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Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Filipino international student diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma appeals for help

Nikk Crystel Melocoton is an international student presently living in Melbourne. The 25-year-old Filipina was admitted to Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for her chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system,...

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Australia

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has today approved the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia following a full and thorough assessment process. The vaccine has met the required standards for safety, quality and efficacy and will be provided free...

Fil-Aussie teachers among everyday unsung heroes, supporting students learn from home

As the world races to find a cure for COVID-19, Victorian teachers are fighting a battle of their own.  The ever-evolving phases of the pandemic meant that educators are continuously changing their pedagogy. Teachers had to transition from face-to-face teaching...

Genuine International Students for a stronger education system

By Matthew Thompson International education offers incredible benefits to the host country and diverse opportunities to those living, studying, and working on a student visa.  As reported by the Department of Education Skills and Employment, in 2019 there were 956,773 enrolments...

Health Workers Union demands 4.5% annual pay rise for Victorian public hospital workers

The Health Workers Union (HWU) is currently negotiating the next Victorian Public Hospital Agreement with the Victorian government. This Agreement covers the classification and determines the pay and conditions of the health workers. The negotiation sets the pay and conditions...

Empowering children during COVID-19 through literature

With astounding drive and determination, many children’s books have been quickly published in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching children about coronavirus and encouraging them to protect themselves and others. In the past, children’s literature has a long history of exploring...

Digital ’20 – the new normal for students and teachers

By Charisse Garcia, Primary School Teacher at a mainstream school in Victoria With Debussy’s Claire de Lune as my background music, I handed the grey lead pencil to my nine-year-old, ‘Slant down, slant down, across’, repeatedly. It was her fourth...

Global COVID-19 deaths now exceed 250,000 mark

updated: 5 May 2020, 11.35 am AEDTSource: https://ncov2019.live/ The COVID-19 deaths worldwide continue to increase now crossing the 250k mark. The number of confirmed cases worldwide is now at 3,644,795. Of the total numbers, 252,364 have died, 49,635 critical, and 1,194,835 have so...

One-stop-shop online directory for all Australian COVID-19 and Telehealth clinics

Australians now have access to a single, one-stop-shop directory website to find all relevant information relating to nationwide COVID-19 clinics, pop up health services, Telehealth practices, and specialty providers during the coronavirus pandemic. Introducing: CoronaVirusClinics.com.au or COVID19Clinics.com.au Over 200 COVID-19 clinics have been...

It’s Hearing Awareness Week

This Hearing Awareness Week (3-9 March), Australian Hearing is encouraging local residents around Melbourne to embrace their hearing health as an extension of their fitness regime. Research shows today’s older Australians are generally healthier and more active than their peers...
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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,...
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