Constitutional Recognition of First Nations Peoples

The Federation of Australian Buddhist Buddhist Councils supports the recognition of First Nations peoples in the Constitution as requested in the Uluru Statement. Reconciliation and redressing past wrongs require a comprehensive response: symbolic recognition in the Constitution, effective structures for consultation and decision making through the Voice, as well as practical moves towards addressing the […]

The Passing of Marlene Robbins – March 2023

We are sad to announce the passing of our much loved and cherished long-term committee member Ms Marlene Robbins. She will be remembered as the wonderful warm and kind human being she was. Everyone who knew her will remember her selfless nature and beaming smile. Marlene has been a committee member and the immediate past […]

Home Affairs Deputy Secretary (DS) of Social Cohesion and Citizenship, Andrew Kefford PSM visited Perth

Last week, the Home Affairs Deputy Secretary (DS) of Social Cohesion and Citizenship, Andrew Kefford PSM visited Perth. In this role, he is responsible for Australia’s Citizenship Program, and social cohesion and Australian values, and is concurrently appointed as the Commonwealth’s Counter-Terrorism Coordinator and Counter Foreign Interference Coordinator. Andrew Kefford PSM is also the Indigenous […]

BLIAWA-Buddha Birthday 11&12 Feb 2023 at Supreme Court Garden in Perth

Buddha’s Light International Association of Western Australia Inc. (BLIAWA) was officially registered as a not-for-profit Buddhist organisation in Western Australia and a BLIA Chapter in January 1993. In 2003, BLIA accepted the honour in joining the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with special consultative status in recognition of BLIA’s work in promoting health, education […]

The passing of Fo Guang Shan Founder Venerable Master Hsing-Yun

We are sad to share the news that a great Buddhist monk and leader of the Buddhist world has passed away at the age of 97. Master Hsing-Yun is the founder of many temples across five continents including WA’s well known and iconic Fo Guang Shan temple in Maylands. With palms together and with deep […]

Interview with John Waite

John Waite was one of the founder of the Buddhist Council of Western Australia (BCWA) which was formed around 2005. John was interviewed by Sol Hanna who was also one of the founder of BCWA. Both also participated in getting the Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils off the ground around the same time. The link […]