A Migration Strategy for Australia – NEW STRATEGY POLICY RELEASED

Australia now has a strategy for its migration system.​ The Government’s Migration Strategy was released on 11 December 2023 and outlines a new vision for Australia’s migration system, with a policy roadmap... Read more »

PARRAMATTA’S NEW FRONT DOOR REVEALED – CHARLES STREET SQUARE OFFICIALLY OPENED

Parramatta (Press Release by Parramatta Council, 27 Nov 2023): The new gateway to the heart of global Sydney has been unveiled with today’s official opening of Parramatta’s Charles Street Square. Adjacent to... Read more »

HUGE PROTEST AND RALLY IN SYDNEY CBD TO SUPPORT FREE PALESTINE AND CONDEMN GENOCIDE OF PEOPLE OF GAZA

Sydney (Report by Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Tribune International, Australia, November 26, 2023): Again, in a powerful display of solidarity, thousands of human rights activists convened in Sydney’s Central Business District today to... Read more »

DOMINANT AUSSIES CLINCH 2023 WORLD CUP WITH STRATEGIC BRILLIANCE

Report and Analysis by Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia The Australian cricket team demonstrated their supremacy by winning the ICC Men’s Cricket ODI World Cup 2023 with remarkable maturity and a... Read more »

A MORE CERTAIN FUTURE FOR THOUSANDS OF SOLE PRACTITIONERS

Media Release from Law Society of NSW, 14 Nov 2023: A new online form developed by the Law Society of NSW is allowing thousands of the state’s solicitors who run small practices to... Read more »

THOUSANDS UNITE, AGAIN TODAY IN SYDNEY FOR PEACE IN PALESTINE

Report and Analysis by Syed Atiq ul Hassan, 12 November, 2023 Since October 7, 2023, thousands of Sydney residents have joined weekly peace and free Palestine rallies, expressing solidarity against the ongoing... Read more »

WESTMEAD HOSPITAL LAUNCHES AUSTRALIA’S FIRST AUGMENTED REALITY HOSPITAL TOUR

Westmead (Sydney), Media Release Western Sydney Local Health District, 10 Nov, 2023: Westmead Hospital is launching Australia’s first Augmented Reality (AR) hospital tour, as part of the hospital’s 45th birthday celebrations. AR... Read more »

TERRORISM HAS NO RELIGION: A Call for Understanding and Peace

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia, 6 Nov. 2023 Senator Mehreen Faruqi’s statement condemning the ongoing brutal attacks by Israeli forces in Gaza deserves praise for its unwavering stance on the... Read more »

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST TRUE DIAGONAL BRIDGE OPENS IN PARRAMATTA

Parramatta (Media Release, 31 Oct 2023): A striking new gateway into the City of Parramatta is now complete with the official opening of Alfred Street Bridge today. The Alfred Street Bridge is... Read more »

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TRAGEDY STRIKES?

Sydney (The Pulse health news, 19 Oct 2003):Westmead Hospital’s Kavita Varshney, international disaster medicine expert, is here to help. From a medical student training at Westmead Hospital, to the newly appointed Chair... Read more »

FUNDING TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS DELAYED BY MINNS LABOR GOVERNMENT

Sydney (Media Release from Mark Coure’s office): It has been revealed the Minns Labor Government has short-changed multicultural communities, with one of its signature election commitments not finalised or fully funded in... Read more »

AUSTRALIAN AID AGENCIES ISSUE AN URGENT PLEA FOR THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER

Australian aid agencies issue an urgent plea for the Prime Minister to push for a de-escalation of the Gaza crisis and increased humanitarian relief during his official visit to Washington DC as... Read more »

EVACUATION ORDERS FOR 22 HOSPITALS ACROSS GAZA “A BREACH OF INTERNATIONAL LAW,” ACTIONAID WARNS

ActionAid Media Release: Palestinians in Gaza are facing a large-scale humanitarian catastrophe, as 1.1 million civilians are displaced from their homes. Palestinians in Gaza are facing dire circumstances, and without access to food,... Read more »

CHAND RAAT EID FESTIVAL (CREF) 2024 WILL BE HELD ON 9 APRIL 2024

Sydney (Community Announcement by CREF 2024 team): Chand Raat is a multicultural celebration that signifies the culmination of the fasting month of Ramadan and the eve of Eid-Al-Fitr in the Islamic Calendar.... Read more »

NEW REPORT REVEALS THE NEGLECTED BURDEN AND ONGOING ECONOMIC COST OF COVID-19 IN AUSTRALIA

MSD Consumer Media Release;  A new report titled “A Neglected Burden: The Ongoing Economic Costs of COVID-19 in Australia” reveals the economic costs of COVID-19 in Australia are substantial1,2 and highlights the need for... Read more »

SYDNEY COMES TOGETHER TO VOTE YES ON OCT 14

Parramatta, Report by Syed Atiq ul Hassan and Photograph by Surraya Hassan, 9 October 2023”. As referendum polling day rapidly approaches, a diverse gathering of Indigenous Australians, Anglo-Saxon Australians, and Multicultural Australians... Read more »

CRICKET: BRIDGING DIVIDES AND FOSTERING FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN PAKISTAN AND INDIA

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan: Cricket, often dubbed the “gentleman’s game,” holds a unique power to unite the hearts of both Indians and Pakistanis, transcending borders, and political divides. Last night (Wednesday,... Read more »

NEW CASE OF MEASLES IN VICTORIA

Melbourne (Victorian Health Media Release, 26 September, 2023): Victoria has recorded a new measles case in a returned overseas traveler. The case was infectious at a single exposure site in Melbourne on... Read more »

CR PIERRE ESBER ELECTED NEW LORD MAYOR OF PARRAMATTA

Parramatta (Media Release Parramatta Council, 25 September 2023): City of Parramatta Council tonight elected Councillor Pierre Esber as its new Lord Mayor. Councillor Esber, who represents the Dundas Ward and has been... Read more »

EMBRACING CYBERSECURITY FOR FUTURE-PROOF SCHOOLS

(News Release by ISecurityHQ, 21 Seo 2023); n recent years, cyberattacks have gone from an annoyance to the most tangible threat faced by education houses across the globe. In this blog, we... Read more »

INCLINING TOWARD ASIA: AUSTRALIA’S STRATEGIC SHIFT

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s active engagement in Asia signals a significant shift in Australia’s foreign policy. This article explores key developments, such as his participation in ASEAN 2040 visits to Manila... Read more »

CELEBRATE CULTURE THROUGH MOVEMENT: EVERY MOVE COUNTS DURING MULTICULTURAL HEALTH WEEK 2023

Sydney (Media Release Minister for Health, Monday, 4 September 2023): The importance of physical activity for culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) is the focus of this year’s Multicultural Health Week. Launching Multicultural... Read more »

VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OPENS ITS FIRST CAMPUS IN BRISBANE

Victoria University, Media Release, 8 Sep 2023: Victoria University (VU) has officially opened Victoria University Brisbane (VU Brisbane), a new flagship campus.  Modelled on the successful Sydney campus, VU Brisbane will work in... Read more »

I SUPPORT THE AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS VOICE REFERENDUM

By Syed Atiqul Hassan, Editor, Tribune International (Australia) On Saturday, October 14, 2023, Australians will cast their votes in a national referendum aimed at amending the Australian Constitution. The pivotal question at... Read more »