Indians protest Pulwama terrorists in Sydney Australia

Over a thousand Indians from all backgrounds gathered in Sydney today to pay their last respects to 44 Indian brave soldiers who died at the hand of religious fanatics. The incident took place in Pulwama, Kashmir, India when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive laden vehicle in to a bus transporting a convoy of Police.

Julia Finn, MP Consoling the community

The meeting was also attended by various MPs and Councillors of Australian politics of both sides. MP Tony Issa representing Mp David Elliot, Minister of Counter Terrorism assured the Indian community of his government’s support in this hour of grief. MP Julia Finn expressed her condolences and told how she had come face to face with the effects of terrorism during her visit just after Mumbai terror attack. Others including MP Jeff Lee, and councillors Reena Jethi, Krishan, Sameer Pandey and Suman Saha also consoled the Indian community.

Indian community in Sydney

It is ironic that this condolence meeting was held in Jubille Park, Parramatta where President of India has inaugurated a statue of Mahatama Gandhi only a few months ago. The meeting was jointly organized by 34 different Indian and Hindu organizations in Sydney.

Speaking at the occasion, organizer, Ramya implored Australians to wake up and recognize terrorism as what it is, an anti of everything that the western societies stand for. It is anti democracy, anti humanity and anti peace. India has been  victim of religious fanatic terrorism for 960 years. India had been pleading with the world that terrorism that is directed towards India is not an only an Indian problem but is going to be a problem for the entire world. Alas, the world woke up only after 9/11 and other incidents in Europe and other western nations.

Paying their homage to the fallen CRPF

He asked Australian law makers to ensure that their parliament and institutes are not used by forces disguised as NGOs and ideologies disguised as rouge nations to give respectability to terrorism.

All present paid their last respects to the brave fighters who have lost their lives by offering flowers.

 

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Paada Yatra Walk to temples 19th April

By: Sai Paravastu.

LETSGIVEHOPE along with Hindu Council of Australia has been organising Walk to Temple event called PAADA YATRA, with approvals from relevant authorities and local councils.This is strictly a devotional, non-profit endeavor to promote tradition and culture to pass on the legacy to our future generations. It is a FREE event open to all the members of community in general to participate and enjoy walk with friends and family.

Event Timing: 19th April 2019, 5:30 AM for 6:00 AM Start
Event starts at Sri Murugan Temple, Westmead
Contact us walk2temple@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/pada.yatra
Paada Yatra is on FRIDAY, 19th APRIL and as always have 3 walks (short and full)

1. Sydney Murugan Temple, Mays Hill to Shrdi Sai Mandir, Strathfield
2. Shirdi Sai Mandir Sydney to Sri Venkateswara Temple, Helensburgh
3. Full walk from Sydney Murugan Temple, Mays Hill to Sri Venkateshwara Temple, Helensburgh

Click here to Register

@Walk to Temple

 

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Hindu Council celebrates Holi on 24th March with Cumberland

Hindu Council of Australia with Cumberland Council invites you to celebrate Holi, festival of colours on 24th March 2019.

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Australia Day celebrated

By: Surinder Jain.

Both, India the land of Janma Bhumi of Hindus and Australia the karma bhumi of Australian Hindus, share 26th January as a very special day. India became a republic with its own constitution on 26th January. 26th January also marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove.

In present-day Australia, celebrations of Australia Day reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new members of the Australian community.[1]

In keeping with the spirit of multicultural Australia, The Honourable Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales invited various communities including Hindu Council to take part in Australia Day celebrations at Western Sydney Community Reception in Penrith.

Jay Raman, Premier, Surinder Jain and Ashwani Jain

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Multicultural NSW is now recruiting experienced telephone interpreters Australia-wide

Multicultural NSW is currently seeking expressions of interest from highly motivated and experienced Telephone Interpreters from all over Australia in all languages for our new telephone interpreting service.

 

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Have your say on Cumberland Council’s children and families strategy

An opportunity for Hindu families to have a say in framing a policy that affects children and families.

Council is developing Cumberland’s first ever Children and Families Strategy with Mayor Greg Cummings calling for community input to help make Cumberland a great place for children and families. The Children and Families Strategy will give residents the chance to share their views on the issues that impact children and families as well as help outline Council’s role in providing future services and programs.

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Scholarship to become an Interpreter for Tamil, Khmer, Napalese, Tibetian etc

NSW Interpreter Scholarship Program

Multicultural NSW is offering fully funded scholarships for people who speak certain languages to participate in an interpreter training course at TAFE NSW.

