information about pngwa wantok association

2011 Achievement’s

Election of New Executive for 3 years

Completion and certification of
Association Constitution

Zoned Perth into 2 sections: NOR Perth
and SOR Perth with Coordinators

WA Country Regions representatives
identified

Zone’s hosting events

Student Representative elected by
student body to Executive Committee

Developing Cross Cultural package in
partnership with HR professional

th
Hosted 2011 36 Independence
Celebration

Hosted first Independence Ball

Had an audience with PM of PNG Mr
Peter O’Neil during CHOGM in Perth and
presented 7 point petition.
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PNGWA WANTOK ASSOCIATION
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
CULTURE
TRADITIONS
Perth Western Australia
President’s Mob: 0407982097
E:[email protected]
COMMUNITY
HARMONY
SUPPORT
BACKGROUND
CONNECTING AND SUPPO RTING PNG
FAMILIES IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
PNGWA
Wantok
Association
is
a
community-based organisation that is
committed to strengthening individual,
family and community life. Our activities
are inspired by a vision of fair, thriving,
sustainable PNG community that embrace
diversity, promote PNG culture and
traditions, and in which all people feel a
sense of belonging.
PNG W A CO M M UNIT Y
LO CALITI ES W ITHI N
W EST ERN A UST RALI A
• PERTH - SOR
• PERTH -NOR
• PEEL REGION
• MIDWEST REGION
• GOLDFIELDS REGION
• PILBARA REGION
• GASCYONE REGION.
• SOUTH WEST REGION
• GREAT SOUTHERN
PNGWA Wantok Association has been in
existence for over 25 years. In the
beginning, the Association was run and its
activities coordinated by tertiary students
who moved to Western Australia from
Papua New Guinea for further studies.
The number of Papua New Guineans and
Australian Papua New Guinean’s living in
Perth in general and in country Western
Australia in particular has increased as
a result of Australia’s skill shortage and
natural population growth. Despite ethnic,
religious and other differences, Papua
New Guineans and Australian Papua New
Guineans
share
common
values,
aspirations and interests and they need a
body that represents, promotes and
espouses these common interests, values
and aspirations.
Papua New Guineans and Papua New
Guineans have significant contributions to
make towards maintaining and further
advancing Australia’s economic, social and
political well-being. It has only been in the
last 5 years that the Association has
formalised itself, in relation to completing
its constitution, developing a unique logo
and electing Executives due largely to the
PNG Community growing and expanding to
all parts of Western Australia. The
expansion of the community is largely as
a consequence of the mining and
resource boom, as well as the realsiation
of the unique skill-set and knowledge held
by
both
professionals
and
trade
professionals from Papua New Guinea.
GOALS AND PURPOSE
PROMOTIONS OF VALUES, CULTURE,
TRADTIONS AND SENES OF COMMUNITY
The PNGWA Wantok Association is the
representative body of the PNG community
in Perth and Western Australia works of the
following goals and objectives:
1. To gather and assist Papua New
Guineans living in Perth, WA through
developing and maintaining contact between
student families, workers families, residents,
temporary visitors and ex-PNG residents.
2. To provide a social focus for Papua New
Guineans and their dependents in WA and
other non-Papua New Guineans members as
well as affiliated members of the
Association.
3. Raise funds for the purpose and benefit
of the Association and its members,
through/by:
o Organising of social fundraising
functions,
o General support and relief for
Papua New
Guinea charity/non-government
foundations or organisation
o Advocate for Welfare Services
Awareness
4. To be an organisation that has no
political, religious or ethnic affiliations.
5. To Promote PNG culture and be the
body that facilities the celebration of PNG
Independence Day and partake in other
multicultural events within WA.
6. Be active and responsible ambassadors
for Papua New Guinea.
COUNCIL OF ELDERS
The Executives realised that another body
need to be established to act in an
advisory nature and also deal with
delicate issues that may arise within the
community.
This unique body, known as the Special
Committee
(Council
of
Elders)
is
essentially
a
sub-committee
of
the
Association,
made
up
of
current
Association members who have been
identified as elders, leaders and respected
individuals within the PNG community in
Perth.
The
Special
Committee
role
and
responsibilities
include
assuming
the
powers of the Executive only in the event
that half or more of the elected
Executives including the President become
vacant to call for elections and to
conduct elections at the end of each
term.
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