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Welcome to the SBS Assyrian podcast, featuring homeland news and music.
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A woman with a vision

Nora Betyousef Lacey is the founder and president of the Assyrian Arts Institute. Considered to be a success story in the US, she believes that through the arts, Assyrians can be known internationally as a living and existing people. As the owner of th...

12 New Textbooks Published by the Assyrian Schools Council of Australia

Mr Anwar Atto, author of the 12 Assyrian textbook talks to SBS about his experience in compiling and authoring years of his Assyrian teaching courses into a 12 books which are published by the Assyrian Schools Council of the ACOE.These books have recei...

Assyrian Martyrs Day at the NSW Parliament House

David David : President of the Assyrian Australian National Federation and central committee member of AUA Australia and New Zealand Chapter talks about the preparation for the Assyrian Martyrs Day to be held at the NSW Parliament on 7th of August. Man...

What is NAIDOC?

The longstanding desire of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to have an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia underpins this year's NAIDOC [[nay-dok]] week, that runs from July 7th to the 14th. .................. listen to  how NAIDOC week...

Assyrian Martyrs Day Commemoration, Sydney, Australia 2019

"The Assyrian Universal Alliance Australian Chapter (AUA) will commemorate Martyrs and Genocide day at State Parliament of New South Wales on Tuesday 7th August 2019 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm." Listen to Mr Hermiz Shahen, AUA Deputy Secretary General spea...

Our ancestors achievements and their influence on the world's development

Youhana Bidaweed is an active member of our community in Melbourne. He will present a lecture organise by the Chaldean Brotherhood of St George about the achievements of the Mesopotamian civilization and it's influence on the world's development. He te...

Latest Changes in Immigration Laws

Department of immigration has introduced changes effective from 1st July 2019 regarding Parents Visa.  Carmen Lazar from Assyrian Resource Centre talks about these changes. Also she relays the message from the department of immigration regarding people...

Working for the community

Sanaa Hirmiz has a master degree in Microbiology from Baghdad. She arrived to Australia in 2007. Getting married and having children was a hurdle for her to work in her field as a surgeon in Veterinary Medicine. But that did not stop her from trying to...

Our Youth are Heading to Postgraduate Studies

Khlapieel Banyameen (Poet, activist and filmmaker-Iraq) says that most of our young people want to complete their university studies, and many of them go for higher degrees.He added there are many active youth groups working in different fields.

Settlement Guide: How to apply for a First Home Owner Grant?

Escalated property prices across Australia make it more difficult for first home buyers to enter the market.But with government assistance the dream of owning a home can become a reality.The First Home Owner Grant offers a chance to get a foot in the d...

Volunteering Changes Life

SHAMIRAM MELODY YALDA , recipient of Fairfield City Mayor's Youth Achievement Award on 27 June 2019 said :”I love to participate in volunteer work and love helping people.” . She added that social media takes a lot of our time. She invites young people...

National Feeling Drives Assyrian Youth to Work Together

NINOS AUDE (Editor in chief of Melta magazine- Lebanon) stressed that Assyrian youth need to meet face to face with each other to learn about the difficulties facing them in homeland and the Diaspora. He added around 2500 young Assyrian in Lebanon are ...


"On behalf of the Executive Board of the Assyrian Universal Alliance, and The Young Assyrians it is our pleasure to invite you to this special evening celebrating Assyria Day on Sunday 30th June 2019 Time: 3:00pm -5:00pmVenue: Eden Venues , 673 Smithfi...


Under the patronage and in the presence of His Grace Mar Amel Nona, the Archbishop of the Chaldean and Assyrian Catholic Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, the Chaldean League of NSW is proudly organising the celebration of Chaldean National Day. Li...

Australia Contributed to The Healing of Yezidis' Wounds

Member of Beth Nahrin National Council and Researcher in Minorities, Mr Sabah Barkho said that he is interested in the Yazidis because they were a persecuted component like us. Australia has accepted a group of them and they are living in Queensland an...

