The little black book of scams

The little black book of scamsScams are unscrupulous behaviour by people out to get your money. The government has provided advice on how to deal with scams – on the phone, on the web, in the email – in 10 languages. Get the advice you need to read here.

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Universal Access and Inclusion Plan

City of Greater SheppartonA Universal Access and Inclusion Plan is a document designed to identify and address the barriers that all sectors of the community encounter in their day-to-day life. The Universal Access and Inclusion Plan will outline the ways in which Council intends to improve access and inclusion for residents of and visitors to Greater Shepparton. A survey is open until 12 July, 2021

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Wise Well Women Community Health Educator Program

Wise Well Women Community Health Educator ProgramTwo Masters of Social Work students will be presenting on their project with the Wise Well Women Community Health Educator Program at Melbourne University School of Rural Health on Thursday 29 July at 5pm. This will be a Face-to-Face event as well as a Zoom event. The project is exploring the need for a social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) safety protocol for multicultural (migrant and refugee) participants and facilitators involved in health and community care programs in regional and rural Australia.

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Taekwondo athletes included in the Refugee Olympic Team

Olympic FlagThree taekwondo athletes have been included in the Refugee Olympic Team for the upcoming Tokyo Games. World Taekwondo, the global governing body of the sport, said Tuesday that Kimia Alizadeh Zonouzi (W-57kg), Dina Pouryounes Langeroudi (W-49kg) and Abdullah Sediqi (M-68kg) will fly to the city next month with 26 other athletes after being selected based on their “performance, refugee status and balanced representation across sports regions and genders.”

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NAIDOC Week 2021The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country! – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction. Country that is more than a place and inherent to our identity. The Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District celebrates NAIDOC Week and supports the Yorta Yorta nation, the works of Rumbalara Cooperative and the Kaiela Institute in the Goulburn Valley.

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Six athletes to make up Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo Games

Refugee Paralympic TeamSix athletes from the fields of swimming, athletics, canoeing and Taekwondo have been selected to compete on the world’s biggest sporting stage as members of the Refugee Paralympic Team at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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Nyadol Nyuon uses National Press Club speech to denounce racism, launch survey on refugee women

Nyadol Nyuon

Nyadol Nyuon has shared powerful first-hand accounts of racism and called for a “bold” and “revolutionary” multicultural vision for Australia in a speech at the National Press Club on Wednesday, 30 June 2021.

The chair of Harmony Alliance, a women’s advocacy group, made the remarks at the launch of a new survey of migrant and refugee women, which found one-third had experienced violence at the hands of their partners.

Ms Nyuon said Australia first felt like home to her when, after living in a refugee camp in Kenya and praying nightly with her mother to escape, she touched down at Tullamarine airport in Melbourne in 2005 holding her Australian passport. “I handed that passport to the immigration officer. She inspected it and returned it to me and said, ‘Welcome home’,” Ms Nyuon said.

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United Nations: Dealing with Systemic Racism

UN Human Rights Logo The murder of George Floyd on 25 May 2020 and the ensuing mass protests worldwide have marked a watershed in the fight against racism. In some countries, there is now broader acknowledgment of the systemic nature of the racism that affects the lives of Africans and people of African descent and of the need to address the past in order to secure future conditions of life that uphold the dignity and rights of all. It is our collective duty to address these issues – immediately and everywhere. We bring the United Nations Human Rights Council’s steps to apprehend systemic racism.

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