The Barangaroo Reserve Tour


The Barangaroo Delivery Authority is inviting FCA members to attend an exclusive media tour of Sydney’s newly opened Harbour foreshore park, the Baranagroo Reserve, with Craig van der Laan, CEO, Barangaroo Delivery Authority, and Ann Weldon, Board Member of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council.
The tour will include a full guided walk through the site […]

A Taste of Ethiopia dinner


Spring is in the air and it is time to celebrate. We will be hosting our first social dinner at A Taste of Ethiopia. Join us along with your family and friends to enjoy delicious Ethiopian cuisine and meet the chef and owner, Hailekiros Gebregziabher.
Hailekiros had fled the conflict in Ethiopia and arrived here as a refugee. He […]

Prof. Patrick Dodson Media Briefing


Eminent indigenous leader, Professor Patrick Dodson, will address the Foreign Correspondents Association in Sydney on October 19. Professor Dodson lives in Broome and this is a rare opportunity to get his thoughts and opinions about indigenous issues in the news (like the recognition of indigenous peoples in the Australian constitution) and to brush up on […]

FCA Christmas Party


The festive season is upon us and we do hope you can join us for FCA’s Christmas Party with family and friends. About Micky’s Restaurant: Micky’s has been an Oxford Street icon since 1988. As the owner and managing director, Helen Theodore says, “There is an essence of my country Australia upbringing and Greek heritage, […]

i Briganti Italian dinner


            We will be hosting our second social dinner at the i Briganti Italian restaurant. Join us along with your family and friends to enjoy delicious Italian cuisine and hear from chef and owner, Dario Stocchetti, about his food journey from Naples in southern Italy to Sydney. […]

Tourism Australia Newsmaker luncheon


Our sponsor, Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting Australia internationally as a world-class destination for business and leisure. The organisation seeks to promote the country internationally through a broad range of targeted trade and consumer marketing activities – all underpinned by a consistent global campaign message: There’s nothing like Australia. Tourism Australia’s […]

FCA Annual General Meeting


It is that time of the year again when we renew our FCA membership, nominate and elect the new board and meet for the AGM. Roger Maynard has kindly agreed to chair the proceedings. Please come along to the AGM on 12 August at DFAT from 12pm to 1.30pm to network with colleagues and enjoy […]

FCA – DFAT Canberra trip


Fifteen members, on the FCA-DFAT Canberra trip, had the opportunity to meet and discuss policy issues with Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Steven Ciobo, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment; Ray Marcelo, DFAT Assistant Secretary, Parliamentary and Media Branch; Andrew Goledzinowski, Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking; Lisa Rauter, DFAT First Assistant Secretary, […]

Briefing by Minister for International Development & the Pacific


Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells will be briefing and taking questions from the FCA. Prior to her current portfolio, she was the Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, with responsibilities in the Attorney-General, Immigration and Border Protection, and Social Services portfolios. She has also served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister […]

FCA Family Picnic


Spring is in the air and it is time to celebrate with a FCA family picnic in Sydney’s iconic Centennial Park. The Park was once a huge catchment of creeks, swamps, springs, sand dunes and ponds fed by ground water, and it was traditionally home to the Gadi people. In 1888, Sir Henry Parkes dedicated […]

FCA Christmas Party


When: Friday, 18 November 2016. Where: Zaffran, Level 2, Harbourside Shopping Centre, (Between the Convention Centre and the Maritime Museum) on Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, NSW 2000. Time: 6.30pm onwards. Cost: $35 for FCA members and their families. $70 for non-members and guests. It includes three course Grand Feast and a welcome drink. [For Vegetarians, […]

Global Infrastructure Hub Newsmaker Luncheon


Chief Executive Officer of the G20’s Global Infrastructure Hub, Chris Heathcote, will address FCA members in March. The Global Infrastructure Hub was launched in 2014 with a G20 mandate to increase the flow and quality of opportunities for public and private infrastructure investment. It works to facilitate a better supply of quality, bankable government infrastructure […]

ICRC briefing on PNG


In the lead up to the national elections in PNG next month, ICRC’s chief official in Papua New Guinea, Mr Mark Kessler, will be briefing FCA members and also screening a new documentary (20 minutes) about the impacts of tribal warfare in the Highlands of PNG. While tribal conflict has long been a problem in […]

La Mint Vietnamese-French dinner


We will be hosting our next social dinner at the at the Vietnamese-French La Mint restaurant. Join us along with your family and friends to enjoy delicious Vietnamese dishes with a French flair. It reflects the owners, George and Leanne’s journey as Vietnamese-born adventurers who fell in love with the French culture while living in […]


FCA members are invited to a special briefing on the importance of preserving Australia’s rich Indigenous maritime history and Australian National Maritime Museum’s other Indigenous programs and initiatives .  What: Kevin Sumption, Director and CEO of the Australian National Maritime Museum, and Donna Carstens, Indigenous Programs Manager, at the Australian National Maritime Museum will be […]

FCA Annual General Meeting


It is that time of the year again when we renew our FCA membership, nominate and elect the new Board and meet for the Annual General Meeting. Please come along to the AGM to network with colleagues and enjoy a delicious three-course Italian lunch.  WHAT: Annual General Meeting WHEN: Tuesday, 15 August 2017 TIME: 11.45am – 12.45pm [We will […]

FCA Board Meeting


FCA Briefing with Linda Burney MP


WHEN: Thursday, 21 September, 2017 WHERE: DFAT NSW office TIME: Open 12:00 P.M / Start 12:30 p.m The Hon. Linda Jean Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Human Services and Member for Barton, is the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the House of Representatives. She was also the first Aboriginal person to serve in the […]

FCA Anna Broinowski “Please Explain” Briefing


  WHEN:   Monday 30 October, 2017 WHERE: North Sydney Harbourview Hotel LB’s Restaurant TIME:     Open 18:00 P.M / Start 18:30 p.m Anna Broinowski is a Filmmaker and Author. At this event, she will talk about her documentary film “Aim High in Creation!” which filmed in North Korea and her new book “Please […]

FCA – DFAT Canberra Trip


12 members visited Canberra on 29 November, 2017. We had a wonderful series of meetings organised by DFAT.

FCA Christmas PARTY 2017


WHEN:   Tuesday 5 December, 2017 WHERE: North Sydney Harbourview Hotel LB’s Restaurant (Ground floor next to Hotel     front and Blues Bar) TIME:     Open 18:00 P.M / Start 18:30 p.m