[s]Advice – in language – about Health Issues[/s]
Health Translations - contracted by the Victorian Government - provide an very big list of translations here
[s]Covid 19 information in Audio [/s]
Covid 19 information in Audio
Services Australia (formerly Centrelink) have made information available in audio format for easy listening and understanding.
You can listen to advice about Coronavirus in your language (Arabic, Cantonese, Dari, Dinka, Fijian, Gujarati, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Nepalese, Punjabi, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese).
You can listen to Economic Support Payments and coronavirus supplement (Arabic, Assyrian, Cantonese, Croatian, Dari, Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Persian (Farsi), Serbian).
Reporting Racism in LanguageRecently there has been an upsurge in racist abuse and attacks in parts of the nation. In response, the Home Affairs Dept has prepared Fact Sheet entitled "Racism has no place in Australia" which has been translated to many languages. A selection of translations are given here for local community reading and, where necessary, taking of action against racism. Read more here
- The Mental Health Foundation of Australia will conduct an online seminar on Multicultural Mental Health featuring key leaders in the multicultural scene in Australia, on Tuesday 20th Oct 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm AEDT.Read more
- A significant number of people from multicultural communities do not seek help for their mental health problem or are reluctant to do so. Often, they miss on the suicide prevention services available either due to language or cultural barriers. This poses a high risk for the future of Australia where nearly half of Australians identify themselves as someone with a multicultural background. These - and similar matters - will be discussed at the National Symposium on Multicultural Mental Health, online, from 10:00 AM AEDT, Monday 26 October 2020 at 10:00am to 2:00pm.Read more
- Domestic violence organisations are warning that the government’s changes to the partner visa system will end up harming women more than the perpetrators. Australians wishing to sponsor their partner to remain in the country will be forced to undergo a character test and have the results shared within the relationship before a visa application can be made. The government says the new changes will protect migrants from domestic and family violence.Read more
- Our Creative Writing Hub is back for Term 4! Enjoy an excellent story by regular participant Richard below, based around three picture cards from Innovative Resource’s “Storycatching” card deck. Cards: under water, picnic, confined space. This is excellent English writing for those who have recently settled in Australia.Read more
- This webinar and workshop series is designed to better understand the importance of community grassroots storytelling with a focus on developing racial literacy and leadership through a storytelling lens. The webinar commences on Thursday 29th October 9:30 am-11.00, with two follow up workshops.Read more
- The Week beginning 19 October 2020 is Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2020! Primary Care Connect is providing education sessions, resources and fun facts. Gambling harm affects individuals, families and communities and is often hidden, and the stigma around gambling harm often prevents us from talking openly about harms and supports. You are invited to join Three Sides of the Coin - an online session - on Tuesday, 20 October from 1:30pm.Read more
- Be aware of scammers who impersonate the Department of Home Affairs by phoning on our behalf or copying one of our websites. The Government is aware of a current scam where people are receiving a phone call with an automated voice claiming to be from the Department of Home Affairs.Read more
- GV Health has tested 492 people for COVID-19 as at 6:00pm today. The testing sites have remained open into the evening beyond the scheduled closing times to accommodate additional demand. This is a large outbreak that has changed quickly over the past 24 hours. GV Health acknowledges there has been delays at our testing sites today and we are sorry this has occurred.Read more
- Residents who have visited any high-risk locations linked to Greater Shepparton's evolving outbreak are urged to be tested, even if they don't have symptoms. This comes after three positive cases linked to the Chadstone outbreak were confirmed for Greater Shepparton on Tuesday.Read more
- Three new COVID-19 cases, linked to the Chadstone cluster, have emerge in Shepparton, advises Goulburn Valley Health. Residents of Shepparton have been advised to be tested for COVID-19 and the department's Jeroen Weimar, who is in charge of testing, said authorities expected further cases would emerge in Shepparton and contact tracing has begun.Read more
- A 24-hour helpline for migrant women experiencing domestic and family violence in Australia has been launched by the Harman Foundation. The foundation primarily supports women from the Indian subcontinent in Australia. The new helpline (1800 11 66 75) is free and staffed by trained case managers and professional counsellors.Read more
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Victorians have been wearing face masks for a while now, but the rules have changed as of today to make the public as safe as possible.
Originally people were asked to use a face mask, scarf, bandana or face shield — but not anymore.
Two weeks ago the Government said only fitted face masks would be allowed. Now, after a grace period, that rule will be enforced by Victoria Police.
- Local council elections will be held in Victoria by post in October 2020. The Victorian Electoral Commission has mailed ballot packs to enrolled voters between Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8 October. There will be special sessions online for CALD - people of different languages to learn how to vote in Council Elections.Read more
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The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians is part of the Australian Government’s $585 million Skills Package, Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow.
The program will continue to be delivered in Shepparton and surrounding locations which include: Mooroopna, Tatura, Kyabram, Echuca, Numurkah, Nathalia, Cobram and Yarrawonga.
- The Federal Government is introducing an English language requirement for partner visa applicants. Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge says it will not be introduced until the middle of next year. Australians with partners overseas are worried about the changes.Read more
- Australian Federal Police (AFP) have arrested three people over the alleged forced marriage of a young Victorian woman who was later allegedly murdered by her husband in Perth. The AFP alleges the trio coerced Ruqia Haidari into a forced marriage.Read more
- Prospective migrants to Australia applying through the partner visa program will have to undergo a mandatory English language test under new measures announced in this week's federal budget. At a multicultural media briefing on Wednesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the test would ensure prospective partner visa holders were able to independently access government and health services and seek help when needed.Read more
- From The Big Smoke To The Bush "Stories Migrant And Refugee Resettlement" is an online conversation about migrant settlement in rural and regional Australia with several guest speakers, on Thursday, 15 October 2020 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM AEDT.Read more
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