Maria and Tyrone Sevilla receive approval for permanent stay in Australia

By Violi Calvert TFA readers have been involved in Maria’s quest for a visa for her and her son Tyrone, who has autism, to be able to stay permanently in Australia. Maria & Tyrone Sevilla now all smiles At the last update from Maria, she shared that she and Tyrone were granted a bridging visa […]

Paying tribute to the passion and grit of the Australian Men’s Handball Team

By Violi Calvert I have been to five men’s handball world championships and a few other international competitions such as Qualifyers, Tri nations tournament and SuperGlobe Championships. The author as Handball Australia Media & PR Officer – 2013 World Championship In 2005 WCh which was held in Tunisia, I was with husband John and older […]

Sydney PH Consulate hosts celebration of Kalayaan 2015 to packed Bulwagang Rizal

Text by Violi Calvert | Photos by Freddie Mendoza The Philippine Consulate General of Sydney on Sunday morning hosted a flag ceremony with entertainment numbers to commemorate the 117th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis and her family members (Dr. Gerard Joseph Louis, Gabrielle Marie, and Gerard Andre), officials […]

Filipino Nurse Maria Sevilla Appeals for Support for Autistic Son to Stay in Australia

A Filipino lady nurse based in Townsville, Maria Sevilla, has captured the hearts of many Australians in her fight for her son Tyrone and herself to be allowed to stay in Australia. Maria & Tyrone on graduation day The Department of Immigration has denied Maria’s latest visa application on the ground that her 10-year old […]