Original Airdate: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 For many Australians, the political cycle is old news. However, for one group of Australians, it’s a different story altogether. Australia’s newest citizens come into this election with fresh eyes on our politicians – and in some cases, a completely new set of ideas.... read more →
I had no idea that writing the article, Diversity the Real Race of 2016, was a premonition of the domino effect that racism would have on the entertainment industry, sporting arena, workplace and the global political stage. The adage ‘playing the RACE card’, has highlighted that this is not a game to... read more →
I was recently asked by my teenage sons to explain the ‘gender thing’. Wow! What a way to describe the tireless nights and evenings I spend away from them campaigning for gender equality. The Thing. It almost sounds like a name of a horror film; perhaps I should ask Steven... read more →
Australia Day 2016 was going to be like all the others for me; deciding where the best view of the fireworks display would be. That was the plan until prominent Australian journalist Stan Grant interrupted my ignorant knowledge of the history of the Aboriginal people. I was given another narrative... read more →
Fadzi Whande is a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact alumnus, from CSI at the University of Western Australia. Whan asked what the GCSI meant to her, Fadzi said: "Having worked within the not-for-profit sector for most of my working career, I was often really frustrated when great programs and initiatives... read more →
Fadzi Whande is a Diversity Consultant with CommunityWest. Over the years, she has held various community development roles aimed at reducing the impact and effect of HIV/AIDS, financial literacy, unemployment and social disadvantage. Fadzi currently serves on the board of Mirrabooka High School; UN Women Perth International Women’s Day Committee, Carers... read more →
Courageous community leader credits university with life change.
Cultural diversity is one of Western Australia’s great assets. Around one-third of Western Australians were born overseas. Almost one-fifth (17 per cent) were born in a non-main English speaking country. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people represent 3.1 per cent of Western Australia’s population. Western Australia’s economy is becoming increasingly... read more →