Inaugural African Diaspora Women Summit soon to open in Melbourne
  • Melbourne remains top cultural destination
  • New Renting laws in Victoria may affect you
  • A bit more money for low paid workers in Australia
  • Daniel Andrews wants to get tough on violent crime committed by  young offenders
 

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  • Victorians home owners will soon get cheaper Builders insurance

    Victorians home owners will soon get cheaper Builders insurance

    Homeowners and builders in Victoria will have access to cheaper Domestic Building Insurance (DBI) thanks to a new service model being introduced by the Victorian Government.  Robin Scott, Minister for Finance announced today that, from July 1, a new system managed by the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority will see insurance premiums reduce by an average of 20 per cent. The model will also give customers access to up-to-date information, and enable them to purchase cover online. It slashes red tape and […]

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  • Inaugural African Diaspora Women Summit soon to open in Melbourne

    Inaugural African Diaspora Women Summit soon to open in Melbourne

    The inaugural African Diaspora Women Summit (ADWS) 2017 will take place in Melbourne on 26 &27 June 2017 at Victoria University, Flinders Street Campus, in Melbourne. The initiative is from Dr Mimmie Watts, an African-Australian academic who is passionate about making a difference in the community.  In this  Video, Dr Mimmie and three members of the Summit Committee provide informatoin about the summit and invites community members, service providers, business leaders and social activists to register and attend.   

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  • Melbourne remains top cultural destination

    Melbourne remains top cultural destination

    Melbourne’s reputation as Australia’s cultural capital has been reinforced with a new report ranking the city the top cultural destination in the country, third in the Asia Pacific and twelfth in the world for arts and culture. The Boston Consulting Group’s Melbourne as a Global Cultural Destination report investigated Melbourne’s cultural strengths – from the number of creative events and venues to the number of residents employed in the creative sector – to reveal how the city compares locally and […]

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  • New Renting laws in Victoria may affect you

    New Renting laws in Victoria may affect you

    The Victorian government is naming renting simple for Victoria’s migrant communities with a series of multilingual videos that explain tenants’ rights and responsibilities.  Marlene Kairouz, Minister for Consumer Affairs launched the videos at the Western Community Legal Centre (WEstjustice) in Werribee today. ” It’s important all Victorians can understand their rights and responsibilities as tenants – regardless of where they were born or what language they speak.  These educational videos are designed to help our newest arrivals take control of the […]

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  • President Museveni gets $100 from an American citizen for his efforts in helping refugees

    President Museveni gets $100 from an American citizen for his efforts in helping refugees

    President Yoweri Museveni woke up this morning to surprise mail in his box from a stranger in the United States of America thanking him and Ugandans for their gesture towards refugees. Mrs. Adrienne Douglas said in her short letter to the President that she believes that his actions toward the refugees that he has allowed into Uganda are to be admired and his kindness serves as an example to people all over the world. She enclosed a Postal Money Order cheque worth US$100 and said […]

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  • A bit more money for low paid workers in Australia

    A bit more money for low paid workers in Australia

    The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has decided on 6 June 2017 to boost the minimum wage and all award wages by awarding 3.3% increase in the the National Minimum Wage and all award minimum wages for 2016/17. The decision means that the National minimum wages will increase from $694.90 or $18.29 an hour. Workers across the country will benefit from this increase. The Victorian government has welcomed the decision and says that it will help address the a rising level of income inequality […]

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  • Reliance on donor may be affecting peace efforts in Africa

    Reliance on donor may be affecting peace efforts in Africa

    The Chairman of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union, Mull Katende recently stated during an ordinary Pan African Parliament, that heavy reliance on donor funding is affecting peace efforts on the continent. Mr Katende says that donor funds makes it difficult for some countries to adequately budget for their security. Presenting a paper on the status of peace and security in Africa to PanAfrican Parliament (PAP) MPs meeting in Midland, South Africa , Katende said,”African  parliamentarians should make use of the available tools […]

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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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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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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  • 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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