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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2017 Australian Digital Inclusion Index was released today. There is a particular focus on Digital inclusion of Indigenous Australians, Disability, Areas of Geelong, Newcastle and Townsville and Mobile-only Australians.
Cultural Perspectives and DiverseWerks are pleased to share with you Connection Australians: The Results of the National Arts Participation Survey. The survey is the third in a series delivered by the Australia Council, following previous editions in 2009 and 2013 and includes commentary by our Managing Director, Pino Migliorino AM.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday released a preview of the full statistics results from the 2016 Census, defining the key characteristics of what would be a typical Australian today.
Our founder Pino Migliorino will be delivering a keynote speech at the 2017 Digital Inclusion for Diverse Communities Seminar today, 29th March in Melbourne.