Australian Government COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign 2021 – reaching CALD and minority communities

COVID-19 Vaccination rollout begins in NSW by early March, with a complete rollout expected through 2021.  Vaccination will be made available for all citizens, permanent residents, and temporary visa holders except for tourists. Whilst vaccination is not compulsory; the Government are rolling out a national campaign, to inform all Australians about the Vaccine process and […]

Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2021

Western Sydney MRC is an essential service providing ongoing support to our clients and community. Our volunteers have continued to be part of the MRC Family supporting us to deliver services across many programs.  

Amazing Response To Welcome Dinner Project

The Welcome Dinner Project 2017 Thursday 9th March 2017. With such an amazing response to Liverpool’s Welcome Dinner in 2016, held at the Liverpool MRC, The Welcome Dinner Project came together again with Liverpool MRC and Liverpool City Council to host a second. The Venue – Casula Powerhouse Casula Powerhouse was built in 1951 by the NSW Electricity Commission, the […]

Impacts of Covid-19 – The Pulse of South West Sydney CALD communities

This research was conducted by Western Sydney MRC based on the rapidly evolving COVID-19 Delta outbreak in Sydney, specifically South West Sydney (SWS). To develop rapid responses, Western Sydney MRC conducted a survey-based study to hear directly from the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities living in the area.
The purpose of the research is to provide a platform for the voices of the SWS CALD communities in lockdown to be
heard, recorded and amplified. Insights garnered from the report are drawn on to develop actionable recommendations that are fit for purpose, both in the immediate and long term.