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Events And Opportunities

Find out about events, training and funding opportunities from SCoA and around the settlement sector.  Send us your events at mso@scoa.org.au.

AHURI: National Homelessness Conference 2018 (VIC): 6-7 August 2018

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) is holding the "National Homelessness Conference 2018" in Melbourne on 6 - 7 August 2018. Based on the 2016 Census, 13.7% increased in homelessness has occurred in Australia in the 5 years period. For more information about the event, and to register click here.

DCA: Building Cultural Capability Network – Tapping into refugee and asylum seeker talent (VIC): 19 June 2018

Diversity Council Australia (DCA) is holding the "Building Cultural Capability Network" event on 19 June 2018 from 3 to 5pm in Melbourne. The event will look into two very proactive programs providing employment pathways for asylum seekers and refugees - Give the Chance for Asylum Seekers Program by The Brotherhood of St Laurence and Social Enterprise by CareerSeekers. For more information and the book the event, click here.

AIFS: Responding to disclosures of child abuse and neglect webinar

Australian Institute of Family Studies is conducting a webinar on "Responding to disclosures of child abuse and neglect" on 20 June 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm AEST. Click here for more information.

Tenants’ Union NSW: Boarding Houses Act (NSW): 14 June 2018

The Tenant's Union of New South Wales is holding a day course regarding the "Boarding Houses Act" on 14 June 2018 at CPSU, Level 7, 191 Thomas Street, Haymarket, 2000 NSW from 10 am to 4pm. The course will cover items such as the Boarding Houses Act 2012 - its application and coverage, the difference between tenant, boarder and lodger, occupancy principles and so forth. The course is useful to individuals and staffs working with community organisations. For more information and to register, click here.

Forum: Developing early intervention and prevention strategies and reforming systems for positive long-term outcomes (Darwin):26-28 June 2018

National Forum on Child Protection is organising a two day forum on "Developing early intervention and prevention strategies and reforming systems to positive long-term outcomes. This will take Place in Hilton Darwin, on 26 to 28 June 2018. For more information about what to learn in this forum, to download brochure or to register, click here.

Cultural Competence in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds Workshop Booklet (2015)

NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) has put together a booklet on Cultural Competence in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds. The booklet is now available to the public. Download Workshop booklet here, or visit STARTTS website.

Nominations open for the 2018 Human Rights Awards

To recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of individuals, organisations and businesses to the field of human rights, the Australian Human Rights Commission has now opened nominations for 2018 Human Rights Awards. For more information, click here.

MCCSA Connecting with People: Suicide Awareness Training with SA Health (Adelaide): 6 June 2018

MDA Ltd Regions of Welcome- Regional Settlement Conference 2018 (Toowoomba): 13-14 August 2018

Regional Conference 2018 is hosted by Toowoomba, Australia's Garden City and one of the nation's Refugee Welcome zones. SCoA member, MDA Ltd is organising a two-day conference on "Regions of Welcome - regional settlement conference" in 13-14 August 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, at Toowoomba Civiv Precinct, Toowoomba QLD. For more information, and to book your tickets, click here.  

Victorian State Government: Community Harmony Program (deadline 12 June 2018)

Community Harmony Program is open for application until 12 June 2018, 11:59pm. Victoria State Government is giving out funding for Community Harmony Program.  The program is designed to enable Victorians to build social cohesion and community through preventive initiatives that address the root causes of social disharmony and racial, ethnic and religious intolerance. For more information and to apply, click here.

Australian HR Commission: Human Rights and Technology conference (Sydney)

Australian Human Rights Commission is holding a conference on "Human Rights and Technology" on 24 July 2018 in Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney from 8:30am to 5:30pm. For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Survey on Mental Health in the Indian Community in NSW

The Mental Health Commission of NSW and NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service,  in collaboration with community organisations, Haathi in the Room, Pink Sari and Saheli is running a survey to understand mental health literacy of women from Indian backgrounds in NSW. For more information and to take the survey, click here.

STARTTS: Dangerous Times: Perspectives on Torture, Shifting Global Politics and Respect for Human Rights (Sydney)

Join STARTTS in UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture for a panel discussion on "Dangerous Times: Perspectives on Torture, Shifting Global Politics and Respect for Human Rigghts" on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 from 6 to 8pm at Sydney Town Hall. Click here for more information.

A Panel on Human Rights in Australia – Sydney Jewish Museum

Thursday 14th June, 6pm, TICKETS $20

An engaging and dynamic panel of speakers who have significant achievements in their fields, will explore four major human rights issues facing Australia today, as highlighted in our exhibition The Holocaust and Human Rights; the rights of Indigenous people, refugees and asylum seekers, people with disabilities, and the LGBTIQ community. To know more about the panel and book you ticket, click here

1800 RESPECT Webinar Invitation

1800 RESPECT, National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service is conducting a webinar on "Access to justice for migrant and refugee women impacted by violence: the experiences, barriers and national framework to improve accessibility to Australian courts," this Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:30 AM AEST hosted by Magistrate Anne Goldsbrough of the Victorian Magistrate and Ms Maria Dimopoulos, expert specialising in the intersections of cultural diversity, gender equality and the law, and Managing director at MyriaD Consultants. For more information and to register, click here.

CO.AS.IT: IL MANDARINO NEL CERVELLO [THE MANDARIN IN THE BRAIN] (Melbourne)

GIOVANNI ANDREONI presents his latest novel IL MANDARINO NEL CERVELLO [THE MANDARIN IN THE BRAIN] evening in Italian on Tuesday 5 June 2018, 6.30PM at CO.AS.IT., 199 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC. Fore more information, click here. Entry is Free RSVP: Eventbrite ǀ paolo@coasit.com.au

STARTTS: Designing and Evaluating Projects to increase social capital in refugee communities (Carramar, NSW)

NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) has prepared a workshop on "Designing and Evaluating Projects to increase Social Capital in Refugee Communities" this Friday, 1 of June 2018 from 9:30am to 4:30pm in Carramar, NSW. This workshop is suitable for community workers who are engaged in developing and conducting projects designed to increase social capital amongst resettled people from refugee background. For more information call STARTTS on (02) 9794 1900 or click here to register.

Queensland Day in Logan (Access)

Access Community in partnership with the Queensland Government and Multicultural Sports Club is celebrating Queensland Day in Gould Adams Park, Kingston Road, Kingston on Friday, 8 June 2018, 3 to 5pm. For more information, contact events@acsl.org.au or download the flyer here.  

STARTTS Refugee Communities in Cultural Transition (CiCT) Forum 2018 (Fairfield): 23-24 August 2018

NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) is holding a forum on Refugee Communities in Cultural Transition (CiCT) Forum 2018, on Thursday 23 and Friday 24th of August 2018, from 9:30am to 3:00pm at Fairfield RSL Club, 14 Anzac Avenue, Fairfield. The forum's theme is 'Sharing Our Stories.' For more information and to share your success stories please contact David Ajak Ajang, e: ajang@health.nsw.gov.au or m: 0422 882 060 / 0422 394 513. Register here.

My World Survey- UN Sustainable Development Goals

MY World is a global citizen survey to bring people’s voices into official debates about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Take the 'My World Survey' on the UN's Sustainable Development goals. Access the link here.