Childcare Subsidy: A Significant Leap in Overcoming Work Barriers for CALD Women

Childcare Subsidy A Significant Leap in Overcoming Work Barriers for CALD Women

Childcare subsidies hold immense potential in empowering culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women, enabling them to overcome work barriers and achieve better settlement outcomes. With a focus on affordability, these subsidies make quality early childhood education and care accessible, paving the way for increased workforce participation and community engagement.

Empowering CALD Women in Leadership: Transformative Training Sessions

Empowering CALD Women In Leadership Transformative Training Sessions

Introduction Last weekend, a remarkable Women in Leadership Program took place, bringing together CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) women from various backgrounds. This self-funded training session aimed to inspire, educate, and empower these women to overcome challenges and lead with confidence. Among the esteemed speakers were Dai Le MP, Anne Stanley MP, and Charishma Kaliyanda […]

Western Sydney MRC welcomes NSW Settlement Strategy

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Media Release, From Western Sydney MRC – 28th February 2023 Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre (WSMRC) welcomes the NSW Settlement Strategy as an important initiative to improve settlement outcomes for people from refugee and refugee-like backgrounds living in NSW. It will serve as a bridge between federal and state initiatives, drawing on the wealth of […]

Western Sydney MRC’s Submission to improve the Crimes Legislation (Coercive Control)


Amendment (Coercive Control) Bill 2022Prepared and submitted by: Mary Hilmi IntroductionWestern Sydney Migrant Resource Centre (Western Sydney MRC) is a community-based non-profit organisation established to relieve the situation of people and communities actively and directly from diverse backgrounds whose social condition finds them disadvantaged. We aim to promote the principles of access and equity for […]

Improving crisis communications to CALD communities


Western Sydney MRC welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission into the inquiry by the New South Wales Legislative Assembly’s Committee on Community Services on ‘How to improve crisis communications to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. We recognise the importance and urgency of this inquiry and support the government’s efforts to develop a multicultural engagement strategy informed by lived experiences. We hope our direct feedback on crisis communications issues will add robustness and authenticity to the engagement strategies.

Western Sydney MRC CEO interviews Liverpool City Council Mayoral Candidates 2021.

Ahead of Election Day, 4th December Western Sydney MRC CEO Kamalle Dabboussy sat down with five (5) Liverpool City Council Mayoral Candidates to understand their position on critical issues identified by community leaders.
Western Sydney MRC had the opportunity to collate some important questions from our community leaders and ask them directly to the candidates. This gives you the opportunity to connect and be educated about who can facilitate the needs of the multicultural community in Liverpool.

Engaging Policy Makers post lockdown

It was a busy morning at Western Sydney MRC as our office has just begun reopening to the staff since lockdown. We were delighted to be welcoming Mr Chris Minns, Leader of the NSW Labor Party and Mr Stephen Kamper, the Shadow Minister for Small Business, Property and Multiculturalism, for a roundtable discussion and a presentation of our recent Pulse report. Joining them was the local Liverpool city councillor Mr Nathan Hagarty, ex-chair of the Western Sydney MRC board. 

MiWork Employment Success Story with Fida

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At Western Sydney MRC our MiWork employment program continued to operate and facilitate training online to support those who were registered in the program. The MiWork employment program aims to assist individuals in identifying their skills and interests and begin career pathways towards success. The program is designed to create strategies that generate employment opportunities. This program will provide career and further education advice for the betterment of your future. 

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 […]