The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) today applauded the Nick Xenopnhon Team for its decision to use its crucial three votes in the Senate to reject the Government’s proposed Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017.
Australians are concerned about online privacy, but are not using options already available to protect themselves.
That’s the key finding from a national survey released on Monday by the Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, who says both businesses and consumers “have work to do”.
The 2017 Australian Community Attitudes to Privacy Survey, released for Privacy […]
The Filipino Australian has joined the 2017 Privacy Awareness Week as a partner to assist in the PAW campaign, Emanila publisher Romy Cayabyab announced yesterday.
OAIC website displaying logos of PAW partners [Screenshot image: OAIC website]
The #2017PAW campaign, launched early last month by Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, will […]
This Q & A primer was issued by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs on 23 January 2013 and is reprinted here as a reference.
DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Q & A on the UNCLOS Arbitral Proceedings against China to Achieve a Peaceful and Durable Solution to the Dispute in the West Philippine Sea
1. Why are we […]
The Philippine-Australian Community Foundation (PAFC) Inc. on Thursday announced that its property on Grange Avenue in Schofields has been sold for $2,500,000.
PACC building [Photo contributed by PACF]
Contracts were exchanged unconditionally on 17 July 2015 and a 10% deposit of $250,000 was paid to the agent, the announcement said, adding that settlement is due on […]
Smoking is banned in NSW commercial outdoor dining areas and within four metres of pedestrian access to cafes, licensed premises and restaurants.
Under amendments to the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000, smoking devices – including cigarettes, pipes and water pipes – are banned in seated outdoor dining areas while food is being served.
NSW Health inspectors have the […]
In what is seen to be another challenge to Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s authority as Liberal party leader, some government backbenchers in the Senate were reported to cross the floor in support of a proposed softening of Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act by Family First Senator Bob Day.
Part of a peaceful rally in May 2014 in […]
NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson said yesterday that he was extremely disturbed by footage of a racist rant by a passenger on a train that has been widely circulated in the media. The incident, according to reports, occurred yesterday morning on a Sydney to Newcastle train when a woman passenger became angry at two young children when they didn’t give their seats up for her […]
Labor Member for Mount Druitt Richard Amery MP said this week that a search of the new State Budget Papers did not reveal any new projects for Western Sydney’s Mount Druitt electorate.
The Premier’s support for Western Sydney has once again turned out to be a farce, he said.
Mount Druitt has one of the highest concentrations of resident population of Filipino descent […]
Labor Members of Parliament, Tony Burke, Mark Dreyfus, Michelle Rowland, Ed Husic and John Robertson and Member of the Legislative Council Shaoquett Moselmane along with more than a thousand other people today marched in a Walk for Respect in Lakemba to show support for Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. 18C protects against offence, insult, humiliation and intimidation based on race, colour, nationality or ethnic origin. […