CALD Communities

Water Safety and Child Drowning Prevention Resources Available in Multiple Languages

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.

New Research Reveals the Media Consumption Habits of Australians Born Overseas

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.

Make Healthy Normal Zone Delights Crowds at Kidtopia

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.

Connecting Australians: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey

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.