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Premiers Multicultural Medal Awards

NOMINATIONS are open for the 2014 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals which recognise members of the migrant community who have made outstanding contributions in the field of multiculturalism in NSW. Go to the site to download nomination forms! The program is co-ordinated by the Community Relations Commission (CRC) for a multicultural NSW. Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said the awards were an… (more…)

February 13, 2014 by

Aged care for people from CALD backgrounds

According to the Dept. of Health and Ageing (Doha) Australia is one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world. According to the NATIONAL AGEING AND AGED CARE STRATEGY FOR PEOPLE FROM CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE (CALD) BACKGROUNDS "people from CALD  backgrounds are a significant and growing proportion of the Australian population aged over 65, they have made important contributions to the Australian… (more…)

February 12, 2014 by

Colourfest: What is it?

"Colourfest is Australia’s Multicultural Film Festival focusing exclusively on culturally diverse Australian stories. Colourfest was conceived as a response to the lack of cultural diversity on Australian screens. Portrayal of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Australians is littered with stereotypes and is generally skewed towards negative representations. Colourfest challenges such negative portrayals, and showcases a more authentic’ and inclusive image… (more…)

February 9, 2014 by

Zero Tolerance for FGM

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) observed the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and "condemns the practice as a grave violation of human rights and gender oppression." The FECCA media release put out on the subject of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) elicited an, "I'm shocked by this subject, it has nothing to… (more…)

February 9, 2014 by

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