Author: meharahmad

Sabrin Farooqui for NSW Upper House

Dr Sabrin Farooqui, a well known Muslim community icon is standing as the Labor candidate for the NSW Legislative Council for the upcoming state election on 23 March 2019.   The NSW Legislative Council, often referred to as the upper house, is one of the two chambers in the New South Wales state parliament in Australia. The Legislative Council members are elected by proportional representation. Sabrin is a member of the “Australia and the World Policy Committee” of NSW Labor. As an activist of Labor for Refugees, she advocates to establish a unequivocally decent policy on people seeking asylum and...

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Excellence awards at Sydney’s multicultural night

The Multicultural Council of NSW (MCC NSW) in conjunction with The Bayside Chamber of Commerce presented excellence awards for business and community services at a gala dinner held  on Friday 23 November at Red Rose Function Centre at Rockdale. The awards were presented to individual and organizations who have contributed to Multiculturalism and harmony in our society and in recognition of those who work hard to bring people together from diverse backgrounds fostering multiculturalism. Mr Aziz Akbar OAM from Ethnic Communities Council and a past President of Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair (MEFF) received an excellence award for his...

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House of Sakinah celebrates five years of achievements

House of Sakinah, Women Support Centre organised a fundraising luncheon on Sunday 25 November at the Parra Villa Function Lounge, Parramatta, Western Sydney to mark its achievements during the last five years. The event with the theme ” Moving Forward: One Step at a Time” was organised to share stories of help and support the organisation provides for vulnerable women in the community in Sydney. A large number of people both women and men attended a well organised program addressed by politicians, diplomats, community leaders and the keynote speaker Ms Dahlya Ayoub. The program was started by the MC Ms...

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Human Rights Forum highlights concerns for rights abuse

Concerns for gross human rights abuses in Myanmar, China, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Middle East were raised during a large gathering of community leaders addressed by front line experts followed by a lively Q&A session  at the Fowler Human Rights Forum hosted by Mr Chris Hayes, MP held on Wednesday 21 November at the Mounties Club in Mount Pritchard, South Western Sydney. Mr Chris Hayes, Federal member for Fowler and Chief Opposition Whip was delighted to see such an overwhelming response from the community in raising concerns for human right abuses across the globe in general and in our region...

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Unity Grammar celebrates a decade of great achievements

Unity Grammar, an Islamic School in South West Sydney celebrated its ‘Reach for the Stars Gala Evening’ on Saturday 10 November with red carpet reception for invited guests, staff, alumni, students and their families showcasing the institution’s academic excellence and community service. During its 10 years of existence the school boasts of an amazing variety of achievements including 900+ students, 137 HSC graduates, 3 world robotics finals, 88 orphans sponsored, 30 water wells built, 8 regional Grand Final titles, 2 Umrah trips, public speaking and art finals, feed the homeless program and an alumni Cambodia humanitarian trip with Aus...

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