Community News


“Our Story, Our future.”

PWA President, Lima Hopoate along with many other multicultural representatives attended the launch of the QLD Multicultural Policy and action plan last week. This event was hosted by Hon. Minister Grace Grace.


PC: Kevin Dando


Pasifika Community Leaders Dinner & Panel

Thursday, 9th February 


A few of our PWA ladies attending the Pasifika Community Leaders Dinner & Panel Discussion on youth justice issues in emerging communities.

PC: Solomon Islands Brisbane Community


Health and Well Being Planning Symposium

Friday, 4th November  |  Digger Club, Logan

A Health and Well Being Planning Symposium for Logan was hosted by Health Minister, Cameron Dick on Friday, 4th November. In attendance to represent the Pasifika Women’s Alliance was our President for 2017, Ms Lima Hopoate alongside several other ladies representing their respective groups.



Pacific Fashion Festival 2016

Saturday, 8th October  |  2:00 – 6:00 pm  |  The Edge, State Library Queensland (SLQ)

Congratulations to the hardworking and passionate women behind the Pacific Fashion Festival and Leniata Legacy who’ve spent countless hours planning to bring us the Pacific Fashion Festival 2016!!

What an incredible event showcasing not only our beautiful women, the many creative talents of women in fashion but also prevalent issues affecting our women today.



INSPIA: Student Summit

Thursday, 29th September |  10:00 – 4:00 pm  |  University of Queensland

What an INSPIAring day!

PWA members, Inez Manu-Sione (PWA President 2013-2014) & Iree Chow (Member of the PWA Management Committee) took part in a UQ first, the INSPIA: Student Summit, as guest panel speakers to share their personal journey to higher education and provide insights and encouragement to Maori & Pacific Islander students currently in high school.

We extend a huge congratulations to UQ SPIA for hosting an incredible day. Our Maori & Pasifika community in Brisbane is getting stronger!


Pacific Islands Council Queensland (PICQ) – Annual General Meeting Notice

Saturday, 15th October |  10:00 – 12:00 pm  |  Pasifika House – 69 Nathan Rd., Runcorn


PICQ (previously known as Pacific Island Reference Group Inc. – PIRG) will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 15th October 2016.

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Date: Saturday, 15th October
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Pasifika House – 69 Nathan Road, Runcorn

For more information please visit their website: PICQ




In May, members of the Pasifika Women’s Alliance met with the Islamic Women’s Association Community (IWAC) to network, connect and hear about their community refuge in domestic violence situations.


PWA was represented by Lima Hopoate & Maureen Mopio-Jane.
We look forward to connecting with more of our community groups in Brisbane!