Grandparents help to raise grandchildren in many families, but coronavirus is changing that


COVID-related travel restrictions have prevented migrants’ overseas-based parents from visiting Australia.

Many migrants rely on extended family members such as grandparents for help with raising children.

Just under 30 per cent of Australia’s resident population were born overseas.

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National Lost Crop Register surpasses $45 million in losses at farmgate value due to worker shortage

Watermelons left to rot due worker shortage

Seasonal workforce numbers are dwindling due to pandemic border closures.

The new National Lost Crop Register reported $45 million in losses in its first eight weeks.

Supermarket prices are tipped to increase as the cost of the shrinking food supply is passed on to consumers.

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Recruiting Young Leaders

Intercultural Youth Advocacy Leaders program

The Ethnic Community Council Victoria Intercultural Youth Advocacy Leaders program is a pathway for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds to develop governance experience. Applications to join the program are open to young people aged 21 – 30. This program is made up of 12 young people aged 21 to 30 from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds selected for a period of 2 years.

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Racism Workshop: Rebuilding your strong cultural identity

Resilience against Racism logoResilience Against Racism will conduct an online workshop Rebuilding your strong cultural identity on Thursday, 11 February 2021, from 6:30 PM – 8:30pm. This workshop helps you rebuild your strong cultural identity and regain confidence.

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Shepparton Apology Breakfast 2021 – Online

Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group co-convenors Dierdre Robertson and Bobby Nicholls

The Shepparton Apology Breakfast will move online this year for the first time in its history, to protect Elders from ongoing COVID-19 concerns. the Apology Breakfast will be broadcast online on Friday 12th of February, 2021, at the corrected time of 10:00am on the Council’s Facebook Page.

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Victorian LGBTIQ+ Strategy

Victorian LGBTIQ+ Strategy

The Victorian Government has outlined a vision for LGBTIQ+ equality in Victoria for its first ever LGBTIQ+ Strategy, which will help drive equality for years to come.

The Government has also identified four key areas for potential change in policies, systems and services which can help fulfil this vision.

These foundations are based on consultations with more than 800 people and organisations about what the LGBTIQ+ Strategy should focus on and address.

Until 17 February 2021, Victorians are being invited to provide further feedback on whether these foundations reflect their own visions and ideas.

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Amazing Race Australia to feature Shepparton father-daughter team

Amazing Race
Shepparton’s Jobelle Collier and Rani Alegre will feature on The Amazing Race Australia, beginning February 1.

You might know Rani Alegre and Jobelle Collier as two of the friendly faces behind the Nanna Marce food truck – but come February, it won’t just be Shepparton talking about the father-daughter duo. They will be one of 14 teams to feature on season two of hit Network 10 show The Amazing Race Australia, with the Shepparton team in the running for the $250,000 prize.

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January 26, 2021 – A Day of Conflicting Meanings

Yorta Yorta WokaShepparton’s first Survival Day Dawn Ceremony was heled on 26 January 2021, in Kaieltheban Park in Mooroopna. It was attended by about 30 people. Other survival day vigils and dawn ceremonies were held across the nation, encouraging reflections and conversations about how we mark January 20 each year. The Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District supports Reconciliation, Treaty, the Makarrata – the Statement from the Heart and all efforts to understand and integrate with the all indigenous peoples of the Goulburn Valley.

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