Santilla Chingaipe
is a journalist and documentary filmmaker.

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News April 13, 2019

Delays in citizenship applications

Under the Coalition government, the processing of citizenship paperwork has increased to often upwards of 300 days, causing a huge backlog of applications and infuriating refugee groups.

News March 09, 2019

Action plan on stillbirths

The federal government is preparing an action plan after a senate inquiry found stillbirths are occurring disproportionately among Indigenous and migrant women.

News November 03, 2018

Detained South Sudanese future unclear

The fate of a group of South Sudanese men awaiting deportation from detention on Christmas Island is unknown, after the closure of the island’s detention centre.

News June 30, 2018

Indigenous players and the AFL

Five years ago guidelines were established to help Indigenous AFL recruits throughout their careers. But with little being done, a group of ex-players has now decided to turn words into actions.

News March 31, 2018

Dutton uses visas as second criminal sentence

A South Sudanese man who grew up in Australia awaits deportation from Christmas Island, as Peter Dutton uses ministerial powers to punish refugee members of ‘Apex’.

News February 03, 2018

Skills recognition for refugees

For skilled professionals forced to flee countries such as Syria, the challenges they face getting their qualifications certified in Australia harm the wider community as much as they harm them.

Life September 01, 2017

Héritier Lumumba’s ‘Fair Game’

A new documentary on footballer Héritier Lumumba calls out systemic racism in the AFL but also holds a mirror up to endemic problems in Australian society.

Opinion July 29, 2017

Opinion journalism and clickbait

“Uhlmann made some strong statements on his personal position on North Korea’s missile testing and his view of how that should have been handled, as well as his views on Russia and China’s recent actions. It raised questions about a journalist’s …”

News June 24, 2017

Migrant language service budget cuts

Federal budget changes to a program that teaches new Australians language skills are, according to the Adult Migrant English Service, prioritising cost savings above social integration.

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