A message from the Department of Home Affairs to the Afghan Australian community

Australian Government - Department of Home AffairsThe Department of Home Affairs gives one message to the Afghan Australian community about all possible avenues to ensure that visa options through Australia’s long-standing Humanitarian and Migration Programs continue to be available to Afghan nationals regardless of ethnicity, both within Afghanistan and those displaced from their home country.

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2022 Active Citizenship Leadership Program

Leadership VictoriaThe Active Citizenship Leadership Program provides an opportunity for up to 25 emerging leaders (18 years +) from Victoria’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities to develop their leadership skills, capabilities, and confidence to champion active participation in the democratic process within their communities. 

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Parents to be classified as ‘immediate family’ for travel to Australia

Minister HawkeRefugee Council of Australia has been making many representations to the Australian immigration Office and to Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to make it easy to bring parents to Australia. We have counted following benefits of having parents of young families to visit :

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Submissions to National Anti-Racism Framework now open

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling for submissions for a National Anti-Racism Framework. Submissions are open now until 21 December. The Commission wants to know – from you – where the responsibility for a National Anti-Racism Framework should sit, and how we can best achieve our goal of an Australia that is free from racism.

The Commission invites you to make a submission to share your vision of a future where all Australians are treated equally, and with dignity and respect.

The Commission will analyse submissions and consider all the feedback it receives as we develop a Conversation and Consultation Report and a revised Framework Concept Paper.

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Travel Exemption for people from humanitarian backgrounds

Travel Exemption for people from humanitarian backgroundsAs of 1 November, if someone in Australia who is a citizen or permanent resident has a parent overseas who has also been granted a humanitarian visa, they will be exempt from travel restrictions. This means they can now apply for a travel exemption online and it should be granted based on this relationship alone. 

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Free online career workshops

gotafe logoGOTAFE are offering free online career workshops for everyone looking for work. Learn about Key Selection Criteria, How to write a resume, How to Interview successfully, and how to market yourself on Linked-in … a place where employers look for workers.

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Women’s Health Information Night

Women’s Health Information NightThe Shepparton Women’s Health Centre will be holding their Women’s Health Information Night next Wednesday 27th October online at 6:30pm – 8:00pm.  This event is sponsored by the University of Melbourne Department of Rural Health and supported by the Lift Off Scholarship Program and the Soroptimist International of Shepparton.

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Respecting Diversity In The Coronial Process

The Coronial ProcessThe Victorian Government has welcomed recommendations from the Coronial Council of Victoria to improve the experiences of multicultural and multifaith communities during the challenging coronial process.

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