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Open Letter to Minister for Immigration and Citizenship The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP

Open Letter to Minister for Immigration and Citizenship The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP

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Dear Minister O’Connor, First of all, I would like to congratulate you for being instrumental in the implementation of the Gillard Government’s community proposal pilot which allows for community organisations to nominate persons and families as refugees under a humanitarian sponsorship program. This initiative recognises the compassionate aspects of immigration…

A Filipina Blossoms in Dubai

A Filipina Blossoms in Dubai

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Dubai is a fascinating place, with its tall buildings vying with each other to kiss the skies, huge shopping malls, resorts, beaches, sand dunes and camels and many more features. It has an interesting mixture of people, the ‘locals’ who practice “traditional ways” and the expats who try to blend…

Vivid Sydney Sparkles On

Vivid Sydney Sparkles On

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Vivid Sydney is once again mesmerising hundreds of thousands of people. This annual event of light display of kaleidoscope of colours and amazing designs is staged every night from 6pm to midnight from May 24 through to June 10. The stunning projections are beamed on the famous sails of the…

Fil-Aussie handballer’s home city in Germany

Fil-Aussie handballer’s home city in Germany

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Fil-Aussie handballer Bevan Calvert (our younger son and brother of Tim) left his home in Australia in 2006 at the age of twenty years in the pursuit of his love for handball. Bevan lived and played high level handball for three years in Ribe, Denmark. In 2009, he got…

Enjoying highlights of Palawan within four days

Enjoying highlights of Palawan within four days

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There are many beautiful places in the Philippines that I have made the resolve that each time I go there for personal and/or business purposes, I would go to at least one place I have not visited. Recently, an opportunity to do this came. I joined my Mother and…

Young talented Filipino tennis player appealing for help in comeback campaign

Young talented Filipino tennis player appealing for help in comeback campaign

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Nineteen-year old Filipino professional tennis player, Jeson Patrombon has picked Australian Pro-Tour to re-launch his campaign to cement a successful place in the world senior men’s tennis. Jeson’s career high ATP single ranking was 869th [...]…

~One~ Charity CD project finds new partners

~One~ Charity CD project finds new partners

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March 5, 2013 – It has been some time since the ~One~ Charity CD project was undertaken by the Artists & Linked Friends in Action [ALFA]; a year to be exact.  The project aimed at raising funds to provide assistance to the survivors of the Washi/Sendong typhoon which devastated particularly…

A quiet achiever highlights successful people

A quiet achiever highlights successful people

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Mon Coloma Ramon Coloma, a Filipino-Australian artist based in Sydney, is holding an art exhibition which pays tribute to successful and inspirational people. The one-man exhibition titled “Portraits of Success” which opened on 11th February will finish on 13th April 2013. The exhibition is being held at The Verge, Arthouse…

Vidor’s fearless Oscar forecast

Vidor’s fearless Oscar forecast

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This year’s nominations or lack thereof make choosing the winners extra difficult. As expected, the films are diverse in topic, as in scope. From semi documentaries plagued by charges of leaked classified information, to a classic musical with a new song added, to rewritten and…

Tips from my date with the Vampire

Tips from my date with the Vampire

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Aside from the dreaded medical tests that we, the fairer sex, have to undertake every two years, the annual date with the ‘Vampire’ is another I would avoid if I could. I nearly hyperventilated just from looking at the long list of tests that my doctor had ordered to be…

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