‘I tried to join an RSL club … then I asked a difficult question’ – SBS News

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Why is it so hard to join Sydney’s Rooty Hill RSL? Here’s what happened to one SBS News journalist when he tried to sign up.

Read full article – https://www.sbs.com.au/news/i-tried-to-join-an-rsl-club-then-i-asked-a-difficult-question

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Ten people in a two-bed unit: International students living in ‘squalor’ – SBS News

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EXCLUSIVE: An SBS News investigation goes inside Australia’s overcrowded rental market, which is exploiting young people from overseas.

Watch and read – https://www.sbs.com.au/news/ten-people-in-a-two-bed-unit-international-students-living-in-squalor?cid=trending

Exclusive: Senior ANZ officials were aware of suspicious transactions at Malaysian affiliate – SBS News

anzSenior ANZ officials were aware of suspicious transactions going into the Malaysian Prime Minister’s accounts at their Malaysian affiliated bank, a source with intimate knowledge has told SBS News.

 

Read the full story – https://www.sbs.com.au/news/exclusive-senior-anz-officials-were-aware-of-suspicious-transactions-at-malaysian-affiliate

 

Australia avoiding investigating Malaysian corruption scandal, says former PM Mahathir – SBS World News

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The Australian government is trying to avoid investigating local links to a Malaysian corruption scandal, according to the country’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad.

In an exclusive interview with SBS World News the former leader of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad – who ruled the country with an iron-grip for 22 years – said Australia was turning a blind eye to corruption over the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) state investment fund.

“Australia has been involved to a certain extent but it looks as if the government of Australia wants to avoid any involvement in this crime committed,” Dr Mahathir said.

Read the full story and watch the full interview here – http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/09/australia-avoiding-investigating-malaysian-corruption-scandal-says-former-pm

‘Cutting it fine’: Questions raised over future of Nauru detention contracts – SBS World News

020217m_NauruPregnant_800x600.jpgThe Immigration Department is “cutting it a bit fine” by having not yet secured a new provider to run the offshore detention centre on Nauru, according to an independent expert.

The contracts for running both the Nauru and Papua New Guinea detention centres expire by the end of October – six months from now.

The current provider, Broadspectrum, and its parent Spanish company Ferrovial, have announced they will not continue operating the centres beyond the current contract.

Read the full story here – http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/04/12/cutting-it-fine-questions-raised-over-future-nauru-detention-contracts 

Japanese survivors recall Australia’s WWII civilian internment camps – SBS World News

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When war broke out between Australia and Japan 75 years ago, it had a profound impact on the lives of Japanese civilians living in Australia.

During the Second World War, around 4,000 men, women and children were rounded up and sent to civilian internment camps in Australia, which were already detaining thousands of Italians and German civilians.

Joe Murakami was just 14 years old and living in Darwin when his life was thrown into chaos.

Read and watch the full story here – http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/04/20/japanese-survivors-recall-australias-wwii-civilian-internment-camps