October 9, 2023
Deepika Raj

10th Anniversary Celebration dinner

2023 marks the 10th anniversary for DAPA.

We are hosting a dinner to celebrate a decade of our success and service to the community.
We would like to extend our warm invitation to you to celebrate with us. All funds collected will be donated to a good cause.

Please RSVP by 10th November to ensure that we have a spot reserved for you at this special event. You can RSVP by calling Vincent on 0417 418 180 or email treasurer@dap.asn.au.

Check out the invitation for more details or contact us at the above email to learn more.

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February 25, 2023
DAPA Editor

President’s speech at Management Committee meeting

” A visit from an old friend Pej from Croatia yesterday reminded me of ManyMindsLink App ten years ago. I would never think that it has grew into MMLink App with such a lot of contents and has helped many people to learn skills.

DAPA has now had six people including two families in Canberra. Soon another member is going to move there. This year we will make another effort to travel there to visit them. We should continue to help more people to travel to spread our work. Last trip to Canberra, we had a party at Uma’s house with 11 of us travelling from Sydney. Uma spent a lot of effort to cater for us. We would like to see Uma setting up a DAPA branch in Canberra when she retires.

This morning in the Macquarie Park Ryde Business Chamber breakfast meeting, I made a short message to to our MP, Mr. Jerome Laxale as follows:

“DAPA is an NDIS Service Provider. We are working with the government in two areas. We are contributing to reduce NDIS budget in a long run and we are committed to train local care workers. However, English test is currently a barrier to accept care workers to work in Austraalia. Also the federal government reduced trainees’ wage concession from 50% down to only 10%. Hence our training program is difficult to carry out this year.”

This coming month, I would like everyone in our organization to download our MMLink App and become a member through our website www.dap.asn.au. That includes all the participants, staff. MC members and also to encourage our volunteers and friends to do the same. Hopefully, we get more feedback to improve our App and our activities.

In March, we should be more active in the International Harmony week starting 21st March every year. I will propose to take MMLink a step closer to the community.”

– Vincent Yu.


February 16, 2023
DAPA Editor

PM Anthony Albanese visits Eastwood Plaza for Lunar NY celebrations

On Saturday 4 February 2023, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visited Eastwood Plaza for the Lunar New Year celebrations. Parties in attendance included NSW Opposition and Labor leader, Chris Minns, the Federal Member for Bennelong, Jerome Laxale and NSW Labor candidate for Ryde, Lyndal Howison.  

Lunch was organised for the PM, MP’s and the local community leaders including DAPA President Vincent Yu. Following the lunch, a press conference was held in Eastwood Plaza where the PM and MP’s gave speehes. 

A Lion dance was performed near the Eastwood Plaza, outside DAPA’s office.

As part of the dance, the Prime Minister was presented with the traditional lettuce that was hanging outside DAPA’s office door. This tradition stems from the Chinese and Cantonese language where the word for leafy green vegetables sounds similar to the word for becoming wealthy. According to popular belief, when the lion eats the lettuce and spits it back out at the business owners and audience, it symbolizes blessing them with wealth and prosperity in the new year. The PM joined the rest of the celebrations with community members and local leaders.