• Watch out on the road. Police is getting high-tech !

    Watch out on the road. Police is getting high-tech !

    Victoria Police will be able to keep a closer watch on dangerous drivers with new road safety technology rolling out across Victoria Police’s highway patrol fleet. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined the road policing command to unveil the first highway patrol vehicle fitted with Automatic Number Plate Recognition and in-car video technology. Automatic Number Plate Recognition and in-car video recording technology will significantly boost Victoria Police’s ability to get dangerous drivers and vehicles off the roads, scanning up […]

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  • Job opportunity knocking for Africans interested in a career in banking

    Job opportunity knocking for Africans interested in a career in banking

    Jesuit Social Services in partnership with National Australia Bank (NAB) are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the latest round of the African Australian Inclusion Program (AAIP) in Victoria and New South Wales! Apply now! Applications close midnight Monday 4 March 2019. The AAIP provides six months of paid, supported work experience at NAB for qualified African-Australians who are facing barriers in finding work in their chosen field due to a lack of local experience. We help to overcome this challenge by offering […]

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  • Multicultural workers need to better understand their rights for safety at work

    Multicultural workers need to better understand their rights for safety at work

    The Victorian government is taking steps to help non-English speaking workers better understand their occupational health and safety rights. A new public awareness campaign aimed at this particular cohort of the Victorian workforce has been launched by Worksafe Victoria, which includes an  interactive hub promoting important health and safety information in nine languages in addition to English: Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Dinka, Khmer and Korean. “Every worker has a right to be protected from health and safety risks at […]

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  • Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan talks to AMA about the rise of far-right extremism in Australia

    Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan talks to AMA about the rise of far-right extremism in Australia

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  • AIDS  is still here and it is still killing

    AIDS is still here and it is still killing

    World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the communities about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.   In Melbourne he Victorian African Health Action Network (VAHAN) is organising a community forum at VU metro West in Footscray to reflect on  what has changed HIV & AIDS in Australia […]

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  • African communities congratulate Daniel Andrews on his re-election

    African communities congratulate Daniel Andrews on his re-election

    African Australian Communities Leadership Forum (AACLF) Inc. welcomes the re-election of the labour government in Victoria last weekend. We congratulate Premier Daniel Andrews and his team for the win.   As a representative body of various African Australian communities in Victoria, AACLF looks forward to working with the re-elected labour government over the next four years. We also stand ready to work constructively with all parties and stakeholders to strengthen African Australian communities and contribute to making Victoria a more prosperous and harmonious […]

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  • Watch out on the road. Police is getting high-tech !
  • Job opportunity knocking for Africans interested in a career in banking
  • Multicultural workers need to better understand their rights for safety at work
  • Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan talks to AMA about the rise of far-right extremism in Australia
  • AIDS  is still here and it is still killing
  • African communities congratulate Daniel Andrews on his re-election
 

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  • Watch out on the road. Police is getting high-tech !

    Watch out on the road. Police is getting high-tech !

    Victoria Police will be able to keep a closer watch on dangerous drivers with new road safety technology rolling out across Victoria Police’s highway patrol fleet. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined the road policing command to unveil the first highway patrol vehicle fitted with Automatic Number Plate Recognition and in-car video technology. Automatic Number Plate Recognition and in-car video recording technology will significantly boost Victoria Police’s ability to get dangerous drivers and vehicles off the roads, scanning up […]

    Continue reading »

  • Job opportunity knocking for Africans interested in a career in banking

    Job opportunity knocking for Africans interested in a career in banking

    Jesuit Social Services in partnership with National Australia Bank (NAB) are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the latest round of the African Australian Inclusion Program (AAIP) in Victoria and New South Wales! Apply now! Applications close midnight Monday 4 March 2019. The AAIP provides six months of paid, supported work experience at NAB for qualified African-Australians who are facing barriers in finding work in their chosen field due to a lack of local experience. We help to overcome this challenge by offering […]

    Continue reading »

  • Multicultural workers need to better understand their rights for safety at work

    Multicultural workers need to better understand their rights for safety at work

    The Victorian government is taking steps to help non-English speaking workers better understand their occupational health and safety rights. A new public awareness campaign aimed at this particular cohort of the Victorian workforce has been launched by Worksafe Victoria, which includes an  interactive hub promoting important health and safety information in nine languages in addition to English: Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Dinka, Khmer and Korean. “Every worker has a right to be protected from health and safety risks at […]

