Media Releases by Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Celebrating 65 years of the People’s Republic of China

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, tonight attended a gala banquet in Sydney to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. “As the Parliamentary Secretary with special responsibility for Multicultural Affairs… Continue reading

Arresting Violence of Vulnerable Women and Children

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today addressed a special forum on domestic violence in migrant and refugee communities in Sydney. “There is no excuse whatsoever for violence against women. Sexual assault, domestic and… Continue reading

Learning the lessons of Harmony Day through sport

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services and Mr Russell Matheson MP today attended Briar Road Public School in Campbelltown with former Socceroo Craig Foster to celebrate the release of the Harmony Games Schools Pack. Briar Road Public… Continue reading

Lantern parade a tribute to Queensland’s new arrivals

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, says Brisbane’s Luminous Lantern Parade is an ideal opportunity to welcome Queensland’s new residents. Formerly known as the ‘Refugee Lantern Parade’, this is the first year it has… Continue reading

Bengali New Year Celebrations

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, represented the Prime Minister at the Bengali New Year celebration – Boishakhi Mela, in Sydney today. Senator Fierravanti-Wells, who has special responsibility for Multicultural Affairs and… Continue reading

Celebration of Indonesian culture at INDOfest 2014

The Parliamentary Secretary for Social Services with special responsibility for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, was pleased to attend the seventh annual INDOfest in Adelaide today. “Today’s festival is the largest Indonesian festival in Australia. It plays… Continue reading

Celebrating Greek Independence Day

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, attended the Greek National Independence Day celebrations in Sydney today. As part of the celebrations, the Senator, who has special responsibility for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services, laid… Continue reading

Marking Harmony Day with the AFL

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, tonight attended the AFL celebrations for Harmony Day, showcased in the Essendon versus the Kangaroos match at Etihad Stadium. Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day… Continue reading

Harmony Day – everybody belongs

Harmony Day is celebrated throughout Australia tomorrow (March 21) and everyone is invited to celebrate our cultural, linguistic and religious diversity. Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews said this year there are a record 6,500 community events celebrating Harmony Day,… Continue reading

Landmarks go Orange for Harmony Day

In a show of support for Harmony Day, 13 landmarks across Australia will be bathed in orange light on the evenings of 20 and 21 March. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, said Old… Continue reading

Celebrating Nowruz

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today attended Nowruz celebrations with Afghan and Iranian women at the Diamond Palace in Guildford. The Senator, who has special responsibility for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement… Continue reading

Chinese Australian women helping each other for 60 years

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today helped the Chinese Women’s Association of Australia celebrate its 60-year anniversary in Sydney. The Senator, who has special responsibility for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services, congratulated the organisation’s… Continue reading

Celebrating African culture in Sydney

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today attended the Africultures Festival in Auburn. Senator Fierravanti-Wells, who has special responsibility for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services, said the event was an opportunity to celebrate and share… Continue reading

Official opening of the Mirrabooka Multicultural Centre

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services with special responsibility for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells today officially opened the Mirrabooka Multicultural Centre with local member for Stirling, The Hon. Michael Keenan MP, Minister for… Continue reading

Celebrating Commonwealth Day

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today represented the Prime Minister at the Commonwealth Day celebration event in Canberra. “As the Parliamentary Secretary with special responsibility for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services, I am… Continue reading

Way In Network Gala Charity Ball

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today celebrated International Women’s Day at the Way In Network gala ball in Sydney to raise funds for the prevention of gynaecological cancers. Senator Fierravanti-Wells, who has special responsibility… Continue reading

Australian Arab Businesswomen’s Forum

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today opened the 2014 Australian Arab Businesswomen’s Forum in Sydney. Senator Fierravanti-Wells, who has special responsibility for Multicultural Affairs & Settlement Services, said the event focussed on commercial opportunities… Continue reading

Opening of Islamic Museum of Australia

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services with special responsibility for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today attended the opening of the Islamic Museum of Australia in Melbourne. Senator Fierravanti-Wells said the addition of Australia’s first Islamic Museum… Continue reading

Acknowledging the contributions of Vietnamese Australians

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today represented the Prime Minister at the Vietnamese Community in Australia NSW Chapter’s Vietnamese New Year Festival 2014. “I was pleased to send my best wishes, and those… Continue reading