Tag: NSW

Spectacular sight as Sydney Opera House turned Gold for Diwali

The iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House have turned gold to mark the most widely celebrated Hindu festival Diwali. NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka on last Friday night hosted a community reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art to celebrate the occasion, says a media release from the NSW […]

October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More

NSW commits $ 1.6 million for Paramasala over 4 years

One of the state’s biggest multicultural festivals, Parramasala, will remain a feature on the Western Sydney cultural calendar for at least the next four years. NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka today announced the NSW Government has committed $1.6 million over four years in the 2016-17 Budget to secure Parramasala. “We […]

June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More

340 players for XIAMENAIR Australian Badminton open

(Sydney, Monday June 6, 2016) Today Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia), Tan Boon Heong (Malaysia), Koo Kien Keat (Malaysia), and Gronya Somerville (Australia) joined the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, and Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres on Sydney Harbour to officially launch the 2016 XIAMENAIR Australian Badminton Open, with competition kicking off at Homebush […]

June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Mike Baird, Victor Dominello send best wishes on R-Day

 Premier Mike Baird:  I am pleased to send my best wishes to the Indian-Australian community of NSW on the occasion of India Republic Day. On 26 January 1950, India’s National Constitution came into force, marking the birth of the Indian Republic. Given the historic bonds between the people of our two nations, it is apt […]

January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More

NSW, Gujarat sign agreement to strengthen relations

  NSW Premier Mike Baird today signed a new agreement with the Indian state of Gujarat that will strengthen cultural, trade and diplomatic relations between NSW and India. A new Memorandum of Understanding between NSW and Gujarat has come into effect after Mr Baird and the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mrs Anandiben Patel, attended an […]

January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More

NSW, Victorian Govts oppose changes to Racial Discrimination Act 1975

   The NSW and Victorian Governments today announced they had lodged formal submissions opposing changes to the protections against racial vilification contained in the Federal Racial Discrimination Act 1975. NSW Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello and Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Matthew Guy said: “We consider it vital that the Commonwealth […]

May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Need more public involvement: 2013 World TB Day

We can all play an important role in combating tuberculosis, according to this year’s World TB Day (Sunday, 24 March). Titled In my lifetime, the campaign urges people to call for a world where no one dies from TB. One of the issues the campaign seeks to highlight is the close links between HIV and […]

March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Come to Sydney and visit the world; NSW tourism push

Sydney’s cultural experiences will be targeted under a new push to sell the State to international tourism markets, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello announced today. Mr O’Farrell and Mr Dominello made the announcement during Harmony Week to highlight the potential of Sydney’s cultural attractions and food experiences to […]

March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Veena Sahajwala wins Nokia NSW Business innovation award

“This is the first time my research has been associated with business, hence the Nokia NSW Business innovation award is very much special. So far the awards I have received were of very academic in nature so the this award is more meaningful and I am happy that more and more businesses can contribute to the environment,” […]

October 7, 2011 | 2 Comments More

Strong support for ‘Multiculturalism’ as national Australian Policy

Australia, with the much publicised multiculturalism, is miles away from implementing it in true letter and spirit. The communities, especially from the South Asia, are yet to see a Member of Parliament from among them. A classical example of this is Mr. Susai Benjamin of Indian background, who, despite serving the community for the last […]

December 5, 2010 | 0 Comments More