Season workers deal signed by Tasmania to fly in 700 workers from Pacific Islands to pick fruit

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The Tasmanian Government has signed a deal to fly in 700 workers from Pacific Islands to pick fruit.

The Tasmanian Government will pay for hotel quarantine of the seasonal workers.

It estimated 700 workers will be needed in the harvest period to January. A capped cost of the worker’s airfare will deducted from their earnings.

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What African migrants told us about parenting in Australia

African FamilyMany parents share that they are unprepared for the extent to which race would become a defining marker of their parenting process in Australia. Each day, African migrants know that their children may be exposed to racism as they go and return from School. How does one prepare for this, how does one nurture and build resilience in their children?

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Rules for Visa holders and International Students changed

Australian Border ForceInternational students and temporary visa holder can face visa cancellation for serious biosecurity breaches from 1 January 2021. Penalties significantly increase for travellers who fail to declare high-risk biosecurity goods. Currently, only visitors can have their visas cancelled for biosecurity contraventions.

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Examining Domestic and Family Violence in Culturally Diverse Communities

Australia at Home logoPeople from migrant and refugee backgrounds are some of Australia’s most vulnerable domestic violence survivors. But barriers to the access of adequately tailored support services and assistance in these communities mean that they continue to fall through the gaps. This event will take place online on Thursday November 12 at 5:30pm AEDT (4:30pm AEST QLD, 4pm ACST and 2:30pm AWST).

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Uluru Statement from the Heart in Your Language

UluruThe Uluru Statement from the Heart outlines a way forward for recognising First Nations in Australia’s Constitution. SBS Radio – in consultation with the Uluru Dialogue – is sharing the Uluru Statement from the Heart with multicultural communities by translating it into more than 60 languages, available now as a podcast and in written form.

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Uluru Statement: Invitation to walk from heart extended in 64 languages

Uluru Statement from the Heart in 64 languages

Young Lilia Tan moved to Australia from Singapore three years ago but she already understands that her school in Canberra is on Ngunnawal land.

The school’s welcome to country acknowledges its traditional owners, the Ngunnawal people, before ending with Always Was, Always Will Be, the theme of this year’s NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week.

Coinciding with NAIDOC, the Uluru Statement of the Heart’s invitation to all Australians to walk with them for a better future has been translated into 64 languages ranging from French to Arabic, Armenian, Urdu, Rohinga, Hebrew and Mandarin.

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Family violence prevention workers continue to help victim survivors during COVID-19

Betul TunaA Shepparton family violence prevention worker says she has helped more victim survivors this year than any other. The Crime Statistics Agency says there have been 1,611 family violence incidents in the Greater Shepparton region in the year ending June 2020.

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Manager’s Report – Year 2020

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Chris Hazelman OAM, Manager of the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District Inc., delivered the Annual Report for Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District activities for the year 2020 at teh Annual General Meeting held on 28 September 2020. The report focusses on the response to Covid-19 and the challenges this placed on staff with the delivery of programs and service delivery to those seeking assistance of Community Development officers.

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How community leaders in Melbourne’s north helped drive down coronavirus outbreaks

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Experts say community leaders are key in curbing the coronavirus pandemic in the next few months

Combatting misinformation online and helping get health messages across language and cultural barriers have been major challenges

Engaging more culturally diverse communities could be a lesson learnt to avoid future outbreaks

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