MELBOURNE OFFICE MOVE
Refugee Council of Australia
Our Melbourne offices have moved! We are delighted to be sharing a space with Diasporas in Action and Refugee Legal. If you want to write to us or drop round to say hi, you can now find us at:
Level 6, 20 Otter Street
Australian Human Rights Awards- nominations closing soon!
Nominations for Australia’s premier human rights awards close shortly, so now’s the time to put your hand up or nominate someone that you know for the Australian Human Rights Awards 2016. Human rights deserve to be recognised, celebrated, respected and most importantly upheld. Please help celebrate ordinary Australians and distinguished community leaders who have contributed to improving human rights in Australia. Just click the link above to nominate.
Architects of social bridges- an evening of multicultural discussion, music and food
September 15, Fitzroy, VIC
Australia Red Cross invites you to a free event to celebrate our cultural diversity and inspire new ways of making Australia an even more welcoming society. Engage with a panel of expert speakers hosted by author and activist Tasneem Chopra, enjoy live performances by local artists Abe Nouk and Terrasur and taste international canapes cooked by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Housing Workshop- Shelter NSW
September 21, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Shelter NSW is conducting a series of regional workshops on housing in NSW, to identify the key housing issues in each region and promising solutions to those issues. They would welcome input by refugees and people seeking asylum in those consultations.
Global Histories of Refugees in the 20th and 21st Centuries
October 6-7, Melbourne, VIC
Organised by the University of Melbourne, this is a 3 day conference on the global histories of refugees over the last two centuries. Registration for the event is now open.
National Multicultural Women's Conference
November 3-4, NSW
This national event is an outcome of an innovative partnership between Settlement Services International (SSI) and the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA), with support from Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW, that will provide a holistic perspective towards shaping a shared vision and driving change.
For a full list of upcoming events across the country and in your areas, see our calendar here.
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