Building bridges through information, understanding and cooperation

We believe in reaching out to all members of society by providing a platform for cultural and information exchange. We believe it is necessary to work in partnership with different segments of society. We collaborate with people in the areas of government and public service; education; sports; academia and media; as well as cultural and religious organisations, NGOs; faith and ethnic communities.

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Responsible Leadership in Politics & Religion: Diverse Communities in an Age of Anxiety

Responsible Leadership in Politics & Religion: Diverse Communities in an Age of Anxiety

Political instability in various parts of the developing world are giving rise to mass migration of people mainly fleeing poverty,…

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Aged Care Crisis: Ethics in our Modern Day Practice

Aged Care Crisis: Ethics in our Modern Day Practice

A royal commission into Australia’s Aged Care service providers is looking to address systemic issues that are corrupting the noble…

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Muslim-Jewish Comedy Debate

Muslim-Jewish Comedy Debate

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Australian Intercultural Society (AIS) co-hosted the Third Jewish -Muslim Comedy Debate on Monday night with the topic ‘Arranged marriage is better than dating.’ This was the third time the event has been held, following on from the inaugural Jewish - Muslim Comedy Debate in 2013. A capacity crowd of nearly 300 people were entertained by the very funny debate held in the Swanston Hall at the Melbourne Town Hall. Acting as moderator once again, Father Bob Maguire kept the talented panelists in line. The teams comprised Justine Sless, Louse Baring and Jacob Sacher for the affirmative and Rana Hussain, Michael Shafar and Harun Esse for the negative. Video (part 1) of Jewish – Muslim Comedy Debate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hsgww7I7hs Video (part 2) of Jewish – Muslim Comedy…

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Showing Up: Bystander Intervention Program

Showing Up: Bystander Intervention Program

Showing Up: Bystander Intervention Program Islamophobia and Antisemitism are prominent and serious issues for many community members across Victoria.  Anecdotal…

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Politicising Multiculturalism

Politicising Multiculturalism

On the 20th of November 2018, Senator Richard Di Natale, the leader of the Australian Greens visited the offices of…

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‘Stranger Things: Australian Teens claim ‘no religion’, but report a diversity of spiritualities’

‘Stranger Things: Australian Teens claim ‘no religion’, but report a diversity of spiritualities’

Synopsis People declaring that they have 'no religion' form the largest response category in each age group until 65+. Migration…

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Cultural Diversity – inclusion, intelligence, agility – making it happen in your workplace

Cultural Diversity – inclusion, intelligence, agility – making it happen in your workplace

Cultural Diversity - inclusion, intelligence, agility - making it happen in your workplace Synopsis The field of Cultural Diversity has…

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Fast and Furious: How the VU Block model is revolutionising education

Fast and Furious: How the VU Block model is revolutionising education

“Fast and Furious: How the VU Block model is revolutionising education” As a University that has one of the most…

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Child’s rights within the family

Child’s rights within the family

“Child’s Rights within the Family” Children have the right to be safe; be treated with affection and be protected against…

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Our Activites

We have organised international study tours; academic conferences; cultural exhibitions; Ramadan iftar dinners and government sponsored projects; among other activities. Each event provides ample networking opportunities; so the circle of people wanting to build bridges with other communities and collaborate on projects with AIS grows with each program.

Celebrating Humanity

The purpose of the International Festival of Language and Culture is to celebrate diversity and promote inclusion, whilst also providing an opportunity for participating students to showcase the kaleidoscope of their language and culture with other students from around the world.
International Festival of Language and Culture

IFLC 2017