• Funding boost for vulnerable families

    Funding boost for vulnerable families

    Vulnerable families in Victoria will receive more support thanks to additional funding announced today by the Victorian government.   A funding package of $72.4 million has been announced today by Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos  over two years  to support vulnerable families and children.   “Every Victorian child deserves the best start in life and the best chance to reach their full potential. The most effective way to achieve this is by investing in programs we know will strengthen families […]

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  • Achol Marial explains her position regarding the leadership issue in SSCAV

    Achol Marial explains her position regarding the leadership issue in SSCAV

    Achol Marial has granted an interview to AMA in which she clarifies her position regarding the latest leadership challenge within the South Sudanese Community Association in Victoria.  

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  • Leadership crisis in Melbourne’s South Sudanese community?

    Leadership crisis in Melbourne’s South Sudanese community?

    The leadership of the South Sudanese Community in Victoria appears to be in crisis. A group of disgruntled members of the South Sudanese Community Association in Victoria (SSAV) Inc, has convened a meeting and voted on a resolution to oust the current chairperson of the association Mr Ring Mayar, along with two other members of the executive team, including the deputy chairperson Mr Awan Kuol and the secretary general Deng Majak.   The disgruntled group has nominated a new executive team […]

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  • Of African Appearance……

    Of African Appearance……

      In the midst of the debate over the racial labelling of African and Sudanese gangs in the media, The Australian on the 30 July printed an article on a group of men who gatecrashed a party in suburban Melbourne. That this event should make the news is hardly noteworthy. Crime sells, as does violence, and there is a public interest to it. Unfortunately, what is also increasingly unsurprising is the selective and racial language used in the article. The gatecrashers, […]

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  • job opportunities knocking for African-Australians: AAIP extended till 19 August 2018

    job opportunities knocking for African-Australians: AAIP extended till 19 August 2018

    This is a paid message promoting AAIP program    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 Melbourne, Shepparton and Sydney! The application period runs from  Friday 3 August 2018 through to Wednesday 19 August 2018 (extended from 15 August).     The AAIP provides six months of paid, supported work experience at NAB for qualified African-Australians. Lack of local work experience prevents […]

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  • Media training for young African-Australians offered by The Age

    Media training for young African-Australians offered by The Age

    The Age is offering an opportunity to young African -Australians interested in the media industry  to gain understanding and knowledge about how the media works in Australia. Any interested young person can send their expression of interest to gabriela@yay.org.au  or call 0425225 020  

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  • Funding boost for vulnerable families
  • Achol Marial explains her position regarding the leadership issue in SSCAV
  • Leadership crisis in Melbourne’s South Sudanese community?
  • Of African Appearance……
  • job opportunities knocking for African-Australians: AAIP extended till 19 August 2018
  • Media training for young African-Australians offered by The Age
 

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  • Funding boost for vulnerable families

    Funding boost for vulnerable families

    Vulnerable families in Victoria will receive more support thanks to additional funding announced today by the Victorian government.   A funding package of $72.4 million has been announced today by Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos  over two years  to support vulnerable families and children.   “Every Victorian child deserves the best start in life and the best chance to reach their full potential. The most effective way to achieve this is by investing in programs we know will strengthen families […]

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  • Achol Marial explains her position regarding the leadership issue in SSCAV

    Achol Marial explains her position regarding the leadership issue in SSCAV

    Achol Marial has granted an interview to AMA in which she clarifies her position regarding the latest leadership challenge within the South Sudanese Community Association in Victoria.  

    Continue reading »

  • Leadership crisis in Melbourne’s South Sudanese community?

    Leadership crisis in Melbourne’s South Sudanese community?

    The leadership of the South Sudanese Community in Victoria appears to be in crisis. A group of disgruntled members of the South Sudanese Community Association in Victoria (SSAV) Inc, has convened a meeting and voted on a resolution to oust the current chairperson of the association Mr Ring Mayar, along with two other members of the executive team, including the deputy chairperson Mr Awan Kuol and the secretary general Deng Majak.   The disgruntled group has nominated a new executive team […]

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  • Of African Appearance……

    Of African Appearance……

      In the midst of the debate over the racial labelling of African and Sudanese gangs in the media, The Australian on the 30 July printed an article on a group of men who gatecrashed a party in suburban Melbourne. That this event should make the news is hardly noteworthy. Crime sells, as does violence, and there is a public interest to it. Unfortunately, what is also increasingly unsurprising is the selective and racial language used in the article. The gatecrashers, […]

