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Proposed Super changes could make young Australians $500K wealthier at retirement

Australians could retire with an extra half a million dollars in superannuation if the federal government adopts the recommendations of a major review. A landmark report says millions of Australians are being harmed by the current super system. And the...

Government cancels hundreds of visas for convicted criminals

More than 800 criminals were stripped of Australian visas in 2018, with just over 12 per cent involved in child sex offences or child exploitation. Their visas were revoked under laws that require non-citizens sentenced to 12 months or more to lose the...

Genetic marker may identify aggressive prostate cancer sooner: researchers

Australian scientists have discovered a genetic marker they say could identify whether patients with prostate cancer are likely to develop a more aggressive form of the disease which, in most cases, is untreatable. The federal government has pledged $8...

Detention centre closure follows openings

The Morrison government says immigration detention centres in Sydney and Melbourne can be closed thanks to the reduced number of boat arrivals under its policies. But refugee groups say the federal government's decision is meaningless as new detention ...

New year brings new laws

A new year means new rules and regulations. From the tampon tax to youth allowance and personal income tax, these are the new laws slated to kick in during 2019.

A controversial year in foreign affairs

It has been a tumultuous year in foreign affairs for Australia, as one of Australia's longest-serving foreign ministers resigned from the portfolio after Scott Morrison became the new prime minister.

Immigration policy a vexed area in 2018

2018 was a particularly busy year in the federal immigration portfolio. The plight of asylum seekers on Nauru was rarely out of the news, the government cast around for ideas to encourage more migrants into rural and regional areas and it caused a ruck...

Interview with Anthony Khouri OAM

Mr Anthony Khouri OAM served as Honorary Consul-General for Bangladesh in NSW for well over twenty years. He decided to take his leave of this posting recently.

Are 2018's property prices offering a clue for 2019?

Australia's obsession with property intensified in 2018 as a period of soaring price gains across most of the country started to reverse. So what's in store for 2019?

Call to protect women on temporary visas from domestic violence

Domestic-violence workers are calling for urgent changes to Australia’s migration laws to protect women on temporary visas. The workers say women living in Australia on temporary visas face additional hurdles to seeking help for family violence, includ...

The Federal Government's proposal on religious freedom

The Federal Government has unveiled plans it says would better protect religious people from discrimination. The plans have drawn a mixed reaction, ranging from support to arguments they are unnecessary to claims they could actually lead to discriminat...

Winners announced in annual SBS National Languages Competition

Five young Australian language students have been selected as the winners of the third annual SBS National Languages Competition. The winners were selected from around 4,000 entries representing 80 languages.

Encryption laws pass, but Labor's Nauru bill delayed

The last parliamentary sitting of the year in Australia has turned out chaotic but eventually led to the passage of new encryption laws. The Coalition Government has struck a deal with the Opposition, which agreed to pass the encryption laws on the con...

Scientists discovered a unique nano-scaled DNA signature - বাংলাদেশী বিজ্ঞানীর আবিষ্কার: দশ মিনিটে শনাক্ত হবে ক্যানসার

Scientists of the University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have discovered a unique nano-scaled DNA signature that appears to be common to all cancers. One of them is Bangladeshi expatriate Abu Ali Ibn Sina....

Multicultural groups upset over changes to migrant welfare

Multicultural groups say they are shocked and disappointed by new laws which will force many migrants to wait four years before they can qualify for the dole. The Federal Opposition is facing savage criticism for backing the legislation, which cleared ...

Liberals set new policy to end 'coup culture'

The Liberal party has agreed to a new leadership policy which aims to put an end to what many see as Canberra's 'coup culture'. Under the new rule, Liberal Prime Ministers can't be subjected to a leadership spill in their first term unless two-thirds o...

How to obtain an Australian driver’s license?

Driving is an essential skill in surviving in Australia. The process and time required to obtain a driver’s license vary in each state and territory. Young novice drivers tend to need a longer period to get their license, whereas mature drivers or thos...

Malfunctioning medical implants implicated in thousands of deaths worldwide

A global investigation has found malfunctioning medical implants have been responsible for tens of thousands of deaths around the world. Experts are demanding greater testing of medical devices before they're approved for use in Australia.

