Refugees and asylum seekers not eligible for JobKeeper payments - ABC News

Around 6 million Australian workers can breathe a sigh of relief, after the Morrison Government's massive $130 billion JobKeeper package passed Parliament last night.

But workers on temporary visas - including refugees and asylum seekers - aren't eligible for the $1,500 a fortnight wage subsidy. Click here to tune into ABC RN.

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How can media stop fuelling racism against CALD communities

The Wire | Published: Friday, 09 April 2021

Slide 3A media commentary yesterday indicated that culture is a risk factor of youth incarceration, referring to the overrepresentation of the African youth in Victoria’s criminal system. Community organisations like Settlement Services International are pledging the media to be more careful with their comments, as migrants are more susceptible of being discriminated thanks to the disinformation on the media.

Refugee artists' showcase seeks to 'future-proof' their professional careers

Accom News | Published: Friday, 09 April 2021

Slide 2In 2020, as COVID-19 was turning the world upside-down, eight artists embarked on an immersive and artistic professional development program exploring their refugee experiences. Their goal: to maximise opportunities within the Australian arts sector, where their voices had been generally neglected and unheard.



ROSEMARY’S WAY To Hit Aussie Cinemas

Subculture Media | Published: Wednesday, 07 April 2021

Slide 3Fan Force have announced the cinema release and a series of special event screenings of Rosemary’s Way, the feature documentary that has charmed audiences at Festivals around the world. Rosemary’s Way celebrates the remarkable Rosemary Kariuki, who is the 2021 Australian of the Year – Local Hero, and the group of vulnerable migrant women of suburban Sydney whose lives she helps transform from isolation to connection. From cultures as diverse as Iraq, the Congo and Peru, the women are taken by Rosemary on a powerful cross-cultural journey to integrate them into the homes and communities of everyday ‘Aussies’...

For further information, visit the Department of Health website.