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  • Multicultural ambassadors to champion Queensland’s diversity

    Multicultural ambassadors to champion Queensland’s diversity

    Queensland Multicultural Affairs Minister Grace Grace has inducted the state’s very first Multicultural Queensland Ambassador program representatives at Parliament House in Brisbane. Eighty organisations have put their hand up to benefit from and support Queensland’s growing diversity thanks to the new multicultural ambassador program. “This program is paving the way for key organisations, institutions and corporates across Queensland to benefit from Queensland’s diversity. Queensland’s multicultural identity is one of our greatest strengths, driving billions of dollars into our state’s economy. Every day, migrants, […]

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  • More African-Australian professionals graduate from the successful AAIP program

    More African-Australian professionals graduate from the successful AAIP program

    Thirty-two African-Australians  from Melbourne and Sydney who were recruited for the NAB’s African Australian  Inclusion Program (AAIP) graduated this week. The participants are skilled individuals who are given a chance for a six months paid corporate experience e professionals.    The widely acclaimed program is run in partnership with Jesuit Social Services with the aim of to provide participants with  meaningful work experience in Australia, enable them to immerse themselves in the Australian workplace culture and build their  professional networks.   […]

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  • Hilton believes in Africa

    Hilton believes in Africa

    Hilton, an international hotels’ company  has committed a total of $50 million over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative to support the continued expansion of its Sub-Saharan African portfolio. A statement released by Hilton today said that  funds are intended to support the conversion of around 100 hotels (roughly 20,000 rooms) in multiple African markets into Hilton branded properties, namely into its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, the upscale DoubleTree by Hilton and the recently launched Curio Collection by Hilton.     […]

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  • Ecobank launches mVisa across 33 African Countries

    Ecobank launches mVisa across 33 African Countries

    Ecobank has launched mVisa in 33 African countries. In a statement A statement issued today from Togo’s capital Lome, Ecobank said that  it  has launched it partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers. The strategic tie-up signals interoperability on a cross border level – and potentially huge gains – as it affords consumers with the ability to use their mobile phone to directly access the funds in their bank accounts to pay person-to-merchant (P2M) or person-to-person […]

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  • Solar power incubator introduced in Africa

    Solar power incubator introduced in Africa

    Unlocking Solar Capital Africa’ conference, an event focused on connecting solar project development and finance & investment, will be the first African event featuring a Solar Incubator program, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by providing access to funding, and commercial and technical knowledge. The initiative, ‘The PV Solar Incubator, Your Project, Our Expertise, For a Sustainable Future,’ will be launched by Phanes Group in partnership with Solarplaza, Hogan Lovells, responsAbility, and Proparco, and invites PV […]

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  • Daniel Andrews comes to the rescue of asylum seekers in Victoria

    Daniel Andrews comes to the rescue of asylum seekers in Victoria

    The Victorian government  has just announced that it will provide urgent support for more than 100 asylum seekers in Victoria, in response to the federal government’s decision to cut off their housing and income support. Under changes brought in by the federal government, around 400 asylum seekers living in Australia for medical treatment will be transferred to final departure visas, and expelled from Australia. This will see them stripped of all income and housing support and the direct consequences of this […]

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  • Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews meets with African communities in Melbourne

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews meets with African communities in Melbourne

    The Victorian Government hosted an African community forum at Parliament House on Wednesday, 23 August in Melbourne.  Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott both attended the form and gave members of the African community an opportunity to have their say on issues that matter to them, such as education, jobs, engagement and empowerment.   Premier Daniel Andrews and Multicultural Minister Robin Scott meeting with Africans Approximately 30 community representatives, leaders and  activists attend the meeting and […]

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  • NEW AMA RADIO SHOW WITH Oupa Mbacaza and Clyde Sharady

    NEW AMA RADIO SHOW WITH Oupa Mbacaza and Clyde Sharady

    The New AMA radio Show, co-hosted by Oupa Mbacaza and Clyde Sharady will be aired online twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. 

