Agri Labour Australia forced to pay more than $50,000 to Vanuatu labourers working in northern Victoria

A labour hire company has been forced to pay more than $50,000 to a group of labourers from Vanuatu who were underpaid while working on a tomato farm in northern Victoria.

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Cultural diversity in the Australian Imperial Force

During the First World War, the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) – the military formation that the country sent to the war – reflected Australia’s ethnic make-up. Most of the more than 420,000 men who volunteered were of British origin, but just as men of other nationalities could be found across the country, so too could they be found in the AIF. They brought their own accents, cultures and habits to a predominantly Anglo-Saxon force and, being mostly European, blended in. The AIF was a brotherhood that admitted men from diverse backgrounds. Their bond, born of the most intense experience, transcended ethnicity.

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Chris Hazelman recognised for community service

With a smile on his face and a small chuckle, Shepparton’s Chris Hazelman says he has a suspicion who may have nominated him for a Medal of the Order of Australia. The former City of Greater Shepparton mayor and current manager of the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District has had an extensive career spanning several community organisations and government roles around Greater Shepparton.

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Multicultural youth feel a sense of belonging – report

multicultural youthYoung Australians from culturally diverse backgrounds are ambitious and confident, committed to contributing to Australia but feel discriminated against, according to the latest census of multicultural youth in Australia. The Multicultural Youth Australia Report Census Status Report 2017/18 found that multicultural young people articulate high levels of belonging to Australia, and to other local, institutional and social spaces.

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Shepparton Pathways to Care – Suicide Bereavement Workshop

StandBy Response Service – which provides support after suicide conducted a full day bereavement workshop in Shepparton on 27 March 2019. This workshop engaged service providers and community caregivers with basic suicide bereavement intervention skills and to enhance communities capacity to respond to suicide, trauma and related issues.

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Shepparton community members come together after Christchurch terror attack.

The Shepparton community has come together to talk about the effect of the Christchurch terror attack. Organised by the Greater Shepparton Youth of Colour and Culture, the Community Conversations event on Tuesday focused on the topic ‘unpacking the impact of terrorism on our communities’.

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