Meet Athena Papadatos, Disability Advocate for CALD Communities at the ECCV

Athena Papadatos“ECCV has expanded its Disability Advocacy work in CALD communities to regional Victoria after achieving great success with our initial Disability Advocacy position in Dandenong. We’re pleased to welcome Athena Papadatos to our team in Shepparton,” said Eddie Micallef, ECCV Board Chairperson.

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Australia Together: National Community Recovery Summit

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The National Community Recovery Summit is an open-invitation event for representatives of local communities, service providers, social and economic development practitioners and researchers, philanthropic bodies, advocacy organisations and representative bodies – to enable community voices to deliberate on, and to inform, how Australia can recover best from the COVID pandemic.

Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Executive Officer, Lisa McKenzie, is one of the breakout speakers (engaging local communities) at the summit being held online next Wednesday July 1st 2020, from 10am to 1pm.

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Additional Translated Resources: Education, Parenting, Health, eSafety

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Many resources have been produced to assist the multicultural community to understand the coronavirus and changes to everyday life – for schools, for children, for health, for parenting in times of crisis and for eSafety for children online. Additional Translated Resources are available in many languages.

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Lost your job or income due to coronavirus – find support

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The Victorian and Australian governments have created a several programs to support Victorians through this challenging time. If your job or wellbeing have been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be eligible for a range of support options.

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Senior UN Leaders Speak Out on Injustice of Racism

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A group of 22 senior leaders in the UN who are African or of African descent have signed a statement that expresses their outrage at pervasive and systemic racism.

The signatories, all of whom hold the rank of Under Secretary-General, welcome initiatives to strengthen the global anti-racism discourse and to address systemic racism at all levels, including within the UN.

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Refugee Week Forum – Refugee reflections: Building resilience and belonging

Refugee Week LogoThe Victorian Multicultural Commission is conducting a Refugee Week Forum – Refugee reflections: Building resilience and belonging online on Friday 26 June at 11:00AM. The Victorian Multicultural Commission invites you to join them for an insightful conversation about refugees, resilience and belonging.

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Community Leaders are helping stop the spread of coronavirus

Community Leaders are helping stop the spread of coronavirusCommunity representatives and leaders have been providing guidance to their communities, colleagues, families and friends. They have played an important role to date and we are calling upon them to continue their efforts.

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This Indian chef feared losing her Australian visa if she didn’t pay her boss every fortnight

Temporary visa holder Ninumol Abraham.
Temporary visa holder Ninumol Abraham. Source: SBS News

A temporary visa holder has won a case against her former employer in a groundbreaking ruling that could pave the way for other immigrants.

A temporary visa holder exploited by her boss because of her immigration status has called on other vulnerable workers to speak out after winning a court ruling against her former employer.

Indian chef Ninumol Abraham was found to have been discriminated against based on her immigration status during her employment at Canberra Indian restaurant Binnys Kathitto.

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The Next Generation Of African Victorian Leaders

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The African Victorian Action Plan acknowledges the strengths of Victoria’s African communities and supports Victorians of African heritage to own, lead and be part of solutions. The Action Plan also asks governments, as well as the civil, private, academic, philanthropic sectors, to think about how they can work more closely with young African Victorians so they can achieve their potential at school and beyond.

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