UMD Engages with Australian Policymakers in Canberra

UMD Engages with Australian Policymakers in Canberra

Between 25-27 May 2015, a delegation from UMD (Australia) met with leaders in the Australian Parliament with the objective of advancing Australia Macedonia Relations and building closer ties between the Macedonian community and the Australian Government and the Parliament. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations between Australia and Macedonia. Left to right in…

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…

Mick Veloskey to Receive UMD Lifetime Achievement Award

Mick Veloskey to Receive UMD Lifetime Achievement Award

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce Mick Veloskey will receive the prestigious UMD Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition for his significant role in furthering the Macedonian Cause. Veloskey is the first Australian-Macedonian to receive this prestigious Award. The Award will be presented at our Gala in Sydney at Le Montage Reception on July 5, 2013. “Mr. Veloskey is…

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…

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.…

UMD Meets New Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister, Hon Brendan O’Connor MP

UMD Meets New Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister, Hon Brendan O’Connor MP

A delegation from the UMD Australia led by Ordan Andreevski and the Macedonian Community Council of Victoria represented by its Vice-president Aleksandar Mojsovski met with the new Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP. The meeting took place at the Minister’s electoral office in Caroline Springs in Melbourne’s western suburbs, which has a significant number of…

UMD Appoints Alexander Avramoski as new Sydney/NSW Representative; Thanks Tony Joseski for Service

UMD Appoints Alexander Avramoski as new Sydney/NSW Representative; Thanks Tony Joseski for Service

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Board of Directors has officially appointed Alexander Avramoski as the new Regional Representative for Sydney and New South Wales (NSW), Australia.  The Board thanks outgoing representative Tony Joseski for his great work, service, and friendship.  UMD Board Member and Australia Director Ordan Andreevski stated, “Alexander has been recruited for this important leadership position in Sydney…

UMD Calls for Closer Ties Between Macedonia and New Zealand

UMD Calls for Closer Ties Between Macedonia and New Zealand

The United Macedonian Diaspora calls for closer ties between Macedonia and New Zealand, based on shared democratic and multicultural values, as well as cultural and economic cooperation.   According to UMD’s Director of Australia, Ordan Andreevski: “Closer ties can be achieved with a permanent Macedonian diplomat in New Zealand, such as a Consul General.  Such a diplomat can nurture ties…

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…