    Continue reading »

  • job opportunities knocking for African-Australians: AAIP extended till 19 August 2018

    job opportunities knocking for African-Australians: AAIP extended till 19 August 2018

    This is a paid message promoting AAIP program    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 Melbourne, Shepparton and Sydney! The application period runs from  Friday 3 August 2018 through to Wednesday 19 August 2018 (extended from 15 August).     The AAIP provides six months of paid, supported work experience at NAB for qualified African-Australians. Lack of local work experience prevents […]

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  • Media training for young African-Australians offered by The Age

    Media training for young African-Australians offered by The Age

    The Age is offering an opportunity to young African -Australians interested in the media industry  to gain understanding and knowledge about how the media works in Australia. Any interested young person can send their expression of interest to gabriela@yay.org.au  or call 0425225 020  

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  • African-Australian youth more likely to go to university than non-migrant youths

    African-Australian youth more likely to go to university than non-migrant youths

    Counter to recent rhetoric about Australia being “swamped” by non-English speaking migrants “who refuse to assimilate”, new research shows young people from African and Arabic migrant families are more likely to go to university than non-migrants. The analysis by Andrew Norton of the Grattan Institute looks at rates of university participation among 18-20 year olds, grouped by the language they speak at home. Compared to Australians who speak English at home, the rate of university participation is significantly higher for […]

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  • Victorian government provides more support to South Sudanese communities

    Victorian government provides more support to South Sudanese communities

      The Victorian government  is paying more attention on youth issues within South Sudanese communities in Melbourne. The  government has provided a $5.5 million funding package, which was announced on 30 July 2018 to establish three new Community Support groups that will focus on helping  South Sudanese youths to be their best.   The government is hoping to be able to get more community engagement, resilience and more meaningful assistance provided to young people to link them to appropriate services. […]

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  • The NAB’s African-Australian Inclusion Program 2018 is here

    The NAB’s African-Australian Inclusion Program 2018 is here

    The African-Australian Inclusion Program 2018 (AAIP) round 2 is here. Book your spot to attend an information session on 3rd August in Melbourne and Sydney.   For Melbourne session book here: https://bit.ly/2JZguDn. For Sydney booking click the following link: https://bit.ly/2NO5yL8. AAIP offers six months paid employment opportunity to qualified African professionals to work with the National Bank (NAB). The program is run by Jesuit Social Services (JSS).   

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  • Police charge teenager following CBD murder last weekend

    Police charge teenager following CBD murder last weekend

    Homicide Squad detectives have charged a 17-year-old male following the death of Laa Chol in the CBD last Saturday. Police were called to an address on A’Beckett Street following reports of a woman suffering serious injuries about 5.15 AM on 21 July.   Laa Chol, killed last Saturday morning in Melbourne    Paramedics attended, however the 19-year-old died at the scene. Police arrested a 17-year-old male from Sunshine North earlier this afternoon and he has since been charged with one […]

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  • Kenyatta on bankable infrustructure projects

    Kenyatta on bankable infrustructure projects

    President Uhuru Kenyatta has made an urgent call for developing and funding bankable infrastructure projects to drive Africa’s growth agenda. According to a statement by African Development Bank, in Kenyatta’s keynote address at the Africa50 General Shareholders Meeting held in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, said he supports bankable projects in energy, transport, ICT, water and sanitation provide unprecedented opportunities for private sector participation. “The private sector must step up and help us close the infrastructure gap on the African continent. Public […]

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  • Dissecting the Victorian African Community Action Plan

    Dissecting the Victorian African Community Action Plan

    The recently launched Victorian African Community Action Plan is an unprecedented government-backed plan designed to help strengthen African communities in Victoria.   In this video series, we look at what the plan entails, what has happened since it was launched in  21 April 2018 and what can be expected from it moving forward Watch the video for all the details 

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  • Burundian community celebrates their independence day in Melbourne

    Burundian community celebrates their independence day in Melbourne

    By Belthrand Habiakare  The ability to celebrate our uniqueness without infringing on the otherness is what freedom entails. The testimony of the 30th June 2018 Joining the rest of the world, where Burundians have resettled including Norway and France, to name, but a few, the Burundian diaspora in Victoria reiterated allegiance to their ancestral heritage once again. Our ancestors held that he, who does not know where he came from, cannot pretend to know where he is going. Therefore, by […]

