As with Australia's two previous censuses, the Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) has prepared instructional leaflets in both English and Macedonian, for the benefit of the Macedonian community. We request that all Macedonian media outlets and Macedonian organisations reproduce and distribute this leaflet at regular intervals, right up to the census date in August.
Click the following links to download the leaflet:
AMHRC/MHRMI TO LAUNCH CAMPAIGN FOR LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE GREEK STATE TO RESTORE CITIZENSHIP AND PROPERTY RIGHTS TO MACEDONIANS FROM GREECEThe Australian-Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC), Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI), the Association of the Refugee Children from Aegean Macedonia of Melbourne and Victoria, the Association of Refugee Children from Aegean Macedonia (ARCAM) in Canada and Macedonian refugee associations in the Republic of Macedonia have decided to launch a campaign for legal action against the Greek state to restore citizenship and property rights to Macedonians from Greece.
On 14 March 1994 the Ethnicity Directive was issued by the Federal Government of Australia . In response to, and reliance on the Ethnicity Directive, on 21 July 1994 the Language Directive was issued by the former Premier of Victoria, Mr Jeff Kennett. This Directive required any official Victorian State Government reference to the Macedonian language to take the form of Macedonian (Slavonic).
On 27 and 28 November 2002, Mr John Pandazopoulos the Minister Assisting the Premier on Multicultural Affairs in the Australian State of Victoria was interviewed on SBS radio by the SBS Greek Language program. Mr Panadazopoulos referred to the Mcedonian Community as "Skopians".
The letter dated 18 May 2009 by Stephen G Miller to President Barack Obama and its endorsement by other academics purports to be an objective presentation of facts designed to protect the "historical truth" about Alexander the Great and the Ancient Macedonians from "misappropriation by the government in Skopje". After presenting tendentious historical material which buttresses the central point of his argumentnamely, that Alexander the Macedonian was Greek -?he appeals to President Obama "to help- in whatever ways you deem appropriate- the government in Skopje to understand that it cannot build a national identity at the expenses of historical truth".