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Community support for Islamic School of Canberra

Community support for Islamic School of Canberra

The Islamic School of Canberra (ISC) is fighting for its survival following the decision by the Federal Government to stop funding beyond the first term of this year.   Consequently the ACT Government has indicated that without federal or alternative funding, it will consider the school to be not financially viable and will have to revoke the school’s registration. The school is currently registered to run until the end of 2016. However the school, the parents and the community haven’t taken it lying down. The school is preparing a business plan in addition to establishing a new school board...

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Accountability in Australian Aid Dollars

Forum Australia brought together some of the best minds in international aid on Wednesday 28 February in Canberra to discuss answerability in the programs and industry. Titled Australian International Aid: Accountability and Transparency, the forum and dinner, held at Taj Agra Restaurant in Dickson, had government and NGOs discuss how their respective organisations provided this accountability. A sumptuous three course dinner was served by Taj Agra during the forum. More than 60 attendees heard from Kathryn Elliott from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Emily Wilson from the Australian Red Cross and Sam Zappia from Care Australia....

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Arabian Gulf cruise for a relaxing holiday

Over the last few years we had friends and family who had been on cruises in the past and the experiences were largely positive.  So we thought we would try it out. As we had already planned on going for ‘Umrah at the end of 2015, our initial focus was the Winter Mediterranean market where prices and crowds (and temperatures!) are low. Upon further investigation we came upon the 7 night Arabian Gulf cruise by MSC, an Italian cruise company which operates around the world.   The prices were reasonable and since we were going to be in the...

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ACT Celebrates Multiculturalism with Awards

The President of Aussie Forum, Mr Mohammed Ali has won the 2015 ACT Outstanding Multicultural Volunteer of the Year Award. Mr Ali, who has been the driving force behind Aussie Forum over the last ten years, received the award from Yvette Berry at the ACT Multicultural Awards ceremony held in the Theo Notaras Multicultural centre in Civic Canberra on Friday 11 December. Also Jeeven Nadanakumar, a speaker at the Mixed Up! Forum earlier this year, was named Multicultural Young Person of the Year The winners were: Premier Capital Properties for the Business Enterprise Award; Health Care Consumers’ Association of the ACT received the Community Organisation...

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Legacy of Abraham shared in One God Symposium

The enduring legacy of Prophet Abraham (as) was analysed at an interfaith symposium held on Sunday 20 September at the University of Western Sydney, Bankstown campus. As part of the Positive Change through Faith series of events, the symposium organised jointly by the Australian MEFF Consortium and the Islamic Foundation for Education and Welfare (IFEW) brought together speakers from the three Abrahamic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Titled One God to Bind us All, the symposium was opened by Master of Ceremony Mrs Mehar Ahmad, former President of MEFF in which she stressed the commonality of the three religions....

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