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Looking back on 2020: Ezidi refugee children thrive at Armidale's Intensive English Centre - Redland City Bulletin

Two years ago, when Ezidi refugees arrived in Armidale in northern NSW, a local teacher Sarah Mills started teaching an intensive English class at Armidale High School. Click here to read the full article.

Victoria’s $69m package for multicultural communities - Neos Kosmos

On Tuesday 24 November, Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence talking to multicultural media announced a $3m investment in multicultural media as part of a $69m package for multicultural communities. Click here to read the full article. 

Peak body backs NSW plan to set aside quarantine places for international students - SBS News

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian wants to bring in up to 1,000 international students and skilled migrants a week to help boost the economy. Click here to read the SBS News article. 

New translation app interprets COVID-19 screening information for non-English speakers - The Mandarin

The CSIRO and Victorian health service Western Health have developed a free mobile app that aims to support health workers involved in COVID-19 screening processes when assisting patients from non-English speaking communities. Click here to read the full article. 


The ‘second wave’ in Victoria has subsided but some of the state’s ethnic communities have felt hurt by the government’s use of language around large families. Click here to read the full SBS News article. 

Exclusive: Coronavirus testing can now be done in 10 languages in Australia - SBS News

An expansion of the CALD Assist app for health professionals will now allow COVID-19 screening to be done in 10 languages, as well as English, with the technology soon being made available overseas. Click here to read the full SBS News article. 

2020 HACCI award winners announced - Neos Kosmos

The Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced the winners of their 2020 awards held online last week. 

Woman of Influence Award presented by SalaryMasters – Violet Roumeliotis

Violet Roumeliotis was awarded the Woman of Influence award for her work as CEO of Settlement Services International (SSI), a not-for-profit that supports migrants to achieve their full potential and her commitment to achieving equity and advancing diversity and inclusion in all forms. Click here to read the full article. 

Fears refugees will be denied justice under 'exorbitant' hike of court fees for migration cases - SBS News

The cost to take migration cases before the Federal Circuit Court has been increased fourfold, leaving legal and human rights groups concerned. Click here to read the full SBS News article. 

Number of refugees safely resettled at record low, says UNHCR - The Guardian

The number of refugees resettled in safe countries will hit a record low in 2020, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned, as it urged the UK government to restart its flagship programme. Click here to read the full article. 

Calls for sweeping reforms in Australia's legal system to help survivors of family violence - SBS

More than half of domestic and family violence victims in New South Wales say they are unhappy with how they have been treated by the police and the court system. Click here to read the full SBS News article. 

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