Lailat ul Bara’h (15 Shabaan – Night of Forgiveness)

Bara’a Night or Mid-Sha’ban is a holiday observed by various Muslim communities on the night between 14 and 15 Sha’ban. It is regarded as a night when the fortunes of men for the coming year are decided and when Allah may forgive sinners. 15 Shaban will be celebrated at Ferrari Park, Mooroopna on Saturday, 13 April from 12 – 4pm.

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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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Self Advocacy and Diversity – A model for CALD inclusion



About 50 people came together through the week of October 10, 2018, to learn about self-advocacy. A self-advocacy feast was held for local people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. This led to the creation of a resource document, Self Advocacy and Diversity – A model for CALD inclusion.

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