Family Violence and Sexual Assault Expression of Interest Survey

Prevent family violence


The Victorian Multicultural Commission, in partnership with Family Safety Victoria, is looking to convene a forum to better understand the challenges and barriers multicultural communities experience in accessing family violence support services.

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The Refugee Dictionary

The Refugee DictionaryThe Refugee Dictionary only defines one word. All 74 pages give different expressions and capture felt experiences of refugees. The 1951 Refugee Convention enshrines the right of people fleeing the horrors of conflict and persecution to seek refuge in another country. It defines who is a refugee under international law. Here, we have refugees giving their definition, meaning of their lived experience as refugee.

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2021 International Day of Peace

2021 International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.

The pandemic is known for hitting the underprivileged and marginalized groups the hardest. By April 2021, over 687 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but over 100 countries have not received a single dose. People caught in conflict are especially vulnerable in terms of lack of access to healthcare.

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Business Support during the Pandemic for Multicultural Business – Dari

Small Business Victoria


Ethnic Council of Shepparton in partnership with City of Greater Shepparton and Small Business Victoria will provide an online session detailing support available for multicultural and CALD business owners during the lockdown. Simultaneous Arabic and English language support will be provided. The sesssion takes place online on Monday, 20 September 2021 at 5:30pm

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​​​​​​​​​Australian Citizenship Day, 17 September

​​​​​​​​​Australian Citizenship Day, 17 SeptemberFriday, 17 September is Australian Citizenship Day. Australian Citizenship Day is a chance for all of us to reflect on what it means to be an Australian citizen and to celebrate our values, our diversity and our richness of spirit. More than 140 citizenship ceremonies will take place across the country (many virtually) and more than 7,000 people will become citizens.

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Every community stood tall during outbreak

Chris Hazelman
Manager of Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District, Chris Hazelman, has written on the experience of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Community in Shepparton during the pandemic and the challenges of relieving hardship – as well as getting appropriate messages to our multicultural community. A lesson for the future is that someone’s language skills should not exclude them from important information.

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2021 Dungala Kaiela Oration

Logo of Dungala Kaiela OrationThe 2021 Dungala Kaiela Oration will be delivered online by the Chair of the Australian Sports Commission, Ms Josephine Sukkar AM, on Wednesday 29 September 2021, at 6:00 PM. The Dungala Kaiela Oration is co-hosted by the Kaiela Institute and the University of Melbourne.

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Business Support during the Pandemic for Multicultural Business – Arabic

Small Business Victoria


Ethnic Council of Shepparton in partnership with City of Greater Shepparton and Small Business Victoria will provide an online session detailing support available for multicultural and CALD business owners during the lockdown. Simultaneous Arabic and English language support will be provided. The session takes place online on Thursday, 16 September 2021.

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