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Friday, July 10, 2020

Multicultural News

New VMC Chair appointed

Community advocate and experienced business leader Vivienne Nguyen has been appointed as Chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission. A proud Vietnamese-Victorian, Ms Nguyen has a strong track record in promoting multiculturalism and advocating for...

Victorian government announces grant funding for multicultural festivals and events program

Victorian Labor Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott announced on 13 September $2.7 million worth of new grant funding for 913 cultural festivals, exhibitions, celebrations of national days and other culturally significant gatherings. “We are proud to support events across...

AFCS-AFI first Filipino footy team joins Australia Day

By Maria Smith Tens of thousands lined up the usually vibrant Swanston Street in Melbourne as the Australia Day parade slowly filled the heart of the city with enthusiastic participants from about 80 multicultural communities. After the official flag-raising ceremony...

Asian Australians campaign for “yes” to Marriage Equality

Asian Australian Alliance (AAA), a movement for empowering and giving a strong and independent Asian Australian voice, has held a forum and media conference on 23 September, at the Victorian Trades Hall Council. Feminist and equality rights advocate Melba Marginson...

Pako Festa 2017

Photos by Ben Young https://youtu.be/t_s0j4v1vVk Diversitat Pako Festa is the largest free celebration of cultural diversity in Australia! The Pako Festa 2017 along Pakington Street has gathered together thousands of people from Geelong’s local and cultural communities, professional performers, community groups including...

Australia Day for everyone

There is harmony in Australia despite extraordinary diversity, says PM Turnbull https://photos.smugmug.com/Events/Australia-Day-in-Melbourne-2017/i-qxQQrDb/2/X5/gG_20170126-_GRE6825-X5.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Events/Australia-Day-in-Melbourne-2017/i-SRkzWhb/2/O/gG_20170126-_GRE6841.jpg   MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE ON GGORYOPICTURES.COM On 26 January, the whole of Australia paused for a day to celebrate what it means to have a great nation. As Blacktown City Mayor...

Gary Lee: 2016 Australia Post AFL Multicultural Community Ambassador of the Year

Victorian volunteer Gary Lee has been recognised for his tireless work in the community with the 2016 Australia Post AFL Multicultural Community Ambassador of the Year. Volunteer Gary Lee has been recognised for his tireless work introducing new Australians to...

Filo community donates books to Blacktown City

By Mr Jade Cadelina (NSW, 16 June 2016)--Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis (right) presented the books donated by the Philippine Consulate of NSW and the Filipino-Australian Community to Stephen Bali (left), Mayor of Blacktown City and Federal Member for Greenway...

Premier’s Gala Dinner launches Cultural Diversity Week 2016

Cultural Diversity Week (12-20 March), Victoria’s annual celebration of multicultural diversity, was officially launched last 12 March by Victorian Premier the Hon Daniel Andrews MP at the Premier’s Gala Dinner. Around 1400 members of Victoria’s diverse communities attended the glittering...
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