Advice – in language – about Health Issues
Health Translations - contracted by the Victorian Government - provide an very big list of translations here
Covid 19 information in Audio
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
- REVERB is Mental health workshops co-designed and delivered by multicultural young people. Units are available for multicultural young people to take up during 2020.Read more
Coronavirus recession puts thousands of refugees and asylum seekers at risk of job loss, homelessnessThe Refugee Council of Australia has looked at the impact of the coronavirus-led recession on refugees and asylum seekers. The Refugee Council says 19,000 are at risk of losing their jobs and 14,000 could end up homeless. Advocates are calling on the Federal Government to extend JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments to this group.Read more
- People seeking help with their mental health should speak to their GP. They can get a second opinion if their doctor doesn't understand their cultural background. Beyond Blue has a 24/7 coronavirus support line — 1800 512 348 — linked to an interpreter service. Many migrants and settlers face language and cultural barriers to accessing mental health support.Read more
- The Department of Health and Human Services is providing a one-off $1,500 payment designed to financially support Victorian workers who, as of 20 June, have been instructed by the department to self-isolate or quarantine at home because they are either diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) or are a close contact of a confirmed case.Read more
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Overseas seasonal workers have been locked out of New South Wales under tighter border restrictions introduced last night.
A statement from the state Health Minister's office said: "seasonal workers from Victoria will no longer be permitted entry into NSW, and they are not eligible for a permit".
Seasonal workers on a visa cannot get a permit to cross the NSW border. Pacific workers, backpackers and people on working holiday visas are considered "high-risk" by NSW Health Minister. The citrus industry says the decision is "illogical and discriminatory".
- The Australian African Welfare Bureau Inc is an established non-government, non-political, non-religious not for profit organisation whose aims are to assist people from the African community. The African Australian Welfare Bureau Inc.’s mission is to provide confidential, sympathetic, caring support and service for ready individuals and groups within the extended African community to support self-reliant, integrated, sustainable and flourishing refugee communities. Reach them for FREE - 1300 025 864Read more
- The Australian government has announced changes to its coronavirus support measures but those on temporary visas still won't qualify, with advocates warning many are facing destitution.Read more
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NSW will introduce a strict border zone with Victoria in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases south of the border.
From midnight on Tuesday, 21 July 2020 the border zone will restrict entry of Victorians to NSW to "extremely limited purposes", NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said.
"Essentially, unless you're travelling across the border in the border zone for education, health or employment, you shouldn't be going." Seasonal workers will not be allowed to cross the border.
- The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission launched a new website, accompanied by a refreshed organisational brand.Read more
- Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group members together with members and supporters of Shepparton's indigenous community have organised a silent vigil in which 437 stakes bearing messages will be placed around Victoria Park Lake marking the number of indigenous people who have died in police custody since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody ended in 1991. The "Line of Remembrance" will commence at 09:30 am Saturday, 18 July 2020. The earlier event was a washout, due rain and vandalism.Read more
- The Ethnic Council of Shepparton held its second virtual Friendship Cafe session recently, with Bourchier St Primary School principal Denise Howley presenting. The session saw 14 young women from new and emerging communities gather online to connect with each other and hear from an inspiring local voice.Read more
- The Victorian Multicultural Commission unequivocally condemns racism and commits to taking a leadership role in addressing racism in Victoria. We unequivocally condemn all forms of racism, vilification or discrimination directed at someone because of their colour, ethnicity, faith or national origin.Read more
- Friendship Cafe are arranged for women from newly arrived communities to meet and share a friendly conversation with other women. On this day, the Ethnic Council arranges for Katie Thorp from RDI Nutrition to speak about healthy meals, nutrition and what makes a healthy lunch box. This session is on Zoom, on afternoon of 15 July 2020.Read more
- Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group members together with members and supporters of Shepparton's indigenous community have organised a silent vigil in which 437 stakes bearing messages will be placed around Victoria Park Lake marking the number of indigenous people who have died in police custody since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody ended in 1991. The "Line of Remembrance" will commence at 10:00 am Saturday, 11 July 2020.Read more
- A coalition of mayors and council leaders from around the country have signed onto an open letter today, calling on the Federal Government to extend crucial supports to people seeking asylum affected by COVID-19.Read more
- There will be a silent Community Voices Exhibition at Victoria Park Lake Shepparton on Saturday 13 July 2020 from 10:00am - 4:00 pm. Social Distancing will be strictly enforced at this event. This event is not a gathering at one place; it is an opportunity to walk and reflect, walk and learn: 437 deaths to reflect upon.Read more
- Victoria Police is aware of recent media reporting and online community discussions suggesting that certain communities are to blame for the latest rise in confirmed coronavirus cases. We know this may cause many people to feel that they are being unfairly targeted. We want the community to know that we stand by you. If you ...Read more
- The Office of the eSafety Commissioner provides Help in Easy English - for people who are challenged in English - such as the CALD community. This is Easy to read online safety advice with images to support the key messages.Read more
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