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  • African-Australian Inclusion Program 2018  applications extended till 27 February 2018

    African-Australian Inclusion Program 2018 applications extended till 27 February 2018

    The widely acclaimed JSS & NAB’s African Australian Inclusion Program (AAIP) continues to deliver great opportunities and achieve great outcomes for the community. The program provides opportunities for qualified and eligible African-Australians to obtain paid employment for six months with the NAB in Melbourne and Sydney.  Applications for the program are open and have been extended till 27 February 2018  For the 2018 AIP round, two informations sessions  were organised   concomitantly in Melbourne and Sydney on  15 February 2018 […]

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  • What Victoria Police is saying about African youth offending

    What Victoria Police is saying about African youth offending

    In this interview Victoria Police’s Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp speaks talks about the latest development in addressing youth offending involving young Africans. The top cop wants the media to be more balanced when reporting crime in the community. 

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  • Victoria African community leaders call for calm and stand ready to work with Police to address  youth offending

    Victoria African community leaders call for calm and stand ready to work with Police to address youth offending

    We African communities in Victoria have seen recent media reports in the last few weeks about some of our young people in the community.                                  The African Australian community as a whole is just as shocked as the broader Australian community in relation to these inexcusable incidents. We speak with one voice in condemning the offending behaviour that we have seen reported in the media. Our thoughts go out to the victims of these incidents including those who saw their dwellings and other properties damaged, as well as the police officer who was attacked whilst doing […]

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  • A young African male  killed inside Port Phillip prison in Melbourne West

    A young African male killed inside Port Phillip prison in Melbourne West

    A young African  male has been  killed inside the Port Philip Prison in Truganina.   He was an inmate and was stabbed to death on Monday night and succumbed to his wounds early this morning.   Victoria Police is investigating and it has been reported that a number of people have been detained inside Port Philip Prison, in relation to the incident.  According to some media reports, the victim was deliberately targeted and the attack was not a random of […]

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  • Gold Coast Games 2018 : South African Casta Semanya makes a big announcement

    Gold Coast Games 2018 : South African Casta Semanya makes a big announcement

    South African reigning Olympic and world champion Caster Semenya has announced she will attempt the 800 metres and 1500m double at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The 26-year-old won gold in her pet 800m race at the world championships and a bronze in the 1500m in London in August. “I will again be going for the double but I need to improve on my tactics (for the 1500m),’ she told reporters.   “The 1,500m is a race that excites me. I […]

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  • A 15-year-old boy African-Australian boy drowned at Glenelg beach in Adelaide

    A 15-year-old boy African-Australian boy drowned at Glenelg beach in Adelaide

    A 15-year-old boy from a Burundian background, Elisase Nimbona drowned at Glenelg beach in Adelaide, South Australia.  Surf Life Saving SA said the tragic death occurred on Monday when the teenager from Goodwood was pulled from the water after he experienced difficulty under the jetty.   Eliase Nimbona who drowned at the Glenelg beach in Adelaide A group of boys present at the scene tried to save the boy but were unsuccessful. Paramedics also attended the site and gave him […]

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  • It’s official: Apple will set up its Australia’s first ever Flagship Store in Melbourne

    It’s official: Apple will set up its Australia’s first ever Flagship Store in Melbourne

    Australia’s first ever Apple Global Flagship Store will open at Federation Square in Melbourne in 2020. Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren has made this announcement today and said the new flagship store would be a major drawcard for visitors and locals, breathing new life into one of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks.    For the Victorian government, securing Apple is part of a broader strategy to reinvigorate Federation Square, following the recent announcement of new LED screens […]

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  • Jay Weatherill wants Canberra to lower school age

    Jay Weatherill wants Canberra to lower school age

    South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill is calling on the Commonwealth Government to fund preschool for 3 year-olds and help improving the educational outcomes and future career success of children across the State and the nation. The States and Territories have commissioned an independent report into early childhood  interventions, which is expected to be released soon.     Mr Weatherill has long championed dropping the preschool age from 4years-old to 3 years-old and says that the extra year of early education is […]

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  • SBS’s Sunshine series wins an award at AACTA Awards 2017