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  • Re-elected Presidente of the Nigerian Society of Victoria speaks to AMA

    Re-elected Presidente of the Nigerian Society of Victoria speaks to AMA

    Fred Alale has been re-elected as the President of the Nigerian Society of Victoria (NSV) at the recent annual general meeting of the association held in Melbourne. Fred is very satisfied with the increased level of engagement of his fellow Nigerians in Victoria and sees this election as marking a new phase for the development of the NSV. In this video Fred spoke with AMA’s Clyde Sharady soon after the his election. 

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  • New changes for long service leave and more holiday for Victorians

    New changes for long service leave and more holiday for Victorians

    on 12 August 2017, Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins announced a new Long Service Leave Bill that will stop parents being discriminated against and losing hard earned long service leave. Currently, if an employee takes more than 12 months unpaid parental leave they lose continuity of service, and any accrued long service leave entitlements. Under the changes, any period of paid parental leave and up to 12 months of unpaid parental leave, will count as service – meaning parents aren’t punished […]

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  • Community legal centres in Victoria to receive over 7 million in new fundings

    Community legal centres in Victoria to receive over 7 million in new fundings

    The Victorian Government has made more money available to support community legal centres to deliver vital assistance to vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians.The funds are part of new grants round opening today. all 50 community legal centres in Victoria can now apply for a share of $7.1 million over two years from the  Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund, the Family Violence Duty Lawyer Fund, and the Community Legal Centre Family Violence Fund. Attorney General Martin Pakula announced the funding and stated” […]

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  • Meet the government and be informed

    Meet the government and be informed

    Over 70 Victorian African community representatives from more than 45 community groups met with government representatives last July at the Treasury Theatre in Melbourne, as part of the ‘Meet the Government’  initiative organised by the Victorian Settlement Planning Outcomes Committee (VSPOC).  The organisers of the event reported having put it together to help  highlight government services that contribute to the wellbeing of migrants, including refugees and humanitarian entrants settling in Australia. Many government representatives attended the event to present information on […]

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  • Roberta Rich exposes her work in Melbourne

    Roberta Rich exposes her work in Melbourne

    Roberta Rich is an artist from a South African background and she is running an exhibition of her arts works on Thursday 3 August 2017 In Melbourne. Roberta explores the notions of denial and identity in historical and contemporary South Africa. Her work has been exhibited in Melbourne, Adelaide, and will debut in Sydney on August 10th. Exhibition Opening, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Venue: Blak Dot Gallery | 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick (Via Dawson St) Artist Floor Talk:Saturday August 19th 1.30pm […]

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  • Nominations for Multicultural Awards for Excellence now open

    Nominations for Multicultural Awards for Excellence now open

    Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Inga Peulich MLC has announced the opening of the Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2017. “Multicultural Victoria is alive and well thanks to the many individuals and organisation’s that enrich the cultural life of our city, suburbs and towns,” Ms Peulich said.     Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence recognises these individuals and organisations that promote cross-cultural understanding, support new migrants and refugees, celebrate diversity, and enhance social cohesion. The award categories cover a range of […]

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  • Bright minds needed in South Australia

    Bright minds needed in South Australia

    Bright young minds from around Australia will be exposed to high-tech job opportunities in SA’s lucrative space and defence industries at the Aerospace Futures (AF) conference in Adelaide, starting tomorrow. The annual event, hosted by the Australian Youth Aerospace Association, will see hundreds of university graduates and young professionals mingle with the nation’s industry leaders at the Adelaide Convention Centre, from Wednesday to Friday, July 12-14.   Aaerospace conference in Adelaide (Photo:aerospacefutres.com.au)  “Education plays an important role in inspiring students to […]

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  • Family and parenting challenges within S. Sudanese communities

    Family and parenting challenges within S. Sudanese communities

    In this video, Dr Santino Deng discusses family and parenting issues within South Sudanese communities with AMA’s Clyde Sharady. 

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  • Funding boost for community organisations in Queensland

    Funding boost for community organisations in Queensland

    The Queensland government has announced $12.4 million for 600 community groups – including $1.18 million for Sunshine Coast groups – in the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the Gambling Community Benefit Fund was Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, which distributes about $53 million a year to communities. In the latest round announced today, Mrs D’Ath said 602 groups would benefit from $12.4 million.   Photo: Ethnic community Council of […]

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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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