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“The easiest thing you can do is believe in a better situation for refugees and carry that belief and spread it wherever you go and to whoever you talk to”. Riyanna, aged 13.

Riyanna Bandara Lokuge- Age 13; Year 8 High School Student from Western Sydney. "I recently read The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do, who fled Vietnam and travelled on a small boat with 40 relatives as a toddler, got attacked by pirates and arrived in  Cabramatta, Sydney, Australia.  After arrival, his…

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“The easiest thing you can do is believe in a better situation for refugees and carry that belief and spread it wherever you go and to whoever you talk to”. Riyanna, aged 13.

SouthWest Sydney CALD communities voiced their concerns – where to from here post-election?

Mr. Bala Nirmanusan & Dr. Archana P. Voola - May 2022.   Australia is a vibrant and multicultural country with more than 270 ancestries. Nearly 20 per cent of Australians speak a language other than English at home. This cultural diversity is an identity of our nation and the strength of…

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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 diverse communities in Liverpool and surrounding areas, Western Sydney MRC held its 6th Meet the Candidates' Forum last night (May 4 2022) in the lead up to the Federal Election…

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Meet the Candidates 2022

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 what end?  by Dr Archana Voola - Policy Officer, Western Sydney MRC My strategy has been to take a systematic approach to needs assessment. The first instinct is to go…

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Resumption of Humanitarian Arrivals

MEDIA RELEASE Western Sydney MRC welcomes the announcement of The Hon. Scott Morrison Prime Minister of Australia, on 22 November, to resume arrivals under the humanitarian program. There are over 9,000 visa holders unable to travel to Australia, and the resumption of the humanitarian program for those that are fully…

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Resumption of Humanitarian Arrivals
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 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…

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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 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…

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Engaging Policy Makers post lockdown
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 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…

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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 demographics but one segment of the population slipping through the cracks are young people from migrant backgrounds. Recent research on youth and COVID19 impacts documents ‘labour market scarring’, wherein young…

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Bringing the young voice to the table. Why, how and where to next?
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 visa holders, including asylum seekers through grassroots, community organisations. Specialist organisations supporting asylum seekers and temporary visa holders who need emergency support can now apply for a share of funds…

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