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Australia deporting a child because of his autism?

The Hon. Scott Morrison MP,: Please don’t deport my 9 year old son to a land he doesn’t know because of his autism. Maria Sevilla…

Anne’s journey to Australia as an International Nurse

Anne is a Filipino nurse who graduated from a nursing school in the Philippines and appeared for the board exam and got registered as a…

Skilled visa reform targets investors and entrepreneurs

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, and the Minister for Financial Services…

Applicants claiming special exemption

MIGRATION DOCTOR Felix Carao The current permanent employer-sponsored visa categories accommodate unique and unusual applications…

State sponsorship under skilled migration

MIGRATION FORUM Atty. Imelda Argel  As you may be aware, a new points test took…

New Immigration Rules allocate places to best and brightest migrants

New  Immigration Rules allocate places to best and brightest migrants

Intending skilled migrants who want to come to Australia will have to ask permission to apply…

Opinion View all

First love

First love

By Ryan Perdio Adam was my first love. We met online during our late teens. It was a simple ‘hi and hello’ but over several weeks, it turned into hours…

Why Dual Citizenship?

Why Dual Citizenship?

On 19th March, the Philippine Embassy’s ePassport biometrics mobile service and oath-taking for dual citizens arrives in Melbourne and pre-registrations must be submitted to the Philippine Embassy by 6 March.…

Stop violence against women

Stop violence against women

March is declared international women’s month and 8 March is international women’s day. Every year, for this month of the year, we celebrate not only women who have made major…

“Sama-sama, kayang-kaya”– Aida Garcia

Speech delivered by Aida Garcia, President of the Filipino Communities Council of Australia (FILCCA) at the Annual Philippine Fiesta held at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds last 14 December 2014.  …

Lifestyle View all

2015 Holy Week liturgical celebrations and other feasts

March 27 (Friday) Common Penitential Service (Kumpisalang Bayan); 7:00 PM – St. Brigid’s Church   March 28 (Saturday) Lenten Recollection 9:30AM – 6PM – St. Brigids Hall, (5PM – Anticipated Mass of Palm Sunday with Blessing of Palms)   March 29 (Sunday) Palm Sunday – at your own respective parishes Mass at St Brigids – 9:45AM   March 31 (Tuesday) Chrism Mass St. Patrick Cathedral, 11:00AM…

APCO supports charities on Valentine’s

Filipinos honoured at Australia Day fete

I heart cruise: new band, 10 birthdays

Queen of the Melbourne Latin Summer Festival 2015