About This Event

Multicultural Australia in partnership with QPAC is excited to be hosting Changing the Conversation: Changing the Game – Sport, Women and Culture, the first in our 2024 series of thought-provoking discussions exploring key issues in our increasingly multicultural society.

The world of sport has the power to shape culture by teaching us about the rules of fair play, respect for opponents and resilience in the face of challenges. Sport is also influenced by cultural norms, and we often see issues of structural inequality for women and girls, and incidents of racism, discrimination, and systemic bias both on and off the sporting field. Immerse yourself in a challenging conversation with our panel about what happens when the world of sport, the world of women and the world of multiculturalism collide, opening up a space to explore the power of sport as a catalyst for inclusion, empowerment and breaking barriers.

The event will include a curated performance by Women of the World (WOW) Australia, a proud supporter of the event.

Click on ‘Book Now’ to be directed to QPAC ticket sales – it’s essential that tickets are pre-booked.

About Changing the Conversation 

Bringing together thought leaders from academia, government, business, and the community to engage in robust discussions about multiculturalism in the Australian context, the Changing the Conversation series – presented by Multicultural Australia in partnership with QPAC – explores issues of who and where we are as a nation and what we need to do to create a society that better reflects and cares for all its people. Changing the Game – Sport, Women, and Culture is the first of four events in this series to be held in 2024.

We look forward to you engaging with this conversation.

See the full series of events here.

Benjamin Law - Facilitator 

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. Most recently, Ben edited the collection of stories, ‘Growing Up Queer’ in Australia and was also a researcher and associate producer on Blackfella Films’ ‘Deep Water: The Real Story’ (SBS) and a writer on Endemol Shine’s ‘Sisters’ (Ten).  

Recently he starred in the ABC’s two-part documentary series ‘Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law’, where he travels from China to Arnhem Land to explore the history, unpack the present, and look to the future of Australia’s relationship with China. Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show ‘Stop Everything’. He also co-hosts online startup and tech TV show ‘That Startup Show’, and you can catch him on TV shows like ‘Q&A’ (ABC), ‘The Drum’ (ABC), ‘The Project’ (Ten) and ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’ (SBS). 

Mariel Hecher - Panelist 

Brazilian-born football player Mariel Hecher is Vice Captain of the Brisbane Road A-League Women’s team. A passionate sportswoman and team player, Mariel holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Brazil’s Universidade do Valo do Paraiba, and a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) and Master of Osteopathic Medicine from Southern Cross University.

Azmeena Hussain OAM - Panelist 

Melbourne-born lawyer Azmeena Hussain OAM is a Principal at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Non-Executive Director at the Victorian Institute of Sport, Chairperson of the Islamic Museum of Australia and member of the SBS Statutory Community Advisory Committee. She was appointed an Ambassador for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. 

Dr Sarah Kelly - Panelist 

Professor and Head of the QUT Graduate School of Business, Dr Sarah Kelly is an experienced commercial lawyer and non-executive director across the sport, technology and professional services sector. She is a member of the Brisbane 2032 Games Organising Committee board, and Deputy Chair of the Brisbane Lions AFL Football Club.

See why previous attendees love the Changing the Conversation Series:  

“An amazing night where I heard inspiring speakers and listened to a future that filled me with hope for a new direction.”  

“…extremely worthwhile. Some extremely interesting speakers from across the age range. I am looking forward to the next event.”  

“…the Multicultural Australia panelists were brilliant.” 

About This Event

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Multicultural Australia and the Sit Down Comedy Club are banding together to host Stand Up for Women, a fundraiser showcasing some of Queensland’s best comics!

With a hilarious all-female line-up featuring Ting Lim, Lily Mitchell, Fiona McGary, Georgina Humphries, Rachael Hornbuckle, Kat Davidson, Nan Chen and Thereze Miburo, it’s an event you won’t want to miss.

Proceeds support new Queenslanders from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Click on ‘Book Now’ to be directed to the Stand Up Comedy Club ticket sales – it’s essential that tickets are pre-booked.

Proudly supported by the Brisbane Broncos and Queensland Theatre.

Who is performing?

Ting Lim

Lily Mitchell

Fiona McGary

Georgina Humphries

Rachel Hornbuckle

Kat Davidson

Nan Chen

Thereze Miburo

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Ting Lim

Singaporean-born Ting Lim is a stand up comedian, writer and actor of Chinese heritage based in Australia. Her dry sarcastic observations have endeared her to audiences since she represented QLD in the prestigious Melbourne International RAW comedy competition. Since then, she has toured sold-out comedy shows across Australia and featured on the award winning show, Fisk, and written for television.

