A dialogue with Senator Jenny McAllister

A dialogue with Senator Jenny McAllister

Appreciating culturally diverse people in Australian businesses

Poliversity is providing a unique opportunity for Australian leaders from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to participate in the Appreciating culturally diverse people in Australian businesses dialogue with Senator Jenny McAllister.

Held on Saturday 19 November 2016, the purpose of the dialogue is to discuss the importance of cultural diversity leadership in the Australian workplace and provide practical solutions on what governments and policy makers can do to improve the situation in Australia to ensure Australians from CALD backgrounds reach their potential in their chosen professions. If selected, participants will get the opportunity to share their views and ideas with a leading member of the Australian Senate. Your innovative ideas will contribute to further research and consultation conducted by Poliversity, which aims to encourage governments and businesses to embrace policies and practices that encourage the recognition of cultural diversity leadership in the workplace.

In addition to Australians from CALD backgrounds, the dialogue is open to Anglo-Australians. It is important to note that seats are limited.

Date: Saturday 19 Nov 2016

Time: 10am

Venue: Sydney CBD (the venue will be sent to you as we confirm your participation)

This event is limited to 25 people.

Expression of Interest

Please follow the following link to fill in an expression of interest form.

*An expression of interest does not guarantee participation.

Diversity and Diplomacy – Q&A with Tanya Plibersek

Diversity and Diplomacy – Q&A with Tanya Plibersek

Australians from multicultural backgrounds have the cultural knowledge and language skills to advance Australia’s interests on the global stage. These untapped skills enable Australians from multicultural backgrounds to play an active role to change the way Australia relates and engages with the world. With these opportunities, what different perspectives can multicultural communities bring to Australia’s foreign policy priorities? How can the federal government encourage Australians from multicultural backgrounds to contribute to Australia’s global role?

To discuss these questions, come and join the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development in a Q&A discussion. The event will be hosted by Poliversity and facilitated by Peter Khalil, ALP Candidate for Wills and a former senior international adviser to the Australian Government.

Entry is complimentary. We encourage Australians from multicultural backgrounds and multicultural organisations to attend and participate.

Date: Thursday 16 June 2016,

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Maurice Blackburn, Level 10, 456 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Researve a seat here

Australian Politics 101

Australian Politics 101

With the 2016 federal election campaign in full swing, you will be receiving lots of information from candidates and political parties in your letterboxes and social media feeds.

Are you voting for the first time? Do you have questions about how politics in Australia works? Do you want to learn more about our political system and how laws and policies are made? Poliversity is running an Australian politics 101 workshop for people who want to find out more. This event is a great opportunity for you to ask questions you have always wanted to ask on Australian politics.

Discussion topics at Australian Politics 101 include the following:

  • The Australian Parliamentary system and the three levels of government.
  • Are all the political parties the same?
  • Is Australian politics just like ‘House of Cards?’
  • What’s the role of the media in Australian politics?
  • Senate voting – what do the new changes mean?

We will be joined by special guest speaker John Pandazopoulos. John was a former Minister and member of the Steve Bracks Victorian Government. During his time in the Victorian Parliament, John served as Minister for Major Projects, Tourism, Gaming and Racing. He was also the Minister assisting the Premier on Multicultural Affairs.

There will be plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions and participate in conversations. Register today as tickets are limited.

Reserve your seat at Eventbrite.

*image credit: Wilari Tedjosiswoyo

A dialogue with Senator Jenny McAllister

A dialogue with Senator Jenny McAllister

This dialogue has been postponed until after the election.

Appreciating culturally diverse people in Australian businesses

Poliversity is providing a unique opportunity for Australian leaders from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to participate in the Appreciating culturally diverse people in Australian businesses dialogue with Senator Jenny McAllister.

Held on 10 June 2016, the purpose of the dialogue is to discuss the importance of cultural diversity leadership in the Australian workplace and provide practical solutions on what governments and policy makers can do to improve the situation in Australia to ensure Australians from CALD backgrounds reach their potential in their chosen professions. If selected, participants will get the opportunity to share their views and ideas with a leading member of the Australian Senate. Your innovative ideas will contribute to further research and consultation conducted by Poliversity, which aims to encourage governments and businesses to embrace policies and practices that encourage the recognition of cultural diversity leadership in the workplace.

