Africa Fashion Week Melbourne 2014: supporting...10/23/14
The 2014 Edition of Africa Fashion Week Melbourne (AFMW) is back on the 25th of October. AFWM is the premier platform where designers of African heritage, who are both established and emerging, can showcase their designs. This event i...
G-Lish Foundation: sustainable and eco-friendly projects in rural Ghana
G-lish Foundation is a not for-profit organisation from Ghana. It was established in 2010 by Gayle Pescud (Australia) and by Godwin Yidana (Ghana). G-Lish develops environmentally sustainable income generating projects to reduce povert...
Gough Whitlam dies at ripe, old age of 98
Australia's 21st Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died in Sydney, aged 98. By many accounts, he was an unrivalled visionary who returned Labor to power after more than two decades in opposition. He set Australia on a path of reform -- t...
Public outcry over spate of domestic violence incidents
It's the silent hell that kills one woman every week and injures hundreds of thousands more across Australia. Domestic violence is the most common type of violence against women and one which will be examined as Victorian woman Rosie Batty fron...
Call for calm over Aussie Ebola scare
The Australian Red Cross has issued a call for calm, after a nurse self-identified as a possible Ebola victim after returning from West Africa.
Kenyata lawyers call for full dismissal of ICC trial
Will Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta get his day in court?
New magazine to boost media profile of women from diverse backgrounds
The lack of diversity in Australia's modelling industry has been a topic of debate for many years. But a new magazine is hoping to change the way women from diverse backgrounds are represented in the media. Santilla Chingaipe has the det...
Music as a lifesaver in the Ebola crisis
Musicians in west Africa are using catchy songs to educate people about the deadly Ebola virus. Santilla Chingaipe reports.
World continues search for Ebola treatment vaccine or cure
As the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak rages through West Africa, researchers across the world continue to search for a vaccine or cure. More than three thousand people have already died from the virus, which kills by causing internal bleedin...
Liberian Australians urge more action on Ebola
Members of Australia's Liberian community have rallied in Melbourne to call for more action in tackling the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.
Thousands of asylum seekers could soon apply for temporary visas
Tens of thousands of onshore asylum seekers currently stuck in legal limbo could soon be able to apply for resettlement in Australia. The Abbott government has struck a deal with the Palmer United Party to bring back Temporary Protection Visas...
"Expensive" parental visa laws scrapped
Migrant communities are celebrating, after the Australian Greens successfully challenged the federal government's decision to scrap low cost "parent visas" for migrants. But while visa applications are now cheaper, long waiting times mean some ...
Debate over changes to Racial Discrimination Act rises again
Liberal backbench senator Cory Bernardi has backed a private members bill aimed at weakening Australia's race hatred laws. Senator Bernardi is supporting a private members bill being put up by Family First senator Bob Day and Liberal Democrats...
Reserve Bank concerned about excessive investment in property
Home buyers could soon face tougher lending rules as the Reserve Bank of Australia considers ways to rein in the booming housing market. The move comes amid concerns investors are inflating real estate prices. But as Thea Cowie reports...
Refuge: refugees and how Australia treats them
Jepke and Graham invite their audience to join them after the show for informal discussion. This discussion offers an opportunity for action groups to share information. Those who want a small part are invited to book by phone or email, and turn up...
Is Australia ready for Black beauty queens, models?
Is a country that a few decades ago prided itself on a policy of White Australia ready to see Black as beautiful? It's a question that arises as Australia's modelling world - like its entertainment and sporting worlds - slowly evolves. R...
Could a pandemic (as in the case of Ebola in West Africa) hit Australia?
With the deadly Ebola virus threatening to become a pandemic in West Africa, the question that arises is: could a pandemic hit Australia as well? Experts say the answer is "yes", but not this one.
UN declares Ebola pandemic a threat to world security
The UN Security Council has declared the Ebola pandemic a threat to world peace and security. The Council has adopted a resolution on the virus that has killed about 5,000 people in West Africa. International organisations and NGOs have ...
Queensland government brings Muslim figures, media together
Amid growing vilification of the Muslim community in Queensland, the state government has brought community leaders and journalists together to ensure timely responses to any incidents. This report is from Stefan Ambruster.
Azumah Nelson promotes bis biography on Australia tour
Ghana's retired boxing champion Azumah Nelson is one of the most recognised sports people in Australia. His two memorable fights with Australian icon Jeff Fenech in the early 1990s cemented his name in the sporting annals of Australia. ...
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