Lily Mitchell

Join Lily as she shares her story through comedy of a visually impaired person, and life as a storyteller, film maker and sportsperson.

Georgina Humphries

Georgina is determined to put her small town of Millaa Millaa on the map and is passionate about bringing her tales of rural antics to city crowds.

Rachel Hornbuckle

Rachael is a fiery redhead who started comedy in the dark pubs of London. Fresh from an ongoing existential crisis, Rachel is a Brisbane-based comedian with a penchant for wicked japery and taking people down a notch.

Fiona McGary

Fiona’s comedy will put you at ease, loosen you up, draw you expectantly close and then throw you back in your seat with laughter!  With a standup comedy career spanning twenty years, Fiona has performed across Australia and internationally on TV, radio and International comedy festivals.

Kat Davidson

With a career spanning 24 years, seeing Kat on stage is like visiting an old friend you haven’t met yet. She’s shared the stage with the world’s best comics, tamed a shed full of drunk miners, and brings a fresh and intelligent view to her comedy.

Nan Chen

Join local Brisbane legend Nan Chen as she dishes out the laughs with her unique take on comedy.

Thereze Miburo

From learning to swim as an adult to becoming a swimming teacher, raising five kids, completing her bachelor’s degree, and pursuing stand-up comedy, Thereze has a unique and fresh perspective on life that is sure to make you laugh out loud!

About This Event

Celebrate the cultural diversity of our local community with food and performances from around the world, and an opportunity to walk in our parade, spreading the message of welcome to new members of our community.
 
LUMINOUS IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD is an event for the whole family and features:
  • Lantern making
  • Lantern parade
  • African drumming workshops
  • Performances by First Nations Dance Group, Indian Dance Group and the Tama Laei Samoan Dance
  • Food trucks and stalls

Come along with your family and friends and be part of this enduring tradition celebrating Queensland’s rich diversity! 

Download your Zillmere LUMINOUS in the Neighbourhood poster here and register to receive event updates!
 

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About the LUMINOUS Festival

A must-do event in the Queensland calendar, the LUMINOUS Festival celebrates Queensland by focusing on the many cultures, languages and worldviews that make up our state. 

LUMINOUS attracts supporters across the community – from government, corporate and community organisations to indigenous elders, migrant and refugee communities, religious organisations, school groups and more. The procession culminates with a wide range of performances that showcase the talent and contribution of our culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

About This Event

‘Our Journey’ is a celebration of the spirit and courage of refugees.  

We invite you to join Multicultural Australia at Brisbane’s iconic La Boite Theatre to watch an exclusive screening of ‘Fremont’, an incredible feature film about a former Afghan translator struggling to put her life back together, when a simple message in a cookie brings a moment of revelation.

The evening will feature performances from Brisbane Esai Arts of Tamils and Tarpuy Australia.

How do I register?
‘Our Journey’ is a ticketed event. Pre-purchased tickets are essential through La Boite Theatre – click here to reserve your seats.

Tickets $15 per person plus $2 transaction fee per order. 

Any questions?
Contact events@mcaus.org.au and our events team will be in touch.

View the trailer below and download the brochure here.

‘Our Journey’  is held in partnership with La Boite Theatre, Brisbane City Council and migrant and refugee communities and individuals who have dedicated their support to our organisation. 

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About This Event

Celebrate the cultural diversity of our local community with food and performances from around the world, and an opportunity to walk in our parade, spreading the message of welcome to new members of our community.
 
LUMINOUS IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD is an event for the whole family and features:
  • Lantern making
  • Lantern parade
LUMINOUS Mabel Park is held in conjunction with Multicultural Night – to find out more, visit their Facebook page.
 
Come along with your family and friends and be part of this enduring tradition celebrating Queensland’s rich diversity! 

About the LUMINOUS Festival

A must-do event in the Queensland calendar, the LUMINOUS Festival celebrates Queensland by focusing on the many cultures, languages and worldviews that make up our state. 

LUMINOUS attracts supporters across the community – from government, corporate and community organisations to indigenous elders, migrant and refugee communities, religious organisations, school groups and more. The procession culminates with a wide range of performances that showcase the talent and contribution of our culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

About This Event

Multicultural Australia’s MOSAIC Festival celebrates Queensland’s cultural diversity in the performing, creative and culinary arts with a curated lineup of live music, dance, arts and craft, sports activations, workshops and food from around the world.

This year’s event will once again feature the Cultural Kitchen – a series of cooking demonstrations and storytelling sessions delivered by home chefs from the multicultural community – and a brand-new Connecting Through Arts space, featuring an exciting program of dance and music workshops.

Now Queensland’s largest multicultural festival, this family-friendly event attracts more than 8,000 festivalgoers in a splendid celebration of Brisbane’s rich social fabric.

