My Passions & Contributions

“The future may be made up of many factors but where it truly lies is in the hearts and minds of men. Your dedication should not be confined to your own gain, but unleashes your passion for our country as well as for the integrity and humanity of mankind.”
~ Li Ka Shing

Netball and Cultural Diversity

Netball season has ‘kicked’ off and here on the Central Coast it seems to be as popular as ever with young and not so young alike. I thought to take the opportunity to ask how representative of multicultural Australia your club is? And even to point you in the direction of finding a club for yourself or your daughter if you… (more…)

April 30, 2012 by

Samira Ibrahim; African Film Festival of Australia

The first African Film Festival Australia will be taking place in Sydney (5-8 April) and Melbourne (11-15 April) Director of the Festival, Samira Ibrahim, took time out from her busy schedule preparing for the Festival to share her perspective on multicultural life in Australia with MyLifeInOz. We hope you will not only read her story, but get to the venues… (more…)

March 20, 2012 by

Charlie Teo’s Australia Day Address

Charlie Teo, renowned neurosurgeon was chosen to give NSW Australia Day speech, what follows is a transcript of that speech: I had been in the USA for almost 10 years and was enjoying a blossoming career. I was an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Chief of Paediatric Neurosurgery at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The previous Governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton,… (more…)

January 24, 2012 by

National Cultural Policy

The National Cultural Policy discussion paper recently found it’s way onto my desk. It makes for interesting reading. And not only that, it also offers a way for us all to engage with policy making decisions that will affect our futures! So I thought I would whet your appetite here and hopefully get more Australians engaged. After all, it’s not… (more…)

October 19, 2011 by

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