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My Journey to Australia

“A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in.. And how many want out.”
~ Tony Blair

Colourfest: What is it?

"Colourfest is Australia’s Multicultural Film Festival focusing exclusively on culturally diverse Australian stories. Colourfest was conceived as a response to the lack of cultural diversity on Australian screens. Portrayal of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Australians is littered with stereotypes and is generally skewed towards negative representations. Colourfest challenges such negative portrayals, and showcases a more authentic’ and inclusive image… (more…)

February 9, 2014 by

Zero Tolerance for FGM

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) observed the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and "condemns the practice as a grave violation of human rights and gender oppression." The FECCA media release put out on the subject of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) elicited an, "I'm shocked by this subject, it has nothing to… (more…)

February 9, 2014 by

My Story

Hi, I am the editor, in fact creator, of MyLifeInOz. I thought I would share why it is that I have developed this site. When I had been in Australia for a mere 6 months or so I was walking on the rocks at Avoca Beach and noticed two groups of fisherman do what they loved best, but not interacting… (more…)

February 4, 2014 by

Lentil as Anything: be inspired

Lentil as Anything began in 2000 at St Kilda. Its founder Shanaka Fernando was living in a tent. At the time, money was influencing the trends in the community, leaving many disenchanted. Lentil as Anything aimed to re-engage those who where left behind. It seemed that money was often a barrier to people participating. It was decided that we would… (more…)

November 15, 2012 by

Spreading the Love in Newcastle (2)

Living on the Central Coast may not be the multicultural equivalent experience of living in¬†Sydney or Melbourne, that doesn’t mean Coasties can ignore the realities of multicultural issues. Check out Matt Darvas website for a perspective on multicultural life on the coast that you may otherwise not be aware of.

August 24, 2012 by

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