What makes FINACT unique and crucial - Coordination :: Cooperation :: Collaboration
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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GUIDELINES & ACTIONS
FINACT values Fraternity, Inclusiveness, Networking, Assistance, Cooperation and Teamwork.
Where FINACT Constitution stipulates certain actions, behaviour and provides guidelines, Annual Report provides vivid details of activities undertaken by FINACT in a financial year.
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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).
For achieving shared goals
With all agencies
On issues of common interest
Please find our dedicated and motivated people from different associations working together.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2019-20
Community leaders are voluntarily putting a lot of personal time and energy for the community with lots of passion.
With a PhD in genetics, Dr Dhindsa also completed a Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management from Macquarie University, North Ryde. After working in various roles, Dr Dhindsa’s aim is to positively support the Indian diaspora and contribute to the broader Australian society, environment and economy
He is a dedicated and committed community worker and a strong believer and supporter of multiculturalism.
Roshan Menon is an IT Consultant by profession. He is a dedicated and committed community worker and is associate with many organisations and multicultural groups.
Manohar has been socially active since university days. During post-graduation studies, Manohar was helping new overseas students at the University of Canberra.
FINACT maintains and values relationship with member associations, government and non-government organisations of Australia and India to achieve its objectives.
Compliments and words of appreciation from our well-wishers
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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.
Welcome Dinner for the High Commissioner of India HE Shri Gitesh Sarma at Darbar Indian restaurant braddon was organised on Sunday 24 November 2019. FINACT appreciates your attendance, continued support and the warm welcome extended to the High Commissioner Shri Gitesh Sarmaji. It was nice to have a round of introduction by all member associations;
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FINACT presents its annual event AusIndia Fair 2020 on 4 April 2020. Please block your calendar for this signature event. This event will be under cover and will be protected from the vagaries of unpredictable Canberra weather. Please feel free to promote and invite your family and friends from interstate – they will enjoy it.
Federation of Indian Associations of ACT (FINACT) is an apex umbrella body that provides collective representation for 27 member organisations of various communities and groups of the Indian diaspora in the ACT and a responsive channel of communication. FINACT is organising a Dinner on 17 November 2019 to recognise achievements, felicitate esteemed members of the
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Dear FINACT Members Thanks to FINACT members who attended the General Council Meeting on 31 October 2019 which was hosted by Senator Zed Seselja at the Parliament House. In his address to the General Council, Senator mentioned that charities that meet eligibility criteria should consider applying for funding. Senator also expressed interest in learning about
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