Premier’s Youth Medal winner talks multiculturalism in Western Sydney

He may have won the Youth medal at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner earlier this year, but cultural diversity advocate Khushaal Vyas says it’s his local community who deserves the recognition. The 21-year-old, who’s been recognised for his involvement in the development of the Fairfield Youth & Community Centre, has defended the suburb’s “hard-working” residents after former…

‘Put more beautiful people of colour on TV’: Miranda Tapsell’s inspiring Logies speech ahead of tonight’s Love Child Season 2 Premiere

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, we love advocating cultural diversity in the Australian entertainment industry, and that’s why it’s no surprise that Miranda Tapsell’s Logies speech has got us buzzing. The Darwin-born Indigenous Australian actress took out the awards for both Most Popular New Talent and the Graham Kennedy Award For Most Outstanding New Talent at…

‘It feels really surreal’: Rowan Thambar opens up about Sydney Comedy Festival Debut and multiculturalism in Australia

I Am Starstruck speaks exclusively with Sri Lankan-Australian comedian Rowan Thambar   There is no doubt that at ‘I Am Starstruck’ we love advocating cultural diversity. And that’s why we are super excited about a new comedy show at this year’s Sydney Comedy Festival… ‘If You’re Reading This, There Is Still Plenty Of Time’! This is…

Meet The Brown Identity: Rising star Rowan Thambar talks new comedy show and multiculturalism Down Under

I Am Starstruck speaks exclusively with Sri Lankan-Australian comedian Rowan Thambar   Having recently relaunched our ‘I Am Starstruck: Bollywood’ blog, there is no doubt that at ‘I Am Starstruck’ we love advocating cultural diversity. And that’s why we are super excited about a new comedy show at this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival… The Brown Identity! With…

Big Brother’s Rohan Mirchandaney talks new web series ‘How To Talk Australians’ and multiculturalism Down Under

I Am Starstruck speaks exclusively with Australian-Indian actor Rohan Mirchandaney  If you’re up for a bit of a laugh and an advocate of diversity, the new web series ‘How To Talk Australians’ will be right up your alley.. This series shows Indian migrants learning how to assimilate into Australian society with wit and clever comedy…

FORMER ‘NEIGHBOURS’ STAR REVEALS: ALL MULTICULTURAL ACTORS WERE WRITTEN OUT OF THE SOAP Multiculturalism in Australian television was at the forefront of industry discussion in 2012 when ex ‘Home and Away’ star Jay Laga’aia and ‘House Husbands’ actor Firass Dirani spoke publicly about the matter. However the issue has dived under the radar in recent months……