The Hon Michael Kirby: The UN is imperfect but there is no alternative

ANETA ZILVAROVA The world celebrated the International Day of Peace  with this years theme being “Education for Peace”. A peace lecture in Brisbane's St John's Cathedral commemorated those suffering in war-torn areas and the importance of … [Read more...]

Students act against bullying

ANETA ZILVAROVA Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek has invited Queensland schools to take part in the fourth National Day of Action against bullying and violence on Friday, 21 March 2014. Mr Langbroek said he was determined to put an end to … [Read more...]

London cabs down under and in white

ANETA ZILVAROVA Australians will soon have the opportunity to travel in British-style after dozens of London's iconic cabs arrived at Fremantle Port in preparation for their Australian trial. Chief executive of London Taxi Company Evan Simeon … [Read more...]

European media: Unelectable Ironman takes the helm of Australia!

ANETA ZILVAROVA “Maine Fou”, “verrückte Mönch”, “Mad Monk” - this unfavourable portrayal of the new Australian Prime Minister Mr Tony Abbott was splashed in headlines in the main media across Europe. Abbott is mostly expected to be a 'Prime … [Read more...]

Economists divided over Australia’s financial state

ANETA ZILVAROVA According to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, the national GDP in the June quarter rose by 0.6 per cent to an annual rate of 2.6 per cent. This new figure has slightly exceeded the 0.5 … [Read more...]

Immigration expo hits Brisbane for the first time

ANETA ZILVAROVA The Skilled Migrant Expo has come to Brisbane for the first time with hundreds of international students and foreign workers attending the event last weekend. The expo provides a complete spectrum of information and assistance … [Read more...]

Migrants and refugees, welcome to Brisbane!

ANETA ZILVAROVABrisbane City Council has produced multilingual videos entitled "Welcome to Brisbane" designed to provide information about facilities and services offered to local residents."If you’ve arrived in Brisbane as a migrant or refugee … [Read more...]

Australia among top 10 source countries of UK’s immigration

ANETA ZILVAROVA The United Kingdom has experienced the steepest increase in population in Europe and the highest birth rate since 1972, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed in its Annual Mid-Year Population Estimates on 8 August … [Read more...]

Asylum policy: European recipe for Australian crisis?

ANETA ZILVAROVA The Australian government has recently signed two bilateral agreements on cooperation with Papua New Guinea and Nauru in asylum policy. These agreements enable the resettlement of asylum seekers who reach Australian shores by boat … [Read more...]

Australia implores the UK not to leave the EU

ANETA ZILVAROVA Leave or not to leave? That is the question floating around British political discussions about the UK's future in the European Union (EU). An assessment report called Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom … [Read more...]