Australia will formally refuse to join UN migration pact - জাতিসংঘের গ্লোবাল কম্প্যাক্ট ফর মাইগ্রেশন চুক্তিতে স্বাক্ষর করবে না অ

The Federal Government has announced it will formally refuse to sign up to a key international agreement guaranteeing safe migration between countries. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the United Nations pact would compromise Australian interests. Bu...

Viva: What questions do you have about writing a will?

What is to happen to your assets after you die? Nearly half of Australian adults don’t have a will. This means that the jurisdiction of your state or territory may have the ultimate say on who is to receive your assets. It pays to consider some key que...

What is drug and alcohol addiction and how to get help?

In Australia, one in twenty deaths is caused by alcohol or illicit drugs. Nearly one in five adults drink at risky levels and 16 per cent of the population has tried an illicit drug in the past year.

World Prematurity Day: Interview with Kylie Pussell - ওয়ার্ল্ড প্রিম্যাচিউয়ারিটি ডে: মিরাকল বেবিস ফাউন্ডেশনের সিইও কাইলি পাস

17 November is the World Prematurity Day. Every year 27,000 Australian babies are born prematurely. Miracle Babies Foundation has been working for them. SBS Bangla talks with Kylie Pussell, the CEO & Co-founder of Miracle Babies Foundation. - ১৭ নভে...

The Three Seas

Inter-cultural music ensemble Interview with Deoashish Mothey a musician from Darjeeling in West Bengal India.  The Three Seas Music has two Bangla speaking members and other members are Australians. They’re touring Australia.

Sitara's Story: helping rural girls to change their outlook on life - সিতারা’স স্টোরি: ‘কোন কিছুই যেন শেষ না হয়’

Sitara's Story was established in 2017 with a vision to create confident women. The organisation aims to advance equity for women and girls in disadvantaged areas through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.  - আত্মহত্যা করে সাথী! পরীক্ষা ফির অবশিষ্ট টাকা...

Bangladeshi Australian selected as Mrs Bangladesh Universal 2019 - সুন্দরী প্রতিযোগিতায় বাংলাদেশের হয়ে লড়বেন অস্ট্রেলিয়ার নওরিন

Melbourne based Bangladeshi expatriate Nureen Chowdhury has been selected as Mrs Bangladesh Universal 2019 and has been invited to participate in the Mrs Universal pageant.  - ছ'বছর বয়সে অস্ট্রেলিয়া পাড়ি জমানোর পর এখনও বাংলাটা ভালোই আয়ত্তে আছে নওরিন চৌধুরীর। ভাষার পাশাপাশি পারিবারিক মূ...

Myanmar, Bangladesh reach agreement on repatriating Rohingya refugees

Displaced Rohingya Muslims are to start returning to their homeland within weeks under an agreement between officials from Myanmar and Bangladesh. Myanmar has vowed to provide an environment free from violence and persecution. But the United Nations wa...

Cricket Australia Chairman David Peever quits over Ball tampering review - ক্রিকেট অস্ট্রেলিয়া চেয়ারম্যান ডেভিড পিভারের পদত্যাগ

Australian cricket is set for a dramatic shake-up after a critical report into the culture that led to the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa and international disgrace in March. Cricket Australia chairman David Peever has resigned from his positio...

Jail Killing Day in Bangladesh observed with due respect - ৩ নভেম্বর, বাংলাদেশে কলঙ্কময় জেলহত্যা দিবস

3rd November 1975, the killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman stormed into the Dhaka Central Jail in the early hours and assassinated the four national leaders -- Tajuddin Ahmed, Syed Nazrul Islam, Captain Monsur Ali and AHM Kamaruzzaman -- who l...

Annual language competition promotes learning second language - দ্বিতীয় ভাষা শিক্ষার জন্য এসবিএসের ন্যাশনাল ল্যাঙ্গুয়েজ চ্যালেঞ্জ

More than 300 languages are spoken in homes across Australia, but that diversity is not being reflected in the classroom. Recognising that, SBS Radio is encouraging students for the third consecutive year to take up its National Language Challenge to h...

