Tag: Luke Simpkins

UMD Applauds Luke Simpkins on Urging Change of Australian Policy on Macedonia Name

The United Macedonian Diaspora (Australia) applauds last night’s speech by Australian Member of Parliament Luke Simpkins for Cowan, and a recipient of UMD’s Macedonia Friendship Award in 2013, calling on Australia’s government to recognise Macedonia. UMD Australia has long held the position that Australia’s policy is outdated and the government must change this and recognise Macedonia by her rightful and…

UMD Congratulates Luke Simpkins MP for Chairing the Australia Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group

The UMD has warmly welcomed the news that Mr. Luke Simpkins – Federal Member of the House of Representatives for the seat of Cowan in Western Australia will be the Chairman of the Australia Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group in this four-year term of the Australian Parliament. UMD Australia’s Director Mr. Ordan Andreevski explained, “the Australia Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group is…

Foreign Minister Bob Carr Supports Stronger Australia-Macedonia Ties

The advancement of Australia Macedonia relations received a major boost at a gala dinner in Sydney last Friday night organised by the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD). Macedonians from across Australia warmly welcomed Australia’s Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr. Senator Bob Carr along with the Co-Chairs of the Australia Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group, Stephen Jones MP and Luke Simpkins MP was…

Op-ed: Australian bipartisan support needed for Macedonia and its diaspora in Australia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (Australia) is pleased to report that Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate ON LINE Opinion published yesterday an op-ed by UMD Board Member/Australia Director Ordan Andreevski on the topic “Australian bipartisan support needed for Macedonia and its diaspora in Australia.” To read the entire article click HERE. In the op-ed Andreevski states the following argument…