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Deepavali Festival Committee organised 3rd Interfaith conference at the Parliament House of NSW

By at December 1, 2014 | 8:50 pm | 0 Comment

Deepavali Festival Committee organised 3rd Interfaith conference at the Parliament House of NSW

Following its tradition Deepavali Festival of NSW organised the 3 rd interfaith conference at the Parliament House of NSW on November 12, 2014 to facilitate promotion of multiculturalism and expunction of racial discrimination. The event was sponsored by Hon Amanda Fazio- Opposition whip, Legislative council and the Hon Michael Daley - Shadow Treasurer and Shadow more...

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Robertson confirms labor will not prefer One Nation at March election

By at November 19, 2014 | 8:22 pm | 0 Comment

Robertson confirms labor will not prefer One Nation at March election

NSW Labor has reaffirmed its staunch opposition to the divisive politics of One Nation - as Pauline Hanson announces her return to the helm of the party. “It is disappointing that the single most divisive figure in Australian politics over the past few decades is seeking to make a political comeback after having been rejected by voters so many times,” Opposition more...

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Labor announces largest funding boost for community language schools

By at October 16, 2014 | 6:54 pm | 0 Comment

Labor announces largest funding boost for community language schools

NSW Labor has announced the largest ever funding boost to the Community Language Schools in NSW –   which will provide more support and resources to students, teachers and volunteers who attend and operate the over 32 Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Punjabi schools across the state. Community Language Schools offer classes in 56 different community languages and are open more...

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Liberals turn their backs on multicultural harmony in NSW: Robertson

By at September 25, 2014 | 6:24 pm | 0 Comment

Liberals turn their backs on multicultural harmony in NSW: Robertson

NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson raised serious concerns about the future of multicultural harmony in NSW – following reports of a restructure and watering down of the role of the Community Relations Commission. “It is very disturbing to hear reports today that the Liberal Government is planning to completely change the functions of the Community Relations more...

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Robertson attends ‘Ganesh festival’ at Parramatta

By at September 4, 2014 | 12:54 pm | 0 Comment

Robertson attends ‘Ganesh festival’ at Parramatta

NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson said that it was a privilege for him to join the Telugu community to celebrate the Ganesh Festival at Parramatta Riverside at the weekend. “The Ganesh Festival is a highlight of Sydney’s multicultural calendar and I was pleased to join the Telugu community to celebrate in the heart of Western Sydney,”  Robertson said. “The more...

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‘Parramasala’ festival reflects the diversity of Australian society : John Robertson

By at September 1, 2014 | 2:36 pm | 0 Comment

‘Parramasala’ festival reflects the diversity of Australian society :  John Robertson

NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson has welcomed the launch of this year’s Parramasala festival - the festival celebrating South Asian culture in Western Sydney now in its fifth year. Robertson attended the launch event at Harris Park on August 27. “I’m proud that Parramasala, started by Labor just five years ago, has grown to become one of our city’s more...

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Liberal’s back flip on Section 18 C , a win for multicultural Australia : Robertson

By at August 6, 2014 | 2:04 pm | 0 Comment

Liberal’s back flip on Section 18 C , a win for multicultural Australia :  Robertson

In a statement issued ,NSW Labor leader  John Robertson said that  they have seen a humiliating back flip by Tony Abbott and George Brandis – and a deserved win for multicultural communities and multicultural Australia. “In April, I wrote a letter to the Prime Minister urging him to abandon Attorney General Brandis’ proposal to water down the protections against more...

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John Robertson condemns racists rant on Sydney train

By at July 3, 2014 | 2:21 pm | 0 Comment

John Robertson condemns racists rant on Sydney train

NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson said today that he was extremely disturbed by footage of a racist rant by a passenger on a train this morning that has been widely circulated in the media. Robertson added that the episode highlighted the vital importance of maintaining protections against racist taunts and hate speech that are being watered down by the Abbott Liberal more...

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John Robertson introduces landmark bill for compulsory publication of Minister’s diaries

By at May 9, 2014 | 2:07 pm | 0 Comment

John Robertson introduces landmark bill for compulsory publication of Minister’s diaries

NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson has invited Premier Mike Baird to back landmark legislation that makes it compulsory for Ministers to publish monthly public diaries, enforces their accountability to ICAC – and imposes a comprehensive new standard of financial disclosure requirements on MPs. Unfortunately, the Liberal Government voted this morning to block debate more...

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