Western Sydney MRC’s Submission to improve the Crimes Legislation

Western Sydney MRC’s Submission to improve the Crimes Legislation

Amendment (Coercive Control) Bill 2022, The NSW Government draft Crimes Legislation Amendment (Coercive Control) Bill 2022 Date: 24 August 2022…

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Settlement In Review August 2022

Settlement In Review August 2022

The Government's Settlement Program has been at the heart of successful settlement here in NSW. It has welcomed migrants and…

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Improving crisis communications to CALD communities

Improving crisis communications to CALD communities

Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre (Western Sydney MRC) is a community-based non-profit organisation established to actively and directly relieve people…

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Meet the Candidates 2022

Continuous political engagement for our diverse and multicultural communities. In keeping with our mission to empower, inform and connect the…

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Civic Spotlight 2022 – Behind the Scenes

Understanding community needs is a crucial part of a Policy Officer’s role. But how does one do that? And to…

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Resumption of Humanitarian Arrivals

Resumption of Humanitarian Arrivals

MEDIA RELEASE Western Sydney MRC welcomes the announcement of The Hon. Scott Morrison Prime Minister of Australia, on 22 November,…

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Western Sydney MRC CEO interviews Liverpool City Council Mayoral Candidates.

Western Sydney MRC CEO interviews Liverpool City Council Mayoral Candidates.

Ahead of Election Day, 4th December Western Sydney MRC CEO Kamalle Dabboussy sat down with five (5) Liverpool City Council…

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Engaging Policy Makers post lockdown

Engaging Policy Makers post lockdown

A Visit from Mr Chris Minns MP and Mr Stephen Kamper MP. It was a busy morning at Western Sydney…

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MiWork Employment Success Story with Fida

MiWork Employment Success Story with Fida

Employment Success through COVID-19 Through the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, many people faced uncertainty and clarity on the future that lay ahead.   At…

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Bringing the young voice to the table. Why, how and where to next?

Bringing the young voice to the table. Why, how and where to next?

by Gizem Berberoglu & Dr. Archana P. Voola The current Delta outbreak in NSW has had devastating consequences across different…

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Western Sydney MRC welcomes Minister Natalie Ward’s announcement for urgent funding to support Asylum Seekers and temporary Visa holders

Western Sydney MRC welcomes Minister Natalie Ward’s announcement for urgent funding to support Asylum Seekers and temporary Visa holders

MEDIA RELEASE Western Sydney MRC welcomes the announcement made on Wednesday 18th August of the $5.5 million to support temporary…

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Sound of Terra

Sound of Terra

On 13 June 2021, Sumer Association partnered with Western Sydney MRC to hold the 'Sound of Terra' festival as an…

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Australia Humanitarian Program Community Consultation

21st May 2021 The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Alex Hawke MP held an…

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2021

Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2021

The theme for National Volunteer Week 2021 is Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine which acknowledges that it is time to: RECOGNISE Celebrate and thank volunteers…

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Community Leaders excel in their learning

Community Leaders excel in their learning

Community Leadership plays a significant role in Australian Society. Community leaders must possess empathy, have an ability to inspire, strong communication skills…

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2021 Budget Impacts for CALD Communities

2021 Budget Impacts for CALD Communities

Western Sydney MRC welcomes the increased funding on family and domestic violence supports, including the $10.3m for temporary visa holders…

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Congratulations Melissa Montero on the launch of ‘The Girl from Mumbai’.

Congratulations Melissa Montero on the launch of ‘The Girl from Mumbai’.

'The Girl from Mumbai' is a wonderful story of values, determination and service. Told by a sector colleague, Melissa Montero…

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

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

COVID-19 Vaccination roll out begins in NSW by the early March, with a complete rollout expected through 2021.  Vaccination will…

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Meet our team

Meet our team

All our team is dedicated to their work, their clients and community. This year our annual report highlighted a few…

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PeerLink Review 2020

PeerLink Community Connectors Admon and Lina and team Coordinator Michelle recently got together at the end of 2020 to reflect…

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Labor’s Multicultural Statement and Settlement Outcomes research.

Western Sydney MRC welcomes Labor's Multicultural Statement. This is the Labor Party's vision of the Settlement sector and its vision…

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Western Sydney MRC receives grant for upgrades.

