Tag: Australia

UMD Statement on Australia’s Foreign Minister Visit to Macedonia

UMD Statement on Australia’s Foreign Minister Visit to Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) congratulates Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for initiating a timely and historic visit to Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia from 9 – 15 July 2017. It will be the first official visit by an Australian Foreign Minister to Croatia and Macedonia. In Macedonia, Australia’s Foreign Minister will meet with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Foreign Minister…

UMD Congratulates Australia On Security Council Seat; Thanks Macedonia for Voting in Favour

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) congratulates Australia for winning a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council.  Since Australia announced its bid in March 2008, UMD has been a strong advocate and supporter, particularly through the Roadmap for Advancing Australia-Macedonia Relations.  UMD thanks Macedonia for voting in favour of Australia’s membership on the UN Security Council.  As it assumes this…

Australian Macedonian Refused Entry at the Greek Border

Source: Macedonian daily Dnevnik Translated by UMDiaspora Staff Discrimination against the Children Refugees: Greece Still Uses the Black Book “The Greek customs authorities rejected my entrance into the country because my passport said that I was born in the village of Statica, and not in Melas, which is the current Greek name”, stated Done Dimov, an Australian citizen. Greece continues…

Macedonians Take Active Role in Australian Census

Release No. 06-08/06   Washington, D.C. — The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) calls upon all Macedonians across Australia to actively participate in the Australian census on 8 August 2006 and acknowledge their Macedonian ancestry. In past censuses, Australian Macedonians have been underrepresented due to the lack of questions regarding ancestry and language barriers among first-generation Australian Macedonians. In the 2006…

Macedonian Studies at Macquarie University in Australia

Maybe you’re a second or third generation Macedonian and you’ve learnt some Macedonian at home. Wouldn’t it be great to improve your conversation, reading and comprehension skills. Study at Macquarie and you’ll be able to read a Macedonian newspaper or book, and really impress your relatives overseas when you next visit! You’ll also be more confident in passing on Macedonian…

Op-ed: Time for Australia to recognise Macedonia’s legitimate name

Op-ed: Time for Australia to recognise Macedonia’s legitimate name

Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate ON LINE Opinion published today an op-ed by UMD President Metodija A. Koloski on the topic “Time for Australia to recognise Macedonia’s legitimate name.” Click HERE to read. On Line Opinion is a not-for-profit e-journal that aims to provide a forum for public social and political debate about current Australian issues and publish…

UMD adds value to Inquiry into Migration and Multiculturalism in Australia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Australia has been officially thanked for its valuable contribution to the Parliament of Australia, Joint Standing Committee on Migration report on the ‘Inquiry into Migration and Multiculturalism in Australia’ based on its written submission. The Committee Chair, Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP, tabled the report in the Australian House of Representatives on Monday 18 March 2013.…