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Gold Coast Multicultural Festival

Enjoy a free family fun day and see the whole world in one day! 50 stalls featuring international food, craft and information, children’s rides, Gold Coast Suns AFL kids football activity, multicultural entertainment on three festival stages, international music, dance, workshops, and a music café.

When: Sunday 19 September 2014, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Where: Evandale Parklands, Corner Bundall Road & Crombie Avenue, Bundall (near the Gold Coast Arts Centre)

Cost: Free entry

Getting the data we need and using our data well - some lessons from the Maori mob

How can non-profits, non-government, government sector agencies position themselves as viable investment ready, cost-effective entities? What happens when they do?

Peter Mataira has worked with communities across the Pacific and North America growing capacity to develop evidence-based data to help organisations become sustainable businesses. In an interactive session, Peter will describe a culturally relevant approach that values the communities’ world view while providing strong evidence of social impact to convince funders and investors of their social and economic benefits.

Migration to Australia: a quick guide to the statistics

Australia is considered to be one of the world’s major ‘immigration nations‘ (together with New Zealand, Canada and the United States of America (USA). Since 1945, when the first federal immigration portfolio was created, over 7.5 million people have settled here and Australia’s overseas-born resident population—estimated to be 27.7 per cent of the population in June 2013—is considered high compared to most other OECD countries.

Joining the Conversation: ethnic communities media toolkit

Joining the Conversation is a toolkit for ethnic communities to engage with the media and become positive spokespeople for their communities.

This capacity-building project was established to help Queensland’s diverse communities learn about how to promote correct and positive stories in the media. It was also to help address ongoing negative stereotypes about refugees and migrants in Queensland, and promote an understanding of cultural diversity and its benefits to the wider community.

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