Czechoslovak Australian Association celebrates 25 years of the National Multicultural Festival with 220kg of potatoes – The Canberra Times

Every fridge at Canberra’s Czechoslovak Australian Association is filled to the brim with potatoes, all in preparation for this weekend’s National Multicultural Festival. But while 220 kilograms of spuds is a new record for the not for profit organisation, they’ve got their potato pancake preparation down to a fine art, having taken part in every festival since it began 25 years ago. And the pancakes – as well as the Czech Republican beer, Cernovar –…

Perth Festival’s dynamic new vision for visual arts – ArtsHub

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Racism on the rise in Australia: Labor MP – The Canberra Times

The Morrison government has been “missing in action” as racism worsens in Australia, says Labor’s multicultural affairs spokesman Andrew Giles. Mr Giles will use a speech in Sydney to warn against the “creeping normalisation of hate and racism in Australia”, and call on the government to back a new national campaign to combat growing xenophobia. “Australia’s government has been missing in action,” the federal Labor MP will say on Wednesday. “Whether it’s on Facebook or…