Check your visa’s travel facility

Check your visa’s travel facilityIf you’re a permanent resident visa holder, you should check the validity of your travel facility before arranging travel overseas. A travel facility allows a permanent visa holder to re-enter Australia, typically within five years from the date your permanent visa was granted. After 5 years, your travel facility expires.

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Multicultural Youth Network – advisors wanted

Multicultural Youth Network EOIThe Multicultural Youth Network is looking for expressions of interest from young people aged 16-25 who have strong connections to multicultural communities. Applications from culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds, including refugees and asylum seekers, are strongly encouraged.

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Visas extended for Ukrainians

We stand with UkraineUkrainian nationals will be offered priority access to short and long term visa pathways as the federal government moves to end uncertainty over the looming deadline for a previous scheme designed to provide them refuge in Australia. Ukrainian refugees in Australia have been offered new visa options to ensure pathways stay open to those fleeing the Russian invasion.

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FECCA welcomes Government’s plans to deliver better aged care

Fecca - YellowThe Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) welcomes Government’s bill introduced in Parliament yesterday to address aged care reforms. Some of these measures include having registered nurses on-site and on duty in residential aged care 24/7, capping of home care charges, and more transparency in the costs service providers claim.

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Your Rights at Work

Fair Work OmbudsmanThe Fair Work Ombudsman gives advice and protection on pay and wages, leave, workplace conditions, employment conditions, starting and ending employment at a workplace. The Fair Work Ombudsman shares protections you are entitled to in the workplace. Visa Holders are entitled to the same pay and workplace conditions as any other person in the workplace.

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African Family and Youth: Dealing with Racism

Youth and Family Support Network Inc

Youth and Family Support Network is funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to deliver activities and initiatives that empower local African-Australian communities to tackle racism and support social cohesion.

The Network has developed a video in partnership with Sketch Group to raise awareness of racism, discrimination, microaggressions and build confidence and capacity of community members to report racism to authorities or trusted community leaders and organisations.

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Migrant Skills Assessment Portal – FREE

Migrant Skills Assessment Portal - FREE

The Overseas Qualifications Unit (OQU) offers free and confidential assessment services to have your qualifications recognised in Australia and help you secure work.

You must be living in Victoria to be eligible for the assessments. Other Australian states and territories also have Overseas Qualifications Units. It’s important you contact the Overseas Qualifications Unit in the state or territory you live in.

The Overseas Qualifications Unit also helps employers, educational institutions and other organisations interpret overseas education and qualifications for their potential employees and students.

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Advice to Victorians to remain well in Winter

stay well this winter

COVID-19 rates are high, and Victoria has recorded more cases of the flu so far this year than the whole of 2020 and 2021 combined. That’s why it’s so important to do what we can to stay well this winter. Translations are available in many languages.

The good news is, getting your flu shot, and staying up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, will help you, and the people around you, stay well. Along with simple things like staying home if you’re unwell, these routine winter vaccinations can protect what’s most important to you.

By encouraging Victorians to stay well this winter, this campaign plays an important role in supporting our burdened healthcare system.

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