Cultural Perspectives Group today dressed up in red to celebrate the lunar new year. Falling on the 16th February, it is the first day of the Chinese lunar new year, marking a beginning of the year of dog. We all indulged in a variety of dumplings together with a number of signature Chinese dishes such as Kongpo Chicken and Sichuan Style Tofu.
Research recently released by CGU has shown that migrants in Australia make significant contribution to the country’s economy, providing unique goods and services and creating new jobs.
Do you know any young people from refugee or asylum seeking background, aged 12-30, living in western Sydney? There is a great opportunity with Youth Off The Street, a community organisation, who is looking for young people to join them to co-design a new service for youth in partnership with Western Sydney University and the Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI). It is a chance to make a difference to their communities.
Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, is calling for entries to showcase greater cultural diversity on our screens. In its 26th year, Sydney’s Tropfest 2018 will celebrate another year of achievement in film from 13-17 February in Parramatta, one of the most ethnically vibrant areas in Sydney.
It is the United Nations International Migrants Day today. This year’s theme is “Safe Migration in a World on the Move”, which puts spotlights on some of the challenges in the global migration such as people trafficking.
Ethnic community groups in Casey Victoria got together to share their stories about their personal journeys to Australia as migrants for artist Dena Al Jamal to transform these stories and ideas into a quilt artwork. This exciting art project will feature a multicoloured haired woman on the quilt that represent mothers from different cultural backgrounds, and it will be delivered in March next year.
There will be a by-election held in the federal electoral division of Bennelong on Saturday 16 December 2017. We’re helping the Australian Electoral Commission to get the message to voters in the culturally and linguistically diverse community of Bennelong.
Multicultural NSW CEO Hakan Harman has spoken about the importance for Australia’s media and marketing industry to address multicultural audiences, at the AdNews Live! Reframing Australia event in November.
In one of the biggest events across Australia for 2017, the Australian Federal Parliament has passed the marriage equality law last Thursday. This historic moment follows the results of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey on 15th November where 61.1% of Australians voted YES for marriage equality. Australia is the 26th country to have achieved marriage equality.
Pino Migliorino AM, Managing Director of Cultural Perspectives Group, has been awarded the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) Medal 2017 for his relentless work in supporting culturally and linguistically diverse people living with disability.
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.
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.