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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Australian BBQ and Lechon Festival & Competition: celebrating 75 years of Phil-Aus relations

The Philippines and Australia are celebrating 75 years of diplomatic relations, with celebrations to be held in both Australia and the Philippines. With the support of the Philippine Ambassador to Australia, Ma. Hellen Dela Vega, the Philippine Consulate General in...

New Digital Literacy Program To Support CALD Victorians

A new communication program is helping culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Victorians improve their language and digital skills in preparation for further study and meaningful jobs. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited Australian Multicultural Education Services (AMES)...

Victorian Refugee Awards nominations close April 24

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is calling for nominations to the Victorian Refugee Awards (VRA). This initiative recognises people, businesses and organisations who have excelled through study, work, entrepreneurial or volunteer efforts.   "These Awards celebrate community champions who go above...

The language we all need to be fluent in

As people start making their returns to workplaces, it is important to remember the language that everyone needs proficiency in: workplace safety.  WorkSafe Victoria recently launched its campaign ‘Workplace Safety is our Common Language’ to push understanding around occupational health...

AFCS Filipino House and Reminiscing Garden opens in Melbourne

By Maria Smith With the rhythmic Filipino song “Leron Leron Sinta” excitedly performed by multi-talented guest performers Grace and Dennis Ramos, the Australian-Filipino Community Services officially launched the Filipino House and Reminiscing Garden in Doveton. This March 14 event has turned into...

Multicultural media get funding boost from Victorian government

Multicultural and multilingual community media organisations across the state will receive extra support from the Victorian government as part of the Multicultural Media Stimulus Program aimed at helping recipients deliver their vital media services to their target community. Minister for...

Exploited Filipino migrant workers in Australia: a cautionary yet empowering tale

Hitec Welding in Brisbane is under investigation for allegedly underpaying Filipino migrant workers for extra domestic work and providing them with crowded accommodation. While this case has been met with outcries of why's and how could they's from the...

Strengthening ties between Filipinos and the Ethnic Communities Council of the South East

Ethnic communities particularly in the Melbourne southeast can look forward to more collaborative consultations regarding issues that may significantly impact on migrant groups following a roundtable discussion among community representatives led by the Ethnic Communities Council of the South...

More financial support for multicultural groups

Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today announced up to $8 million in grants for additional support for multicultural communities. This funding is under the CALD Communities Taskforce working in partnership with local communities to make sure they...

Australia Day: For we are one and free

The new year brings hope and optimism that we will see the end of the pandemic later in the year. As Australia continues to diffuse any outbreaks of coronavirus, we must continue to live and work in a COVID-safe...
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AFCS serving the vulnerable during Melbourne lockdown

By Maria Smith Covid-19 has never really left us, only coming back in more alarming variants. Whatever name it assumes,...
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