Western Sydney MRC receives grant for upgrades.

Western Sydney MRC would like to extend its thanks to Paul Lynch, MP in support of the Community Building Partnership Grant…

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Settlement Outcomes of Refugee Families in Australia

A report 'Settlement experiences of recently arrived refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan in New South Wales in 2018 was launched…

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Congratulations SSI

Congratulations SSI

"On behalf of Western Sydney MRC, can we congratulate SSI on its 20th Year.  It is remarkable to see SSI’s outstanding growth, with the…

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Mental health and wellbeing and employment support.

Mental health and wellbeing and employment support.

With such a focus on numbers, statistics and KPIs, we want to ensure that the people at the heart of…

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No Interest Loan Scheme now available at MRC

No Interest Loan Scheme now available at MRC

No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) is now available at Western Sydney MRC through a partnership with Metro Assist. Monthly sessions…

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Women’s Health and Safety Roundtable

It was an honour to be one of the many women invited to the 13th roundtable for ‘Women’s Health and…

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Western Sydney MRC CEO Kamalle Dabboussy celebrates 17 years at the MRC.

Western Sydney MRC CEO Kamalle Dabboussy celebrates 17 years at the MRC.

Western Sydney MRC CEO Kamalle Dabboussy today celebrates his 17th anniversary at the MRC. 17 years of dedication. His career…

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Additional funding received for temporary visa holders

Additional funding received for temporary visa holders

Western Sydney MRC has seen a 50% increase in the number of referrals for temporary visa holders throughout the COVID-19…

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Minister Tudge’s announcement welcomed from Western Sydney MRC.

Minister Tudge’s announcement welcomed from Western Sydney MRC.

AMEP Changes The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) provides up to 510 hours of English language tuition to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants…

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CALD community connection is stronger than ever

CALD community connection is stronger than ever

Media Release, Monday 31st August 2020 CORE Community Services and Western Sydney MRC have been continuing to deliver on a promise they…

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Domestic Violence, Resilience and a New Beginning

Domestic Violence, Resilience and a New Beginning

With such a focus on numbers, statistics and KPIs, we want to ensure that the people at the heart of…

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Mandaean New Year – Karsa

Mandaean New Year – Karsa

Mandaeanism is one of the oldest gnostic religions to date. It is believed to be at least 2,000 years old. Mandaeans are…

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RYPMP Program End

RYPMP Program End

  The RYPMP program gave a unique opportunity to facilitate connection and friendships in young people from different cultural backgrounds. RYPMP aimed…

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Parenting, education, health and wellbeing

Parenting, education, health and wellbeing

With such a focus on numbers, statistics and KPIs, we want to ensure that the people at the heart of…

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Australian Institute of Family Studies

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Australian Institute of Family Studies Webinar - Preparing young people to leave care during COVID-19 Wednesday 27 May 2020 Meet…

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Youth Summit 2020

Youth Summit 2020

From the consultation, the local Iraqi young people showed a strong passion and were deeply invested in the protests in…

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Community Health Forum

Community Health Forum

Webinar One Western Sydney MRC together with NSW Refugee Health Service brings you the first in the series of digital…

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Courageous Journeys – 40 years and counting.

For 40 years Western Sydney MRC has delivered services, programs, and projects to many clients and communities. The Western Sydney…

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Liverpool City Council – Celebrating Community Success 2019

Liverpool City Council – Celebrating Community Success 2019

Celebrating Community Alongside 62 other local organisations, communities and government bodies, Western Sydney MRC attended Liverpool City Council - Celebrating Community…

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SBS Meet the Broadcaster – Sydney 2019

SBS Meet the Broadcaster – Sydney 2019

On Wednesday evening, Western Sydney MRC was delighted to attend the SBS Meet the Broadcaster Sydney event at Chauvel Cinemas…

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St. Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School recognition of City2Surf support

St. Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School recognition of City2Surf support

Acting CEO Anna-Marie and Chair of the Board Nathan Hagarty visited St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School to recognise the…

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Senator Kristina Keneally visit Western Sydney MRC

Senator Kristina Keneally visit Western Sydney MRC

Western Sydney MRS was honoured to hold a round table discussion with Senator Kristina Keneally and Multicultural Community leaders. Senator…

