Media Releases by Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Australia Day Message

It is interesting to note that the buzz this year on Australia Day has been about diversity. At a time when many countries around the…

Register Your Harmony Day 2016 Event

Registrations are now open for events celebrating this year’s Harmony Day on 21 March, Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells said today. “Harmony…

Walking side-by-side to celebrate Australia’s diversity

Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today congratulated the many Sydneysiders that came together to celebrate Australia’s diversity and unique cultural identity at…

Cultural diversity aglow during Hindu festival of lights

Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells today acknowledged the nation’s Hindu communities for their rich contribution to our cultural diversity. Senator Fierravanti-Wells attended…

Eight year high for social cohesion in Australia

The Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells welcomed the latest Scanlon-Monash Index of Social Cohesion released today that has confirmed that…

Orientation Programme for Humanitarian Entrants

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells today met with Directors from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Sydney.…

Celebrating Strength in Diversity

Australians of all backgrounds are encouraged to celebrate our cultural diversity today, with Harmony Day (21 March) marking 15 years of sharing the message that…

Orange glow for Harmony Day

When people across Australia gaze into the night sky this Saturday they might see an orange glow from some of most iconic landmarks as part…

Counting Down to Celebrate 15 years of Harmony Day

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services with special responsibility for multicultural affairs, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells today encouraged everyone to embrace Harmony Day as…

Professor Graeme Hugo

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today paid tribute to Professor Graeme Hugo AO, who has died aged 68.…

Harmony Day event registrations open

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells today invited registrations for this year’s Harmony Day events. Held on 21 March, Harmony…

Australian Multicultural Council members announced

Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews and Parliamentary Secretary Concetta Fierravanti-Wells today announced the new members of the Australian Multicultural Council. The Council advises the…

Self-reliant migrants build a better Australia

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today thanked agencies who support new arrivals to settle in Australia. The Department…

Young Muslims contribute to harmony

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, yesterday used a Sydney conference to recognise the contribution of Australian Muslims. Organised…

Translating and Interpreting Sector Roundtable

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today invited representatives of the translating and interpreting sector to come together to…

Westpac Awards celebrate community leadership

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells today acknowledged the important contribution of corporate Australia in building vibrant communities. Senator…

New faces on NAATI Board

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, has appointed three new members to the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and…