Everything you ever wanted to
know about Australian Rules Football....
were too afraid to ask!
Like the basic rules of the game. And
what it means when those men in white coats flash out
their arms. And what's a Brownlow medal. And why there
are four posts instead of two. And who's Browny!
Crescents of Brisbane has organized a
free informal and relaxed family information session afternoon in
association with the Brisbane Lions at the Kuraby
Community Hall on Sunday 15 July between 2
Lions' representatives will take us
through the basics of the game with a video commentary
and answer any questions we may have. There will be
portable posts on the ground and an opportunity for
everyone, kids, mothers and all, to get a hands-on feel
for the game.
A couple of the Lions' lads themselves
might even drop in to say hello and sign a few posters.
And the main star of the afternoon will
be the Lions Mascot, Bernie "Gabba" Vegas, who will be
on hand to give out Lions packs and other goodies from
his very distinctive van.
There are some fabulous autographed prizes to be won
and Multicultural Affairs Queensland have sponsored 50 Premier complimentary tickets worth
over $50 each to
away at the workshop for the Lions/Carlton match at the Gabba on Sunday
The afternoon will be topped off with a
scrumptious dinky di sausage BBQ and tea, coffee and
Bring the whole family along and learn
enough about the game to help you appreciate why 18
grown men in tight shorts and tops run around an oval
football pitch trying to get a prolate spheroid ball
past four posts.
(Sunday 1 July) sees the long awaited match between the South African (mostly black) SuperSport United and Queensland Roar at Suncorp Stadium
being played under the theme:
Roars Against Racism - Red card racism today!
with a line up made up from:
ABS have the number on
Statistics from the 2006 Census are
For example if you key in, let's say,
Kuraby and view QuickStats you can find out such
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MAIN RESPONSES IN SELECTED REGION
% of total
persons in Region
% of total
persons in Australia
In the 2006 Census, 58.1% of persons usually
resident in Kuraby (Brisbane City) (Suburb)
stated they were born in Australia. Other
common responses within Kuraby (Brisbane
City) (Suburb) were: New Zealand 4.2%, South
Africa 3.3%, England 3.2%, Taiwan 2.4% and
MAIN RESPONSES IN SELECTED REGION
% of total
persons in Region
% of total
persons in Australia
In the 2006 Census, the most common
responses for religious affiliation for
persons usually resident in Kuraby (Brisbane
City) (Suburb) were Catholic 19.4%, No
Religion 13.9%, Anglican 12.3%, Islam 11.8%
and Uniting Church 6.4%.
Call for Assistance to
Stage Spring Fest
The College Parents
Advisory Committee (CPAC) of the Islamic College of
Brisbane is once again holding its major fundraising
event this year on Saturday, 1 September.
CPAC Treasurer, said that last year’s fete was a
tremendous success, due to the hard-working volunteers
and the support from the Muslim and non-Muslim
community. Individuals and businesses provided vital
sponsorship in the form of volunteering their skills,
operating stalls, cash donations, vouchers, auction
Money raised last year
has been spent in various ways, such as purchasing
computers, sporting equipment, library resources,
seating for the Primary school etc. This year CPAC
proposes to build a multi purpose sports complex for
both boys and girls at an approximate cost of
Assistance is required
in the following areas:
1.Volunteer to help on
2.Operate a stall
vouchers, items for resale)
5.Any other suggestions
CPAC aims to bring all the different
together in a day of celebration, entertainment and an
international food fest. If you can assist contact any
one the following Annual Spring Fete Co-ordinators;
Manager – Continuing
Settlement Services responsible for the operational
management of the delivery of a range of settlement
support services to refugees and migrants living in
Brisbane, including the supervision and line
management of service delivery staff, and budget
Part 1 (The Body) of a three part program
for women on the Body Mind & Soul is being presented by
Ladies Auxiliary of Algester. You can meet professional
Muslim women from our communities and gain an insight to
pertinent issues facing women in today’s society.
Techniques, tips and tools will be discussed to help you
live a healthier lifestyle for all age groups.
The programme will also be beneficial for those seeking
career opportunities in the areas of nutrition,
optometry, medicine, police and others. You can hear
first hand experiences of professional Muslim women in
There will be refreshments and snacks, lucky seat draw
prize and information packs.
Venue: 208 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo
Date: 30th June
Time: 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Tickets $5 each, contact Farah Suleman on (07) 3219 0232
by 28th June
There will also be a small selection of
Islamic clothing for sale at the function on Saturday
night proceeds from sales will go towards the building
of a Mosque.
One Night of Music and
Nominate for the
Queensland Multicultural Awards
Queensland Multicultural Awards 2007 are now open.
