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Ryde Diwali Fair – a great success

The First Ever Ryde Indian Fair held on November 16, 2019 at the North Ryde Common organised by the Ryde Indian Association was a great success with over 800 people attending the fair between 12.30 pm to 8pm. It was a fun filled Family event with Amusement rides, Jumping Castle for kids, Cultural Performances throughout […]

Nim Gholkar’s third book ‘A Little Wiser, A Little Happier’ helps you explore life from multiple angles

By Rekha Rajvanshi A writer turned motivational speaker, Nim Gholkar launched her third book, a non-fiction self-help easy-read titled ‘A LITTLE WISER, A LITTLE HAPPIER’, on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Nim Gholkar’s first book ‘Diary of an Immigrant Wife’ gained a lot of popularity and sold very well.  Then came her second book ‘Unlock the […]

‘Purdah’ brings out the best in acting, music and direction

By Neena Badhwar Mahesh Dattani’s play directed by Saba Zaidi Abdi ‘Where did I leave my purdah’ revealed many talented local actors in their best form that Sydney is slowly producing as time goes by. Finally the Purdah is off with great acting by the actors was on display at the Pacific Christian School in […]

Asia TOPA weaves an intercultural tapestry with artists from Asia Pacific countries

After the successful pilot season of The Southbank Dawn Raga Series earlier this year, Arts Centre Melbourne and Multicultural Arts Victoria are delighted to announce its return by popular demand along with a new partnership with Bunjil Place.During the warmer, summer months Melburnians will be able to start their day outdoors at 7:30am on the […]

Parramasala celebrates its 10th Anniversary in March (13-15)

Parramasala, the largest celebration of cultural diversity in NSW, returns in 2020 for a three-day extravaganza of dance, music, art, food and family fun in the heart of Parramatta. From 13 to 15 March, more than 35,000 people will head to Prince Alfred Square and its surrounds for a dynamic daily line-up of cutting-edge live music; vivid […]

Highly skilled workforce of 10,000 to be trained for response to overseas-born drownings in NSW

(Tuesday, 03 December 2019) – Royal Life Saving NSW (RLSNSW) will today launch a Cultural Competence Program across the State to train up to 10,000 lifeguards, swim teachers and pool staff.  The Cultural Competence Program has been designed to assist Aquatic Centre workers to better engage with their local diverse non-English speaking communities with the […]

Happy Birthday Urmil Ben

By Neena Badhwar Urmil Jilka’s ancestors came from Kathiawar, in Saurashtra, India. Her father went to Africa in the late 1800s when her mum joined him and the couple had all their children born in Tanzania. “It was a two island country, Tanganika ruled by a Sultan and Pemba and Zanzibar which later became Tanzania,” […]

Level 2 water restrictions will start in Sydney on 10 December 2019.

Water restrictions will take effect when dam levels in the region reach 45%, which is expected around mid-December 2019. Dam levels are currently close to 46% and continue to drop each week. More than 85% of Sydney’s water is supplied by captured rainfall. Because of the current drought, dam levels have reached the lowest levels […]

Use mobile phone while driving: risk getting caught by detection cameras

Drivers using a mobile phone illegally risk being caught on camera when the NSW Government’s mobile phone detection cameras switch on this Sunday 1 December. Minister for Roads Andrew Constance said the world-first safety technology will target illegal mobile phone use by drivers through fixed and mobile trailer-mounted cameras. “The NSW Government is serious about […]

Scott Morrison:Community languages essential to our future

The Prime Minister, Mr Morrison, has told a large gathering of community-language teachers that Australia is not defined by a common ethnicity or background but by the “shared values of understanding, kindness and respect”.   He was speaking by video link to the annual dinner last night of the NSW Federation of Community Language Schools […]

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