Congolese Independence Day Celebration

The Goulburn Valley Congolese Association, with the support of Ethnic Council of Shepparton, the Voice for Silent People and African House, will present their Congolese Independence Day Celebration at St Paul’s African House, Shepparton, on Saturday 3th July 2021 from 5.00 to 8.00pm.

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Refugee Week 2021 Theme: Unity

Refugee Week LogoRefugee Week provides a platform where positive images of refugees can be promoted in order to create a culture of welcome throughout the country. The ultimate aim of the celebration is to create better understanding between different communities and to encourage successful integration enabling refugees to live in safety and to continue making a valuable contribution to Australia.

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Disability Support radio in your language

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SBS and Services Australia have put together a series of broadcasts in different languages about the Disability Support Pension.

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Business Costs Assistance Program

VictoriaThe Victorian Government has launched a new round of grants for eligible small to medium businesses, including employing and non-employing businesses impacted by the recent restrictions in Victoria. Program content is translated into Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese.

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At the Vaccination Centre: Afghani Staff give Help

Latifa HaidaryLatifa Haidary was working as a security guard at a regional Victorian COVID-19 vaccination hub when an elderly Afghan man walked in. Approaching staff members with a bewildered look on his face, he began asking a stream of questions in Hazaragi. But no-one could understand him until Ms Haidary, 22, stepped in and addressed him in the language. “I said, ‘Sir, do you know if you can fill in a form or not?'” Ms Haidary said.

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Womens Leadership Program

Migration Council of Australia LogoThe Migration Council Australia, the auspicing body for SETS CoP, is seeking expressions of interest from migrant and refugee women, including from new and emerging communities, in Victoria to participate in the inaugural Women’s Leadership Program on COVID-19 prevention in multicultural communities in Victoria. Expressions of Interest from women in Regional Victoria are invited and due in by end of business on Monday 28 June 2021.

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Educating and Supporting Italian communities

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The Mental Health Foundation Australia will deliver an online webinar addressing multicultural issues in educating and supporting Italian communities on 1 July from 1:00 – 2pm. This webinar will be a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q & A session. Registration is free.

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