Advocates call for Government rethink on Refugee Policy

Australia is marking World Refugee Day with advocates using the occasion to call on the Government to rethink its refugee policy. This year's theme is labelled  'With Refugees' and aims to encourage the community to embrace and get to know newly settle...

Presented Television and Radio Programs and Still

The creative Writer, Benjamin Haddad, confirmed that he worked in the editorial board of a number of magazines and newspapers for many years.He added that he edited many manuscripts and made much television and radio programs and still has.

Assyrian Conference for Unification of view

Mr Jakob Garbo (political activist) explained the objectives of the Assyrian Conference that took place between the 8th and 9th of June 2019 in Paderborn (Germany). He stressed that the Assyrian organisations, institutions and unions in Europe met to u...

The anthology of Syriac poets will be released soon

Writer Nazar Al Dairany spoke about the importance of the translation. Notably late in this field compared to other nations whom need to know that our literature is alive. He added that an Anthology of Syriac poets will soon be released by the Syriac W...

Assyrian language teaching Challenges in Georgia

Ninos Kako reported his meeting with Georgy the grandson of the late Dr Fraydon Atouraya, and listened to an Assyrian language teacher from the village of Kanda in Georgia: Ekaterina bit kash talking about the challenges in teaching with limited resour...

What are the minor offences in Australia

There are several minor offences in Australia, for example having a dog that is not registered, driving with an overseas license, not locking your car and smoking in the covered area of a train station are all considered minor offences that could get y...

Changes made to Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa

Carmen Lazar from the ARC (Assyrian Resource Centre) explains the new changes to temporary sponsored parent visas which will be valid for three or five years, costing $5,000 and $10,000 respectively.

Hundreds recognised on Queen's Birthday Honours list

More than 993 Australians have been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List. They come from a wide range of professions, industries and communities.Among those honoured are people serving Australia's multicultural communities, and Indig...

Demanding more resolute decisions towards abuses

The Head of Rafidain block in Kurdistan Regional parliament mr. Fareed Yacoub said the court decisions were still ineffective. "He asked the government to make more firmness to not allow for more abuses in the future." "The new government promised much...

Assyria Day Conference 19

Mr. Hermiz Shahen Deputy Secretary of the Assyrian Universal Alliance hopes to make Assyria Day a national Day. He said The Conference will be held on 30th June 2019 in Sydney with participation of an Academic scholar from Sweden.

Benjamin Haddad: working on Encyclopedias

The famous writer Benjamin Haddad says in the second part of the interview that he is working on an encyclopedia about his town Alqosh.  Another encyclopaedia is a study of 1800 monastery from the spiritual and mundane point of view.

Dvin speaks Assyrian

Our colleague Ninos Kako visiting Dvin city in Armenia spoke about first Assyrians arrived on 1824.  The city has a Cultural Center and the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organisation (ACERO) is establishing a center for children caring.    

Matildas at FIFA Women’s World Cup

The Australian players are confident of their ability to score goals and embarrass the opponents.

Lack of knowledge adding to alarming food poisoning rates

A new report says a lack of knowledge about how to safely prepare certain foods is leaving many Australians at risk of food poisoning. It's leading to renewed calls to better educate cooks, amateurs and professionals, about foodborne illnesses.

Many Assyrians migrated to Armenia in ancient times

Our colleague Ninos Kako spoke about his observations in Armenia, a country of history and heritage. He added information about the Assyrians and their efforts to erect a monument for the Assyrian martyrs in the center of the capital Yerevan.

30 published works so far, more to come

Started writing since 1960 and after 30 published books, the great scholar Benjamin Haddad is preparing now more manuscripts to be printed. In a lengthy meeting, Mr. Haddad stressed that the poor conditions and brain drain are factors affected intellec...


If you're looking to start your career in Australia or are already working and want to upskill or change path, TAFE might be a good option for you.It provides vocational education and training in every Australian state, covering many industries.looks a...

Minority Rights in Iraq

Ethno religious minorities remaining in Iraq continue to decrease through emigration, as the government tolerates systemic and egregious violations of religious freedom and human rights. Listen to Dr Muna Yako  addressing the challenges faced by ethnic...