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  • Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan talks to AMA about the rise of far-right extremism in Australia

    Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan talks to AMA about the rise of far-right extremism in Australia

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  • St Kilda protest against Africans widely condmened by the community

    St Kilda protest against Africans widely condmened by the community

    Many Australians have condemned the rally organised last weekend by far-right extremists in St Kilda, Melbourne. Blair Cottrell, a convicted criminal, is one of the main organisers of the demonstration. He is a known by law-enforcement agencies for his criminal and anti-immigration activities, especially his hatred against Africans and Muslims in Australia. A heavy police presence was observed during the rally to ensure there was no clash between the fascist mob and an opposing anti-racism group that was present at […]

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  • More police to patrol the CBD

    More police to patrol the CBD

    Frontline police and specialist units will blanket the CBD, Yarra and surrounds this summer, as part of an enhanced deployment model to improve community safety.  My City Plus will expand on the 24/7 policing model operating in the city to target antisocial behaviour, public order issues and crime. With millions of Victorians expected to visit Melbourne for the festive season, major events and summer holidays, Acting Assistant Commissioner Tim Hansen said the community should expect to see a highly visible, […]

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  • AIDS  is still here and it is still killing

    AIDS is still here and it is still killing

    World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the communities about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.   In Melbourne he Victorian African Health Action Network (VAHAN) is organising a community forum at VU metro West in Footscray to reflect on  what has changed HIV & AIDS in Australia […]

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  • African communities congratulate Daniel Andrews on his re-election

    African communities congratulate Daniel Andrews on his re-election

    African Australian Communities Leadership Forum (AACLF) Inc. welcomes the re-election of the labour government in Victoria last weekend. We congratulate Premier Daniel Andrews and his team for the win.   As a representative body of various African Australian communities in Victoria, AACLF looks forward to working with the re-elected labour government over the next four years. We also stand ready to work constructively with all parties and stakeholders to strengthen African Australian communities and contribute to making Victoria a more prosperous and harmonious […]

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  • New job opportunities for qualified migrants with the Australian Tax Office  (ATO)

    New job opportunities for qualified migrants with the Australian Tax Office (ATO)

    NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES – APPLY NOW!   Jesuit Social Services (JSS) is collaborating with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to deliver the “Opening Doors” initiative, which is a program  set up by ATO to offer twelve month paid employment experience to people from refugee and humanitarian backgrounds with Australian citizenship.     Applications are now being accepted and will be opened till  20 December 2018, for roles to commence in March 2019.   Through this initiative, participants will receive: preparation training […]

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  • If it is a problem: take action.

    If it is a problem: take action.

    Josh Phiri is a counsellor working with Gambler’s help and assisting people who are struggling with a variety of issues related to problem gambling.  Mr Phiri works with many clients from a multicultural background and as a Kenyan-born Australian, he understands quite well some of the specific challenges that relate to ethnic groups in their Australian context and how to best assist them minimise and/or avoid gambling harm.  Josh was interviewed by AMA’s Clyde Sharady.      AMA: Apparently gambling […]

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  • Burke street stabbing in Melbourne: Africans leaders condemn the attack.

    Burke street stabbing in Melbourne: Africans leaders condemn the attack.

    Bourke Street Attack 9th November 2018 – African Australian Communities Response Like all well-meaning and decent Victorians, the entire African Australian communities are deeply saddened and stand united in condemning the abhorrent and despicable attack in Bourke Street on Friday 9th November 2018.  We stand with the victims of this incident and send our sincere condolences to their families and friends. We commend and thank Victoria Police for their swift, measured and professional response in bringing the situation promptly under […]

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  • Why are more multicultural youth experiencing gambling harm?

    Why are more multicultural youth experiencing gambling harm?

    Australians gamble more money per capita than any other people on earth. Gambling harm is now a very serious societal issue that deserves more attention. Multicultural communities are not exempt from this issue and increasingly more young people in these communities are falling victims of gambling and need help.    In this video, a young man from Australian-Indonesian background talks about his experience with gambling from the moment he was first introduced to that environment to the way he struggled […]

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  • Afroshine Australia Awards: over 30 people awarded for their good work in the community

    Afroshine Australia Awards: over 30 people awarded for their good work in the community

