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Australian Arabic Council


Our award-winning organisation in human rights is committed to human rights and community relations issues affecting the Australian Arabic culture and profile. You will note that we undertake a combination of proactive and reactive projects, whereby we are vigilant to changes in our environment, while endeavouring to make it a better place to live for all of us. We trust that your journey into our website will be enlightening and inviting, as we welcome your participation and contribution to any of our initiatives.

Current Issues

Important information about the Australian Government’s plan to sustainably manage the Murray–Darling Basin

Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, making water a scarce and valuable natural resource that we must protect. The Murray–Darling Basin is Australia’s largest river system spanning 4 states and a territory.

The Murray–Darling Basin is important to the whole country as it pumps life through our nation – to our farms, communities and the environment. But water is being overused and the next drought is only a matter of time.

If we act now, we can ensure the Murray–Darling rivers continue to support local communities, and sustain people, plants and animals.

How you can help
Research tells us that CALD communities have very little awareness or knowledge of the Murray–Darling Basin, its importance, or current matters concerning the river system.

For a kit of translated resources Click Here

Reflections From United Nations

A letter addressed to the Australian Arabic Council from the late Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan (Jan 1997 – Dec 2006) Click Here


AAC attends Rotary Melbourne Thomas Baker Oration 

24 April 2024, AAC Executive Director Will Abdo along with Chairman & Honorary Consul for Morocco HE Roland Jabbour OAM attended the 8th Rotary Melbourne Thomas Baker Oration with keynote speaker Dr Doug Hilton AO, CEO of the CSIRO.  The event was held at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins in the Latrobe Dining Room and was attended by distinguished guests representing various sectors including, technology, science, education, government and civil society. 

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UPF Australia Launches Educating With Values Report at UN Day of Peace Conference

20 September 2023,  After a series of Values Education Summits held in the year 2021 and 2022, organised by the Universal Peace Federation Australia and the International Association of Academicians for Peace Oceania, a report based on the findings of these summits and titled “Educating with Values” was launched along with The International Association of Values Education Organisations at the United Nations International Day of Peace Conference held in Melbourne on the 16th September, 2023.   AAC Executive Director and

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AAC Attends AACCI Victoria Networking Event

20 March 2023, AAC Chairman & Honorary Consul for Morocco HE Roland Jabbour OAM and Executive Director Will Abdo attended the first networking event of the year held by the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry at the International Chamber House on 16 March 2023. It was an opportunity to connect and engage with AACCI members and stakeholders representing a cross section of business sectors and government bodies. The stakeholders were represented by the Global Victoria team led by

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