NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia — Last week, Rene Khio, Orhai Shiba, and Reta Benjamin, ethnic Syriac–Assyrians born in Australia, were admitted to the Supreme Court of the Australian state of New South Wales, the final step in being allowed to practice law in the state.
According to Ishtar TV, Khio has obtained three university degrees: Criminal Science at Keele University, England in 2012 (Excellence Degree); Criminology and Criminal Justice at Western Sydney University, Australia in 2015 (Excellence Degree); and Law at Southern Cross University in 2020.
Shiba and Benjamin have also studied at Western Sydney University, Australia.
New South Wales is the fifth largest state in Australia.
In May 2013, the New South Wales parliament recognized the 1915 Sayfo Genocide.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are 40,218 Syriacs–Assyrians and 21,166 Syriac–Chaldeans in Australia.