Australian Values

Australian Values LogoThe Department of Home Affairs has established a website and four social media channels celebrating Australian Values. The website and social media channels will help to promote Australian values and our inclusive national identity. This website hosts information in English and in the top three languages other than English spoken in Australia – Chinese, Arabic, and Vietnamese.

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Connecting multicultural people with disabilities to the NDIS

Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria Getting the right help can change people’s lives. The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria – in collaboration with the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District – present a program, Connecting multicultural people with disabilities to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Key COVID vaccine rollout questions answered

the vaccine

Australia’s keenly awaited COVID vaccine rollout begins today, with the ultimate goal of vaccinating all Australians by October.

Can I choose which vaccine I get? No, there won’t be a choice for the average person. The current initial rollout of the Pfizer vaccine isn’t enough doses to vaccinate all of Australia. So the first people vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine will be frontline health-care workers, including aged care and hotel quarantine officers.

The AstraZeneca vaccine will be produced for the general public. It’s hoped that will be rolled out during March.

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UPDATED: Support for International Students

Australian Red Cross Logo

From 1 January 2021, all international students experiencing financial hardship can access support in the Red Cross Extreme Hardship Support Program, even if they previously received assistance through the International Student Emergency Relief Fund.

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Seasonal Harvest Sign-on BONUS

Seasonal Harvest Sign-on BONUS

Join the Big Victorian Harvest and you could receive a bonus of up to $2,430 for eight week’s work on a farm – on top of your wage.

The Victorian Government’s Seasonal Harvest Sign-on Bonus is an extra payment for jobseekers who take up a harvest job on a Victorian farm this season.

With the horticulture industry’s usual backpacker and international workforce reduced because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, farmers need your help to pick, pack and process Victoria’s fruit and vegetables.

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COVID-19 vaccine project update

COVID-19 vaccine project update

The Australian Government advises that the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine are expected to be available in Victoria from 22 February 2021 to allow us to start vaccinating the first Victorians, subject to shipping and distribution.

The rollout of other vaccines, including the Oxford/AstraZeneca (AstraZeneca) vaccine, will depend on the Australian Government’s regulatory approval, volume and the timing of doses becoming available.

During the vaccine rollout it is critical that we all continue to be COVIDSafe.

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Orange Door to open in central Shepparton

The Orange Door

Recruitment is under way for a new domestic violence support hub in Shepparton, slated to open its doors in the coming weeks.

The Orange Door network, a free service for people of all ages and backgrounds, will provide advice and support for families and children experiencing or affected by family violence.

The service — a partnership between Family Safety Victoria and local providers including Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative, FamilyCare, Primary Care Connect and Nexus Primary Health — will also offer advice to support someone to seek help.

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Introducing New Migrant Children to Cricket

Girls CricketThe Ethnic Council of Shepparton will be hosting the “Introducing new migrant children to cricket” session on Friday 26th of February 2021 from 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm at Shepparton United Cricket Club in Princess Park – Quinan Parade, Shepparton. This is supported by Cricket Victoria, Shepparton / Youth United Cricket Club and Greater Shepparton City Council. This session is available to Girls and Boys.

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Thrive Shepparton: Free English Language Learning

Thrive SheppartonThrive Shepparton offers multiple creative English learning programs with the goal of helping community English learners reach English fluency while creating an environment for cross-cultural exchange, education, and friendship in Shepparton.

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