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PIA NEWS VOL.

Issue 02

PIA News
Vol.5

18 th Jan 2015
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CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA

PASSION, INTEGRITY & APNAPAN

The time has now come to celebrate Australia Day so take time to enjoy and celebrate the beautiful country that
we live in. It is unfortunate that the Muslim ethnic communities are facing hard times in the current situation. We
always have emphasized that a safe Australia is everyones business and should not be left for just Muslim
religious organisations and leaders. This is time that every organisation specially the ethnic groups should come
together and work collaboratively.
For our Australia Day Project in Pakistan we have now received donation funding for 10 solar lights so please light
a solar candle if you can for kids in underserved areas of Pakistan. It cost only 13 dollars per solar light and if you
want to contribute you can pay directly into our account at;
WESTPAC BANK:
A/C NAME: Pakistanis in Australia
BSB:
036054
A/C No:
321437
#TOGETHER IN GRIEF
As per media there are 65 victims who were injured on 16th December and need cosmetic surgery. We are trying
to explore how we can help in the rehabilitation of these angels who have witnessed worst massacre of this
century. As we plan our AGM and Pakistan Day event on 21st March 2015, we are finalizing the program and
invitations will be sent this week.
Pakistanis in Australia Inc. is an incorporated group to support students and migrants in their settlement and to initiate projects in
Australia and Pakistan that promote mutual collaboration between two countries and promote a positive image of Pakistan and
Australia. piaincorporated@gmail.com Twitter @piainc

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NOMINATIONS OPEN: 2015 PREMIER'S MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY MEDALS


AND THE MULTICULTURAL HONOUR ROLL:
The Premiers Multicultural Community Medals and the Multicultural Honour Roll honour the outstanding
contribution of migrants, and those who work in the field of multiculturalism, to this State.
The Premiers Multicultural Community Medals are presented at the annual Premiers Harmony Dinner. At this
event, the Premier will also announce new members of the Multicultural Honour Roll, which posthumously
records the legacy of the inductees exceptional multicultural service in New South Wales.
The Premiers Multicultural Community Medals
The Premiers Multicultural Community Medals recognise outstanding achievement in the following categories:
Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award
This award recognises the contribution and achievement of an individual or organisation in facilitating and
promoting social cohesion, understanding and acceptance between members of the differing cultural or faith
communities in New South Wales.
Youth
In recognition of the valuable role of a young person in promoting intercultural dialogue and co-operation. The
nominee must be younger than 25 years of age at the time of nomination.
Lifetime Community Service
This award recognises an individuals lifetime commitment to community service within a migrant community.
The individual will have demonstrated exceptional commitment by providing outstanding and distinguished
community service over an extended period of time. The contribution shall have had a significant impact on the
social or cultural wellbeing of the community.
Arts and Culture
This award acknowledges the achievements of an individual who has enhanced the cultural and artistic life of
New South Wales through the promotion of cultural understanding, information exchange and artistic
endeavours within or between communities of different cultural and/or linguistic backgrounds.
Regional Communities
This award recognises the contribution of an individual who has significantly benefited the economic, social and
cultural well-being of a regional community of a particular cultural background or a number of different cultural
communities in New South Wales.
For the purpose of this award, regional is defined as being outside the greater metropolitan area of Sydney.
Economic Participation
Nominees for this award are to be provided by the Multicultural Business Advisory Panel (MBAP).
This award recognises an individual who has achieved outstanding success in fostering economic relations
between New South Wales and another country in any industry sector.
FOR NOMINATIONS:

http://www.crc.nsw.gov.au/awards_and_events/nsw_premiers_multicultural_awards

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SURVEY


The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) is conducting a survey to investigate issues of systematic
discrimination in the area of English language testing. The target group for this survey is anybody who has
completed International English Language Testing System(IELTS) or another English Language test.
The survey will take approximately five minutes to complete and the person completing the questions will
not be identifiable. The information received will be treated confidentially and will feed into research that is
being conducted for a presentation at a national conference to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the
Race Discrimination Act 1975. The expected outcome is to get this issue examined at a national level.
For more information please contact Diana MacTiernan or Mike Harte on 9216 3942.
To complete the survey please go to www.research.net/s/EOCENGLISHTESTING

UNITED MUSLIM MIGRANTS ASSOCIATION

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT CITY OF JOONDALUP

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MILLAT SCHOOL BHADDAYWALA


https://www.facebook.com/groups/187711227956711
Millat School Bhadday wala operates from a rural village of Southern Punjab. Since last seven years it is surviving
amid odds. It is providing free education, transport, stationary to over 200 students and bread & butter to 10
families of its educators. Currently, it all costs about $750/month.
SUPPORT REQUIRED Millat School Bhadday wala" has its facebook page. Join it and message Mr. Iqbal Khan if
you wish to make this school operating. More likely, its operation will expect less than $10/month per facilitator.