Bangladeshi expatriate Shoheli features in the exhibition of Her Place - মেলবোর্নের দশজন কৃতি নারীর একজন বাংলাদেশী

For the first time in Pakenham, 'Her Place' tells the stories of ten women from across Victoria who have contributed to Australian society in a wide variety of ways. - স্বাস্থ্যকর খাবারের দাবি নিয়ে, মেলবোর্ন প্রবাসী বাংলাদেশী সোহেলী সানজিদার শুরু করা সামাজিক আন্দোলন পেয়েছে স্বীকৃতি। এ আন্দোলনের সাথে...

Tax Talk November 2018

Listen to this feature in Bangla in the audio player above.

Exhibition on photographic investigation into the cultural habits - বাংলাদেশী অভিবাসীর চোখে অস্ট্রেলিয়া

Wyndham City Council with support from Creative Victoria organised a photography exhibition 'Same/Different' from 20 October to 15 November 2018. - এটাই বুঝি সার্বজনীন ভাষা! যেখানে বিষয়বস্তু বলে দেয়ার প্রয়োজন পড়ে না। একটা ছবিই পারে হাজারো শব্দের চিন্তাভাবনা আনতে। এটাই ছবির ক্ষমতা। কথায় আছে, ‘ছ...

Australian schools to be banned from discriminating against gay students: PM

No school will be allowed to exclude students based on their sexuality, under changes to be introduced by the federal government. It comes amid debate over a leaked recommendation from the review of religious freedoms, which suggests religious schools ...

Proma taking Bangladesh to new heights - সিডনির ছায়া জাতিসংঘে বাংলাদেশের জয়গান

This year the Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference (AMUNC) took place at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.   - তরুণ শিক্ষার্থীদের জাতিসংঘ সম্পর্কে ধারণা দেয়ার জন্য প্রতিবছর আয়োজন করা হয় এশিয়া প্যাসিফিক মডেল ইউনাইটেড নেশনস কনফারেন্স। ১৯৯৫ সাল থেকে এশিয়া, অস্ট্রেলিয়া ও নিউজিল্যান্ডের বি...

Tax Talk October 2018

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Modern slavery: Freedom Hub founder says tens of thousands affected in Australia

Slavery is a reality for tens of thousands of people in Australia in 2018, according to the founder of advocacy group Freedom Hub.

Baul fusion is a massive music industry now: Maqsoodul Haque - বাউল সঙ্গীতের বিশাল সম্ভাবনা রয়েছে: মাকসুদ

Maqsoodul Haque is a Jazz-rock fusion musician, poet and writer. However, he is mostly known as a prominent band-music singer in Bangladesh. He along with his band "Maqsood O Dhaka" has come to Australia recently. - বাংলাদেশের অন্যতম জনপ্রিয় ব্যান্ড-সঙ্গীত-শিল্পী মাকসুদু...

Rongdhanu Aus-Bangla Cultural Society organises annual talent award program - রংধনু অস-বাংলা কালচারাল সোসাইটির পুরস্কার বিতরণী অনুষ্ঠান আগামী

Rongdhanu Aus-Bangla Cultural Society Inc is a Bangladeshi community organisation based in Lakemba. This is one of the leading cultural organisations of Bangladeshi Community in New South Wales, working with local talents and leaders for the last ten y...

Global warming will cause severe heatwaves in India - বৈশ্বিক তাপমাত্রা বৃদ্ধির ফলে ভয়াবহ তাপপ্রবাহের সম্মুখীন হবে ভারত

Global temperature is increasing rapidly. As a result India will face severe heatwaves within next twelve years, says the IPCC scientists. - দ্রুত বাড়ছে পৃথিবীর তাপমাত্রা। তার চেয়েও বেশি বাড়ছে কলকাতা তথা ভারতের তাপমাত্রা। অবস্থা এমন, আগামী ১২ বছরের মধ্যে মরণ তাপপ্রবাহের সম্মুখীন হবে ভারত, বলছেন ...

National Nutrition Week: dietary advice to beat cardiovascular disease

On National Nutrition Week (14-20 October), SBS Bangla speaks with medical doctor Julie Sladden on the importance of healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices. 

