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Message from President

Ramadan (normally pronounced in the Indian subcontinent as Ramzan), is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Roza) to commemorate the first revelation of the Holy Quran.

Message from Media Coordinator

The two-monthly ICSOA newsletters are gaining popularity amongst readers as well as writers as indicated by the contribution of high quality articles submitted by a diverse group of people.



Message of the Premier of New South Wales

I offer my best wishes to members of the Indian Crescent Society of Australia as you prepare for the holy month of Ramadan.

By providing a voice for Indian Muslims and representing


Message of the Premier of Western Australia

It is with pleasure that I extend my best wishes to the Australian Indian Muslim communities and the readers of the Indian Crescent Society of Australia's newsletter.


Message of the Mayor of Penrith

The Indian Crescent Society of Australia Inc. provides a range of support services to its members and works to improve social connections between its community and the broader Australian community.


Message of the Mayor of Blacktown

As the Mayor of Blacktown City, I am pleased to provide a message for the Indian Crescent Society of Australia Inc. (ICSOA) newlestter.

Blacktown City has a vast multicultural community representing 177 nationalitites and speaking 169 languages.


Community Harmony & Multiculturalism


Australian Multiculturalism

Australia has enjoyed an international reputation for its commitment to multiculturalism. How did this arise and what’s become of that reputation today?

Dr Caroline Alcorso


Inviting racism on Harmony Day

The 21st March is annually the International Day for the Elimination of Racism. In Australia this hallmark is celebrated as Harmony Day. On this day, thousands of schools and community groups celebrate ethnic diversity in Australia.

Prof Kevin Dunn


Anti Discrimination Act-Section 18C remains unchanged

On 30th march federal governments attempt to change 18C has been rejected by Senate and for now this much-discussed topic has taken a back seat. For those, who were supporting the changes

Saif Wasti

Stories, Articles & Coverages


The fuss over Azaan, a view from Assam

As the sun sets beyond the thick bamboo grove at her village in Assam and the muezzin’s call for prayers wafts in through the haze of burning paddy husk, my grandmother would leave all work and make her way towards the prayer hall.

Anupam Bordoloi


Australian Volunteers

Volunteers are an important part of Australia’s social fabric, helping to support and strengthen communities.
As the Federal Member for Parramatta for over a decade, I understand

Hon Julie Owens, MP

Our Kids and our Youth


Terrorism from the eyes of school girls

We two sisters are studying in The Ponds High school and John Palmer Public School in The Ponds, Black town Council area

Zaara & Isra Panwala


Water for life and sustainability of water

Water is one of the most important national resources in the world as it is used for so many things and is irreplaceable in our everyday lives. Water is what keeps humans

Samar Hasnain

News from Australia


Health seminar on heart disease in Western Sydney

The Indian crescent society of Australia (ICSOA) organised its inaugural free community health education seminar on heart disease prevention on Saturday 29 April 2017 at Berala Community Centre in Sydney.

Dr Habib Bhurawala

News from India


Australians to taste different mango varieties from India

Australia will soon be importing various varieties of mangoes from India for the first time.

Zia Ahmad



Stop polluting water

In the last few decades, you may have noticed the extensive changes in Australian environment (temperature zones and coastal ecosystem). All over the world, environmental issues need immediate attention and control.




WannaCry” computer virus

A new computer ransomware attack has banged the computer screens. It looks, on 12 May a stunning message emerged on millions of world-wide computer

Saleem Zaidi

Announcements & Future events


Red Cross, MEFF and ICSOA’s joint venture on Blood donation drive Sunday on 9th July 2017 at MEFF festival, Fairfield NSW




ICSOA’s Health Seminar On Childhood obesity community education
Saturday on 22nd July 2017 at Blacktown State Library NSW




ICSOA’s Seminar on legal issues NSW Police and your rights as Citizen Saturday on 9th September 2017 at Berala NSW





Next issue of ICSOA-Newsletter

Shall be published in July 2017
Dead line for articles/information is 18th June 2017
In July’s newsletter, we shall cover topics on:

World Population

Child Labour

Blood Donation

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Your contacts in ICSOA

Abbas Raza Alvi  FasihUddin Khan Abbas Chelat Siddique Panwala  Zia Ahmad
President  Secretary Treasurer Legal Advisor ICSOA-Media  
Dr Habib Burawala Syed Mohd Jafar Hassan Kureshi    
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