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The 2016 Australian of the Year Awards are now open for nomination. Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their...
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The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Multicultural Affairs Queensland) is funding three dedicated on-the-ground workers under the Community Action for a Multicultural Society (CAMS) program. Multicultural Affairs Queensland is seeking organisations able to deliver...
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T he Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group (QAIWG) is a coalition of non-government organisations concerned with equitable service provision of people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Queensland. The group has recently published a number of publications with the...
Multicultural hands
QCOSS is pleased to release two new publications regarding the development of multicultural indicators of wellbeing for children, women and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds. The intent of these publications is to reinforce the need to develop program responses based on research and...
Multicultural children
As a migrant parent you may have concerns about bringing up your children in a new culture. You may be wondering how you can reconcile your culture’s parenting values with those commonly practiced by parents born in Australia. Will your children reject or forget their cultural heritage and language...
Group of multicultural women
This is your last week to complete the survey on the language service (interpreter) needs women in regional and rural areas of Queensland. The Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group is seeking information about the language support needs of migrant, refugee and Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
The Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group, convened by QCOSS, promotes acccess to services for persons from Non English Speaking Backgrounds and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds who require assistance through interpreters and translators. The group is seeking information...
The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in immigration Detention (2014) is a landmark report that provides compelling first-hand evidence of the negative impact that prolonged immigration detention is having on children’s mental and physical health. Read the Forgotten Children report
This paper from the Parliamentary Library of Australia outlines Australia's refugee resettlement program, and the various legal and political questions surrounding it. Of the 145 States Parties to the 1951 Refugee Convention, only about 25 participate in the United Nations resettlement program and...
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