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Independent news and stories from the SBS Audio Assyrian program, connecting you to life in Australia and Assyrian-speaking Australians.

Location:

Sydney, NSW

Description:

Independent news and stories from the SBS Audio Assyrian program, connecting you to life in Australia and Assyrian-speaking Australians.

Language:

Multilingual

Contact:

SBS Radio Sydney Locked Bag 028 Crows Nest NSW 1585 Australia (02) 9430 2828


Episodes
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Legal matters: Grievances with builders

6/7/2024
Oliver Slewa is a practising lawyer and previously worked as a policy officer for the Department of Justice. If you have grievances with builders, learn about recourse through agencies including Fair Trading New South Wales and Consumer Affairs Victoria. Oliver offers information about disputes and upholding your rights as consumers.

Duration:00:10:55

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The commemoration festival of Saint Mart Shmuni

6/4/2024
The Assyrian traditional festivals commemorating Saint Mart Shmuni and her seven sons were held at St Shmuni Church in the Assyrian village of Kareguana in northern Iraq. This saint is said to have sacrificed herself and seven of her children for her belief in God. Naseem Sadiq attended the commemoration ceremony and met Chorbishop Pilipos Dawid Pilipos, who explained the significance of this commemoration.

Duration:00:15:42

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How to complain about NSW government services

6/1/2024
Lawyer Oliver Slewa explores avenues for addressing complaints within NSW government departments including education, housing, and social support services, highlighting engagement with the NSW Ombudsman and Victorian Ombudsman.

Duration:00:11:01

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Newsflash: 29 May 2024

5/28/2024
A bridge collapses on the main route for getting aid and equipment to the site of a Papua New Guinea landslide that buried at least 2,000 people; the United States government says they will not withdraw its military assistance for Israel, after their attacks in Rafah; and, in sport, American basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton dies.

Duration:00:03:36

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SBS Assyrian news bulletin: 28 May 2024

5/28/2024
The federal government says Israel's fatal air strike in Rafah is horrific and unacceptable; a North Korean satellite launch fails; and, in tennis, at the French Open, Rafael Nadal loses, and a big-time women's match looms.

Duration:00:10:19

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Needy Assyrians receive free dental care in Duhok

5/28/2024
The Saint Narsai Medical Centre in Duhok provides free or low-cost treatment to needy Assyrians in Duhok with support from individual donors. Naseem Sadiq visited the centre and spoke with patients who expressed their gratitude for the services received.

Duration:00:14:47

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First Nations Australians say 'Now More Than Ever' true reconciliation is needed

5/28/2024
This week is Reconciliation Week, marking two important dates in Australia's history for First Nations rights. This year's theme is "Now More Than Ever", encouraging Australians to come together to continue the fight for recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people while addressing issues that disproportionately affect their communities

Duration:00:07:46

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Australia’s coffee culture explained

5/28/2024
Australians are coffee-obsessed, so much so that Melbourne is often referred to as the coffee capital of the world. Getting your coffee order right is serious business, so let’s get you ordering coffee like a connoisseur.

Duration:00:11:01

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How to become a First Nations advocate

5/26/2024
First Nations advocates help amplify the voices of Indigenous communities in Australia. Here are some aspects to consider related to advocacy and “allyship” with First Nations communities.

Duration:00:07:13

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Newsflash: 27 May 2024

5/26/2024
Australia says it is ready to assist Papua New Guinea; Israeli airstrikes kill over 30 people in second day of attacks at Rafah; and, in sport, Maroons name Origin squad for game one.

Duration:00:03:49

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SBS Assyrian: Weekly news wrap

5/24/2024
Bird flu found at a second Victorian farm; An election called in Britain; The Matildas squad for their final warm-ups before the Olympics is picked

Duration:00:12:18

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Talking about death

5/21/2024
Learn how to talk about a death in the family.

Duration:00:16:06

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Newsflash: 22 May 2024

5/21/2024
A passenger has died aboard a Singapore Airlines flight during severe turbulence; the Israeli prime minister criticises the ICC chief prosecutor over arrest warrant; and, in sport, Mauricio Pochettino has left his job as Chelsea manager.

Duration:00:03:22

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Tackling a DIY project

5/21/2024
Learn how to talk about doing do-it-yourself (DIY) projects.

Duration:00:13:36

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SBS Assyrian news bulletin: 21 May 2024

5/21/2024
The government confirms evacuation flights for Australians stranded in New Caledonia; US President Joe Biden slams the international Criminal Court over its Israeli arrest warrants; and, in football, injury plagues the Matildas' squad ahead of the Paris Olympics.

Duration:00:11:43

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World Bee Day: What is 'fake honey'?

5/21/2024
Monday, 20 May this year, was World Bee Day. Lab tests showed that half the Australian honey on supermarket shelves had been "adulterated" or mixed with other substances. SBS Assyrian talked to bee keeper, Joe Joseph, who has years of experience making honey as a hobby. He says that new regulations and tests must be implemented so that the industry is regulated and consumers are aware of the source of honey they are buying off supermarket shelves.

Duration:00:16:51

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Pledge to continue support of Assyrian children in Iraq

5/21/2024
Nora Michael has been appointed as the new president of the Assyrian Aid Society (AAS) - Australia by its members. With over a decade of service to the AAS in various volunteer roles, Nora says she sees this as a new challenge and is committed to ensuring that the AAS remains focused on supporting Assyrians in Northern Iraq, particularly in continuing the education of Assyrian children.

Duration:00:13:56

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Bringing a smile to the faces of children with Thalassemia disease in Duhok

5/21/2024
On international Thalassemia Day on 8 May 2024, children with the blood disorder, caused when the body doesn't make enough of a protein called haemoglobin, were treated to a special event as they received gifts and entertainment from many sponsors, particularly Nada Jergis, who has been sponsoring this event for many years. Jergis said she appreciated the donation by some people from Australia when she visited recently. Naseem Sadiq attended the event and filed this report.

Duration:00:12:55

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Baby blues or postnatal depression? How to help yourself and your partner

5/21/2024
Are you an expectant or new parent? You or your partner may experience the so-called ‘baby blues’ when your baby is born. But unpleasant symptoms are mild and temporary. Postnatal depression is different and can affect both parents. Knowing the difference and how to access support for yourself or your partner is crucial for your family’s wellbeing.

Duration:00:12:29

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Newsflash: 20 May 2024

5/20/2024
Federal government defends budget cost of living relief after modest poll boost; rescue operation continues after a helicopter carrying Iran's president crashes; and, in sport, Manchester City wins a record fourth, straight Premier League title.

Duration:00:03:33