News

  • Social Services Grants Now Open

    23 July 2014

    The Department of Social Services has a list of grants which are now open for applications.

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  • Our Thoughts Are With The Families of the MH17 Plane Disaster

    22 July 2014

    The Victorian Multicultural Commission expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the MH17 plane disaster.

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  • Bridges to Afghanistan – foodie fundraiser

    19 July 2014

    Everyone is invited to attend a fun and informative evening of Afghanistan fine dining.

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  • Racism. Get Up. Speak Out

    10 July 2014

    The City of Greater Dandenong has received recognition for an innovative anti-racism project.

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  • Driving in Victoria

    18 June 2014

    New VicRoads resources available in 16 languages.

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  • New Heart Foundation tools

    06 May 2014

    Audio presentations available in four languages.

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  • Submission on changes to Racial Discrimination Act

    01 May 2014

    Read the VMC's submission to the Attorney-General on proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

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  • Submit your film to Colourfest

    08 April 2014

    Colourfest Film Festival is now open for entries.

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  • CFA partners with multicultural communities

    07 April 2014

    Country Fire Authority community fire safety initiatives.

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  • Safe care for kids

    26 March 2014

    Are you choosing safe, quality childcare for your children?

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  • Multicultural Portfolio Changes Hands

    24 March 2014

    VMC Chairperson Mr Chin Tan has paid tribute to outgoing Minister for Multicultural Affairs Nicholas Kotsiras.

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  • Islamic Museum now open

    12 March 2014

    Australia’s very first Islamic art museum is now open to the public.

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  • ATO’s Diversity in Focus newsletter

    20 February 2014

    Check out the Australian Taxation Office's diversity newsletter.

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  • Overseas Skills Registry

    19 February 2014

    Connecting overseas skilled workers with Victorian employers.

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  • Media and Communications Training

    29 January 2014

    Would your community organisation benefit from a more positive media profile?

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  • Heart Foundation resources

    07 November 2013

    Check out these great resources available in 10 languages.

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  • Seniors Grants now available

    07 November 2013

    Grants available to support community participation of culturally and linguistically diverse seniors.

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  • Sharing Victoria's Stories

    06 November 2013

    Share your story to mark the ANZAC centenary.

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  • Legal help available in 15 languages!

    18 October 2013

    Victoria Legal Aid provides free legal information.

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  • Do you have a Smart Meter?

    01 October 2013

    Changing how you use electricity could save you money.

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  • Cultural Diversity Week 15 to 23 March 2014

    19 September 2013

    Cultural Diversity Week saw Victorians from all backgrounds united in celebration of cultural diversity.

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  • Do you know an inspirational woman?

    05 September 2013

    Nominate now for the 2013 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

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  • Donate life... the greatest gift

    05 September 2013

    Have you talked with your family about organ donation?

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  • Channel 31 - Youth and Media Mentoring Project

    15 August 2013

    Channel 31 wants young people to take part in a free documentary filmmaking program.

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  • Hamer Scholarships Program now open

    15 August 2013

    Apply now to live and study in China, Indonesia, Japan or Korea.

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  • Free interpreter training courses for Mildura

    02 August 2013

    Monash University is offering two free interpreting short courses in Mildura in September-October 2013.

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  • Bendigo showcases its multicultural community

    02 August 2013

    Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services recently held a 'Spicy n Nice' dinner.

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  • New guide to help employers

    02 August 2013

    Guide to help employers support migrants and refugees in the workplace.

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  • Have your say on youth employment

    23 July 2013

    Aged 15 to 24 years? Complete the FECCA online survey.

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  • Multicultural Round kicks off at the ‘G this weekend

    10 July 2013

    The VMC is proud to partner the AFL for the annual multicultural football round.

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  • Tax help for your community

    05 July 2013

    Australian Taxation Office provides free tax help to low-income earners.

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  • Victoria Police Community Consultation

    05 July 2013

    Help improve Victoria Police's engagement with the diverse communities living in Victoria.

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  • 2013 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards

    21 June 2013

    Nominations are now open and close 19 July 2013.

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  • African Leadership Development Program 2013

    21 June 2013

    Call for applications from men and women from African Australian communities.

