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Covid 19 information in Audio
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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 Ethnic Community Council of Victoria Intercultural Young Advocacy Leaders (IYAL) program is a pathway for young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to develop advocacy, governance and leadership experience. ECCV are currently recruiting young leaders for the program. Applications close 19 April 2021.Read more
- A female-led community health education program kicked off at St Paul’s Lutheran Church on Thursday 8 April, in a bid to improve health literacy among Shepparton’s diverse communities. Wise Well Women, a joint program convened by Lorna Gillespie and Christine Nunn, will assist 12 refugee and migrant women to provide a bridge between the health system and their respective communities.Read more
- St Paul's African House has launched the first detailed survey into African communities of the Greater Shepparton region, celebrating with speeches and a spread on Saturday, March 27.Read more
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The Adult Migrant English Program currently provides up to 510 hours of free English tutoring combined with Australian culture and customs lessons.
Students need to register with an adult learning provider within six months of their arrival in Australia.
From 19 April 2021, more migrants will be able to access unlimited hours of free English tuition without timeframe restrictions.
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The proposals for an Indigenous Voice would provide a way for Indigenous Australians to provide advice and input on matters that are important to improve their lives.
It could be made up of two parts – Local and Regional Voices and a National Voice.
Indigenous voice consultations will be held in Shepparton at 12:00 and 5pm on Wednesday 7 April at the Department of Rural Health, Graham Street, Shepparton.
- Applications are now open to be part of Victoria’s new Anti-Racism Taskforce, which will play a key role in the development of a new state-wide strategy to prevent and crackdown on race-based discrimination and abuse.Read more
- English proficiency plays a central role in determining the successful integration of migrants into Australian society and is a key factor associated with education and employment outcomes. By providing measures for supporting migrants with low English proficiency to learn the national language, this action will facilitate social cohesion and national unity. The AMEP program will be changed and expanded access to the program will commence on April 19, 2021.Read more
- The Mental Health Foundation will conduct an online Zoom session presenting Educating and Supporting Hindi-speaking Communities to raise awareness and provide support to multicultural communities on evening of 24 March 2021.Read more
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Shepparton's Aleena Qazikhil knows all about the strength of women.
As a child, she saw it in her mother who single-handedly raised Aleena and her five siblings in Afghanistan while Aleena's father was trapped in a detention centre.
She ignited that same strength in herself when she arrived in Australia at 16 and grappled with strange new customs and a foreign tongue.
- Racism won't end without work. We must #FightRacism daily. Read the UN High Commissioner's statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and how the United Nations are working to end the scourge of racism.Read more
- Road to Refuge - which promoted the They Cannot Take the Sky art exhibition in Shepparton Library, is conducting a series of story telling and screenwriting workshops in Shepparton and Bendigo during March and April 2021.Read more
- A new roundtable is set to meet to tackle the broader trends of racism and lack of social inclusion across Shepparton. Representatives from various cultural and Aboriginal communities, the Victorian Multicultural Commission, government departments and agencies, Greater Shepparton City Council and Greater Shepparton Secondary College will form a roundtable to meet later this month.Read more
- Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Chin Tan has announced plans to develop a National Anti-Racism Framework and is calling on the Federal Government to support the framework, fully resource it and implement it. The Commission also aims to work in partnership with all sectors of Australian society because dismantling racism is a joint responsibility and will require a coordinated effort.Read more
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Australia needs a new national anti-racism framework to address prejudice against Asian Australians due to the coronavirus pandemic and the legacy of “hatred” towards Muslims following the Christchurch attacks, the race discrimination commissioner says.
Chin Tan will on Wednesday launch a concept paper for the framework ahead of Harmony Day on 21 March. In a speech, he warns that racism is a “significant economic, social and national security threat”.
Chin Tan will be speaking - in Shepparton - at African House on Saturday, 20 March, at a Harmony Day event hosted by the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District.
- The group designed to better link Greater Shepparton Secondary College with indigenous and multicultural communities met on Friday to help curb violence which has plagued the school for the past month.Read more
- Representatives from various cultural and Aboriginal communities, the Victorian Multicultural Commission, government departments and agencies, Greater Shepparton City Council, and the Greater Shepparton Secondary College will form a roundtable to meet later this month.Read more
- In this webinar, young people from the ‘Reimagining Young People’s Futures’ Youth Steering Group will share their experiences and insights. The conversation will highlight to policymakers how a range of issues impact the lives of young people and their ability to be active members of society.Read more
- HealthWest Partnership, the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health and the Centre for Multicultural Youth are pleased to invite you to the launch of the Community Conversations report on Tuesday 16 March. The report highlights the significant challenges faced by young people and women from migrant and refugee backgrounds when finding work.Read more
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