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Texas A&M International University Student Visit

Texas A&M International University Student Visit

Western Sydney MRC was delighted to hold a 2 day Interactive workshops series with students. We were contacted by American Institute…

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School Holiday Activities

School Holiday Activities

Casula Powerhouse Tour and Ceramics Workshop Helping families, young people and children expand their social participation in Liverpool - providing…

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School Holiday Activities – Term 3

School Holiday Activities – Term 3

Northbridge Footgulf. This term, a group of young people had a chance to combine their soccer skills with a new…

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Western Sydney MRC Team Up with Sydney Thunder

Western Sydney MRC Team Up with Sydney Thunder

On Monday 16 July, thirty five young people were lucky enough to attend a Cricket Clinic facilitated by the Sydney…

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Western Sydney MRC Team Wins Multicultural Futsal Tournament

Western Sydney MRC Team Wins Multicultural Futsal Tournament

Western Sydney MRC was privileged to have partnered with the City of Sydney to organise a Multicultural Futsal Tournament in…

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National Volunteer Week 2018

National Volunteer Week 2018

Western Sydney MRC held an afternoon tea in celebration of all of our wonderful volunteers   National Volunteer week is…

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Curious Dreams Magazine Launch

Curious Dreams Magazine Launch

The launch of the Curious Dreams magazine saw Redfern Town Hall transformed into an art gallery for a night Redfern…

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A trip to Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden

A trip to Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden

On Tuesday 17th April, our women’s group went on an excursion to Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden At the end of each…

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Western Sydney MRC Teams Up with Newtown-Based Social Enterprise

Western Sydney MRC Teams Up with Newtown-Based Social Enterprise

Western Sydney MRC has paired with Newtown-based social enterprise, The Social Outfit, to run an eight-week program for young girls.…

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Aldi MiniRoos Settlement Program

Aldi MiniRoos Settlement Program

Western Sydney MRC partnered with Football Federation Australia and the Western Sydney Wanderers to Introduce a Pilot MiniRoos Settlement Program…

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Data Analysis shows Incredible Results

Data Analysis shows Incredible Results

Western Sydney MRC Sees a Tenfold Increase in Number of Clients being Served It is always good to reflect and…

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Multicultural Arts Night

Multicultural Arts Night

Western Sydney MRC is celebrating the NSW Youth Week by organising a Multicultural Arts Night for youth 15-18 years on…

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Youth Worker Sarah Introduces Rock & Water Program

Youth Worker Sarah Introduces Rock & Water Program

Our fabulous youth worker Sarah has recently started running Rock & Water sessions during our after school Drop Zone Program.…

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Harmony Day Bake Off 2018

Harmony Day Bake Off 2018

This year, Western Sydney MRC held it’s first Harmony Day Bake Off On 21st March members of the Western Sydney…

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Syrian-Conflict Refugees

Syrian-Conflict Refugees

The conflict in Syria, and the refugee outflows it created around the world, has dominated Australian news headlines over many…

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Acting U.S. Ambassador James Carouso Visits Western Sydney MRC

Acting U.S. Ambassador James Carouso Visits Western Sydney MRC

Western Sydney MRC was honoured to receive a visit from acting U.S. Ambassador, James Carouso on 1 March 2018. His…

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ALDI MiniRoos Football Launch

ALDI MiniRoos Football Launch

The MiniRoos football program was launched today in two locations, Stanwell Oval in Ashcroft and Knight Park in Yennora!   The six…

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Men’s Wellbeing Group- Poetry Group

Men’s Wellbeing Group- Poetry Group

Western Sydney MRC, through the Liverpool Refugee and Migrant Interagency Health and Wellbeing Subcommittee, launched a weekly men’s group, during…

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End of Year Youth Celebration

End of Year Youth Celebration

On Tuesday 19th December, we held our first annual End of Year Youth Celebration. Though it was an extremely hot day, we had so much fun celebrating our youth…

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Community Visitors Scheme Volunteers

The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) addresses issues of social isolation within aged care. Volunteers make regular visits to elderly people…

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Coffee With A Cop – Leppington

