Eastern Multicultural News

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Eastern Multicultural News

    Eastern Multicultural News

    A.B.N. 27 084 251 669 EDITION 25 June 2003


    MIC in Rowville

    Wanling Zhang from the Migrant Information Centre will be available to assist migrants and refugees every Friday morning at the Rowville and District Neighbourhood House, 20 Fulham Road, Rowville.

    Wanling is a settlement caseworker and she can assist migrants and refugees with information, support and free migration advice. To make an appointment, phone the MIC on 9873 1666.

    For further information, contact Wanling on telephone 9873 1666 or Email

    DIMIA Review of Settlement Services

    The Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) has released the report of the review of settlement services, which is available on their web site

    The report includes an executive summary including 61 recommendations that have been endorsed by Government and 14 chapters including: The Policy Context, The Global Context, The Demographic Context, The Settlement Experiences of New Arrivals, The Role of DIMIA-Funded Settlement Services, Mainstream Services, Settlement Planning, The Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Strategy, The Community Settlement Services Scheme, Migrant Resource Centres and Migrant Services Agencies, The Adult Migrant English Program, The Translating and Interpreting Service, Performance and Accountability and Investing in Settlement.

    Discussion Group for Cambodian Parents

    The MIC CONNECT Project in partnership with the Cambodian Welfare Association will hold a discussion group with Cambodian parents to identify issues for parenting young people in Australia. The issues will be used to develop a parenting program to support parents and link them into the local community.

    thThe session will be held at 10am to 1pm (including lunch) on Wednesday 11 June

    2003 at the Cambodian Welfare Association, 355-357 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading.

    For further information, please contact Sutapa Hossain or Judy McDougall on 9873 1666 or Email: or

    Eastern Multicultural News is prepared and distributed by the Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne), 333 Mitcham Road, Mitcham 3132 Ph: 9873 1666, Fax: 9873 2911, E-mail:

    Employment Forum for the Iranian Community

    The MIC will hold a forum for the Iranian community on how to find work, where to look for jobs and employee rights and obligations in the workforce. The speaker will be Mike Layne from Spectrum Employment.

    rdThe forum will be held at 7.30pm to 9pm, Tuesday 3 June 2003, at the Whitehorse

    Centre, Level 3, Forest Hill Chase, Canterbury Road, Forest Hill. To register or for further information, please contact Safieh Loulagar on telephone 9873 1666 or Email:

    Health and Aged Care Working Group

    The next meeting of the Health and Aged Care Working Group will be held at 9.30am thto 11.30am, Wednesday 18 June 2003 at the MIC, 333 Mitcham Road, Mitcham.

    All service providers in health and aged care services are invited to attend the meeting which identifies service gaps and projects for CALD communities accessing the health and aged care service system. The guest speaker at the next meeting will be Pip Krogh, the MIC Project Worker for the PCP CALD Communities Project. Pip will provide an overview of the outcomes of the project, which will be completed on th25 July 2003.

    For further information, please contact Judy McDougall on telephone 9873-1666 or Email:

    Inter-Faith Meeting for Manningham

    The MIC in partnership with Young Muslims of Australia Umma Doncaster Branch will hold an inter-faith meeting of religious leaders to develop a community event that aims to increase understanding of Islam and to promote harmony and multiculturalism within the local community.

    thThe meeting will be held at 1pm to 2.30pm on Wednesday 18 June 2003 at the

    Migrant Information Centre, 333 Mitcham Road, Mitcham.

    For further information, please contact Judy McDougall on 9873 1666 or Email:

    Chinese Family Health Day

    thThe MIC will hold a Chinese Family Health Day at 11am to 4pm on Saturday 28

    June 2003 at the Nunawading Sports and Recreation Centre, Silver Grove, Nunawading. The day will include speakers on healthy eating and services for the Chinese community as well as a badminton competition for the whole family and lunch.

    To RSVP or for further information, please contact the MIC on 9873-1666.

    Eastern Multicultural News is prepared and distributed by the Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne), 333 Mitcham Road, Mitcham 3132 Ph: 9873 1666, Fax: 9873 2911, E-mail:


    Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria’s New Multicultural Newsletter

    Alzheimer‟s Australia Victoria has published a new biannual multicultural newsletter as part of an ongoing multicultural project, which commenced late 2001. Multicultural News was developed to inform service providers about a range of initiatives and programs for people affected by dementia from CALD backgrounds. Examples of the important articles in the newsletter are summarised in this edition of Eastern Multicultural News.

    If you would like more information on the Multicultural Project or a copy of the newsletter, please contact Natalija Nesvadba, Multicultural Project Officer.

    Information about Dementia in Community Languages

    Alzheimer‟s Australia has recently translated six Help Sheets: “What is Dementia?”, “Diagnosing Dementia”, “Early Planning”, “Taking a Break”, and “Changed Behaviours” into six community languages: Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Polish and Vietnamese.

    To obtain these resources contact Dementia Helpline on 1800 639 331. If you would like more information about other initiatives for people with dementia, their families and carers of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds contact Natalija Nesvadba on (03) 9815 7800 or

    Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria Training & Information Sessions

    Alzheimer‟s Australia Victoria provides training for carers of people with dementia as

    well as respite workers. The training consists of six sessions for carers and 8 sessions for respite workers. A new course providing training for carers and family thmembers of Italian background will commence on Friday 13 June 2003 at Moreland

    Community Health Service in Coburg. To register contact Melanie Skillen on phone 9815 7800

    Alzheimer‟s Australia Victoria also offers two 3-hour education sessions for HACC

    workers from CALD backgrounds who work with clients from CALD backgrounds. Interpreters can be provided. For more information, contact Paula Bain, Education Officer on 9815 7800.

    Alzheimer‟s Australia provides a free 2-hour information session to community

    groups. Interpreters can be provided. For more information contact Paula Bain or Natalija Nesvadba on 03) 9815 7800.