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Showcasing Brisbane’s Rich And Diverse Culture

On Sunday 17 September Brisbane’s Roma Street Parkland was abuzz with a celebration of cultures, featuring food, music, dance, storytelling, and craft from around the world. The MOSAIC Festival Brisbane, sponsored by the Australian Government’s Smartraveller saw over 12,000 people attend. Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, Tim Watts, commented on the importance of these events....Read More

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Crime Stoppers urges for reports as new data shows Victorians are highest consumer of deadly drug

Crime Stoppers Victoria is urging the public to share what they know about the drug trade in a bid to tackle organised crime syndicates as part of its National Illicit Drugs Campaign. The call for information comes as new wastewater data has Victorians topping the list for consumption of the dangerous super drug fentanyl. According...Read More

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Backing More Families With Better Access To Kinder

More children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds are accessing and attending kindergarten through council-led outreach programs. Supporting councils to run engagement activities and employ outreach workers, grants totalling $3.5 million have backed children and families from CALD backgrounds to access and attend kindergarten, connect with other early childhood supports and transition...Read More

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Award-winning refugee social entrepreneur heads English Program’s 75th birthday celebrations

“Learning English is the key to successful settlement” TEDx speaker, 2022 Western Sydney Champion and 2023 Westpac Social Change Fellow Hedayat Osyan says learning English transformed his life. The founder of CommUnity Construction – a social enterprise that has created work and life opportunities for more than 75 refugees – said without good English, refugees...Read More

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North Qld Mater surgeon gives hope to refugee women globally

For more than two decades, North Queensland surgeon Professor Ajay Rane OAM has been dedicated to improving the lives of thousands of refugee women suffering from severe childbirth issues in developing countries. Prof Rane, a Mater Private Hospital Townsville urogynaecologist, has led the fight against women’s health problems, such as obstetric fistula, by training medical...Read More