Coffee With A Cop – Leppington

Coffee with a Cop is a project aimed at increasing positive interactions between residents and police officers. This event is held all over the world including Australia and…

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Ray Williams MP visits Western Sydney MRC

Ray Williams MP visits Western Sydney MRC

Western Sydney MRC was honoured to receive a visit from Ray Williams MP, the Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for…

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Our Annual General Meeting 2017

Our Annual General Meeting 2017

On Tuesday 12th December, we held our Annual General Meeting. The event was an opportunity for us to present our…

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Advancing Community Cohesion Conference 2017

Advancing Community Cohesion Conference 2017

The Advancing Community Cohesion Conference is an annual event that works to address the challenges relating to social cohesion in diverse communities…

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White Ribbon Campsie Lakemba March 2017

White Ribbon Campsie Lakemba March 2017

On Friday 24th November 2017, the staff at Western Sydney MRC marched with the local community at the White Ribbon Campsie…

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The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco

Western Sydney MRC was privileged to receive a visit from The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mr Karim Medrek Ambassador…

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Western Sydney MRC at Federal Parliament

Western Sydney MRC at Federal Parliament

(L-R) Dr Vincent Ogu, Dr Amad Mtashar, Hon Anne Stanley, Hon Shayne Nuemann, Kamalle Dabboussy Western Sydney MRC had the…

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From Surviving to Thriving : Refugee Journeys

From Surviving to Thriving : Refugee Journeys

Western Sydney MRC had the privilege to collaborate with the South Western Sydney Wellbeing Collaboration and other partners to deliver…

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African Cultural & Dinner Nite

African Cultural & Dinner Nite

Western Sydney MRC had the privilege to be part of The African Culture & Dinner Nite in partnership with  the IGBO…

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Western Sydney MRC – New Beginning

Western Sydney MRC – New Beginning

The team of the newly branded Western Sydney MRC Since 1979 Liverpool MRC has always been characterised by opportunity, growth…

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2 Worlds, 2 Words – Miss Saigon

2 Worlds, 2 Words – Miss Saigon

2 Worlds 2 Words meets Miss Saigon We are lucky enough to be exhibiting at Riverside Theatre for the next…

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Refugee Week Activities 2017

Refugee Week Activities 2017

Refugee Week Activities were a plenty this year with the MRC both organising and attending 4 seperate events Refugee Week…

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Liverpool Refugee Action Plan

Liverpool Refugee Action Plan

The Liverpool MRC in partnership with Liverpool City Council have hosted a series of forums to improve service delivery coordination…

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Liverpool Law Expo 2017

Liverpool Law Expo 2017

In conjunction with National Law Week, the Liverpool Law Expo was an opportunity to meet number service providers to assist with…

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Iraqi Cultural Festival – Grand Opening

Iraqi Cultural Festival – Grand Opening

As part of the 2017 Iraqi Cultural Festival, the Shanasheel Visual Art Exhibition at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery is…

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School Holiday Youth Programs – Swimming

School Holiday Youth Programs – Swimming

Considering recent drowning fatalities within in the Liverpool community the need is great to educate our community about importance of water…

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Youth Activities Program – DropZone

Youth Activities Program – DropZone

Liverpool MRC are working alongside the provider PCYC Liverpool and funding body Mission Australia to bring our young community DropZone.…

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Inquiry in Settlement Outcomes

Inquiry in Settlement Outcomes

Our CEO, Kamalle Dabboussy, and Policy and Funding Officer, Meredith Stuebe, were invited to attend a Hearing as part of…

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Circles of Sustainability

Circles of Sustainability

The Western Sydney MRC and the Institute of Culture & Society (Western Sydney University) are conducting a study of this place…

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FASSTT Conference 2017

FASSTT Conference 2017

FASSTT Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference Liverpool MRC attended the inaugural FASSTT Australia and New…

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The Welcome Dinner Project

The Welcome Dinner Project

The Welcome Dinner Project 2017 Thursday 9th March 2017. With such an amazing response to Liverpool’s Welcome Dinner in 2016,…

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Multicultural Wellness Festival 2016

Multicultural Wellness Festival 2016

The Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) and Partners in Recovery (PIR) South Western Sydney bring you Liverpool’s first Multicultural Wellness…

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