Bendigo: Great Stupa gets $2.5 million funding boost

Bendigo’s majestic Great Stupa of Universal Compassion will progress towards an important landmark in construction thanks to a $2.5 million grant. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford joined Member for Bendigo, West Maree Edwards and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan in announcing the funding today while visiting the Great Stupa, cementing Bendigo’s position as an international travel destination and a place of multi-faith expression.

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Compassion and Conscience: Julian Burnside speaks in Shepparton

A packed room awaited Julian Burnside’s address on “Yes to Multiculturalism” at The Carrington in Shepparton on Harmony Day, 22 March 2017. Former Police Prosecutor Gordon Porter addressed the group, as did Mayor Dinny Adem and Monsignor Peter Jeffrey, who spoke on the history of multiculturalism in Shepparton.

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Voices for Harmony: Burnside talk on Multiculturalism Fully Booked Out



Julian Burnside QC will headline an event in Shepparton this month celebrating the 10th anniversary of community group Voices of Harmony. His topic is “Yes to Multiculturalism“. The event is fully booked out, and no more bookings are available.

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Warrior to Goddess – Stories and Poems from Family Violence Survivors

Warrior to Goddess contains stories from women who were controlled through fear. These stories from survivors illustrate violent behaviour is part of a range of tactics used by a perpetrator to exercise power and control … and can be both criminal and non-criminal in nature. This is courageous writing by women who have been maltreated by their partners.


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SBS Coverage: “Speed date a Muslim in Shepparton”



Speed Date A Muslim is the brainchild of Hana Assafiri, who launched the event in 2016 from the upstairs dining room of her Brunswick cafe, the Moroccan Deli-cacy. Speed Date A Muslim came to Shepparton – with guests from Melbourne – on Sunday, 26 February 2017. We present the SBS coverage of Speed Date a Muslim at The Deck in Maude St Mall.

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