    SBS’s Sunshine series wins an award at AACTA Awards 2017

    SBS’s  new vibrant, compelling and high-stakes crime drama series SUNSHINE  has won an award as best mini series at the Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts Awards (AACTA) 2017. The four parts series has aired over two weeks on SBS television channel from mid-October 2017, depicting the story of a young African-Australian Basketball player Jacob Garang, played by Wally Elnour, a rising on-screen talent.       In the film, Jacob is an aspiring South Sudanese Basketball player dreaming of making […]

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  • African teams going for World Cup receive funding support from CAF

    African teams going for World Cup receive funding support from CAF

    The 5 African countries going for world cup matches in Russia next will get financial support from African football body CAF. This is the first time for CAF to sponsor African team in the World cup. CAF has announced that y that an ad hoc committee chaired by 1st Vice President recommended financial incentives to all five representatives from the continent to next summer’s world cup. The committee, which has CAF Executive Committee member Kalusha Bwalya and presidents of the Football Associations of the five qualified […]

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  • Archibishop Tutu Fellows react to the slavery in Libya.

    Archibishop Tutu Fellows react to the slavery in Libya.

     Archbishop Tutu Fellows has issued a statement to  African Heads of State and the International Private Sector, Civil Society and Multilateral Organisations on the Great Stain of Slavery in Libya. There have been reports that some people from various countries in africa are sold as slaves in Libya. The letter goes,” Your Excellencies, leaders of private sector and civil society organisations, policy makers at the United Nations and the African Union and fellow Africans,     African migrants seeking to reach Europe end up in slavery […]

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  • New diagnostic test for the African Sleeping Sickness

    New diagnostic test for the African Sleeping Sickness

    A new diagnostic test developed from research at the Universities of Dundee and Cambridge has been launched with the aim of helping eliminate the disease known as African sleeping sickness. Sleeping sickness, or Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), is caused by parasites transmitted by tsetse flies in sub-Saharan Africa and has a devastating impact, causing thousands of deaths each year. Today, September 12th, the international non-profit organisation FIND and the diagnostics company Alere launched their second-generation rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for sleeping […]

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  • Relaunching APA in Melbourne

    Relaunching APA in Melbourne

    APA relaunch will take place in Melbourne on Friday 15 September 2017. APA  focuses on  helping African-Australian professionals accelerate their personal, career, and business development. APA also encourages professionals are  encourage professionals to give back to the community through mentorship and other charitable projects that add value in the lives of African-Australians, especially the youth.       All Africans with some level of training and qualification and those who run business and other not for profit organisations are encouraged […]

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  • Opportunity knocking for Afro-australians

    Opportunity knocking for Afro-australians

    The latest round of the NAB/Jesuit Social Services Africa Australian Inclusion Program (AAIP) is now open for applications. The program offers African-Australian individuals with aspirations of working in business/commerce/banking sector an opportunity for a six months program of paid, supported working experience at National Bank. Applications need to have relevant qualifications in the industry.     The organisers of this highly commended program have reported that the lack of local work experience prevents qualified African-Australians from gaining employment and  the AAIP […]

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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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  • New laws in Victoria to protect children from institutional abuse

    New laws in Victoria to protect children from institutional abuse

    A suite of new laws and measures to protect Victorian children from abuse and hold organisations to account come into force today. In an Australian first, the Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Act 2017 ensures that Victorian religious institutions, childcare facilities, government bodies and community organisations have a clear ‘duty of care’ to protect children under their watch. Under the new duty of care requirements, organisations that exercise care, supervision or authority over children and are capable of being sued, must […]

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  • NDIS rolls out in SA from tomorrow 1 July 2017

    NDIS rolls out in SA from tomorrow 1 July 2017

    Adults will start entering the National Disability Insurance Scheme in South Australia from tomorrow 1 July 2017. The NDIS is the biggest social reform since Medicare, introducing a new way of providing disability services that gives people with disability more choice about the support they receive. Children up to age 14 started entering the NDIS under a trial in South Australia in 2013, followed by young people aged 15 to 17 in January this year.   Between July 2017 and April […]

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  • Whooping cough alert in South Australia

    Whooping cough alert in South Australia

    South Australians are being urgently reminded to ensure they and their children are vaccinated against whooping cough as latest data show a 50 per cent increase in cases compared to the same time last year. To date, 860 South Australians have contracted the disease compared to 571 at the same time last year. More than 130 cases have been notified to SA Health in the last four weeks, with public health experts concerned that case numbers in 2017 will reach […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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