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Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council Inc (BRMC)
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Promoting Cultural Diversity and Harmony in Our Region
Promoting Cultural Diversity and Harmony in Our Region

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BRMC and the Ballarat Welcome Centre have moved!
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Settlement Services International (SSI) is pleased to announce the launch of the National Multilingual Disability Hub, a multilingual hotline and website that provide relevant and easily accessible information on disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in 14 languages: Arabic, Assyrian, Bangla, Cantonese, Farsi, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Nepali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Visit www.disabilityinlanguage.info
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Please join us in celebrating UN World Interfaith Harmony Week with a Flag Raising ceremony on Monday 4th February at 11am.

The event will take place at Victoria Square, Sturt St median strip in front of Ballarat Town Hall.
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As part of the Victorian Government's Interpreter Scholarship Program, the deadline for applications submitted to RMIT University for the 2019 Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Interpreting has been extended to Friday 14 December.

The scholarship guidelines are available here:
https://multicultural.vic.gov.au/projects-and-initiatives/improving-language-services/interpreter-scholarships
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Interkultura

BRMC, in partnership with Ballarat City Football Club are planning a free amateur intercultural football (soccer) tournament for Saturday 9th February 2019. Teams will be invited from western and regional Victoria for this inaugural event.

For more information please contact Elisabeth on 03 5383 0613 or interkultura@brmc.org.au
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Celebrate International Day of People with Disability at Delacombe Town Centre on Saturday 1st December from 10am.

International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

+City of Ballarat
+NDIS
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+Women's Health Grampians

Announcing Information Sessions for a new innovative project, Equality for All. This project seeks to empower local women to become advocates for change.

We aim to train and support a group of 6-12 women from diverse backgrounds to become Equality Advocates who will speak publicly about violence against women, gender equality, barriers to equality and other forms of discrimination.

Register now for the BALLARAT session 29 NOVEMBER
https://whg.eventbrite.com.au/

Or to read more about the project - see our website
https://whg.org.au/priorities-programs/core?fbclid=IwAR2SHZh6GMKwOetQV4l1LmN9NSpl2DIn7C9GRAYCb4N4Vszp8MImR-seDyM#equality-for-all-project
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Find out how Christmas is celebrated in lots of different countries and cultures around the world!
(Thanks for sharing Frances Grace)
https://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/
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Shamrock Celtic Music Festival

A weekend of authentic Celtic music, food and fun.

8pm Friday 23 November - 11am Sunday 25 November

Performances by Marty Kelly & The Weekenders & Irish Rose.
Workshops run by known Celtic Performers and O'Shea dancers.
Free kids activities, traditional Celtic food specials and Guinness on tap throughout the weekend.
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NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES - APPLY NOW!
Jesuit Social Services in collaboration with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
OPENING DOORS INITIATIVE

Jesuit Social Services is pleased to advise that we are collaborating with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) on delivery of their 'Opening Doors' initiative - offering twelve month paid employment experience to people from refugee and humanitarian backgrounds with Australian citizenship.

Our Corporate Diversity Partnerships team will be accepting applications from 16 November 2018 to 20 December 2018 for roles to commence in March 2019.

Through this initiative, participants will receive:
• preparation training from Jesuit Social Services
• development and support from the Corporate Diversity Partnerships team and ATO employees
• opportunity to build professional networks
• professional experience which can be leveraged to obtain employment post placement

Please find an outline of key program details below and feel welcome to share the information with anyone you think may be interested.

Opportunity details:
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as part of their ‘Opening Doors’ initiative is pleased to offer roles across a number of disciplines (finance, commerce, economics, human resources, information technology, administration and customer service) for professionally qualified individuals from refugee and humanitarian entrant backgrounds seeking to establish themselves in Australia. These are paid, full-time roles in both Sydney and Melbourne with a twelve-month period of maximum duration commencing March 2019.

The following criteria need to be met to be considered for a (work experience) paid employment placement:
• Required to have and provide proof of Australian Citizenship
• Refugee and humanitarian entrant background
• Excellent written and verbal proficiency in English
• Successful applicants will need to undergo a stringent probity assessment as follows:
- National Police Check
- Proof of identity documentation
- Professional qualifications (either completed or in the process of completion) in the areas of finance, accounting, commerce, economics, business and information technology are desirable, but not mandatory

Application details:
Kindly note that Corporate Diversity Partnerships is responsible for the application process, so please direct all enquiries to our friendly team at info@corporatediversity.org.au
(Please refrain from contacting the ATO with any questions you may have.)

Applications will open from 5.00pm on Friday 16 November 2018 and will close at 5.00pm on Thursday 20 December 2018. Applicants can apply for up to two roles in each location (Melbourne and Sydney).
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