Make Healthy Normal resources are now available on the campaign website in four languages: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Arabic, and Vietnamese. The in-language resources are designed to suit audience from different cultural backgrounds and have tailored information and tips on healthy living and eating.
This week is the National Carer Week 2017 which aims to raise awareness of the diversity of carers and their caring roles.
We’re very proud of our talented colleagues who have contributed to the YES Campaign for Australian Marriage Equality through making this cool video. Check it out!
We counted ourselves lucky last night to have Dr Rebecca Huntley present at the fourth and final Leichhardt Luminaries session for this year, talking about her recent book Still Lucky and sharing her insights into contemporary Australian society.
At this week’s FECCA Conference in Darwin, NT, Cultural Perspectives Group and Positive Partnerships jointly presented a case study on engaging culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities on sensitive cultural issues.
Norton Street Italian Festa will turn Leichhardt into a street party on 29th October. Known as the “Little Italy” in Sydney, Leichhardt has been hosting the Italian Festa since 1986, inviting and entertaining thousands of people to celebrate the cultural identity this area carries and the rich culture heritage that Italy has to offer.
October is National Safe Work Month. During this month each year, Safe Work Australia asks workers and employers across Australia to commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians.
The Make Healthy Normal Zone took part in the 3 day Kidtopia Festival at Parramatta Park over the weekendwelcoming thousands of kids, big and small, with fun outdoor activities, including a giant inflatable slide, totem tennis, soccer and hula-hooping. Some of our favourite sports people from football, netball and AFL came along to help spread the messages about the small steps we can take to eating healthy and getting active. Matilda’s star Caitlin Cooper visited our zone, helping us promote healthy living and eating and having a kick around with our Zone visitors.
Diwali celebrations in NSW commences from this weekend with a Deepavali Fair at Rouse Hill Town Centre this Saturday 7 October. There will be a second celebration at Martin Place on 12 October and a weekend festive spectacular in Paramatta Park on 14 and 15 October.
Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams launched the Remove Hate from the Debate campaign in September with a website that hosts positive tools and techniques to help young people identify hate speech and know how to best respond.
Cultural Perspectives wish you a very happy Chinese Moon Festival! We’d also like to present a factsheet for you to understand this important cultural occasion.
Confluence – The Festival of India 2017, returns during 23rd September – 29th October, celebrating everything about India across seven cities in Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Bundaberg, and Townsville.
OzAsia Festival is on from 21 September to 8 October in Adelaide. As Australia’s premier international arts festival focusing on Asia, it is an annual celebration of the finest theatre, dance, music, film, talks and visual arts that Asia has to offer.
After the Cabramatta Moon Festival, the Make Healthy Normal Zone is excited to head to Kidtopia at Paramatta Park next weekend (6-8 October), inviting kids and their families to do simple yet fun activities to win prizes, to get advices from our health experts in residence, and to take away some free healthy snacks.
People at higher-risk of HIV across NSW can now order a free home testing kit online. The HIV home testing kit, Dried Blood Spot (DBS) HIV Test is an exciting new development that makes testing easy, reliable and confidential by allowing individuals to order a free self-sampling kit online, take their own sample in the privacy of their home and send it to a laboratory for testing and results management.
Over the weekend, NSW Health took the Make Healthy Normal Zone to the Cabramatta CBD at the Moon Festival 2017, having welcomed and entertained about 1,500 people with simple and fun outdoor activities to promote active living and healthy eating. Cultural Perspectives is proud to be part of the Make Healthy Normal campaign team, bringing it further to the multicultural audience.
NSW Police will host the Beach Soccer Tournament 2017 for international students at Coogee Beach on 24th September. 24 teams comprised of international students representing different nationalities will get together competing and enjoying some sporty fun on the beach.
NSW Health invites you and your family to get active in the Make Heathy Normal Zone at the Cabramatta Moon Festival this Sunday!
Nominations are now open for the Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards 2017 (AMMAs) for diversity campaigns across ten categories. Entries Close Monday 9 October.
We celebrated the Chilean Independence Day at Cultural Perspectives with empanada lunch (baked stuffed pastry – traditional food in Chile) and Latin Guitar music, thanks to our lovely colleague Joshua Rebolledo.
The descendants of Victoria’s Chinese gold miners who arrived during the Victorian gold rush have received a historic apology from the Victorian government for the racist laws and appalling conditions which were afflicted on their forbears.
A student from the University of Wollongong has become a finalist in the NSW International Student Awards in recognition for his contribution to the Illawarra community.
A multicultural team from Greenwood College, composed of students some of whom have been learning English for only three years have won the prestigious WA Schools Debating Competition in the novice division.
On Friday September 8, the founder, managing director and chairperson of Culper, Mr Pino Migliorino, received his Member of the Order of Australia award in a presentation ceremony held at NSW Government House, Sydney.
For children of migrant parents, acting as translators is a norm that has been inculcated in them since a young age. These children are fulfilling big responsibilities from a young age, dealing with doctors to real estate agents on behalf of their parents
Local Doonside resident Mervat Sidra has been working to bring issues around health to multicultural Western Sydney. Egyptian-born Mervat Sidra was inspired to help spread the word about a healthy lifestyle after joining the Get Healthy Coaching and Information Service
In Victoria, the State Government’s decision to instate multicultural signs has drastically improved the safety on the Great Ocean Road.
Down in Wollongong, the city council is working with Multicultural Communities Council for Illawarra and Warrawong High School to help students in Year 9 and 10 gain an understanding of what refugees go through in the process of leaving their countries.
Austrade’s 2017 Tourism Forecast has revealed the changing nature of Australia’s Tourism Market. The data has shown that alongside a general expansion of the industry, broad trends in the decline of traditional markets such as the UK and New Zealand in favour of Asian markets such as China and India will continue into the near future. These statistics raise questions over the cultural competency and readiness of Australian businesses to adapt to these changing conditions and demonstrates the fundamental importance of multicultural communication and engagement.
The annual Lavazza Italian Film Festival will be hosted in Sydney from the 12th of September to the 8th of October. Palace Cinemas across Australia will be screening the best of contemporary Italian films as part of the Festival.