    The 2018 Afroshine Awards night took place on Saturday November 10th and brought together close to 200 people from all over Australia to celebrate positive achievements within African communities. 35 people were awarded and 16 individuals were commended.  The full list of finalists include: Category 1: Community Leadership Winners Dr Apollo & Dr Charles (Community Leadership) Francis Acquah (Community leadership  & Mental health)  Commended Sadiki Mukasa Jude Ediae Category 2: Artistic and individual talents Saed Abdella Hazel Zirobwa Jael Wena […]

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  • Public voting starts for the 2018 AFROSHINE AUSTRALIA AWARDS

    Public voting starts for the 2018 AFROSHINE AUSTRALIA AWARDS

    This year we have introduced public voting for AFROSHINE AUSTRALIA AWARDS. The voting will count for 40% and the judging panel’s assessment will count for 60%  of the total 100 points in the overall assessment of the awards. The judging panel’s assessment will be done based on the following criteria : 1- Significance  2-Impact in the community  3- Innovation 4- Consistency.  Nominees are now called to t0 inform their fans and supporters to vote for them or send testimonials about […]

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  • Adeola in Melbourne

    Adeola in Melbourne

    Adeola Fayehun is a hard-hitting journalist who has carved her own path as the host of satirical online news show ” Keeping It Real”. Adeola uses satire to flip how the African diaspora and lived experience are reflected in the media – instead of being the subject, Africans are active players in control of the narrative. Through her technological and media savvy, Adeola is also making great moves, both in connecting with audiences and effecting change.     To book […]

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  • Young African-Australian to represent Australia at 2018 Junior Eurovision

    Young African-Australian to represent Australia at 2018 Junior Eurovision

    Jael Wena is the Australian representative for Junior Eurovision 2018 taking palce in Nov 2018. This rising Afro-Australian talent has also been nominated for the 2018 AFROSHINE AUSTRALIA AWARDS. Nominate your favorite singer, artist or any African-Australian person who deserves recognition for their talents, professional success or community contribution. Take 3 minutes and Nominate through this link: https://bit.ly/2MLHax1. Nomination closes on 20 October 2018. 

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  • Dealing with gambling harm within multicultural communities

    Dealing with gambling harm within multicultural communities

    Gambling can be fun, but a lot of times it ends up causing a significant amount of harm, if the gambler becomes addicted and unable to control their addiction. Anecdotal evidence suggests that increasingly more young people from a multicultural background are experiencing issues related to gambling addiction. In this video, AMA talks to Josh Phiri, a therapeutic counsellor with Gambler’s help to discuss issues pertaining to gambling in the communities.  

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  • Implementation committee appointed for the Victorian African Community Action Plan

    Implementation committee appointed for the Victorian African Community Action Plan

    The Victorian government has announced today the membership of the Implementation Committee for the African Communities Action Plan (VACAP). VACAP was developed by and for African communities in partnership with the Victorian Government to improve the wellbeing of all Victorians of African heritage.  “The African Communities Action Plan is a comprehensive, long term strategy to address a wide range of issuesaffecting Victorians of African heritage. We are supporting and empowering Victorians of African heritage, and are proud to work in partnership […]

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  • Multicultural youth falling victims of problem gambling

    Multicultural youth falling victims of problem gambling

    Gambling can be fun and a lot of young people see it as such. But there is a lot more to gambling than just fun and the possibility of wining big money.   Gambling is an activity that attracts the attention of a lot of Australians in general. Statistics available through Wikipedia indicate that more than 80% of adults Australians engage in gambling of some kind and this is the highest rate in the world. With a such a high […]

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  • Vote for Pick My Project to support community Harmony.

    Vote for Pick My Project to support community Harmony.

    Dear Friend.  We need your help! We are initiating a great project to promote community harmony in the city Wyndham (Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Tarneit, Truganina and Wyndham vale) Your vote could help us receive much needed funding.  Voting closes this Sunday, 16th September. Your vote can help us.    Please follow these steps for Voting  –  Go to https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/and click on ‘register’ (top right corner). You can register with Facebook, Google or Email. Complete your profile (Username, First Name, Last […]

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  • Africans in Wyndham react to Victoria Police’s Task Force consultation

    Africans in Wyndham react to Victoria Police’s Task Force consultation

    Media Release  Wyndham African Communities’ Network (WACN)    The Wyndham African Communities Network (WACN) has followed with interest the community consultation session organised by the African Australian Task Force (AATF) on Wednesday 5thSeptember in the city of Wyndham.  WACN members believe that the Task force is a good initiative, which may help address many issues affecting youth at risk and troubled youth within African communities. We are encouraged by the high turn up during the consultation meeting, which demonstrates high […]

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