Course graduates will be eligible to become Recognised Practicing Interpreters with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, and may be offered employment opportunities with Multicultural NSW.

The program is offered to people who meet the eligibility criteria and speak Assyrian, Burmese, Chaldean, Greek, Italian, Kirundi, Khmer, Kurmanji Kurdish, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepalese, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Tongan, Pashto, Rohingya, Samoan, Somali and Vietnamese.

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Hindu Women’s Issues Survey

If you are a Hindu woman living in Australia, please take a minute to enter this survey. It will help Hindu Council of Australia to frame projects and policies to face these issues.

Your Phone (optional) :

Your Age Group* : 18-25 years26-35 years35-60 yearsAbove 60

Your ethinic background : IndianNepaliBaliAustralianOther

How long ago did you come to Australia : Less than 2 years ago2 to 7 years ago7 to 15 years agomore than 15 yearsBorn in Australia

What in your opinion are the major issues facing Hindu women in Australia : Domestic ViolenceHave to Work at Home as well OfficeAcceptance at work placeSocializing with non-Indian neighboursLanguage barrierSexual harassment at workRacial discrimination at workImparting sanskar to childrenDifficulty in keeping Hindu way of lifeOther

Do you work : YesNo

If working, did your family support you : YesNoNot Applicable

Is it easy to adjust to work culture here : YesNoNot Applicable

Do you get accepted socially at work : YesNoNot Applicable

Have you experienced/witnessed Domestic Violence : Yes, I have been a victimYes, Someone close to me has been a victimNo, Never

Did the victim of Domestic Violence get support : Yes, Sufficient supportYes, but not enoughNo SupportDon't Know

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Survey of school going children’s parents on SRE

Hindu Council of Australia is conducting an SRE survey of parents who have school going children and live in NSW. Please fill out the form below if you have a school going child in NSW.

Name of the school where your children are studying?


Suburb of the school where your children are studying?


Year in which your children are studying?

Does the school offer Hinduism SRE classes?

YesNoNot Sure

Does your child attend the SRE class?

YesNoNot Sure

If your child does not attend SRE, why?

I dont want my child to attend any SREI want my child to attend but school said NoI dont know that SRE is being taughtThe school never told me about SREMy child does not like SRE classesAlternative to SRE is more attractiveOther

Would you like to be informed when Hinduism SRE is offered at your school?

YesNo

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Ageing and Disability Commissioner to be established in NSW

Hindus are most affected due to ageing as existing facilities, historically, have been catering to Australians of white christian background. The establishment of a Commissioner is therefore a good news for ageing Hindus or those suffering from disability.

NSW Government announcement about the establishment from 1 July 2019 of an Ageing and Disability Commissioner.

The Commissioner will be a new, statutory authority that will strengthen Government’s ability to respond to abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability and the elderly in home and community settings. Its key functions will include:

  • Receiving, triaging and investigating allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  • Providing support to vulnerable adults and their families/carers during and following an investigation.
  • Reporting and making recommendations to Government on systemic issues related to the abuse, neglect and exploitation of adults with disability and older people.
  • Raising community awareness about abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults – including how to prevent, identify and respond to matters.
  • Administering the Official Community Visitors program in relation to disability services and assisted boarding houses.
The focus of the Commissioner will be preventing abuse, neglect and exploitation in home and community settings. This is distinct from the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner and Aged Care Commission, which are responsible for safeguarding people receiving NDIS and aged care services.
 
The establishment of the Commissioner will be responsive to a number of reviews and inquiries which have highlighted the need for a new Public Advocate type body, to better respond to abuse, neglect and exploitation. For example, the Ombudsman’s recent Special Report on abuse of vulnerable adults, the Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Guardianship Act, the Parliamentary Inquiry into Elder Abuse and the Implementation of the NDIS in NSW inquiry. The name Ageing and Disability Commissioner has been chosen to speak more clearly to the community about its functions, and reflect its regulatory role.
 
Further information, including a Fact Sheet, is available on the Department of Family and Community Services website.
 
It would be appreciated if you could assist in promoting the establishment of the Commissioner by circulating this fact sheet within your networks.
 
Further information on the establishment of the Commissioner will be made available on the Family and Community Services website as it becomes available.Thank you for support of this important initiative.
 
Regards,
Paul O’Reilly
Executive Director, Inclusion and Early Intervention

For more information please visit
www.facs.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9377 6000

Download Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET

Ageing-and-Disability-Fact-Sheet

 

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