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  • Celebrating Refugee Week 2013

    19 June 2013

    Portrait exhibition of Victorian Refugee Recognition Record inductees now open.

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  • Nominate an outstanding young person

    29 May 2013

    Participants sought for Scholars Leadership Symposium in Manila.

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  • City of Yarra's Annual Grant Program

    29 May 2013

    City of Yarra based community groups and individuals can apply for the Annual Grant program.

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  • Youth video festival calls for entries

    24 May 2013

    Young people are invited to submit videos for an international competition.

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  • Restoring Hope

    24 May 2013

    A free, creative performance inspired by 2013 national Refugee Week theme 'Restoring Hope'.

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  • Training for Interpreting and Translation

    17 May 2013

    Specialised professional development courses in June/July.

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  • United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity

    16 May 2013

    Do one thing for diversity and inclusion on 21 May.

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  • VMC Commissioner positions

    14 May 2013

    Expressions of Interest sought from suitably qualified and experienced people.

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  • Tri-lingual education at Glendal Primary School

    13 May 2013

    This year, Education Week focuses on languages education.

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  • Victorian Discrimination Law resource now available

    10 May 2013

    Online resource from Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

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  • New interpreters celebrated at Parliament House

    06 May 2013

    2013 interpreter scholarships awarded.

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  • Heartlands Refugee Art Prize closing soon

    22 April 2013

    Entries close Friday 10 May 2013.

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  • Fisheries Victoria forums

    22 April 2013

    Have your say on improving recreational fishing.

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  • Check out vic.gov.au

    11 April 2013

    Looking for the Victorian Government information online?

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  • Hoang’s story of survival and success

    09 April 2013

    Meet Hoang Pham one of Australia's most sought after concert pianists.

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  • Tax Help Program 2013

    28 March 2013

    The ATO is looking for volunteers who can help people from non-English speaking backgrounds during tax time.

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  • Saskwatch – more than Viva headliners!

    22 March 2013

    Meet Saskwatch, a band of many cultures.

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  • Glen Waverley Primary has its own Viva Victoria

    22 March 2013

    Chairperson Chin Tan visits Glen Waverley Primary School's Cultural Diversity Week assembly.

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  • Surf’s up and so is morale

    20 March 2013

    Life Saving Victoria's multicultural program saves lives.

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  • Art prize now open to refugee artists

    18 March 2013

    Artworks from refugees are now being sought for this year’s Heartlands Refugee Art Prize.

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  • Unity Cup Championships and Family Day

    18 March 2013

    One of the biggest events on the AFL Multicultural Program’s calendar is the final day of the 2013 Unity Cup.

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  • Meet our CDW ambassadors

    08 March 2013

    Melbourne AFL player David Rodan and Melbourne Heart players Golgol Mebrahtu and Richard Garcia.

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  • Baklava Bake Off

    04 March 2013

    Do you think you can cook the best baklava?

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  • Affirmation of Victoria's Multicultural Success

    19 February 2013

    A coalition of organisations and individuals have released a joint statement of support for Victoria’s multicultural and multifaith community.

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  • Multicultural History Collection Project

    18 February 2013

    Are you interested in saving and preserving your community’s historical material for future generations?

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  • Ramanyana – A Musical Drama

    06 February 2013

    In November, the Gopakuteeram Melbourne Children, a division of Global Organisation for Divinity, performed ‘Ramanaya'.

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  • CFA can visit your community

    05 February 2013

    CFA visiting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities in high bushfire risk areas.

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  • Have your say on school music education

    21 January 2013

    Have your say on school music education as part of an inquiry being held by the Victorian Parliament.

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  • Equal opportunity and human rights training

    21 January 2013

    The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has a range of workshops available in 2013.

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  • 2013 Migration and Settlement Awards

    21 January 2013

    Nominations are now open for the 2013 Migration and Settlement Awards.

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  • With One Voice choirs invite you to sing for harmony in 2013

    21 January 2013

    Unleash your creative potential this year by joining a With One Voice choir.

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  • Launch of Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home

    09 January 2013

    Joyful Strains is a collection of 27 memoirs celebrating our diverse nation.

