Mentoring for Growth workshop, held on 23 June 2023, at the Slacks Creek Mosque, proved to be a resounding success, bringing together community members, business experts, and esteemed guests.

Led by Travis Scott, a renowned Business Expert & Educator, the workshop provided valuable insights and guidance on mentoring for personal and professional growth. Participants had the opportunity to learn from Scott’s expertise and gain practical strategies to enhance their entrepreneurial journeys.

Hon Jim Chalmers MP, Treasurer of Australia, and Federal Member for Rankin praised the Slacks Creek Mosque for going beyond their faith-based activities and organizing workshops for employment services and skills training within the community.

He commended the mosque for its commitment to community development and highlighted the strong relationship it has fostered with the Australian Centre for Unity (ACU)


One of the key reasons for Hon Chalmers’ attendance was the successful securing of a federal grant amounting to over $150,000 that was instrumental in upgrading the security facilities of the ACU and the surrounding park.

The enhanced security measures have provided a safer environment for the community, reflecting the government’s commitment to protecting places of worship.

It is noteworthy that the ACU actively participates in various social events and trainings, going beyond faith-based activities.

Organizations like QTES, Human Appeal, and Multicultural Mailer collaborate with the ACU to organize a diverse range of training programs and workshops. This dynamic approach ensures that the community receives valuable education, skills development, and support in different areas of interest.

Hon Jim Chalmers MP observed the ACU and explored ways to enhance its security measures. The safety and well-being of the community were key areas of focus, demonstrating the government’s commitment to supporting and protecting places of worship.

During the event, Dr Zakaria Amin, the mosque secretary, delivered a speech highlighting the mosque’s modernization and upgradation made possible with the assistance of the government.

This progress exemplifies the mosque’s commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the community and creating a welcoming and inclusive space for all.

Dr Akram Hossain, President of the mosque, expressed gratitude to Hon Jim Chalmers for taking the time from his busy schedule to attend the workshop. This acknowledgment reflects the significance of Hon Chalmers’ presence and the appreciation for his ongoing support.

The joint organization of the event by Queensland Training and Employment Services and Multicultural Mailer further amplified its impact. The collaborative efforts ensured a diverse range of participants and a comprehensive program that catered to the needs and aspirations of the community.

The workshop provided a platform for community members to connect, learn, and grow together. It emphasized the importance of mentoring as a catalyst for personal and professional development, fostering a culture of support and empowerment.

The combined efforts of the government, community organizations, and mosque officials have resulted in a vibrant and secure space that fosters personal growth, empowerment, and community engagement.