IMRAN KHAN TO ATTEND WINTER OLYMPICS AT CHINA’S INVITATION, BUT …

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Editor, Tribune International, 4 Feb 2022; The Chinese government has invited Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan to attend the Winter Olympics as a special guest. Imran Khan... Read more »

AUSTRALIA WELCOMES RETURN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND BACKPACKERS

Canberra (Tribune International, Home Affairs Release, 3 Feb 2022); Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke MP, today announced strong arrival figures for International Students and Working Holiday... Read more »

NSW GOVERNMENT IS PARTNERING WITH MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES TO DELIVER RAT

The NSW Government is partnering with key multicultural organisations to deliver rapid antigen tests (RAT) to vulnerable culturally and linguistically diverse communities across NSW. Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure said that the... Read more »

First Australians’ perspectives on Australia Day

(On Australia Day 2022 By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney) The historical signs and storytellers assert that human beings had been on this incredible island continent for the last 60,000 years. It... Read more »

Coalition formed to transform sport volunteering

Sydney (Tribune International, Medianet Release, 24 Jan 2022); A newly formed volunteer coalition comprising some of the nation’s most passionate sports administrators has joined forces to shape the future of sport volunteering... Read more »

THE LAWS AND POLICIES SHOULD BE FAIR AND EQUAL FOR ALL

(Tribune International): The majority of Australians support the government’s decision to deport Novak Djokovic for not complying with the Australian Coronavirus protection policy. I fully support the Australian government’s decision. Laws and... Read more »

Update on COVID-19 advice from the NSW Government

Managing COVID-19 safely at home Sydney (Tribune International, Multicultural NSW Media Release, 14 Jan 2022); If you are under 65 years of age, have had two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, do not... Read more »

YOU NEED TO REGISTER POSITIVE COVID TEST RESULTS WITH SERVICE NSW

Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Premier Office Media Release, 12 Jan 2021); Anyone who tests positive using a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will now be required to register their result with Service NSW.... Read more »

Councillor Donna Davis elected new Lord Mayor of Parramatta

Parramatta (Tribune International, Media Release City of Parramatta Council, 10 Jan 2022);City of Parramatta Council has elected Councillor Donna Davis as its new Lord Mayor, only the third woman to lead the... Read more »

SUPPORT MEASURES FOR HOSPITALS, COMMUNITY

Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Premier Office Release, 7 Jan 2021); The NSW Government has announced a range of precautionary measures to provide additional support for the health system and community ahead of... Read more »

Sydney Festival boycott: when arts organisations accept donations, there is always a price to pay

Sydney (Source; The Conversation Media, 6 Jan 2021); The Sydney Festival opens today under a cloud. Several artists and arts organisations have withdrawn from the festival over the Israeli Embassy’s sponsorship of the dance... Read more »

Entertainment Industry Leaders Stand United Against Cultural Boycott of Israel and In Support of Sydney Festival

120+ celebrities and entertainment industry professionals to sign open letter in support of artistic freedom and against boycott of Sydney Festival. Sydney (Tribune International, Press Release from CCFP, 7 Jan 2022);More than... Read more »

NATIONAL CABINET STATEMENT ON OMICRON VARIANT

Canberra (Tribune International, PM Office Release, 5 Jan 2021); National Cabinet met today to discuss our response to COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, new approaches to test, trace isolate and quarantine including... Read more »

NATIONALLY CONSISTENT PRINCIPLES TO PROVIDE CERTAINTY

Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Premier Office Release, 31 Dec 2021); The NSW Government will adopt nationally consistent principles for the definition of a close contact and isolation periods for COVID positive cases,... Read more »

Ending 2021 and commencing 2022 Message

Ending 2021 and commencing 2022 by Syed Atiq ul Hassan What a challenging year of 2021 for all of us due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns. Even though many of us... Read more »

VACCINE BOOSTER ROLLOUT GATHERS PACE

Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Premier Office Press Release, 20 Dec 2021); The NSW Government’s booster program continues to ramp up with NSW Health already delivering more than 120,000 vaccine booster doses to... Read more »

MRNA VACCINES TO BE MADE IN AUSTRALIA

Canberra (Tribune International, PM Office Release, 14 Dec 2021); A new sovereign vaccine manufacturing facility will be built in Australia to produce respiratory mRNA vaccines for potential future pandemics and seasonal health... Read more »

‘FUTURE FEARS’ – POST PANDEMIC PAIN PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON NATION’S GROWING DIVIDE

90 per cent of Australians believe they’ve seen an increase in economic disparity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 89 per cent of Australians believe there is an evident, growing social divide, including... Read more »

Morrison Government’s JobTrainer supporting Australians from diverse backgrounds get into work

Canberra Canberra (Tribune International, Minister Employment Release, 9 Dec 2021); New figures show the Morrison Government’s $2 billion JobTrainer Fund has helped tens of thousands of Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse... Read more »

MERI PEHCHAN PAKISTAN HELD IN SYDNEY WITH PASSION AND LOVE TO MOTHERLAND

Sydney (Tribune International, Press Release by organiser, 6 Dec 2021); The 6th annual Pakistani event, “Meri Pehchan Pakistan (MPP)” was held in Sydney on Saturday 4th of December 2021. It was another... Read more »

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES IN NSW TO MANAGE THE OMICRON VARIANT

Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Government Release, 30 Nov 2021); The NSW Government will maintain measures and increase penalties for non-compliance as it continues to take a precautionary approach to quarantine arrangements for... Read more »

NSW GOVERNMENT TAKES PRECAUTIONARY STEPS IN RESPONSE TO OMICRON VARIANT

Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Government Release, 27 Nov 2021); The NSW Government has taken precautionary steps in relation to quarantine arrangements for overseas arrivals following the introduction of additional national border security... Read more »

REMOVING DISRUPTIONS FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES IN NSW

Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Government Release, 25 Nov 2021); Close contacts of COVID cases at schools and outside school hours care services will no longer need to isolate as a result of... Read more »

UPDATE ON FURTHER EASING OF RESTRICTIONS IN NSW

Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Government Release, 25 Nov 2021); The NSW Government has updated the roadmap for easing restrictions after the State reaches the 95 per cent double dose vaccination target or... Read more »