Understanding the changes to Australian migration regulations

australian visaThe Australian government has announced a variety of changes to the regulations surrounding migration in 2019, leaving many confused as to how they will be impacted. Earlier this year, the government announced that they would drop their overall immigration cap from 190,000 to 160,000.

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My New Neighbour: a way to bring refugees safely to Australia

My New NeighbourThe My New Neighbour campaign is a neighbourhood-led solution to help refugees – people who are seeking to rebuild their lives somewhere safe. It’s all about people power and giving communities the opportunity to lead the change from within. Amnestyu International will present a Community Conversation in Shepparton on August 27. Hosted by Goulburn Valley Libraries, this story telling evening taking place at the Shepparton Library, involves the Ethnic Community Council of Victoria, Amnesty International and Erfan Daliri, author of Raising Humanity.

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Cultural diversity toolkit for volunteers

Toolkit coverA new toolkit is helping Bendigo volunteer organisations ensure people from culturally diverse communities are supported. The City of Greater Bendigo, with the Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre and the Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services, developed the checklist to encourage organisations to work effectively with diverse communities.

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Planning for the future in CALD communities

Office of the Public Advocate logoThe Office of the Public Advocate will conduct a session on Planning for the Future for CALD Communities. Leaflets and documents are available in 17 languages. This session will explore the legal processes you can put in place today to ensure your wishes and rights are upheld for the future. It will be conducted by, and held at, the Office of the Public Advocate next Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at 10am–12pm.

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ABC HEYWIRE 2020 Competition launched

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The ABC is calling on people aged 16-22 to share their experiences of life in regional Australia for the opportunity to be featured on the ABC and win a lifechanging trip to Canberra for the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in February 2020.

Anyone with a story to tell about life outside of the big cities is encouraged to enter, with entries of any medium accepted, including text, video, audio and photo. The competition officially opens on 24 July 2019.

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Culturally Competent Youth Work Training Session

Centre for Multicultural Youth logoCentre for Multicultural Youth offers Culturally Competent Youth Work Training session. This in-depth training explores the essential skills and knowledge required for effective work with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Training is offered at the Centre for Multicultural Youth on Wednesday 28th August, in Carlton.

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