Beyond the Quick-fix: Migrants and Families need support

Man walking among flags

THERE is a mismatch between what regional communities need for successful migration and settlement, and some of the structures governments have put in place. That is one of the key points leaders of services based in Mildura, Bendigo and Shepparton conveyed during a symposium about regional migration and multiculturalism.

Latrobe University conducted a one-day symposium in Bendigo on 12 November 2019 which explored research and practice insights for socially sustainable regional migration and multiculturalism. The Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District participated in this event.

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Skilled Migration and Employment

Resume on TabletMigrants are being drawn to Australia on the basis their skills are needed, but many are finding employers reluctant to hire them. The whole methodology that underpins the program – with state and territory sponsorships that implicitly encourage aspiring migrants – needs to be revisited.

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Women and Local Government

Victorian Local Governance AssociationThe Victorian Local Governance Association is conducting an Afternoon Tea for the Womens Charter Group – Women’s Champions, and an Information Session on running for local government on Monday, 18 November 2019. These sessions are free, and are open to women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities.

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Making migration work for regional areas

Regional Australia Institute logo Federal Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge recently announced a revised population plan for Australia. One of its key pillars is to encourage new arrivals to move to regional Australia, rather than settling in our crowded cities.

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Self Advocacy Training and Feast for Ethnic people with disability

Self Advocacy TrainingThe Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria and Diversity and Disability (DnD) share a belief that the most effective advocacy comes from people with a lived experience and therefore disability advocacy is strongest coming from people with disability. There will be a Self Advocacy Training and Feast for Ethnic people with disability at the Foodstore, Fryer St, Shepparton on Wednesday, 3 December, 2019.

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Wanganui Park – McGuire College: CALD Parent Information Evening

College LogosShepparton’s Secondary Schools have merged and are now known as Greater Shepparton College. Parent Information Nights are being conducted at Wanganui Park Secondary Collge and McGuire College to bring parents up to date with changes of campus, transport, uniforms, like this. These sessions will SPECIFICALLY CATER TO PARENTS WHO DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH. Translators will be available to help.

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