[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
Santilla Chingaipe is a journalist and filmmaker whose work explores migration, cultural identities and politics. She is a regular contributor to The Saturday Paper, and serves as a member of the Federal Government’s Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations (AGAAR).
Chingaipe is the recipient of a number of awards, and was recognised by the United Nations as one of the most influential people of African descent in the world in 2019. Here, Chingaipe hosts "The Future Of the Office" for the State Library of Victoria, an online session, delivered on 4 February 2021 from 1pm-2pm.
- Resilience Against Racism will conduct an online workshop Racism: Reframe and empower on Thursday, 28 January 2021, from 6:30 PM – 8:30pm. This workshop helps you to make sense of race related incidents.Read more
- Heatwaves and hot weather can kill. Learn about the signs, symptoms and treatment of heatstroke and heat exhaustion so you can help yourself and others when the temperature soars.Read more
- The Victorian Multicultural Commission is currently accepting expressions of interest for Commissioner roles within the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC).Read more
The Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) is delighted to invite you to join our MHFA Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) in 2021.
Applications for the MHFA Youth Ambassador Program 2021 are open to all members of the community who represent Australia's diverse youth community and is passionate about better mental health outcomes, increased awareness and reduced stigma around mental health issues in Australia's youth.
- Over 800 people have contacted Greater Shepparton City Council interested in harvest work since the council redoubled recruitment efforts. Starting in mid-January, Council and Fruit Growers Victoria have been running a fruit picking 101 workshop at McNab Orchards.Read more
- The asylum seekers who have been granted Australian permanent visas can sponsor spouse and dependent children to join them in Australia on a partner visa. However, the processing of the partner visas sponsored by these permanent residents are significantly delayed. An online petition is available to be signed. It is a 3 step petition.Read more
Farm workers, backpackers, seasonal workers and other migrant workers tell us they are commonly paid well below the minimum wage, due to unfair piece rates set by farmers and their labour hire companies.
Get on board with our fair piece rates for farm workers campaign – sign the petition to change the laws to make sure that farm workers receive a guaranteed minimum hourly rate regardless of the piece rate.
- Emergency supports are available for international students and people on temporary visas who are not eligible for Commonwealth income support. The Extreme Hardship Support Program payment is here to help meet basic needs, such as food, medicine and bills. All international students experiencing financial hardship can now apply for the payment, even if they received assistance through the International Student Emergency Relief Fund.Read more
- Face masks will only need to be worn in a “high risk settings” from Monday as the Victorian Government starts to ease COVID-19 restrictions.Read more
- Farm groups are warning the risk of worker exploitation in the horticulture industry is rising, blaming state governments for not developing plans to bring in foreign workers as the summer harvest heats up. Acute shortages in the agriculture workforce are being driven by coronavirus restrictions on overseas workers entering the country.Read more
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The Mental Health Foundation Australia is seking interested persons to join their Multicultural Ambassador Program in 2021.
Applications for the Mental Health Foundation Australia Multicultural Ambassador Program 2021 are open to all members of the community who represent one Australia's many multicultural communities and is passionate about better mental health outcomes, increased awareness and reduced stigma around mental health issues in Australia's multicultural communities.
- Victorian Multicultural Commission and Very Reverend Dr Michael Protopopov OAM of the Orthodox Church give messages about celebrating Orthodox Christmas (7 January) safely, in the midst of non-local Covid-19 outbreak.Read more
- The Australian Integrated Fijian Association of Victoria (AIFAV) is organising the 2021 Australia Day event virtually on 26th of January, 2021. This event is proudly supported by the Australian government through the National Australia Day council.Read more
- The Victorian government will grant primary producers and agricultural workers exemptions to the New Year's Eve border closure with NSW, but agricultural workers who travel north of the border to work will still be required to isolate for 14 days and be tested for coronavirus twice.Read more
- HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT RULES FOR BORDER RESIDENTS AND THE 'BUBBLE' ??Read more
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No state government has come to the table with a plan to bring foreign fruit pickers safely into Australia despite warnings of food shortages and price rises because of a severe shortage of workers.
Just 355 unemployed Australians have joined a federal government program that will see them reimbursed up to $6000 for costs incurred from relocating to take on a short-term agricultural job.
- The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission helps people who have been treated unfairly. With this in mind, the Commission has been translating important information into ten languages and simplified English. Now, we are very pleased to share the finished work in a new section on our website.Read more
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