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Poliversity is a partisan independent organisation that promotes culturally diverse leadership, representation and recognition in the Australian Labor Party.
ONE CHAI PLEASE
One Chai Please brings you projects featuring traditional and cultural art and costumes from throughout Asia.
My Chinese name WaiSum literally translates to enlightened heart. This is my spritual project combining crystal singing bowls and my voice to create angelic melodies for performance and balancing.
This beautiful deck of Power Cards was created as a tool to help you embrace your authentic power and improve your relationship to power. You can choose a card for everyday guidance or use the cards in workshops or for coaching purposes.
All my work and initiatives fit nicely into three themes, power, diversity and spirituality. Power is about understanding personal power and how it can seek influence and resolve challenging situations. Diversity, especially cultural diversity, is about how diversity impacts on everything, including policies, decision making, messaging etc.... Spirituality is my sound healing practice to help me remain calm. For those who know about the Enneagram, power is my body, diversity is my head and spirituality is my heart. Click here for my bio
When I joined the Australian Labor Party in 2004, I was quickly labelled as a “stack” by people within the ALP because of my Chinese ethnicity. Fast-forward to 2018: I am disappointed to see nothing has changed. While branch stacking remains a major problem, it is concerning when some in the party persist in assuming[…]
By Wesa Chau; Erin Watson-Lynn. University of Melbourne alumna and 2013 ALP Candidate for Higgins; Liberal Party Member, WA and Victoria Key points: Australian Labor Party candidates won four of the five federal by-elections held yesterday, with an Independent taking the fifth. The Coalition government retains its one-seat majority in the House of Representatives. In[…]
Creative statement We do not necessarily need to look to high-end fashion to see inspiration from Asia. There are many opportunities to do that right here in Melbourne. Showcasing traditional Asian costumes at mainstream Australian events is a great opportunity to start conversations around identity, traditions and cultural values. It encourages people to ask about[…]
The 2016 federal election is seen by many as an election where the highest number of women candidates stood for the two major parties: 59 for the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and 44 for the Coalition. While this is excellent progress, we need to ask ourselves how many women are elected in safe seats. A[…]
As the 2016 Federal election is approaching, it is timely we talk about the Australian political system and how it works, and what it all means. It was not until I ran as an Australian Labor Party (ALP) candidate in the 2013 election that I realised many of my friends of culturally diverse backgrounds (especially[…]
Vale Joan Kirner, our 42nd premier who recently sadly died from cancer at the age of 76. She was also Victoria’s first and only female premier. Joan Kirner became an activist after becoming concerned with large classroom sizes, which motivated her to be politically active. One of her legacy was overseeing the introduction of the[…]
It was a typical hot summer’s day in Melbourne and a middle-aged South Korean man had just packed up a stall, finishing his volunteer work at one of the city’s many popular community events. He was an inconspicuous man who was quiet and whose English was poor, so no one took much notice of him.[…]
Australia will fall further behind China and the US in gathering information about Not for Profit organisations without the charity regulator, the ACNC, argues Not for Profit researcher Wesa Chau. Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews in late January flagged that something akin to the American independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, could replace the Australian[…]
“I’m not ageist but… how old are you?” This is the type of comment that we have regularly experienced over the years and while it certainly has been grating at times our focus has been on gender equality so the frequently heard age references have rarely received a second thought. Combine this with our Asian[…]