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  • Be part of the story

    09 January 2013

    ‘The world for me’ is a creative encyclopedia on faith and culture by young people for young people.

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  • Fairfield Summer Concert Series

    09 January 2013

    Held every Sunday in February, the concerts are a great opportunity to get together with family and friends.

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  • Fire Awareness Awards 2012

    11 December 2012

    Wyndham Community and Education Centre wins Multicultural Fire Awareness Award.

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  • Expressions of Interest for Emerge at Twilight Festival

    10 December 2012

    Emerge is calling for performers and stallholders.

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  • NAATI New Interpreters Project

    10 December 2012

    The project aims to increase the number of NAATI accredited and recognised interpreters.

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  • SBS announces new radio schedule for 2013

    10 December 2012

    The new SBS radio schedule includes six new languages and will be launched in April.

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  • Crime Stoppers Multilingual Project

    27 November 2012

    Providing CALD groups with greater access to Crime Stoppers program.

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  • One man’s triumph over the past

    27 November 2012

    Launch of a new book at the Jewish Holocaust Museum.

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  • St Sofia Festival

    27 November 2012

    40th annual St Sofia Festival celebrated in Koo Wee Rup.

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  • New courses for translators and interpreters

    13 November 2012

    Three new short courses offered by Monash University in 2013.

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  • New Community Initiatives

    01 November 2012

    The Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship has launched two exciting new initiatives.

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  • Viva Victoria 2013 - Stallholder application deadline extended

    01 November 2012

    The deadline for Expression of Interest forms for Viva Victoria stallholders has been extended to 7 December 2012.

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  • Interpreter Scholarships Closing Soon

    01 November 2012

    Last chance to apply for an interpreter scholarship!!

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  • VMC Goes Regional

    30 October 2012

    VMC delivers information sessions and grants writing workshops across Victoria.

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  • 2013-2014 Community Grants Program Now Open

    26 October 2012

    For activities and programs held between July 2013 and June 2014.

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  • Human Rights Oration 2012

    25 October 2012

    Human rights - myths and realities.

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  • Community comes together for tax

    19 October 2012

    Community leaders met with the Commissioner of Taxation to discuss tax and super issues.

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  • Community Grants

    16 October 2012

    Information Sessions and Grant Writing Workshops.

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  • ECCV State Conference 2012

    16 October 2012

    Victoria's Multicultural Identity: State conference 2012

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  • ECCV launches media mentoring program

    10 October 2012

    A unique mentoring program aims to increase multicultural diversity within the Australian media

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  • Leaving Dublin

    10 October 2012

    Photographs showcase stories of Irish migrants

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  • Chinese delegation visits VMC

    01 October 2012

    Visit to VMC by an official delegation from the People’s Republic of China

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  • Onam Festival celebrations

    01 October 2012

    VMC Commissioner Chidambaram Srinivasan celebrates Onam with the Melbourne Malayalee Federation

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  • Mental Health in Multicultural Australia project

    01 October 2012

    Federal project on mental health for people from CALD backgrounds

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  • Cleaning recipes from the Cypriot Women's Group

    18 September 2012

    New booklet containing twenty traditional cleaning recipes

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  • Fire Awareness Awards – apply now!

    04 September 2012

    Includes Multicultural Award Category for community groups and individuals

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  • OMAC Regional Youth Projects

    04 September 2012

    Request for quotation for delivery of youth projects

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  • Multicultural Arts Victoria Consultations

    22 August 2012

    Consultations for artists and community leaders from refugee and culturally diverse communities

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  • Interpreting and Translation Short Course Program

    21 August 2012

    Interpreting shortcourses available in Shepparton - Sept/Oct

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  • New inner-city playgroups

    21 August 2012

    Save the Children are running three new inner-city playgroups for refugee and migrant families

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  • Anti-hate website launched

    21 August 2012

    New campaign against discrimination from Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

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  • Fire Services Multicultural Communities Focus Group

    08 August 2012

    Victorian Fire Services are calling for community volunteers from CALD communities

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  • Online tool helps new settlers in the job market

    31 July 2012

    A new online tool is now available to help migrants and refugee jobseekers.

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