In addition to Australians from CALD backgrounds, the dialogue is open to Anglo-Australians. It is important to note that seats are limited.

This event is limited to 25 people.

Expression of Interest

Please follow the following link to fill in an expression of interest form.

*An expression of interest does not guarantee participation.

Poliversity Official Launch

Poliversity Official Launch

We are excited to announce that we are officially launching Poliversity on Friday 26 February 2016 at 6pm. Details of the launch are:

DATE: Friday 26 February 2016
TIME: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
ADDRESS: Level 10, 456 Lonsdale Street Melbourne

We are extremely proud to officially launch this new initiative and organisation with keynote speaker Michelle Rowland MP, Shadow Minister for Small Business, Multiculturalism and Citizenship and a Q and A discussion panel with Poliversity’s Co-Patrons. We encourage all ALP members and multicultural community representatives to attend this important occasion and join in the discussion at the event.

This event has been made possible with the generous support of Maurice Blackburn. Please register your attendance by Tuesday 23 February via the following link: http://launch.poliversity.org.au

Lunar New Year at Parliament House of Australia, Canberra

Lunar New Year at Parliament House of Australia, Canberra

The Australia China Parliamentary Group led by Andrew Leigh MP & Philip Ruddock MP and Poliversity will be co-hosting the 2016 Parliament of Australia Lunar New Year celebration on Tuesday 9 February 2016 at Parliament House in Canberra.

Since the successful migration of Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Korean, Singaporean and Cambodian communities to Australia, Lunar New Year has been an important celebration in Australia’s annual multicultural calendar. The celebration of this important cultural festival at the Parliament of Australia demonstrates the Parliament of Australia’s goal to recognise the important contribution of Asian-Australians to Australia’s cultural diversity and multicultural society.

Join multicultural community leaders from across Australia, MPs, Senators and special guests to celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Monkey. Celebrations will begin with presentations and New Year greetings from parliamentary representatives followed by sharing red colour paper-cuts, lantern offerings, Chinese poetry, a traditional lion dance performance and networking opportunities.

Please RSVP as soon as possible as tickets are limited. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Parliament of Australia to welcome the Year of the Monkey!

Reserve your ticket here
Sophie Ismail with Michelle Rowland on Small Business 小企业聚会

Sophie Ismail with Michelle Rowland on Small Business 小企业聚会

Poliversity warmly invites members of the Chinese community to attend and participate in a dialogue and networking event to meet the federal Shadow Minister for Small Business, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Michelle Rowland and the Australian Labor Party (ALP) candidate for the seat of Melbourne Sophie Ismail.

Hosted jointly by Poliversity and Sophie Ismail on Friday 27 November 2015, this event provides an opportunity for the Chinese business, community and media representatives to meet Shadow Minister Rowland (who is coming from Sydney) and discuss important policy issues such as:

  • Turnbull Government’s proposal to increase the GST
  • Labor’s plan to support small businesses
  • Labor’s plan to encourage the promotion of multiculturalism in Australia

Details of the event:

DATE: 27 November 2015

TIME: 2:30pm

VENUE: Chinese Masonic Society Melbourne

If you would like to RSVP for the event, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0408 238 208 or at info@poliversity.org.au. We strongly recommend for you to send in your RSVP by 5pm on Wednesday 25 November because seats are limited.

As a leading representative of the Chinese business, community and media sectors, this is a good opportunity for you to share your thoughts and ideas with Shadow Minister Rowland and Ms Sophie Ismail. We are looking forward to hosting and welcoming you at this important networking event.

 

邀请各位华人社区領导參加Poliversity举办的小企业聚会。

小企业及多元文化影子部长Michelle Rowland还有墨尔本工党候选人Sophie Ismail会讲解对小企业有影响的政策,例如:

  • 提高GST税率议题
  • 支持小企业的政策
  • 加强融合不同种族的多元文化政策

到时有中文翻译到场。

聚会于11月27号星期五洪门民治党会址下午两点半举行。座位有限,有兴趣者请电邮info@poliversity.org.au或致电0408238208。