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  • Africans need to produce more knowledge

    Africans need to produce more knowledge

    In this  information  age, ignorance is a choice. Digital technologies are so powerful that we now literally walk around with a digital university in the palm of our hands. Mobile phones and laptops can give access to top knowledge through online videos, audio-books, conferences papers etc… All you need to do is to want to learn and sign up for a large data plan and you can access the latest knowledge produced by top scholars and specialists from any where.  […]

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  • African Australian Entrepreneurship Summit 2018

    African Australian Entrepreneurship Summit 2018

    African Professionals of Australia (APA) is currently planning for its inaugural African-Australian Entrepreneurship Summit and Expo in late 2018. The summit will provide an opportunity for current and would be African entrepreneurs in Melbourne, Victoria and beyond to come together and share knowledge and experiences in various aspects of business development, especially for start-ups.   African entrepreneurs meeting at business conference in Melbourne   APA is currently planning for its inaugural African-Australian Entrepreneurship Summit and Expo in late 2018. The summit will provide an opportunity […]

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  • A new directory of African professionals in Victoria

    A new directory of African professionals in Victoria

     African Professionals of Australia is working in collaboration with Africa Media Australia and Afro Helpline to establish the largest directory of African professionals and businesses in Victoria.  The idea to build the database of African professionals and businesses is not new, but not much investment has been put into it so far.    APA meeting in Melbourne      Clyde Sharady, APA’s chairperson in Australia who is coordinating the project says:   ” We see the directory as a useful tool to help […]

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  • Big things start in a garage

    Big things start in a garage

    If you have a garage, you may start thinking what else you can use it for, besides providing a shelter for your car or room for tools and other rarely used items.  How about using your garage to start a business? Many major international corporations such as Apple, Google, Amazon or Disney were started inside a garage. Their visionary founders used their garage to start working on their  business ideas and test them before going mainstream.     So, start looking at your garage differently from today, every time you […]

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  • New law to protect vulnerable workers in Victoria

    New law to protect vulnerable workers in Victoria

    The Victorian government is introducing labour hire licensing scheme to help  protects some of Victoria’s most vulnerable workers and crack down on shonky operators.  The Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 passed the Victorian Legislative Council on Tuesday 19th June  2018. It is expected that this new law will protect  workers from being underpaid “Following the damming findings of the independent inquiry, we’ve taken action to clean up the industry and make things fair for labour hire workers across Victoria. There is still time […]

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  • Victoria police and muslim community celebrate Iftar together

    Victoria police and muslim community celebrate Iftar together

    The Victoria Police Muslim Association (VPMA) hosted its annual Iftar dinner withVictoria’s Muslim community to commemorate Ramadan on Tuesday night. More than 200 people, including local youth from neighbouring schools and mosques, as well as respected community leaders came together at the Bosnia- Herzegovina Islamic Society in Noble Park, to mark the end of a day’s fast with Victoria Police members.   Among the attendees were Victoria Police’s Acting Chief Commissioner Wendy Steendam, Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill, Commander Stuart Bateson, President […]

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  • Nigerian Society of Victoria (NSV) in crisis

    Nigerian Society of Victoria (NSV) in crisis

    The Nigerian Society of Victoria (NSV) used to be one of the most successful African community associations in Victoria. Filled with hundreds of Nigerian families, professionals and business owners, the NSV has been growing over recent years under the leadership of  Mr Fred Alale who presided over the organisation for several  years. Recently, the NSV has being going through a very serious leadership crisis. A conflict opposing Mr Fred Alale and Mrs Temi Ajayi, former Vice- President of the association […]

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  • $8.6 million in the new budget to support Victorian African communities

    $8.6 million in the new budget to support Victorian African communities

    The 2018/19 budget is great news for the state’s culturally diverse communities. It comes with a Budget boost and new funds for local projects and festivals. Overall $43.6 million have been allocated to improve multicultural community infrastructure, help migrants settle into Australia’s way of life and better support multicultural festivals and events. The government has allocated $8.6 million to the African Communities Action Plan to help build leadership and social cohesion within these communities.  “With this investment we’re making sure Victorians […]

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