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VMC declined gifts, benefits and hospitality register for 2022-23

This is a list of details that Victorian Multicultural Commissioners declined offers of gifts, benefits or hospitality for 2022-23.

No.Date of offerDescription of the gift, benefit or hospitalityName of organisation providing the offerDecision
1
1/09/2022
Office for Women in Sport and Recreation & RMIT - Making Ground: The Participation of Muslim Girls in Sport
RMIT
Declined
2
1/19/23
Chinese New year 2023 - Chinese Museum
Chinese Museum
Declined
3
1/22/23
Maghe Sankranti 2023
Magar Samaj Victoria Inc.
Declined
4
1/24/23
Dinner with the eminent Mr. Peter Varghese AO
Executive Wealth (of the Mind) Circle
Declined
5
1/26/23
AVA's Australia Day Community Event
Australian Vietnamese Arts Inc.
Declined
6
1/29/23
Australia Day Dinner
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Victoria
Declined
7
2/3/23
Official opening of Oak Leaf Education Institute (cooking school)
Obo Okami Japanese Restaurants
Declined
8
4/03/2023
2023 Bendigo Holi Festival
Indian Association of Bendigo Inc
Declined
9
5/03/2023
Miss South Asia Australia pageant
The committee for Sri Lanka
Declined
10
8/03/2023
Hume Council 2023 International women's Day
Hume City Council
Declined
11
8/03/2023
AGAPI Care International Women's Day
AGAPI Care Inc
Declined
12
8/03/2023
International Women's Day afternoon tea
National Council of Jewish Women of Australia Victoria (NCJWA Vic)
Declined
13
11/03/2023
FIWAA IWD 2023 event & its 20 Year completion milestone
Federation of Indian Women’s Associations in Australia (FIWAA) Inc
Declined
14
11/03/2023
Holi Festival at Shiva Vishnu Temple
Hindu Society of Victoria (Australia) Inc
Declined
15
13/03/2023
Moomba Parade
Melbourne Council
Declined
16
15/03/2023
Fr Frank Brennan's book launch on the Voice
Cardinal Knox Centre
Declined
17
17/03/2023
Yarra River Cruise Event
Melbourne Guangzhou Friendships Association Inc
Declined
18
17/03/2023
GSSC Harmony Week Concert
Greater Shepparton Secondary College
Declined
19
18/03/2023
High tea
Indian Business Women Network Inc
Declined
20
19/03/2023
IOV DIVAS VIP 2023
Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and Jewish Youth Movement
Declined
21
21/03/2023
Reducing Racism in Greater Bendigo' Forum
City of Greater Bendigo
Declined
22
21/03/2023
Cultural Diversity Gala at Pelican Childcare
Pelican childcare Craigieburn
Declined
23
21/03/2023
Harmony Day film screening - Nuestras Voces/ Our Voices - Latin Stories Australia
The Essential Services Commission (ESC)
Declined
24
22/03/2023
Hindu Nav Varsh
Verdict Global Limited
Declined
25
23/03/2023
Meet and greet with Ukrainian MPs
Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations
Declined
26
24/03/2023
2nd Annual Grecian Ball
The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria
Declined
27
24/03/2023
2023 IFTAR dinner
Bell St Mall Traders Association (BSMTA) and Himilo Community Connect
Declined
28
25/03/2023
Touch Footy World Cup
Australian Football International
Declined
29
25/03/2023
Celebrating International Women’s Day
Australian Asian Business Women’s Association (AABWA) / Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Australia (NCCA) / Korean Women's International Network (KOWIN)
Declined
30
25/03/2023
North Melbourne- Holi Celebs
MARG Foundation
Declined
31
25/03/2023
Koala Women's - Celebrating outstanding mother's role model and the achievements in the community
Chollo Community in Australia Inc
Declined
32
26/03/2023
Rajasthani Gangaur Utsav
Rajasthani Kutumb of Victoria
Declined
33
26/03/2023
Indian Street Festival
Hindi Niketan
Declined
34
30/03/2023
AMBC Victoria Women's Event
Australia Malaysia Business Council
Declined
35
30/03/2023
Melbourne Food & Wine Festivals' "Very French Affair" luncheon
French Consulate Melbourne
Declined
36
1/04/2023
Artist Talk : The Orbis-Anica Gikovska | Sticks & Stones-Paul Kalemba
Hume City Council
Declined
37
1/04/2023
Iftar by ASHCC
Australian Saay Harari Association
Declined
38
1/04/2023
Iftar dinner
Islamic circle of Australia Newzealand
Declined
39
2/04/2023
Bhartiya Nav-varsh - Vikram samvat 2080
Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan Inc. (DJJS)
Declined
40
4/04/2023
AMWCHR’s Annual Women’s Iftar
Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights (AMWCHR)
Declined
41
5/04/2023
Bastille Day French Festival
Bastille Day French Festival Melbourne
Declined
42
8/04/2023
Iftar dinner by ALF
Australia Light Foundation
Declined
43
12/04/2023
Ramadan iftar Dinner by SCI
Somali Community Inc
Declined
44
13/04/2023
Iftar dinner
UMMA Centre - Doncaster Mosque
Declined
45
15/04/2023
South Asian New Year Celebration
Benalla Migrants Association Inc.
Declined
46
15/04/2023
Iftar Dinner Celebrations
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Victoria in collaboration with the Hampton Park Uniting Church and Casey Multifaith Network
Declined
47
