Gladys Berejiklian, Tim Wilson, Alan Jones Honoured as Armenian National Committee of Australia Gala Raises Over 145,000 Dollars

SYDNEY: The Armenian National Committee of Australia’s (ANC-AU) Annual Gala Banquet raised over $145,000 for Armenian-Australian advocacy at an event which saw the community honour New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Federal Member of Parliament Tim Wilson and leading radio broadcaster Alan Jones.

The glitzy event at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel featured a stellar cast of guests, led by honourees Berejiklian and Wilson, who were joined by Federal parliamentarians Kristina Keneally, Trent Zimmerman and Joel Fitzgibbon – who was representing Australia’s Leader of the Opposition, Anthony Albanese. Former Senator and Defence Minister of Australia, Graham Richardson was also in attendance, as well as state parliamentarians including Jonathan O’Dea, Walt Secord, Rev. Fred Nile and their former colleague Amanda Fazio, along with leaders of Armenian, Indigenous, Greek, Assyrian and Jewish organisations.

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Young Armenian-Australians Re-energise the Armenian Cause in Canberra During ANC-AU Youth Advocates

CANBERRA: The second annual Youth Advocates Program of the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) saw it host a dozen young Armenian-Australian participants in Canberra on 27th and 28th of November, 2019 for a practical crash-course in advocacy.

They engaged in master classes and presentations from experienced lobbyists, as well as mock political advocacy to learn and practice the art of lobbying and debate, meeting with dozens of Australia’s political leaders at Parliament House.

The group, comprised of young tertiary and recently graduated secondary students, including members of the Armenian Youth Federation of Australia and the Armenian Students Association hailing from Sydney and Melbourne, joined together with Board Members and the Executive staff of ANC-AU to embark on a journey to the nation’s capital. Continue reading “Young Armenian-Australians Re-energise the Armenian Cause in Canberra During ANC-AU Youth Advocates”

Armenian-Australian Youth Advocates Heading to Canberra, Supported by Hagop Kortian Scholarship

CANBERRA: Over a dozen young Armenian-Australians will spend two days at Parliament House in Canberra this week as part of the second edition of the Armenian National Committee of Australia’s (ANC-AU) Youth Advocates Program to kick off ANC-AU Advocacy Week 2019.

These young Armenian-Australians – from Sydney and Melbourne – will practice the art of political debate and advocacy in a Program that has earned the support of the ANC-AU Internship Program’s Hagop Kortian Scholarship.
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Armenian National Committee of Australia Gala to Host Sky News Commentator, Former Government Minister Graham Richardson

SYDNEY: Former Federal Senator Mr. Graham Richardson, who served as a Minister in both the Hawke and Keating Governments and is currently host of Richo on Sky News, has been confirmed as a guest at the Armenian National Committee of Australia’s (ANC-AU) Annual Gala Banquet on a night that promises to bring together some of the highest-profile supporters of Armenian issues in Australian public life.

Mr. Richardson and his wife Ms. Amanda Thompson join already-announced guests headlined by New South Wales Premier the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian. Berejiklian will be joined by another Australian politician of Armenian heritage, Mr. Tim Wilson MP, who Chairs the Australian Parliament’s House of Representatives Committee on Economics.
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Armenian-Australians Welcome Overwhelming U.S. House Vote Recognising the Armenian Genocide

SYDNEY: The Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) has welcomed an overwhelming 405-11 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, which ensured passage of House Resolution 296 (H.Res.296) recognising the Armenian Genocide while delivering a sizeable blow to Turkey’s century-old denial of the Ottoman Empire’s systematic attempt to eliminate its Armenian, Greek and Assyrian population during WWI.
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Keneally, Zimmerman, O’Dea, Secord, McDermott Among Guests to Join Berejiklian and Wilson at Armenian National Committee of Australia Gala

SYDNEY: Federal parliamentarians Kristina Keneally and Trent Zimmerman, as well as the Speaker of the New South Wales Parliament Jonathan O’Dea and prominent NSW Opposition figures including Walt Secord and Hugh McDermott will be among those on the star-studded guest list of supporters to attend the Armenian National Committee of Australia’s (ANC-AU) Annual Gala Banquet.
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Australian Foreign Affairs Department Recognises Artsakh as Party to Conflict; Will Investigate Azerbaijani Bribe Money

CANBERRA: Under parliamentary questioning by Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee Chair the Hon. Eric Abetz, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has promised to investigate Azerbaijani bribe money that has reportedly landed in Australia.

During the Senate Estimates questioning, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade also admitted that Artsakh – which Australia does not yet formally recognise as an independent state – is a “party” to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, reported the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU).
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The Australian Publishes Letter by the Armenian National Committee of Australia Protesting Erdogan Op-Ed

SYDNEY: The Australian has published a Letter to the Editor by the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU), criticising the newspaper’s “strange” decision to run an Op-Ed by Turkey’s authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, spinning the reasons behind his invasion of northeastern Syria, where war crimes are being reported by his forces.

“Then again, what’s a bit of ethnic cleansing and displacement of an ethnic minority when Turkey has continued to enjoy the fruits of the Armenian genocide for more than 100 years?” asks ANC-AU Executive Director Haig Kayserian in the Letter to the Editor.
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Armenian National Committee of Australia: Rest In Peace, Ms Hevrin Khalaf. No More Excuses.

The Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) condemns the brutal attack and murder of Kurdish human rights activist and politician, Ms Hevrin Khalaf by Turkish forces currently invading Syria.

The 35-year-old Future Syria Party’s Secretary-General, who championed tolerance in Syria and worked to unite Christians, Arabs, and Kurds, is confirmed to have been executed by pro-Turkish militants in northeast Syria along with eight others in a race-based rampage that Ankara media labeled a “successful operation”.
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