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Australian researchers are asking for volunteers to help them understand the genetics of bipolar disorder.  
They want 5,000 Australians who've been treated for the condition to be part of the world's largest genetic investigation into the disorder.

Community vs domestic violence

A massive campaign against domestic violence is being supported by a number of community groups and the government of Australia to put an end on violence against women and children.
Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is reuniting with fighting Senator Manny Pacquiao for his January 19 fight in Las Vegas against American brawler Adrien Broner.

Growing up Filipino in Australia

Filipino teenagers Jannis and RJ share what it’s like growing up Filipino in Australia. For RJ, the best thing about being Filipino in Australia is having  ‘titos’ and ‘titas’ who aren’t really your ‘tito’ and ‘tita’ (blood relative) but you...
Jannis Ecleo and RJ Bermejo will be performing at "The Reason for the Season" fundraising concert this 1 December.  
2018 marks 100 years since Austria first became a Republic and the country has been celebrating the occasion.
What Austrians call “the first Republic” was created after the collapse of Europe’s longest-lasting monarchy at the end of World War One. Details on the centennial ceremony, and its Australian contribution.
The extent to which poorer Australians are exposed to pollution has been revealed in a first-of-its kind report.
The study mapped the most polluted postcodes and found the vast majority are home to people on low and middle incomes, with wealthier areas virtually untouched.
United States president Donald Trump is under increasing pressure from both sides of US politics to condemn Saudi Arabia over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
As Mr Trump prepares to release a report into the US-based journalist's death, Democrat leaders say it is vital the White House does not become part of a Saudi cover-up.
A new report shows China's changing standards on recyclable waste have had a major effect on Australia's wasteproblems and predicts a national plastic tax may become a short-term solution.
The report, from the global wealth manager Credit Suisse, finds the federal government, companies and everyday Australians will need to be smarter in managing their waste.
Tropical Depression Samuel is expected to hit the province of Cebu and is forecasted to make landfall on Tuesday night (Nov 20) in Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area. 
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that as of 4 a.m. Tuesday, the center of Samuel was located at 395 kilometers east of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte.
The United States will join forces with Australia in the development of a new naval base to be built in Papua New Guinea. The announcement at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit comes amid a tug-of-war for regional influence.
A dramatic new study has found extreme climate change could lead to an extinction effect which, it says, could wipe out all life on earth. Researchers say, in the worst-case scenario, organisms could die out because they depend on other...

Blacktown: Our second home

The City of Blacktown has a large and vibrant Filipino community. For those who have settled and now call Blacktown their second home, living there makes them feel like they didn't leave the Philippines at all. 
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The involvement of the youth is integral in the preparation and facilitation of community events like the recently held Philippine Christmas Festival 2018, according to a Filipino youth leader in Sydney.
The founder of the Association of Pinoy Students in Australia (APSA), Vida Fernandez, has given credit to the mentorship of the older generation in the successful execution of major events like the Christmas Festival but she highlights the...