ANZAC: Multicultural, Multifaith

ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day is the  anniversary of the landing of troops from Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in World War I on April 25, 1915. It is also a day of remembrance for those who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peace-keeping operations. In this article, we glimpse multicultural and multifaith aspects of ANZAC Day.

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Multicultural Animated Films Festival


The Best of the Melbourne International Animation Festival aims to bring together like-minded people to support visual arts culture in northern Victoria. Initiated and curated by Shepparton based animation artist, Mimi Leung, this exciting event is another first for Shepparton. This event will be offered at the Harder Auditorium on evening of Saturday, 8 October.

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Shepparton Multicultural Film Festival

Shepparton Multicultural Film Festival The first Shepparton Multicultural Film Festival will be take place at the Harder Auditorium, GOTAFE, with a formal launch on Friday 23 October at 6.30PM. There will be 5 sessions in the film festival, with screenings on Friday evening, Saturday 24 October at 1:30PM and 4PM and Sunday 25 October at 2PM and 4:30PM. ... Read more...

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Lucky country needs all faiths standing up

Graham Ashton, Commissioner of Victorian PoliceVictorian Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton says it is time for Victorians of all faiths to stand together, and focus on the common bonds and values which unite us, not the points of difference on which ignorance can prosper and fuel division. Tolerance and multiculturalism are values which should be respected by all elements in our community, Commissioner Ashton writes. ... Read more...

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Embrace Diversity

Embrace Diversity Logo Australia is one of the most multicultural and diverse societies on earth. That’s our greatest strength. But we can’t take it for granted. Other parts of the world show us how precious and fragile harmony can be. We’re all different people, but part of one community. Everyone has the right to be included and belong. ... Read more...

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International Women’s Day – Conversations with Women

International Women’s Day – Conversations with Women

The Ethnic Communities Council of Shepparton and District will host an event “Conversations with Women” celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday, 6 March at Harder Auditorium, GOTAFE, Shepparton.

International Women’s Day has become a time to reflect on progress, to call for change and to celebrate the courage and determination of the women who changed history. In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as UN Day for Women’s Rights and World Peace.

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Harmony Day at GV Health

Harmony Day celebrations at GV Health will centre around fabrics and sewing the word UNITY into many fabrics in the mother tongue of each community group. Sewing activity will take place on Monday, March 16 and Friday, March 20, during Cultural Diversity Week.

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Harmony in a Multicultural Society

Prof. David de KretserProfessor David de Kretser, former Governor of Victoria, has been an ardent supporter of Multiculturalism, and has also attended many Interfaith events as Guest of Honour. Recently, Prof. de Kretser gave an address at the July Australian Intercultural Society Luncheon series, in Melbourne. What follows is the text of Prof. de Kretser's address. (This article is reproduced with the kind permission of the Australian Intercultural Society.) ... Read more...

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