News

  • White Ribbon Day 2014

    25 November 2014

    The world's largest movement of males working to end men's violence against women and girls.

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  • Become a Regional Advisory Council Member

    07 November 2014

    The VMC is now seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) member applications for the term commencing 1 March 2015 to 28 February 2017.

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  • Big West Festival Call Out

    30 October 2014

    Organisers are looking for artists and performers who wish to take part in the Big West Festival.

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  • Social Cohesion Report 2014

    29 October 2014

    The VMC welcomes the Scanlon Foundation's survey on Social Cohesion.

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  • Walk Together – Welcome to Australia

    25 October 2014

    Join us and Walk Together, 25 October 2014.

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  • Interpreter Scholarships

    23 October 2014

    OMAC has now opened applications for their 2015 Interpreter Scholarship Program

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  • MMYN Recruitment Now Open

    21 October 2014

    MMYN Recruitment Now Open For 2015

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  • Victoria Police Open Letter

    08 October 2014

    Victoria Police Multi-Faith Council open letter to the Victorian community rejecting violence and affirming community harmony. Click here for letter in translated languages.

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  • FCAC recognised

    07 October 2014

    Footscray Community Arts Centre recognised at Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2014

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  • Seeking Expressions of Interest

    03 October 2014

    Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is seeking Expressions of Interest.

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  • The Business Energy Smart Tips

    03 October 2014

    SMALL businesses in Melbourne and Sydney will get the opportunity to cut electricity costs and become more energy efficient.

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  • Victoria Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2014 Announced

    23 September 2014

    VICTORIA’S multicultural heroes were honoured last night at a prestigious award ceremony for the Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2014, held at Government House in Melbourne.

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  • Asian Cup 2015

    16 September 2014

    The countdown is on to Australia’s biggest ever football tournament – AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015.

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  • Call for Tender

    15 September 2014

    OMAC are seeking a training provider to deliver the New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program.

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  • The 2014 Antenna Awards Nominees Announced

    08 September 2014

    Best of the best in multicultural community TV programming

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  • Preventing family violence in CALD communities

    29 August 2014

    Expressions of interest are now open for a new initiative to help prevent violence against women and children in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

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  • Does Multiculturalism Mean More Liveable?

    27 August 2014

    What makes Melbourne the most "liveable" city in the world?

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  • Sister Schools Grants Now Open

    20 August 2014

    Victorian schools can expand their students’ horizons by applying for a $10,000 sister school grant.

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  • New Seniors Grants Now Open!

    06 August 2014

    Apply now for Multicultural Senior Citizens Organisational Support Grants for 2015.

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  • Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act

    05 August 2014

    The VMC welcomes the news that there will be no changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act

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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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