Media Releases

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.

Australian choir invited to prestigious Estonian festival

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today congratulated the Kooskolas choir as the first Australian choir to be invited to participate in the famous Laulupidu festival in Estonia since it began in 1869.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Government provides $275 million funding for settlement services

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells today announced the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment for Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSS) until 2017, at a cost of close to $275 million.

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