Interview with Liberal candidate for Kororoit Mr Golam Haque - ভিক্টোরিয়া রাজ্য নির্বাচনে লিবারাল প্রার্থী গোলাম হকের সাক্ষাৎকার

Bangla-speaking people are taking part in the main-stream politics in Australia gradually. SBS Bangla talked to Mr Golam Haque, who is a Liberal party candidate for Kororoit, VIC. - অস্ট্রেলিয়ার মূলধারার রাজনীতিতে বাংলাভাষীদের অংশগ্রহণ ক্রমশ বাড়ছে। ভিক্টোরিয়ায় রাজ্য নির্বাচনে করোরয়েট আসনে...

Psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed explains mental health issues - মনঃচিকিৎসক তানভীর আহমেদের সাক্ষাৎকার

Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a psychiatrist and author. Born in Bangladesh he is raised in Australia. He has published two books, appears regularly on television, most recently on 60 Minutes last month about video game addiction, and been elected to local gover...

'Wind resources mapping is vital for Bangladesh', says Dr Firoz Alam

"Wind Resources mapping is vital not only for power generation but also the national construction and building standard or code development in Bangladesh", said Dr Firoz Alam, who is working in the school of aerospace, mechanical and manufacturing engi...

Are you happier after migrating? - অভিবাসনের পর আপনি কি আগের চেয়ে ভাল আছেন?

Australia welcomes thousands of migrants each year. Many come with dreams and hopes for a better life. However, settling in a new country often comes with complex challenges. The 2018 World Happiness Report finds that migrants accepted by their host co...

Interview with Ray Williams, Minister for Multiculturalism, NSW

Raymond Craig Williams is an Australian politician who is the New South Wales Minister for Multiculturalism and the Minister for Disability Services since January 2017 in the Berejiklian Ministry. He explained "Breaking down cultural barriers to consum...

Interview with National Party of Australia activist Shibli Chowdhury - ডাবোতে ন্যাশনাল পার্টি অফ অস্ট্রেলিয়ার কর্মী শিবলি চৌধুরীর সাক্ষাৎ

Bangla-speaking people are taking part in the main-stream politics in Australia gradually. SBS Bangla talked to Mr Shibli Chowdhury, who is an activist of the National Party of Australia in Dubbo. - অস্ট্রেলিয়ার মূলধারার রাজনীতিতে বাংলাভাষীদের অংশগ্রহণ ক্রমশ বাড়ছে। ডাবো-তে ন্যাশনা...

Fred Hollows Foundation restoring sight of Rohingyas in Bangladesh

The Fred Hollows Foundation has been working to restore the sight of Rohingya patients in Bangladesh. SBS Bangla spoke to Dr Zareen Khair, Country Manager for the Fred Hollows Foundation in Bangladesh.

Bangladeshi Ripon in Hollywood's 'Jurassic Bark' movie - হলিউডের 'জুরাসিক বার্ক' ছবিতে বাংলাদেশের রিপন

Bangladeshi Abu Taher Ripon has done the video editing for Hollywood movie 'Jurassic Bark'. Ripon is a freelancer and also working for one of the Bangladeshi private Channel called SA TV. - এনিমেটেড ছবি 'জুরাসিক বার্ক'। হলিউডের ছবি হলেও এর সাথে জড়িয়ে আছে বাংলাদেশের নাম।কারণ এ ...

'Number of women in Australian national politics should be fifty-fifty' - 'অস্ট্রেলিয়ার জাতীয় রাজনীতিতে নারী সংখ্যা হওয়া উচিত ফিফটি- ফিফটি'

Bangladeshi Australian women politicians said that the number of women should be increased in the national politics of Australia.SBS Bangla talked with Sabrin Farooqui Usri and Shoheli Sunjida. Listen to this feature (in Bangla) in the above audio play...

Canberra: the week in review

Prime Minister Scott Morrison returned to parliament this week for the first time since winning last month's Liberal leadership spill. But even as the Coalition tries to show a united front, the Liberal Party was wrought with division over the number o...