18/04/2023
Iftar
Swinburne Islamic Society
Declined
48
18/04/2023
Iftar by AACCI
Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Declined
49
26/04/2023
Invisible Republic' Documentary Screening
Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Melbourne Chapter
Declined
50
27/04/2023
Eid festival at Pelican Childcare
Pelican childcare Craigieburn
Declined
51
29/04/2023
TMSS - 25th anniversary celebration
Tulsi Manas Satsang Sanstha of Vic Inc
Declined
52
29/04/2023
The Inaugural Celebration of PRD Legal
Bakhtar Community Organisation
Declined
53
30/04/2023
The First Day of May our traditional
The Hellenic Women’s Network Vic Heliades Inc
Declined
54
30/04/2023
Labour Day
The Federation of Greek Elderly Citizen Clubs and The Hellenic Women’s Federation of Victoria
Declined
55
3/05/2023
Polish Constitution Day
Commemorative Committee of Victoria, Australia
Declined
56
3/05/2023
3rd of May 1791 Polish Constitution Day Dinner
The 3rd of May 1791 Polish Constitution Day Commemorative Committee of Victoira, Australia
Declined
57
6/05/2023
75th Anniversary of the Malta-Australia Migration Agreement
Maltese Community Council of Victoria Inc.
Declined
58
6/05/2023
Art exhibition, "LEST WE FORGET AFGHANISTAN"
Bakhtar Commuity Organisation
Declined
59
6/05/2023
2023 Upava Cultural Day
Uganda the Pearl of Africa Victoria Association Inc
Declined
60
7/05/2023
The 12 Hour Soccer Marathon
Melbourne Victory FC and Afghan Women National Team
Declined
61
9/05/2023
Europe Day Reception
Italian Consulate General
Declined
62
11/05/2023
Community Dinner
Initiatives of Change Australia
Declined
63
13/05/2023
Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak
Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak Inc and Victoria's Buddhist Community Celebrating Vesak Together
Declined
64
13/05/2023
Marathi Family Comedy Natak
AB Entertainment
Declined
65
13/05/2023
Community Eid celebration
Bukjeh
Declined
66
14/05/2023
Tamil New Year Celebration
Melbourne Muthamizh Mandram Inc
Declined
67
15/05/2023
Volunteer Open Day
Mental Health Foundation Australia
Declined
68
16/05/2023
Governor’s Performance Series: VCA Variety Show
Government House
Declined
69
18/05/2023
Volunteer Civic Reception
Hume Council
Declined
70
20/05/2023
Bulgari in Melbourne
Association "Bulgari in Melbourne"
Declined
71
20/05/2023
AMCF Autumn at Queen Victoria Market
African Music and Cultural Festival (AMCF)
Declined
72
20/05/2023
2567th Birth Anniversary of Gautama Buddha
Indian Buddhist Community
Declined
73
21/05/2023
Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan
Gawad Kalinga Australia
Declined
74
25/05/2023
Voice to Parliament and the future of Country
Conversation at the Crossroads
Declined
75
26/05/2023
Shabbat Dinner Invitation
Arc Centre
Declined
76
27/05/2023
BACH VIET DANCE concert
Bach Viet Dance (BVD)
Declined
77
27/05/2023
IPYG Peace Walk in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Declaration of World Peace
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light
Declined
78
28/05/2023
Halkidikeon Association Aristotelis O Stagiritis Commemoration Day and Wreath Laying
Halkidikeon Aristotelis O Stagiritis and Hal-kidikeon Elderly Club
Declined
79
30/05/2023
Governor's Oration - The Contributions of Governors’ Spouses
The Governor of Victoria
Declined
80
5/06/2023
AMEP 75th Anniversary Celebration
Adult Migrant English Program
Declined
81
7/06/2023
Older, Not Alone campaign launch
COTA Victoria and Seniors Rights Victoria, along with the Victorian Government and the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)
Declined
82
8/06/2023
Department of Education’s Victorian Global Learning Awards (VGLAs)
Department of Education
Declined
83
9/06/2023
International Yoga Day for Kids
Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria
Declined
84
14/06/2023
Masterclass with Daniel Aldrich
Emergency Management Victoria
Declined
85
14/06/2023
Melbourne Chinatown Association 1-Year Celebration
Melbourne Chinatown Association
Declined
86
16/06/2023
SMRC 30 years of anniversary
Sourthern Migrant and Refugee Centre
Declined
87
19/06/2023
Round table at Parliament House with Sister Jayanti by Victor Perton
Sister Jayanti
Declined
88
20/06/2023
Filipinas in Sport' Event with National Philippines Women's Basketball Team
Australian-Filipino Community Services
Declined
89
21/06/2023
Forum: Engaging Multicultural Women and Girls in Sport
CMSport & Vicsport
Declined
90
21/06/2023
MyHeart Initiative
Australian Malaysia Business Council and TalentCorp Malaysia
Declined
91
22/06/2023
World Refugee Day - Finding Freedom for Humanity
HOST International
Declined
92
23/06/2023
Multicultural Eid Event 2023
Society for Women Empowerment & Recognition in Australia
Declined
93
28/06/2023
International Meet and Greet Networking Event
City of Melbourne
Declined
94
29/06/2023
Managing Cost of Living Crisis
C20 TST working group
Declined

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