Golden Wattle is the national flower of Australia and symbolises the union of yellow (Australian Cricket uniform) and Green (Pakistani flag) colours. Golden Wattle Advocacy Australia Pakistan is a federal advocacy body for Pakistani-Australians on the following:

  • Celebrating & Promoting Multiculturalism: Sharing the stories of identity & belonging to Australia by highlighting the contribution of Pakistani cameleers, farmers and ANZACs serving Australia for over 160 years since the first cameleer arrived from Balochistan in 1860. Ensuring Australian media, leaders, and organisations are held accountable when excluding or falsely portraying Pakistani voice from the multicultural narrative. Advocating to include Pakistanis at any and all multicultural platforms.
  • Including Pakistani Minorities & Women: Including, representing, and advocating for Pakistani Minorities & Women from racially diverse, religious, non-religious, gender diverse or other affiliations. Recognising and honouring the Indigenous people of Pakistan known as the Kalash, alongside our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians.

  • Climate Change: Promoting awareness regarding climate change and its impact on both Australia and Pakistan, as we advocate to preserve healthy environment and support farmers in both Australia and Pakistan.

GWAAP Advocacy Team

Rida Aleem Khan

Founder GWAAP
Pakistani-Australian Baloch Voice

Father Arnold Heredia

Co-Founder of Idara Amn-o-Insaf
Pakistani-Australian Christian Voice

Ishaq Bhatti

Academic La Trobe University
Pakistani-Australian Saraiki Voice

Nazish Memon

Community Leader Victoria
Pakistani-Australian Sindhi Voice

Abdul Basit Javed

Co-founder C61 Media
Pakistanis in Multicultural Media

Zeeshan Raza

President Pakistan Australia Strategic Group
Pakistani Australian Workers Voice

Syed Atiq Ul Hassan

President Pakistani Australian Community Council
New South Wales- NSW Pakistani Community Voice
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Mehri Vijdani

Baha'i Minority Representative
Pakistani- Australian Baha'i Voice
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Kapeel Kumar

Hindu Minority Representative
Pakistani- Hindu Ambassador to Australia

Pending Response

Western Australia- WA Pakistani Community Voice
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Member Organisation

Representative Pakistan Australia Cultural Association
Queensland Pakistani Community Voice
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Member Organsation

Representative Pakistan Australia Literature Forum
South Australia- SA Pakistani Community Voice
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Member Organisation

Representative Pakistan Australia Friendship Association
Australian Capital Territory- ACT Pakistani Community Voice
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Member Organisation

Pakistani Professionals & Business Syndicate
New South Wales- NSW Pakistani-Austalian Business Professionals
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Seeking Applicant

Parsi Minority Representative
Pakistani- Parsi Community Voice
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Seeking Applicant

Sikh Minority Representative
Pakistani- Sikh Community Voice
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Seeking Ambassador

Kalasha Ambassador to Australia
Indigenous Kalash Minority Voice
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Seeking Ambassador

Baloch Ambassador to Australia
Sheedi Baloch Minority Voice
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Seeking Ambassador

Kashmir Ambassador to Australia
Pak-Kashmiri Community Voice
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Seeking Ambassador

Gilgit-Baltistan Ambassador to Australia
Gilgit-Baltistan Community Voice
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Seeking Ambassador

Waziristan Ambassador to Australia
Waziristani Community Voice
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Seeking Ambassador

Hazara Ambassador to Australia
Pakistani- Hazara Community Voice
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Seeking Ambassador

KPK Ambassador to Australia
Pakistani Pakhtun Community Voice

"We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and waters, our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander friends. We also acknowledge the 160 years of contribution of Baloch, Saraiki, Sindhi, Pakhtun & Punjabi cameleers & farmers in the making of Australia. We acknowledge & celebrate the spirit of ANZAC & 10th Baluch Regiment. Pakistan Zindabad."