MOSAIC is proudly supported by Suncorp, the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council. Register for updates.

About the Community Grants Hub  

The Community Grants Hub will connect you to GrantConnect, the Australian Government’s centralised grants information system. It is the authoritative source for grants information, where you can search for opportunities. The Hub also contains information and fact sheets to support people and organisations interested in applying for community grants to develop and submit their applications. 

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About This Event

See some of Queensland’s best comics (yes, they are all female!) at Multicultural Australia’s Stand Up for Women at the Sit-Down Comedy Club fundraiser.

Hosted on International Women’s Day, the event is a celebration of our diverse communities through the stories and experiences of a stellar line-up of comedians – from Alexandra Hudson and Anisa Nandaula to Emma Zammit, Jo Gowda, Rachael Hornbuckle and Georgina Humphries. Plus, your hostess with the mostest, Fiona McGary.  

Who is performing?

Fiona McGary
Alexandra Hudson 
Anisa Nandaula
Emma Zammit 
Jo Gowda
Rachael Hornbuckle
Georgina Humphries

Fiona McGary

You’re hostess with the mostest, Fiona continues to have a hugely successful stand-up career, spanning over 20 years and remains fascinated in the science behind understanding our ‘sense of humour’

Alexandra Hudson 

Making her comedy debut in 2020, Alexandra shares entertaining stories about her experiences as a disabled woman and her observations of the world she lives. 

Anisa Nandaula

Anisa is a nationally recognised spoken word poet, play writer, educator and published author. She is is also the co-founder of the arts collective Voices of Colour which creates spaces for migrant, refugee and first nations artists to share their work.

Emma Zammit 

Emma began her stand up career in 2008. Wither a relaxed and relatable style, her observations on parenthood, people and everyday life make her a highly entertaining performer.

Jo Gowda

Jo is an Indian born comic and uses her humour to break barriers between her background of strong south Indian traditions with her new Australian life. 

Rachael Hornbuckle

Rachael is an incredibly funny, Brisbane based comedian that will have you in stitches with her take on life, love and everything in between.

Georgina Humphries

Georgina is determined to put her small town of Millaa Millaa on the map and is passionate about bringing her tales of rural antics to city crowds.

About This Event

Celebrate the cultural diversity of our local community with food and performances from around the world, and an opportunity to walk in our parade, spreading the message of welcome to new members of our community.

LUMINOUS IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD is an event for the whole family and features:
  • Lantern making
  • Lantern parade
Come along with your family and friends and be part of this enduring tradition celebrating Queensland’s rich diversity! 

About the LUMINOUS Festival

A must-do event in the Queensland calendar, the LUMINOUS Festival celebrates Queensland by focusing on the many cultures, languages and worldviews that make up our state. 

LUMINOUS attracts supporters across the community – from government, corporate and community organisations to indigenous elders, migrant and refugee communities, religious organisations, school groups and more. The procession culminates with a wide range of performances that showcase the talent and contribution of our culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

 

About This Event

Celebrate the cultural diversity of our local community with food and performances from around the world, and an opportunity to walk in our parade, spreading the message of welcome to new members of our community.
 
LUMINOUS IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD is an event for the whole family and features:
  • Lantern making
  • Lantern parade
Come along with your family and friends and be part of this enduring tradition celebrating Queensland’s rich diversity! 

About the LUMINOUS Festival

A must-do event in the Queensland calendar, the LUMINOUS Festival celebrates Queensland by focusing on the many cultures, languages and worldviews that make up our state. 

LUMINOUS attracts supporters across the community – from government, corporate and community organisations to indigenous elders, migrant and refugee communities, religious organisations, school groups and more. The procession culminates with a wide range of performances that showcase the talent and contribution of our culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

 

About This Event

‘Our Journey’ is a celebration of the spirit and courage of refugees.  

We invite you to join Multicultural Australia at Brisbane’s iconic La Boite Theatre to watch an exclusive screening of LIMBO, an award-winning feature film about an extraordinary group of refugees and asylum seekers on a remote Scottish Island. A winner of two BAFTA awards and numerous nominations around the world, Limbo is a ‘must see’. 

View the trailer here.

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The afternoon will celebrate the experiences of settlement with musical and spoken word performances.

How do I register?
‘Our Journey’ is a free event, however as the film is ticketed with a limited number of seats within La Boite Theatre, it is essential to register through this event page. 

Any questions?
Contact events@mcaus.org.au and our events team will be in touch.

‘Our Journey’ is held in partnership with La Boite Theatre, Brisbane City Council and migrant and refugee communities and individuals who have dedicated their support to our organisation. 

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