Macedonian National Day

Friday, 17 August 2012

 Good evening friends, welcome and thank you for your warm hospitality this evening. I am delighted to send my best wishes to you all and the people of Macedonia as you celebrate the upcoming Republic Day on 2nd August.


Today is a reminder of all that you have accomplished, but also the challenges that remain.


Since Macedonia’s independence, a broad range of political, economic, cultural, military and social issues have been solved.


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The changing face of Hurstville

Friday, 17 August 2012

 As I am sure you would agree, the recent 2011 census data demonstrates just how much Australia has changed. This census data is particularly relevant to me, as the electorate I represent is perhaps one of the most diverse regions in the state. In particular, the suburb of Hurstville is illustrative of the vast changes that have occurred to the fabric of our society in recent decades. Hurstville is a bustling, vibrant city with the largest Chinese population in Australia.


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"Fly my Dream" Sino-Aussie Talent Show

Monday, 13 August 2012

Firstly – and most importantly – I acknowledge the First Australians on whose land we meet and whose culture we celebrate as one of the oldest continuing cultures in human history.


Ms. Olive Li,


Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.


Wǎnshàng hǎo (Good Evening)


Wǒ hěn gāoxìng néng lái dào zhèlǐ (I am delighted to be here this evening)


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Nepalese Indigenous Nationalities Forum Australia

Monday, 13 August 2012

It is a great honour to join the Nepalese Indigenous Nationalities Forum Australia in celebrating this year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. 


Celebrated on the 9 August since 1994, its aims are to strengthen international co-operation for solving problems faced by indigenous peoples in areas such as culture, education, health, human rights, the environment and social and economic development.


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