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My Experience of Politics in Australia

“Freedom does not mean freedom just for the things I think I should be able to do. Freedom is for all of us. If people will not speak up for other people’s rights, there will come a day when they will lose their own.”
~ Tony Lawrence

First Aboriginal Opera: Pecan Summer

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Songs from the first opera ever written by and for indigenous Australians were performed at the Esplanade in Singapore on Wednesday 21st June. In the first collaboration of its kind, Singaporean singers performed songs in the Yorta Yorta language from the opera "Pecan Summer". The production tells the story of Australia's stolen generation as it follows the attempts of an… (more…)

June 28, 2017 by

Egalitarianism and Multiculturalism/Diversity

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A conversation about how Australians react to people from different cultures who get ahead in this country left me searching for the difference between egalitarianism and multiculturalism and I came across this article by a blogger called Perplexio, speaking of their experience in the USA…..worth a read! "As those who read here regularly have likely surmised, I'm a rather dyed in… (more…)

January 29, 2014 by

Be Heard! FECCA’s Access and Equity Survey 2013

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The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) is the national peak body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Each year, FECCA conducts Access and Equity consultations across Australia to learn about the experiences of CALD people in accessing Government services in a range of areas including employment, education, health, aged care services and more. As… (more…)

February 18, 2013 by

National Anti-Racism Strategy Public Consultation

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 AHRC/FECCA   National Anti-Racism Strategy Public Consultation – Sydney The Australian Human Rights Commission is holding public consultations around the country as part of developing the National Anti-Racism Strategy. In collaboration with the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA), the Commission will be holding its Sydney consultation on: Tuesday 8 May 2:30pm – 4:30pm Wentworth Room, Parramatta Leagues… (more…)

May 2, 2012 by

South Australia: Advancing Multiculturalism

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There will be those who have the privilege of being able to choose where they want to live in Australia when immigrating here. But many will arrive here either through State Sponsorship programmes, as refugees or students. In these cases where we live is essentially out of our ‘choice’ range; it’s pretty much take what you get. Whichever way we arrive… (more…)

November 28, 2011 by

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