MEMBERS STATEMENTS – Chinese Community Council of Australia: national conference – Thursday, 7 Jun 2012
Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 in Speeches
Mr LIM (Clayton) — The Chinese Community Council of Australia will be holding its second national conference on 18 and 19 August at the Victoria University campus in Melbourne. The council is a not‑for‑profit, non‑political and non‑partisan organisation formed by leaders of the Chinese community from around Australia. It aims to be the leading advocacy body for the 900 000‑strong Chinese Australian community in matters concerning their development and access to legal, social, economic, political and sustainability equity.
This year’s annual conference is entitled Moving On! and aims to establish an effective Australian Chinese voice. The conference will present Australian and overseas expert leaders in Asian studies and reputed Chinese achievers in the presence of around 200 attendees. It will receive full coverage from the major Chinese Australian newspapers and the mainstream media.
The host organisation of this conference is the Chinese Community Council of Australia (Vic). CCCAV, as the umbrella organisation to its 38‑member organisations in Victoria, plays a pivotal role in enabling sustained cooperation and collaboration among Australians of Chinese descent. It represents and advocates on behalf of Chinese Australians to ensure the community can rise to the challenges of the 21st century and develop to be an effective contributor to Australia’s local and international developments. With the vision of playing a leadership role in promoting Chinese community interests and establishing its rightful place, CCCAV hopes — —