Resource: Fathering Across Cultures Website

Fathering across cultures logoThe Fathering Across Cultures Website is for people and organisations in the community and health services sector, as well as in the multicultural and settlement sector, who engage with new and expectant fathers from migrant and refugee backgrounds as part of their work.

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Breaking Down Stigma in Mental Health

UniMelb LogoThe University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health and Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences invite you to attend a Public Lecture Panel ‘Breaking Down Stigma in Mental Health’ – What can we do to eradicate cultural, social and gender barriers? at Westside Centre on Thursday 12 September 2019

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Racial discrimination evenly spread across urban and rural Australia

Women dressed in bright blue and pink dresses perform on stage. They wear red headdresses and hold colourful decorations.

In the past fortnight, two separate stories of racial discrimination in regional Australia have made headlines. In regional New South Wales, a Harvard-trained doctor was asked if she was a prostitute when she went to check into a motel.

And in Queensland, a Palestinian-Christian man said he was constantly racially profiled during the 18 months he lived in Rockhampton for a university teaching job. Experts say there used to be an assumption that there was an urban/country divide in racist attitudes. But does regional Australia have a racism problem that’s different from the major cities?

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Government quietly relaxes controversial visa policy affecting people with disabilities

Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton.

A controversial migration requirement that results in more than 15 people with disabilities or illnesses having their Australian visa application rejected each year has been quietly relaxed by the government after decades of campaigning by disability and immigration advocates.

The government’s immigration health requirement prevents any migrant with an illness, disease, or intellectual or physical disability from obtaining a visa if it is deemed their condition will be too costly to the Australian taxpayer or put the general public at risk.

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Online Survey of Muslim Experiences

Sharing Muslim storiesThe Race Discrimination Commissioner is undertaking a project to listen to and share the stories of Australian Muslims. He is holding national consultations with members of the Australian Muslim community about their needs and experiences of discrimination, Islamophobia and hate speech and their right to safely practice their religion. An online survey has been provided for those affected to give account of their experiences. The survey may be completed in English, Arabic (العربية), Dari (Darī) or Urdu (اردو).

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