City of Sydney released the new branding for its signature New Year’s Eve event that highlights the city’s rich cultural diversity. Themed “Wonder”, the New Year’s Eve event will present the artwork by a Sydney based multidisciplinary designer Nadia Hernández on the main streets of the city during November to January and as part of the annual firework on the Harbour bridge
The Victorian Government today announced a plan to invest $10.5 million into helping culturally diverse Victorians escape family violence.
3 December is the International Day of People with Disability. It is an international observance initiative by the United Nations started in 1992 to promote a societal commitment to inclusivity through the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal barriers for people with disability.
Today is World AIDS Day. There are 36.7 million people living with HIV around the globe. With the slogan “Everybody Counts”, World AIDS Day 2017 continues to advocate access to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines as well as health care services for all people in need.
The Scanlon Foundation has released the 2017 Mapping Social Cohesion survey results that confirms a high level of support for multiculturalism in Australia, with 83-86% of the respondents agreeing that multiculturalism has been good for Australia.
Cultural Perspectives Group attended the 2017 Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards Ceremony at the Sydney Opera House last night where the winners of ten award categories were announced.
The 2017 Australian Multicultural Award winners will be announced tonight at the Sydney Opera House. Cultural Perspectives staff members are excited to go see the submissions by finalists from all categories which represent the best in the business.
It’s the Social Inclusion Week (25 November – 3 December) in Australia. With the theme of ‘Connect, Collaborate, and Celebrate!’, Social Inclusion Week is about connecting local communities, workmates, family and friends, in order to build and strengthen relationships or networks and address isolation and exclusion of those who may be marginalised.
Each year an average of 13 drowning and 84 non-fatal drowning incidents occur in NSW children. Recent research shows that people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) and newly arrived in Australia are at higher risk of drowning incidents. This is likely to be due to lack of familiarity with water activity and swimming ability in some people.
The Sri Lanka Food and Culture Festival will be held at Darling Harbour over this weekend. Hosted by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, this festival is a feast for the senses, with something for everyone – from traditional handicraft stores and live performances, to the endless tea and tantalising food, and stacks of holiday giveaways too.
The Diversity Council Australia today released a report on Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018 in partnership with Suncorp, further proving that workplace inclusion and cultural diversity deliver tangible benefits for Australian business, employers and employees.
New research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) puts spotlight on the endemic exploitation of temporary workers who are mainly international students and backpackers.
A recent report by Deakin University on the current status of multiculturalism in Australia re-affirms that the general public support multiculturalism in Australia, with a good understanding and acceptance of multiculturalism as cultural diversity.
The Oceania Netball Cup, a fun community netball tournament for Pacific Islander and Torres Strait Islander families is back again in 2018 and registrations are now open. Register your junior and senior teams and encourage your families to come down and enjoy this social netball event.
Cultural Perspectives has been nominated as a finalist in the 2017 Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards (AMMAs) – Communication Award category, for our work with Uber: Building Stronger Ties with Multicultural Communities.
We celebrated the YES result of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey at Cultural Perspectives today. Of all eligible Australians who participated in the survey, 61.6% voted YES supporting a change to Australian law to allow same-sex couples to marry.
The 2017-18 Unity Grants are now open for application. As part of the Multicultural NSW grants program, the Unity Grants with up to $30,000 is set to support projects that bring diverse communities together in NSW to enhance social cohesion and harmony. All the non-profit sharing community organisations are welcome to apply. Application closes at 12 noon, 15 December 2017.
The Loy Krathong Festival was a huge success! It has attracted a lot of people from far and near, sitting by the Parramatta river bank and enjoying themselves.
The NSW Government has launched a volunteering website in partnership with SEEK Volunteer that serves as a volunteer recruitment portal, free to use, to make it easier for volunteers to get involved.
Come and celebrate the Loy Krathong at Parramatta Foreshore this Saturday. Acclaimed as Thailand’s very own ‘Festival of Lights’, Loy Krathong falls on the evening of a full moon in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. ‘Loy Krathong’ means ‘to float a basket’, and one of the signature celebrative rituals is to launch a lantern on the water, sending your prayers and best wishes along.
Recent research by Deakin University shows that Australians born overseas prefer the online world for news and information and have a more active social media presence, compared to those born in Australia. This means that they rely less on traditional media such as TV and print media.
The Jewish International Film Festival 2017 comes back in November to Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.
The Victoria Government today announced 14 projects worth $337,000 to help international students in Victoria improve their wellbeing through the International Student Welfare Program (ISWP).
The Premier of Victoria recently recognised seven international students for their outstanding accomplishments in Victoria’s international education sector at the annual Victorian International Education Awards in Melbourne.
Fair Work Ombudsman today launches in-language videos on its website, further helping visa holders understand their workplace rights and supplying them with basic knowledge to protect their rights.
As we step into November we’re looking towards the upcoming 2nd South Asian Theatre Festival. It will be on during 9-10 November at Riverside Theatre in celebration of the South Asian languages that transcend cultures and geographical boundaries.
The results of the 2017 SBS National Languages Competition are out! Four winners across the country from four age categories were awarded at a ceremony at SBS yesterday, with special guests including the Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, and competition judge and famed Eurovision singer Isaiah.
SSI and Allianz are offering scholarships for people from refugee backgrounds as they participate in the NSW education system. This includes secondary school, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and qualifications recognition in an effort to minimise the financial barriers experienced by refugees.
Last night, DiverseWerks proudly supported the NSW Youth Awards 2017 and presented the Outstanding Service or Project Working with Young People from CALD Background at SMC, Sydney, on 26th October.
This Saturday is the National Mosque Open Day in Australia. On this day, participating mosques across the nation will open their doors to welcome the public to explore their local mosque.