Fruit-picking baskets empty as labour shortage begins to bite

Fruit and vegetable growers

No state government has come to the table with a plan to bring foreign fruit pickers safely into Australia despite warnings of food shortages and price rises because of a severe shortage of workers.

Just 355 unemployed Australians have joined a federal government program that will see them reimbursed up to $6000 for costs incurred from relocating to take on a short-term agricultural job.

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Translated information about your rights now online

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission helps people who have been treated unfairly. With this in mind, the Commission has been translating important information into ten languages and simplified English. Now, we are very pleased to share the finished work in a new section on our website.

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Face-to-face catch-ups return for the Friendship Café

Friendship Cafe, Shepparton

For the first time since restrictions eased the women of the Ethnic Council’s Friendship Café gathered face-to-face at the Aussie Hotel for their final catch-up of the year.

They were joined by a few members of the Ethnic Council including project officer Aleena Qazikhil, who heads the program, and guest speakers Salvation Army Doorways team leader Megan Waters and manager for homelessness services Omeni Ndlovu.

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Youth and COVIDSafe behaviour during our road to recovery

Youth and  COVIDSafe behaviour during our road to recoveryA new youth content funding opportunity has now launched! The Victorian Government are seeking proposals from young people and the organisations they work with to produce content that speaks to their communities and encourages COVIDSafe behaviour during our road to recovery.

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New multilingual resources promoting respect within migrant and refugee communities

New multilingual resources promoting respect within migrant and refugee communities

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence ran from 25th November on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until 10 December on Human Rights Day. Many resources were prepared; here we give some help for the CALD community.

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Online Shepparton Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight returns with virtual performance

Greater Shepparton City Council is excited to bring back a much-loved event for the community to celebrate, with the Carols by Candlelight performance taking place this year in a COVID safe manner.

The annual celebration, which traditionally takes place in the Queens Gardens, will be a completely online event this year for families and friends to enjoy from the comfort of their homes on Sunday 20 December.

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