2017 Annual General Meeting

Australia Myanmar Institute

Monday, 30 October 2017, 5:30 PM

Deakin Downtown, Tower 2, Level 12, 727 Collins St, Docklands, VIC 3008.

Kindly please report to Reception on arrival.

Guest Speaker

Myanmar Ambassador to Australia U Tha Aung Nyun via Skype at 5:40 pm


Guest Speaker

Myanmar Ambassador to Australia U Tha Aung Nyun via Skype at 5:40 pm.

Order of Business

1. Adoption of Minutes of 2016 AGM

2. Matters Arising 

3. President’s Report

4. Acting Director’s Report

5. Treasurer’s Financial Report

6. Amendment to the AMI Rules of Incorporation

– Purpose: To consider a proposed amendment to Article 12: “Annual subscription and fee on joining”.

7. Election of the Board

Positions requiring 





Ordinary members up to an inclusive total of 15 people

8. Annual Subscription

-Purpose: To establish the rate of the annual subscription, as per the Rules

9. Other business



On 11 September 2017, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights called for the government of Myanmar to end its ‘current cruel military operation’ against the Rohingya population in Rakhine State, declaring the situation ‘a textbook example of ethnic cleansing’.

In the context of this ongoing humanitarian crisis and crimes against humanity in our region, this panel, drawing on leading scholars and activists, asks two key questions: What can, and what should Australia do?


Wednesday 4 October


Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at ACU

Level 6, 215 Spring St, Melbourne

(Opposite Parliament Station)

RSVP: or 03 9953 3721

September Gathering

As the September monthly seminar is in Sydney on 21 September we are instead holding a gathering in Melbourne on Monday 25 September at Madame Brussels

A great opportunity for hearing about preparations for the AMI Conference in Yangon, 27 – 30 November
and for Myanmar connections people through AMI

Date: Monday 25th September 2017

Time: 5:30 to 7pm

Place: Madame Brussels, 59 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000.

RSVP essential for catering purposes. Email

DONATIONS for AMI’s future activities will be gratefully appreciated.

For more information about AMI, please visit:

For registration for the November Conference in Yangon, visit

Seminar at the University of Melbourne

The School of Social and Political Sciences Conflict, Development and Justice Research Cluster and the Development Studies program are hosting a talk by our new honorary Research Fellow, Dr Anne Decobert on her work in Southeastern Myanmar.

Title     : The Struggle Isn’t Over: Shifting Aid Paradigms and Redefining ‘Development’ in Southeastern Myanmar
Who    : Dr Anne Decobert
When  : October 4, 2017 – 3.00-4.30pm
Where : Linkway, Level 4, John Medley Building (on the bridge between the two towers), The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 Australia.
RSVP  : Not necessary

First Monthly Seminar in Sydney

Sport for Social Change philosophy and practice in Myanmar

Date         Thursday 21st September 2017

Time         5:30 pm for 6pm start (refreshments 7-7:30pm)

Venue      Mathews Theatre D, D23 on Kensington Campus Map, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052. 

Parking can be available at Botany St. car park, H25 on Campus Map here.

RSVP please, for catering purposes. Email:

No charge, but GOLD COIN DONATIONS requested to cover costs.

Dr. Anne Bunde-Birouste, PhD, MPH, BA and Dr. Tun Aung Shwe, PhD Candidate, MPH, MHM, MDevS, MBBS will be presenters of the seminar.

Question and answer session will be followed by the talk.


Monthly Seminar

Educational Engagement with Myanmar

Date Monday 28th August 2017

Time 5:30 pm for 6pm start (refreshments 7-7:30pm)

Venue The Trinity College Gallery, Level 1 Gateway Building, University of Melbourne   100, Royal Parade, Parkville | Victoria 3052, Australia.

Directions Tram 19 NORTH COBURG, along Royal Parade and get off at Stop 12.  

Please follow the Map –

Please note that drinks are served in the professor Sir Joseph Burke Gallery, located on the first floor of the Gateway from 5:30pm, followed by the meeting in the Craig Auditorium, located on the Ground floor of the Gateway Building.

RSVP please, for catering purposes. Email:

No charge, but GOLD COIN DONATIONS requested to cover costs.

Professor Ken Hinchcliff, BVSc Melb, MS Wisconsin-Madison, PhD Ohio StateDACVIM, CEO of Trinity College, University of Melbourne

Invitation to meet new women leaders of Myanmar

Date       : 9th August 2017 (Wednesday)
Time       : 6:00 pm
Venue     :Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000.

Monthly Seminar


Date            Monday 31st July 2017
Time            5:30 pm for 6pm start (refreshments 7-7:30pm)
Venue         Q 219, Kwong Lee Dow Building, University of Melbourne; 
                    234 Queensberry St, Parkville.
Directions   Walk from either Swanston St trams (Stop 4) 
                    or from Elizabeth St trams, QV Market Stop (Stop 4, then walk up Leicester St).
See Maps 

RSVP please, for catering purposes. Email:

No charge, but GOLD COIN DONATIONS requested to cover costs.

Irrawaddy Literary Festival 2017




MINGALABAR and WELCOME to the second Irrawaddy Literary Festival newsletter, with a further update on our plans for this year’s event in November, another feast of engrossing literary and cultural activities for visitors from Myanmar and beyond.

Learn more on the Irrawaddy Literary Festival website!


Jennie Orchard – Chair, Board of Trustees,

Jane Heyn – Founder & Festival Director,


Good news – one of the exhibitors at the Fair this year will offer a selection of rare, out of print books and ephemera relating to Myanmar.


Community birthday celebrations for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Date      :17 June 2017.
Venue    :Salvation Army Hall
               5 View Rd, Springvale, Victoria,
Time      :Starting at 2 pm.


Australia Myanmar Institute’s June Seminar

Myanmar Snakebite project

Date: Monday 26th June 2017

Time: 5:30 for 6pm (refreshments 7-7:30pm)

Venue : St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Seminar room, Level 3, Healy Wing (Building C), 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, VIC 3065.

Directions : Parliament Station (by train), Free City Circle Brown Tram, Tram 86, 96 Corner of Nicholson & Vic Parade (St. Vincent’s Hospital stop) , Tram 11, 12 & 109 (St. Vincent’s Plaza, Stop 12) Please see the Map