This year theQueenslandGovernment will
again recognise individuals, schools, organisations,
businesses and government agenciesthat have
supported cultural diversity, community harmony and a
greater understanding between cultural groups in
A: Absolutely, providing you have been
active prior to your pregnancy and you have no health
issues. It is always good to check with your doctor
before starting any form of exercise though. If you have
been active, keep following your exercise program but
don't overdo it - decrease your intensity and weights
Sit-ups after your first trimester is not good. Listen
to your body and rest as often as possible.
Walking during pregnancy is great because it is
low-impact and you control the
Swimming is another great form of exercise because all
the major muscle groups
Try aqua-aerobics, not only will it alleviate lower back
pain which is common during
pregnancy, it is great for toning the muscles and the
water supports your weight and
decreases added strain on your joints.
If you are unsure of any changes in your body, check
with your GP who will advise
whether or not to keep following your exercise routine.
FUN WAY OF COOKING
1 big onion – sliced - Oil - salt - Less then ½ kg mince
- Red/green masala - Grated tomato - ½ cup frozen mixed
vegetables - ½ tray mushrooms - A little butter - 2
tablespoons tomato sauce - 1 tablespoon worcestor sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce - ½ box lasagna sheets - White
sauce - Grated cheese.
Saute onion in oil till it softens. Add mince, salt and
cook a little. Add both masalas and let cook a little
further. Add mix vegetables and tomato and cook do not
dry out. Add the cooked mushrooms. Remove from stove and
add all the sauces and mix well. Boil lasagna sheets and
drain. Rinse in cold water. In an oven proof dish, layer
with mince mixture followed by a layer of lasagna and
then white sauce ending with mince mixture and white
sauce on top. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake in pre
heated oven for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and
place on warm stove plate for 10 minutes before serving.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter, add 2 tablespoons maziena or
flour & let braise quickly. Add 1 to 1 ½ cups milk
gradually, stirring continuously & quickly to avoid
lumps. Add salt & pepper and keep on stirring until
sauce is ready.
Thaw meat and poultry in the refrigerator or in a
microwave oven, never at room temperature. Cook thawed
meat and poultry immediately.
Source: Radio Islam Newsletter - Tuesday,
26 June 2007
Just wanted to remind you about our upcoming meeting
on Tuesday July 3rd from 9:30 - 12:00 at the Logan
Women's Health and Wellbeing Centre, 25 Ewing Road,
This will be an thrilling talk about Career Planning
and Employment. So be sure to mark this on your
Just a few announcements:
- On Friday September 7th at 12:30 there will be a
Community BBQ and Fashion Parade at the Logan
Women's Health and Wellbeing Centre. Please come and
take part in this fun event.
- Interested in participating in special projects?
Be sure to ask how you can get involved !
- I am trying to organise carpooling and find
transportation assistance for people living in
Ipswich and Heritage Park to and from the meetings.
If anyone is interested, please let me know.
- I am compiling a recipe book from all the
diversity we have amongst our multicultural group.
If you can email, post, fax or bring to the next
meeting a recipe that you are willing to share.
Remember we have the convenience of child minding
facilities /childcare workers to look after
children. This is only $1.00 for 3 hours, 9:00 to
12:00. Take advantage of this opportunity.
I would also like to remind everyone to kindly bring
a plate of food to share with the group.
Again, tell your female friends and family members
to come and join us.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
My name is Alex Dickinson and I am a
journalism student at the Queensland University of
Technology. I also write for Universe Magazine, a
student magazine published by QUT and distributed to
most universities and TAFE’s in South-East
I am currently researching for an
article I plan to write about Iraq, and specifically
the lives of young people and students in the
country. My article will not focus on the War, but
on the lives of young people and what they think
about School, Sport, Music, Television and other
things in Iraq. I want to get an idea on what
growing up in Iraq was like before and during the
Since the magazine is a student
magazine based in Brisbane, I would like to
interview an Iraqi national living in Brisbane.
The reason I am emailing you is to
ask if there is anyone you know who would be willing
to be interviewed for the article? Or is there
anyone you know with a story from their time in
Iraq? Preferably someone under the age of 30 with
insight into the lives of young people in modern day
Are there any people you know who
would be willing to share their experiences? Any
suggestions or contacts you have would be much
I understand for many people it is a
sensitive issue and most will not be willing to talk
about their war torn country. However, by telling
stories of students and young people from the war
town country, I aim to give the Iraq War a new
relevance and meaning to the readers of Universe
(primarily uni students); and to show the readers
that there are real people, young people caught up
in the conflict.
Please contact me either by email or
by telephone if there is anyone you know who would
be willing to be interviewed for my article.
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