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Photo comp with stories of diversity
The Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW is holding a photo competition for students in NSW schools to photograph people with diverse stories in their community. It has created two class activities to aid discussion about diversity and develop ideas for the pictures: one for primary and one for secondary students.
Each activity consists of two pages, a worksheet, and a “real stories” sheet, referring to the teacher’s notes for more information about discrimination and bullying.
First prize is a $250 book voucher for the student and $250 book voucher for their school library, second prize is a $100 book voucher each for the student and their school library, and third prize is a $50 book voucher each for the student and their school library.
Ten runners-up will receive certificates. For more information about the competition and how to enter, go to the NSW Anti Discrimination Board website for the information sheet, worksheets and entry form.
Please also download the subject information sheet which must be given to the subjects to explain what the Board will do with the photographs.
The winning entry, the runners-up and some other entries will be exhibited and may be published by the Board.
Entries close on Monday, May 21, 2012.
Ang Kalatas | Vol. 2 No. 8 | May 2012 www.kalatas.com.au
Ugnayan 2 continues investigation on MPC
Maria Eftekharhashtroudi News correspondent
The second Ugnayan conducted by the PCC-NSW recently continued its focus on investigations, led by Kate Andres and Benjie de Ubago of its fact-finding committee, on the affairs of the Philippine Australian Community Foundation (PACF).
The committee also called on members of the community to provide it with relevant information on the PACF, as well as suggestions to help resolved what it called the multipurpose centre’s “long overdue project”. The committee will continue their investigation and will meet again to make further recommendations. The second Ugnayan, held at Pinoy Lounge in Blacktown on Sunday, August 15, heard reports by committees on education, sports, seniors, and calamities/disasters.
The Education committee was headed by Aida Morden and Sol Lapalma. Their committee aims to hold a multicultural symposium, training and forums to enhance awareness and understanding on multicultural issues in the wider community, and at the same time promoting the image of the Filipino- Australian community to the mainstream society. The committee also aims to provide seminars to PCC Affiliates on ‘Funding Submission Writing Skills’.
The Senior Citizens committee was headed by Bobby Lastica. They presented their chairman, Jun Relunia. Their main objective is to be a primary advocate for all issues affecting Filipino-Australian seior citizens.
Danny Rosales presented the Health &
Sports committee. Their mission is to promote the health, well-being and social development of the youth and mature aged groups through active participation in sports and recreational activities. They hope to recruit more members in the short term, and conduct a survey to determine the sports that will encourage community members to participate in. “The Social Security Reciprocal Agreement (SSRA) between Australia and the Philippines” was explained by Rey Manoto. The Social Security Reciprocal Agreement (SSRA) is a bilateral arrangement between Australia and another country for age pensioners to get social security protection while in the agreement country. At present Australia has SSRAs with 27 countries. The first benefit of having SSRA is the relaxation of the Australian qualification residence periods which now takes into account the residence periods in the agreement country.
Tess Sayas presented the Disaster & Calamity and Special Projects committee. They stressed the need to receive some guidance from the Consulate in holding an annual fundraising event. The Special Projects committee aims to enhance and support the PCC, and to strengthen the awareness of PCC to the greater community. They are hoping to plan and promote a special project in conjunction with Village 8, a program in the Philippines.
The next Ugnayan Forum will be announced next month.
information, contact PCC-NSW President Atoy Sayas on 0411262434 or Raquel Pellero on 0478038825.
Bicol Inc. previous Council exercises residual powers
In a bid to clarify out-standing issues of suffrage that ensued during the March 2012 AGM/General Election the Bicol Inc previous Council chaired by Alice Posada, has authorised Redempta Robinson to issue this press release.
THE Bicol Inc previous Council sought legal advice prior to the formation of the 2012 Bicol Inc Council based on relevant facts presented and under the claim of principles of equity. It was stated that the recently
formed 2012 Bicol Inc Council has recognised this and the protest will be addressed by the current Dispute and Grievance Committee of the association. It was claimed that the General Membership during an AGM is supreme repository and source of authority thus the approval of the 22 members’ right to vote should put a FULL STOP to any controversy.
In a further statement relating to the voting rights, the previous BI Council’s action sustaining the 22 members’ right to vote was subsequently validated by the AGM and therefore should overrule the Comelec’s prior action in reversing the prev-ious BI Council’s decision.
the Comelec did the right thing during the AGM by allowing the General membership to decide on the very issue of whether to allow those 22 members to vote in the elections. The General membership voted in favour of allowing them, consistent with the previous BI Council’s decision on the matter.
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