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Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council Inc (BRMC)
Cultural Associations and members to actively promote multiculturalism, cultural diversity and the well-being of all migrant communities
Cultural Associations and members to actively promote multiculturalism, cultural diversity and the well-being of all migrant communities

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BRMC Newsletter for Aug-Sept 2015 with articles on VICTORIAN Multicultural Affairs and Finance Minister Robin Scott came to Ballarat in July, he met community, business and government leaders at the Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council offices in Golden Point.
A great read with info on regular activities, events and info on head tutor.

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The CEO of the council Ann Foley said the $920,000 funding, to be provided over four years, would reinvigorate the work the members of the council had been doing.

BRMC chair Father Constantine Osuchukwu thanked the Minister for attending and reminded the gathering of their combined purpose with an African saying:

“When your toe is hurting, your whole body bends down to look after it. Everyone must be included.”

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The Conference will take place on Friday 11 November, 2016 in Ballarat, the fastest growing regional city in Victoria. It is organised jointly by the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) and Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council (BRMC).
Conference Venueon Friday November 11, 9-5 pm at Mecure Convention Centre on 613 Main Road -Ballarat, Victoria 3350
ECCV Statewide Conference Pre-Conference Dinner
WHEN: Time: 7 pm – 10 pm on Thursday 10 November, 2016
WHERE: Housey Housey @ The Forge at 12 Armstrong St Nth, Ballarat Central 3350
Get all info at link below

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Abe Nouk will be in town next Friday, 8 April to kick off National Youth Week. Abe is an inspiring spoken word/ poetry slam artist sharing is own refugee experience as well as powerful messages about courage, limitlessness and much more through poetry. He will perform from 11-12 pm Tickets to performance via He will also run a writing workshop from 2.30-4 pm at the Ballarat library. Tickets to writing workshop event can be booked via: 

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The Ballarat Interfaith Network is holding a flag-raising event next week on Thursday 4th February to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week.
Please join us at 11.00am at Victoria Square, opposite the Ballarat Town Hall for the flag-raising event. Flyer and details are attached.
Enquiries and RSVP to Maureen 0418 383 802 or Elham 0421 001 363.

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On behalf of BRMC we wish you all a safe and happy Christmas break and summer. We attach some information to assist you in dealing with heat. HERE:
The BRMC office and services close at midday today and re-open on Tuesday 19 January 2016.

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A Life's Journey - Seniors share their Story of Migration - Part 2 Boris
Growing up in Croatia, then part of Communist Yugoslavia, Boris didn't see a future for himself. He decided to flee his home country together with his fiancée to seek a life of opportunities and the freedom to practice his religion. Having arrived in Ballarat in 1956 Boris shares his story of making a life in Australia. This interview is part of a series of cultural awareness videos for aged care and related service providers. The video has been produced by the Healthy and Active Ageing Project at BRMC with the purpose to create awareness and foster culturally appropriate care of older Australians from a migrant background. This resource has been funded by Department of Social Services.
View 2 more here at:
Katja Fiedler
Settlement Services and Community Development
Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council Inc.
GPlace – 102 English St. – Golden Point – VIC, 3350
PO Box 1418, Bakery Hill – VIC, 3354
Ph. 03 5332 5941
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SHARE Forum Ballarat      
Monday 7 December 2015  
Morning agenda will include local and regional
Ballarat Regional Settlement Advocacy Committee (BRSAC) and Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council (BRMC) are pleased to host the bi annual SHARE Forum on 7th December 2015. The Forum enables our regional service providers, community members and interested stakeholders to share information and engage in professional development activities.
Morning agenda will include local and regional service and community updates and a guest speaker from the Federal Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Lunchtime will include the launch of the Ballarat Migrant Advice and Referral Service.

Afternoon Lawshop: Ballart Migration Advice and Referral Service, Central Highlands Community Legal Centre, Department of Justice and Refugee Council of Australia will conduct information workshops, Q and A and provide Links, Resources and Referral kits.

Venue:  BRMC at GPLACE 102 English Street Mount Pleasant  

9:30 am        Coffee and Welcome   
10-12:30 pm  SHARE Local and regional updates and guest speaker, Jennifer Jennings, Manager DIBP Temporary Protection Victoria Team  
1 pm  LUNCH and LAUNCH Ballarat Migration Advice and Referral  Service. Guest Speaker Jessica Williamson, Principal Lawyer WLW  Migration Lawyers  
1:30-3:30pm LAWSHOP providing Legal Information sessions, Q & A and  Legal Resource and Referral Kits      

RSVP essential to BRMC on 
or or 53325941

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Document for Tree of Life  with all the details for the day from 10-3pm on Saturday 21st November 2015

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Interested in becoming a cultural ambassador for Ballarat?
Applications are now open for individuals of multi-cultural, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island background to nominate for the City of Ballarat’s Multicultural Ambassador Program 2016-18.
The program aims to enhance community awareness and social acceptance, foster leadership in the multicultural and indigenous communities and highlight the positive contributions migrants... and indigenous Australians make to Ballarat.
Ambassadors must have lived in Ballarat for at least six months, be Australian citizens, permanent residents or visa holders and be prepared to take part in community events, initiate projects and attend training.
Applications close Friday, 30 October 2015.
For more information and to download a nomination form

or contact the City of Ballarat’s Cultural Diversity Coordinator, Frances Salenga on 5320 5853
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