New federal cabinet is unveiled

After winning the federal election, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced his new ministry.There are some new faces to go with some familiar ones in a team that is set to be sworn into office by the Governor-General on Wednesday ((29 May)).And th...

Consecration new Assyrian bishop

His Holiness Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, Catholicos-Patriarch and a number of prelates of the Assyrian Church of the East arrived to Australia to Participate in consecration of new Bishop,Sunday 26th of May 2019.Rev. Fr Shmuel Shmuel of the Information and...

Children's Magazine “Habaawe” is still published despite obstacles

In an interview with Mr. Rony P. Eramia (editor in chief) of the “Habaawe “ Assyrian Children’s magazine issued by Oriental Cultural Center in Dohuk, said that since 2009 and so far is still issued. He stressed that the magazine resonated with its read...

How to participate in Australian life?

Every day, millions of Australians volunteer their time to improve the lives of less fortunate members of our community. Volunteers come from all walks of life and community organisations welcome new members from culturally and linguistically diverse b...

”The latest statement issued by Archbishop of Erbil Mar Bashar Warda is not in favor of the Christians in Iraq”

Cardinal Mar Luis Sako the Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in the world, told SBS Radio and urged every one who speaks about the circumstance of the remaining Christian minority’s in Iraq to be balanced and respect their wishes. To imply that...

Double Degree in Architecture and in Creative Intelligence

“Create goals that ignite your spirit and inspire you to take action” . Listen to Mr. Awkar Ruel speak about the benefit gained from setting up short and long term goals. Mr Ruel also talked about furthering his education in the future

What Electorals are Expecting from the UpcomingbGovernment

Most of the electoral that casted their votes are hoping to speed up the immigration process.  

Thousands of Australians unaware they have high blood pressure

Thousands of Australians could have high blood pressure and not know it, even though they've been tested at their G-Ps. A new study has found current testing for hypertension can be inaccurate.

Ashur Banipal: A falme of Activities and home of Iraqi unity

In cooperation with the general Directorate of Syriac Culture and Arts, the Alqosh Cultural Society held a symposium at its headquarters in Alqosh. The renowned Scholar , Benjamin Haddad spoke about the Ashur Banipal Society ( one of the most active cu...

Is This the End of Christianity in Baghdad

"Iraq, is a graveyard for ethnic and religious minorities, each month, more Christians leave Iraq to resettle in the West." Mr Sabah Michael told the SBS Assyrian program. Stating that the Christian community in Iraq currently faces possible extinction...


Listen to Mr Joseph Tamraz, president and executive board member of the Assyrian American Civic Club of Chicago speaking to SBS about the Skokie Festival of Cultures. “This event has been so successful because of the diverse community in Skokie,” said ...

Elections 2019: week wrap May1o

The penultimate week of campaigning for the Federal Election has seen tense drama, high emotions and more heads rolling.Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten went head-to-head in the third and final televised debate before th...

Latest from Assyrian Resource Centre

In This weeks's segment, Carmen Lazar from Assyrian Resource Centre talks about the success of The Pilot Program and talks about number of families who arrived to Australia recently under this program. She also talks about the projects undergoing with ...

Arabic-speaking backgrounds linked to more aggressive breast cancers

One in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.  Most of them will survive, thanks to efficient screening processes. But a new study has discovered women ...

Week three election campagne

Week three of the federal election campaign began with the opening of the early voting period and the first of three leaders debates [[29 April]]. But the headlines were dominated by questionable online comments by candidates, and their subsequent resi...

Parenthood: Our Children and the computer games

In this part, Emil Gharib talks about the hormones of affection and how we give our children these hormones by simply hugging or kissing them. Also the effect of computer games on child obesity

Assyrian Aid Society Morning Tea

On this mother's Day, Assyrian Aid Society are having their occasional and very successful morning tea. Assyrian food will be served and reports about the AAS latest projects will be revealed. President June Jako told SBS