Echoes of Tampa crisis as Italy rejects rescue boat, SBS News

A migrant rescue ship left stranded in the Mediterranean has been compared with the controversial 2001 Tampa affair in Australian waters. More than 600 migrants stranded on a rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea since the weekend have begun their…

‘Get screened early’: New Cancer Council campaign targets Indigenous Australians, SBS News

The Cancer Council is urging everyone to get screened early as it launches its latest campaign aimed at the Indigenous community. Aboriginal elder Uncle Jack Charles has teamed up with Cancer Council Victoria as part of a new campaign to…

Diversity a highlight of Aviation Rescue Fire Fighters’ class of 2018, SBS News

The 2018 class of Airservices Australia's Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter program has graduated, with a quarter identifying as Indigenous. Fifteen weeks of discipline, hard work and sacrifice have paid off for 20 young men and women who have graduated from…

‘Dream come true’: Australian violin prodigy Christian Li, 10, opens up on competition win, SBS News

Australian Christian Li, 10, is home after capturing the world's attention with his award-winning violin performances. Music prodigy Christian Li is back in Australia after becoming the youngest-ever winner of the "Olympics of the Violin" in Geneva. The 10-year-old violinist,…

How you can protect your privacy online, SBS News

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. Experts have warned Australians to be cautious of their online security, amid the controversy surrounding Facebook's…

Peter Cosgrove vows to promote equality in new UN human rights position, SBS News

It is the first time Australia has been elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council. Australia's Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has made the country's first address as a UN Human Rights Council member, saying Australia is "deeply committed"…