Listen to 18 year old Maryam Mansour's fascinating story, who run away in 2014 with her family to Turkey after ISIS took over Mosul. Stayed in Turkey over two years before arriving in Melbourne in 2017.
Listen to Mr Ashur S. Eskrya, President of the Assyrian Aid Society Iraq, testimony to the eleven annual session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People held in Geneva, Switzerland from July 9 to 13, 2018.
Herge Virtual School is a project that will make learning Assyrian language very easy and accessible from anywhere and at any time. One of the founders of this Virtual school is Nineb Lamassu who told SBS that the website will be running very soon and students can register in simple steps.
The 2018 World Cup has largely been a success story for Russia, and expectations have been set high for the next host, Qatar.
But questions remain over the tiny Middle Eastern nation’s ability to host the world’s largest sporting event.They are questions not just from an infrastructure perspective, but also about how to guarantee the conservative Muslim nation can host what the world would consider a discrimination-free tournament.
Carmen Lazar represented the Assyrian Australian Association in the UN non government organisations conference in Geneva in June 2018. She had prepared a study case about Assyrian refugees specially males who have been stranded in neighboring countries of Iraq. Mrs Lazar told SBS she is disappointed as the UN don't give much urgency to these cases as it's staff are overloaded with huge numbers of refugees cases.
The Australian Tax Office [ATO] says it will be tripling the number of audits it conducts on individuals, as it looks to close a gap of close to $9 billion in lost tax revenue.The A-T-O says the biggest problem is people falsely claiming work-related and rental property expenses.
"We present and organise cultural, contemporary and artistic activities to more than seventy students which keep them highly motivated to come to school" Principal Ramzia Shaba told SBS Assyrian Program.
Religious Progress in the Civilisation of Mesopotamia is a lecture to be held at Mar Gewargis Chaldean Church in Melbourne and will be presented by Youhanna Bidaweed. It is about the role of religion in the Ancient Mesopotamia and the way people looked at eternity and one mighty God.
Naseem Sadiq talks about the lack and constant interruptions of electricity supplies during this hot summer. The heatwave has created an infestation of insects which are so widely spread. Authorities have given warnings to the public to be aware of snakes and scorpions that lately were found in many houses due to the heat wave.
European Union leaders have gathered in Brussels to examine new ways to deal with migrants wanting to enter Europe. The number of people arriving without documents in Europe has dropped significantly, but anti-migrant parties have consolidated their powers, with many E-U citizens concerned there will be a repeat of a surge in migrants.
Many EU leaders are hopeful their differences on the issue do not tear the 28-nation bloc apart.
If you're hoping for a comfortable life in retirement, spend some time learning about your superannuation.
Taking a few steps now could make a big difference to your future finances and lifestyle.
This week, the Settlement Guide looks at the what, how and why of superannuation.
United Nations NGO Annual Conference will take place in Geneva in this week. Carmen Lazar representing Assyrian Australian Association will be attending this conference. She told SBS Assyrian that she will take a Case Study about Assyrian refugees to discuss their status and give an insight about their suffering in a hope to get them processed quicker.
Preparations are under way for the upcoming celebration of Assyria day. "Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) designated the Assyria Day at its 27th World Congress 2010 in Ankaw" . Mr Hermiz Shahen, Deputy Secretary General and the Regional Secretary of the AUA in Australia & New Zealand, told SBS Radio that it is very important to implement and celebrate these occasions to increase awareness for establishment and the return to our ancestral homeland.
“Taste the Difference”, it gives ordinary Melbornians a chance to dine with extraordinary Melbornians who arrived in Australia as refugees. Listen to Daniel Solaka an Assyrian reflecting on his own experiences and how his arrival in Australia brought him happiness.
In April, Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt announced an independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission would be introduced from the start of next year.Establishing the commission was a key recommendation of the Carnell-Paterson Review, which looked at processes in the national aged-care sector.