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To present a unified front for all its member associations and promote the advancement of people of Indian origin in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surroundings.
To act as a channel of communication between the Indian community and the Governments Federal, the Territory/State or the Indian Government) on welfare, social and economic matters.
To promote an awareness about Indians being responsible Australian citizens and to cultivate a feeling of mutual respect through increased social & cultural interaction, sport and recreation.
To establish, develop and maintain an “India Centre” – a Community and Resource centre in ACT for use and benefit of member organisations and of the community.
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Let us continue our united endeavours to forge greater ties between India and Australia.
With 22 major languages, written in 13 different scripts, with over 720 dialects and with hundreds of different landscapes and landforms, India and Indians are no strangers to the concept of multiculturalism.
FINACT welcomes all Indian associations to be a part of this federation and contribute to efforts to achieve our shared goal.
What binds us all together is our commitment towards mutual respect, harmony and our passion see the progress and happiness in the country we come from (Janma Bhumi जन्मभूमि , India) and the country we live in (our Karma Bhumi कर्मभूमि, Australia).
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2021-22
Community leaders are voluntarily putting a lot of personal time and energy for the community with lots of passion.
DR SHANTI REDDY
Dr Reddy is a keen gardener, amateur astronomer and senior public servant, who has been a resident of Canberra for more than two decades. He is a passionate advocate of multicultural Australia and has been actively promoting multiculturalism through various community events over the last decade.
Mrs Sejal Patel
Sejal is an aspiring community worker who has worked in a number of small-scale social initiatives. She is an experienced counsellor, teacher, mentor and a Disability Support Professional and has been working with individuals with disabilities for their rehabilitation for over 10 years now.
Rahul has done his Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut as well as MBA in Energy & Environment from Symbiosis International University, Pune. He has worked for about seven years in the energy space, with focus on energy efficiency and climate change.
Balinder Singh Khillan
FINACT maintains and values relationship with member associations, government and non-government organisations of Australia and India to achieve its objectives.
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Dear colleagues The Annual General Meeting on 25 July 2021 was attended by delegates of 26 of the 30 current member associations while we received apologies from 3 other member associations. After discussions and deliberations on AGM Agenda items, participating delegates elected FINACT Executive Committee members for 2021-22 as follows: President: Dr Shanti Reddy Vice
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Dear FINACT Members, As mentioned in the email of 15 June 2021, the FINACT Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 25 July 2021 at the Pearce Community Centre (Collette Place, Pearce ACT 2607) from 2.30 – 5.00pm. Mr Robert James has kindly agreed to be the returning officer. Nomination Form and checklist for the
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FINACT appreciates that government has listened to our concerns FINACT had written to the Minister for Immigration a few weeks ago raising some concerns experienced by our community. One of the concerns highlighted was about partners and parents having to go off-shore for visa during these times of COVID restrictions. Later we had the opportunity
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Greetings from the new FINACT Team. It was heartening to see that despite technological challenges we had good participation from members at the AGM on 25 July 2020 and the new EC for 2020-21 was elected unanimously. The elected FINACT Executive Committee members had a meeting on 1 August 2020 at which we co-opted members
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Most of our member associations came forward to help people in trouble during the COVID-19 restrictions. Please find all contact details to get help.
Especially for Indian citizens – temporary visa holders, tourists and international students – stuck during COVID-19 restrictions, FINACT has partnered with the High Commission of India, Canberra. Please find contact details for any help.
We also strongly encourage all Indian citizens staying in Australia to register at https://www.hcicanberra.gov.in/pages/updates-from-australia
Dear Community Leaders Across the world Coronavirus strain COVID-19 is creating uncertainties and impacting on our way of living in ways that we have never experienced before. Governments are trying to find ways of supporting their residents while putting in place measures to control spread of COVID-19. State, Territories, Federal Government, High Commissions and Embassies
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Regrettable and unfortunate to be mocked by federal leadership. Ridiculing people of other faith and practices is not going to help multiculturalism. We strongly condemn such discussion in the august Australian House of Representatives.