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Thursday, August 5, 2021

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Pilot programs for the return of international students in Australia delayed

By Kyla Marie Nigos More than a year since governments worldwide conducted repatriation programs through special flights, the federal government has given approval of South Australia's proposal for a pilot program to welcome the return of international students. Both the Australian...

Addressing the issue of domestic violence among women in Australia

By Adela Oakdon One of the most pressing social problems of our time is the scourge of domestic and family violence. It is an issue that cuts across a range of social demographics and different age groups. It is an...

Celebrating the passions and achievements of Filipinos around Australia

Walter Villagonzalo and his family left the Philippines during a coup following the removal of President Marcos from office, and after 12 years of living in Melbourne, the Villagonzalos went back. The decision came out of Walter feeling unaccepted and...

Filipinos in Australian outback celebrate 123rd Philippine Independence Day

On the 12th of June 2021, the Filipino Community of Roxby Downs in South Australia celebrated the 123rd Philippine Independence Day with a midday sausage sizzle at the Pioneer Drive Playground. At 1:00pm a formal program followed where Outback...

Labor launches Multicultural Engagement Taskforce report

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has launched its Multicultural Engagement Taskforce report which produced recommendations in three key areas, including improving access to COVID-19 and emergency services, federal government services and business support for culturally and linguistically diverse communities...

Boxing soldiers and pearling revolutionaries: a history of early Filipino migration to Australia

By Ana Rosa Marginson May 22nd 1946 is a significant date for Filipinos in Australia, although few may recognise why. On this day 75 years ago the Philippines formally announced and established diplomatic relations with Australia. With the appointment of...

The day I called Australia home

It was raining heavily on that night of the 31st of August 1977 as we drove to the airport for a new life in Australia. My husband is an Electronic and an Electrical Engineer in the Philippines, while I am...

75 years of Fil-Auship: A Snapshot of Filipino migration to Australia

The wizard wind carries lonesome melodies echoing memories of the past hundred years – of schooners, luggers, pearl shells, and waves of settlers called Manilamen, washed ashore in the Torres Strait and Broome. “Manilamen: The Outsiders Within” - poem by...

Pinoy nursing group awarded by Australia-ASEAN Council with a seed grant to address impacts of COVID-19

SYDNEY - Filipino Nursing Diaspora (FiND) Network was awarded with a $48,000 grant from the Australia-ASEAN Council to address short and long-term impacts of the current pandemic to the Philippines health system, through FiND’s HealthCOVE Project.  The president of FiND...

Lakas Filipina Inc. presents Marian devotion with inaugural Mayflower Festival

SYDNEY - Lakas Filipina Incorporated exhibited its Marian devotion with the inaugural Mayflower Festival held at Rosemeadows, New South Wales on 1 May 2021 sponsored by QFirst Invest Sydney Australia.  Mayflower Festival or Flores de Mayo is a Filipino tradition...
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