Category Archives: General Talk

Education in Australia

During the classTo begin with, I believe that education is the key to the future and according to this choosing the university and the country to study in is extremely important.

However, picking out all this in the contemporary world, seems to be rather difficult. Continue reading

Part II. Multicultural Events & Festivals on 2009

😉 Hope you guys have been participating some of awesome events posted last week.

But if you haven’t had enough time to enjoy them, don’t worry I will introduce you the list of multicultural events that will be held between October and December.

  • 1~15 Oct [Art & About]

Art & About will bring together different art forms, spaces and artists in Sydney’

From painting to performance, laneways to banners, established to emerging artists, they will reflect Sydney’s identity and all its diversity.

http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/artandabout/

  • 2~5 Oct Darling Harbour Fiesta

Fiesta is Australia’s largest Latin American festival featuring high-energy Latin American bands, salsa and tango experts and much more’

World salsa campions and other dancers from So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars will perform. Also, Latin food and fireworks will spice up Tumbalong Park throughout Fiesta.

http://www.sydneyfestivals.com.au/darling-harbour-fiesta.htm

  • 9~11 Oct Sydney International Food Festival

It is a celebration of Australian food that will bring together Sydney’s biggest culinary stars as well as chefs from some of the best restaurants in the world’

Also restaurant dinners to markets, street festivals and open-air eating, the best regional produce and the finest fine dining will be presented.

http://www.siff.com.au/

  • 10 Oct [Sydney 2009 World Masters Games]

The world’s largest multi-sport event, attracting up to 25,000 people from upwards of 100 countries’

The Games opens to people of all abilities and most ages, and promotes lifelong friendship regardless of their background or skill level.

http://www.2009worldmasters.com

  • 17~30 Oct, 4~22 Nov [Multicultural Art Competition 2009-Australian Identity?!] at Customs House

Artworks that tell a story or encapsulates an impression of the City’s diversity and multiculturalism’

As a young and culturally diverse nation, with rich indigenous culture and heritage spanning thousands of years, the competition challenges artists and illustrators to express their own interpretation and view of Australia’s national identity.

http://cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/Community/GrantsAndAwards/MulticulturalArtCompetition.asp

Eevery event has unique theme and value that nothing should be missed out.

Let us know your experience from these events 🙂

Special Broadcasting System or Slightly Boring Sketch of OZ ?

It has been really warm out here in Sydney that I can hear the Summer is coming without the Spring.

So, I might go out and appreciate the nature God given, rather than watching Aussie TV programs dragged in a freezing living-room.

But before that, let me introduce one of representative Australian TV channels which is very distinguishable from all the others.

You know that Australia has numerous broadcasting networks include famous ABC, Nine, Ten, Seven and SBS. They all have each distinct purpose and content to satisfy different needs of various groups in Australia.

Yet, I will only nominate SBS (Special Broadcasting System) for the most ‘appropriate’ Australia channel that represents its real multicultural society in particular. Continue reading

What Is Multiculturalism? (Again)

Multiculturalism

Photo by TeeJe

The other day, my group mate Victoire presented the definition of multiculturalism, that she found  from the government website. Anyway, i have just found another interesting definition, which i’d like to show to you.

Multiculturalism is a policy of tolerance which is directed towards the development and creation of foreign or separate cultures in one nation or country. Continue reading

Movie ‘Romper Stomper’ and the racism in Australia

Hi, every one it’s Victoria, today I would like to introduce to you my new post about a movie ‘Romper Stomper’…

Directed by Geoffrey Wright, in 1992, is an American film director born in Melbourne in 1959. The film follows the exploits and downfall of a neo-Nazi skinhead group in suburban Melbourne.

Staring: Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie and Tony Lee.

The film was nominated for nine Australian Film Institute Awards, winning Best Achievement in sound, Best Actor in a Lead Role and Best Original Music Score.

PLOTTING

Hando and Davey are leaders in a “skinhead” band in Melbourne. They hate and attack a group of Vietnamese immigrant. Gabe, a young girl joins the group of skinhead and helps them to fight against the Vietnamese. One day the Vietnamese fight back strongly and destroy the skinhead group and their place while they are tracking by the police. At the end Hando decides to leaves the group with the girl.

Continue reading

Event: UTS: In-Fusion Festival

UTS: In-Fusion

UTS: In-Fusion

This coming the 17th to 22nd of August, a festival to celebrate the diversity of cultures in Sydney and University of Technology, Sydney will be held at the City campus of UTS.

UTS: In-Fusion

The festival will be an exciting celebration of the diversity of the UTS community, bringing together local and international students and staff to celebrate everything from Celtic to Colombian, Rumba to Rock, Thai to Tabouli and Burlesque to Bollywood. It’s a great way to experience and build on the rich diversity, fun and talent of the UTS community.

Food, goods, and performances from different cultures can be found there.

We’d love to post a report on it later on!

What Is ‘Multiculturalism’?

According to the Australian Government of Immigration and Citizenship multiculturalism is “In a descriptif sens multicultural is simply a term which describes the cultural and ethnic diversity of comtemporary Australia. We are, and will remain, a multicultural society. As a public policy multiculturalism encompass government measures designed to respond to that diversity. It plays no part in migrant selection. It is a policy for managing the consequances of cultural diversity in the interests of the individual and society as a whole.”

Then this term of multiculturalism means policies and practices that recognise and respond to the ethnic diversity of Australia community and have as their primary objects the creation of conditions under which all groups and member of the community may:

  • Live and work together harmoniously.
  • Fully and effectively participate in, and employ their skills and talants for the benefit of, the economic, social and cultural life of the community.
  • Maintain and give expression to their distinctive cultural heritages.

Source: National Agenda for a Multicultural Australia

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