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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Strategic Partnerships – Participation

Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District undertakes a wide range of activities engaging in community strengthening for new arrivals, and building social cohesion – enabling settlement communities to build strong connections and participate in community activities. This is enabled by the Capacity Building and Participation Program is administered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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