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Labor promises $8 million funding to boost community language schools

By at February 27, 2019 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment

Labor promises $8 million funding to boost community language schools

Migrant communities will be the big winners under a Labor government, according to Chris Gambian, Labor Candidate for the multicultural Sydney seat of Banks, and himself a first generation Australian from Indian-born migrant parents. Speaking after the announcement of Labor’s $8 million funding boost to community language schools, Gambian said that helping kids gain more...

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$20000 for Sikh games in Griffith

By at February 27, 2019 | 2:31 pm | 0 Comment

$20000 for Sikh games in Griffith

The Annual Sikh Games in Griffith, popularly known as the Shaheedi Tournament, will benefit from $20,000 thanks to the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government. Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams said he was delighted to support the event attended by more than 12,000 visitors from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. “The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is more...

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Disabled refugees face serious barriers to resettlement

By at February 21, 2019 | 3:20 pm | 0 Comment

Disabled refugees face serious barriers to resettlement

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA); the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA); the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA); and the Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA) have today released new research outlining the significant obstacles faced by refugees with disabilities who are living in Australia. The report, entitled Barriers more...

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Nominations open for PM’s science prize

By at February 6, 2019 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment

Nominations open for PM’s science prize

The quest to find Australia’s top scientists, innovators and science teachers is on again with nominations opening for this year’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. From pure research to innovative commercial applications to teaching excellence, the prizes recognise our best and brightest. This year nominating is easier than ever, to ensure as many nominations more...

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Funding for multicultural organisations in Strathfield

By at February 6, 2019 | 4:35 pm | 0 Comment

Funding for multicultural organisations in Strathfield

Duty MLC for Strathfield, the Hon Scott Farlow has  announced that $19,400 has been awarded to a number of local multicultural organisations for upcoming festivals and events in the Strathfield electorate. Farlow said the festivals and events are supported by the Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Events grants program. “The electorate of Strathfield is one of more...

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Prison population showing signs of decline

By at February 2, 2019 | 4:17 pm | 0 Comment

Prison population showing signs of decline

New figures released today by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) show that the NSW prison population is continuing to show signs of decline. In December 2018 the NSW prison adult population stood at 13,165. This drop has been driven by a recent decrease in the number of sentenced prisoners, which decreased 6 per cent since its peak in June 2018 more...

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