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27 April, 2016 | Vietnamese Community News

Obama urged to seek freedom for activists ahead of Vietnam visit

WASHINGTON – An international coalition of human rights groups has written a letter to United States President Barack Obama seeking freedom for imprisoned activists in Vietnam. The appeal comes as Obama

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25 April, 2016 | Vietnamese Community News

Anzac Day: Vietnam veterans lead Melbourne’s march

Vietnam War veterans and the South Vietnamese who helped them have lead Melbourne’s Anzac Day March for the first time, down St Kilda Road to the Shrine of Remembrance. This

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21 April, 2016 | Vietnamese Community News

Jame Phan given minimum of 14 yrs sentence for Sydney murder

Armed robber Jame Phan has been sentenced to at least 14 years’ jail for the murder of a south-west Sydney fruit shop worker and a string of other crimes, despite

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20 April, 2016 | Vietnamese Community News

Vietnamese refugee wins 2016 Pulitzer prize for fiction

Vietnamese refugee and professor at the University of Southern California, Viet Thanh Nguyen, has won this year’s Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his 2015 novel “The Sympathiser.” Nguyen’s debut book

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15 April, 2016 | Vietnamese Community News

Maths tutor Quy Huy ‘Peter’ Hoang sentenced to 24 years in prison

A Sydney mathematics tutor who sexually assaulted children as young as three, has been sentenced to a maximum of 24 years in jail. Quy Huy Hoang was sentenced in Sydney

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07 April, 2016 | Vietnamese Community News

IERA-VIC to fundraise up to $2.5m for construction project

The Indochinese Elderly Refugees Association Victoria (IERA-VIC), which has been put in charge of constructing an aged care home for Vietnamese residents estimated at $13.5 million, is calling for the

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04 April, 2016 | Vietnamese Community News

Music concert; Big turnout for Buddhist monastery fundraiser

MELBOURNE – About 700 people attended a Buddhist monastery fundraising event over the weekend, to help raise money for a much-needed kitchen and public toilets area. The Quang Duc Buddhist

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20 March, 2016 | Vietnamese Community News

Melbourne workshop: Writing Vietnamese pop songs

Lovers of Vietnamese poems and music have gathered together to participate in a unique and intimate two-hour workshop held in one of Melbourne’s public libraries, in Richmond, on Saturday. The

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15 March, 2016 | Vietnamese Community News

Five Vietnamese Australian students awarded with AVEPA scholarships

MELBOURNE – The Australia-Vietnam Education Promotion Association (AVEPA) has awarded five Australian Vietnamese students who have just finished their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) with scholarships worth $5,000 each. The

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