National Tree Day

The City of Perth organised a tree planting on National Tree Day on the 30 July at the Narrows Interchange area, planting nearly 3700 plants.  The Lord Mayor of the City of Perth, Basil Zempilas, Councillor Clyde Bevan, CEO Michelle Reynolds, President of Buddhist Council of WA and Buddha’s Light International Association Elder Advisor, Natasha […]

Vesak Day Celebration at WA Parliament

The Office of Multicultural Interests and the Buddhist Council of WA co-organised a special and historic Vesak Day celebration representing the Buddhist communities of Western Australia.  The president of BCWA Ms Natasha Tang JP thanked the Acting Minister of Citizenship & Multicultural Interests Hon. Reece Whitby MLA, Hon Tjorn Sibma MLC, representing the Opposition Leader, […]

Vesak Message from Prime Minister of Australia

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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 […]