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Migrant children, particularly those from India, China and the Philippines, are achieving better academic results than their Australian classmates.
The latest OECD report also shows students who've recently settled into the country have more ambitious career aspirations and a strong sense of belonging at school.
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Some foreign students are facing what advocates describe as potentially exploitative contracts when signing up for university-affiliated housing.
There are now calls for the special exemptions from tenancy protections given to university housing to be scrapped.
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Featuring food that are truly Filipino, Yes Please Filipino Restaurant aims to showcase the variety of Filipino food and giving the sense of being back home.Together with her Filipino husband, Bruna Daniels owns and manages the newest Filipino...
They just recently added in their menu, the 'boodle fight' course.
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Anika Jovi McCarthy won the Binibining Pilipinas Australia 2017; it is a pageant organized by Filipino-Australian Foundation of Queensland Inc. (FAFQ Inc.) spearheaded by Mauro Somodio. One of the aims of the pageant is to connect young Aussies...
Anika who recently came back from her trip in the ‘pearl of the orient’ talks with SBS Filipino about the experience.

Escalante Report

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will not interfere with the move to put  Janet Lim Napoles also known as the pork barrel scam queen under the Witness Protection Program
As Facebook falls under scrutiny for its role in data-harvesting, experts say Australians might also be at risk of having their online privacy breached. The case has prompted calls for the federal government to take steps to prevent something...
Recent statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveal an alarming increase in retired and elderly women who are unable to afford housing and have become homeless. However,  the Housing for the Aged Action Group's (HAAG)...

Melodrama / Random / Melbourne

Matthew Victor Pastor's film Meldodrama / Random / Melbourne was screened at the recently concluded Sinag Maynila which won best original score.His film focuses on the experiences of Filipino Australians, children of first generation migrants or...
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A pair of vision-impaired Australians have launched discrimination cases against the Commonwealth Bank.Image: Graeme Innes (AAP)
Nadia Mattiazzo and Graeme Innes claim Commbank's touchscreen Albert EFTPOS machines do not cater to blind users, breaching the Disability Discrimination Act.

How to Apply for a Bank Loan in OZ

Migrating to Australia can be a daunting experience with many cultural challenges to overcome and difficult steps to be taken to start a new life.
Obtaining a loan for a new business or buying a new home is part of the process. We find out what types of finances are available to those who have just settled in Australia
The Australian Labor and Liberal parties have denied using data firm Cambridge Analytica  despite reports it met with a group of Liberal party members last year.Image: (AAP)
Cambridge Analytica is currently facing allegations it ran analysis on 50-million illegally-obtained Facebook profiles to influence Donald Trump's US election win in 2016.
Australians have celebrated the strength of the country's multiculturalism in Harmony Day events around the country.Image: Students at Cabramatta High School (SBS)
Morning teas and performances were held with community groups sharing elements of their various cultural identities.

Mindanao Report

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has found least 49 resorts and restaurants in Siargao have been found with various violations to the country's environmental laws and regulations

One gay couple's adoption story

Last week, the Northern Territory became the last of Australia's states and territories to let gay couples adopt. That put back in the headlines the stories of same-sex couples like a regional New South Wales pair, Paul and Brendan Upcroft. They...
There are calls for half-a-million homes to be built to tackle Australia's housing affordability crisis. As the latest data shows a slowdown in the housing market, the sector is calling on the federal Government to take action to keep people from...