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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 Prepared and submitted by: Mary Hilmi “Not only is coercive control the most common context in which [women] are abused, it is also the most dangerous” Evan Stark (2007) Coercive…

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Western Sydney MRC’s Submission to improve the Crimes Legislation
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 refugees to Australia for decades and supported them adjust to their new lives and homes. The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Andrew Giles hosted the first sector face-to-face CEO meeting…

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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 and communities from diverse backgrounds whose social condition finds them disadvantaged. We aim to promote the principles of access and equity for diverse communities and identify and promote particular disadvantaged…

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Improving crisis communications to CALD communities
“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.

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

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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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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Civic Spotlight 2022 – Behind the Scenes
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, 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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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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Western Sydney MRC CEO interviews Liverpool City Council Mayoral Candidates.
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 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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