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Understanding migrant characteristics and outcomes is now possible

19.05.2015

Answering key questions relating to migrants’ visa status and other entry conditions, and the quality of their outcomes after arrival, is now possible. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Migrants Census Data Enhancement Project (CDE) brings together the breadth of 2011 Census of Population and Housing data with information on permanent migrants to assist in the development and evaluation of migrant programs and support services now and into the future. (more…)

FECCA Budget 2015-2016 in Brief: Key measures and what they mean for Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities

19.05.2015

Funding for multicultural affairs in the 2015-16 Budget is difficult to assess as it is largely dispersed throughout the Families and Communities program of the Social Services portfolio. (more…)

Understanding NDIS

18.05.2015

ECCQ and AMPARO Advocacy hosted a workshop last week on how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will work and ways to prepare for it. Participants who work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients from organisations including ECCQ, Diversicare, MDA, Anglicare, UnitingCare, Carers QLD, Harmony Place, and Communify attended and heard from Fiona Anderson, Assistant Director of Engagement and Implementation at NDIS, Jasmine Williams, Program Initiatives Manager at Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland, Maureen Fordyce, Manager at AMPARO and Lalita Lakshmi, Multicultural Engagement Worker (NDIS) at AMPARO, on how people with disabilities from CALD backgrounds can access the available services through NDIS when it rolls out in 2016. (more…)

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Africa Day Festival

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Luminous Lantern Parade

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WELCOMEfest – Celebrating refugee communities

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Wellness in the golden years: A free wellness expo for seniors

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Queensland Multicultural Awards gala dinner

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