Community news

Are you living with a disability and struggling with language barriers? Do you know someone who is? Or are you a care-giver who may need some respite or social contact?
Women with Disabilities Victoria has announced that nominations for the 2015 Brenda Gabe Leadership Award are now open.
People with disability and their families, educators and organisations representing people with disabilities are encouraged to participate in the 2015 Review of the Disability Standards for Education.
In the last 12 months, Victoria recorded the second largest increase in Aboriginal imprisonment rates in Australia. Aboriginal people are now 13 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Aboriginal Victorians. Join the Human Rights Law Centre's lunchtime event in Melbourne, facilitated by RN Drive’s Patricia Karvelas, with the HRLC’s…
The University of Melbourne is undertaking a study exploring help seeking behaviour amongst lesbian, bisexual, queer, same-sex attracted, trans and gender diverse, and intersex women.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Women Standing Strong support group

Darebin Community Health Centre is running a confidential support group for women who have ever experienced hurtful or abusive behaviour in a relationship.
Footscray Community Legal Centre has developed a suite of education resources targeted at newly arrived and refugee communities.
The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) wants to hear about issues affecting women in your community. Come along to a forum where you can share your experiences, opinions and ideas about multiculturalism and how you think the Victorian Government can help make it work better. VMC Multicultural Women's Forums are being held…
The Passion Cafe series is a friendly and inclusive forum where women from all backgrounds are invited to come and listen to some impressive women speak about what motivates them and speak on topics that they are passionate about.
The National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) has developed an online resource to assist people living with disability to find the right person to help them.
Emerge in the West festival reveals emerging African arts, culture and small businesses that have been growing rapidly in Melbourne's West, marking the start of the week long Africa Day Celebrations in Melbourne.
The City of Melbourne and Multicultural Arts Victoria invite you to a special information session with Arts & Culture program managers.
The Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific invite you to a special public lecture.
The Open Your Eyes training program by Arts Access Victoria explores disability awareness in a provocative way that connects powerfully with participants.
Thursday, 19 March 2015

Muslim LGBTIQ support group

Marhaba is a social group that focuses on the welfare of LGBTIQ Muslims in Victoria.
There's still time to apply for Creative Victoria's Indigenous Professional Development Program. 
Not for profit community organisation Doncare has developed an app to help young women assess the health of their relationships.
Now in its sixth year, this event brings families and friends together to have fun with languages and foster positive attitudes towards difference within the community.
The Victorian Aids Council and Rainbow Network are hosting a free conference for individuals working to improve the health and wellbeing of lesbian, bisexual and queer women.
Friday, 13 March 2015

The Women's Ride, 12 April 2015

Cycling Victoria is inviting women to get on their bikes for the first annual Women's Ride - a single day celebration of women's riding. 
Western democracies champion freedom of speech, but how far is too far? Should people have the right to say what they think? Should people simply be expected to have a thick skin and laugh off offensive satire or ignore it? Should governments restrict free speech as a part of combatting…
The Victorian Aids Council (VAC) is running a free trans and gender diverse therapeutic group program starting in April 2015.
‘Amica’ means female friend in Latin! WIRE’s AMICA Club welcomes women to join their growing lunch and activity group in West Melbourne.
Woman's Health in the North (WHIN) is running a forum on the sexual and reproductive issues affecting women in the northern metropolitan region.
Do you use Medicare, Child Support or Centrelink and want to avoid queues at the centre or on the phone?
The Victoria Law Foundation’s grant program provides funding and assistance for organisations wanting to take on community legal projects.
Victoria Law Foundation has produced a guide on how to deal with everyday legal problems with neighbours, from barking dogs and other noise, to fences, trees, and pollution.
The Office of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) invites you to take part in a survey on attitudes towards privacy and data protection in Victoria. 
Do you worry about whether your relationship is healthy? Do you sometimes wonder if you are safe?
This year, Australia's longest running queer film festival is celebrating 25 years of extraordinary film. 
As part of the Jewish International Film Festival, the Holocaust Film Series will return in March 2015 with over 30 premiere feature films and documentaries.
The Red Cross is conducting a survey to improve their understanding of how diaspora communities in Australia support communities in their country of origin.
Registrations are now open for the second annual International Women's Day Conference, hosted by Young Professional Women Australia.
The Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples' Education Fund (ADIPEF) provides small financial grants to support people with disabilities to continue their learning.
The Islamic Council of Victoria, Office for Women and Benevolence Australia are proud to present Leading Minds, International Women’s Day Breakfast 2015.
Surviving Together is a new video series by Family Planning Victoria for same sex attracted gender diverse young people.
Monday, 09 February 2015

Law help directory now online

Victoria Law Foundation has produced an online directory to connect you with free or low-cost legal help in Victoria.
Advocacy Sector Conversations (ASC) is a series of Forums for the disability advocacy sector and people with a disability.
WIRE has produced a new booklet providing information and practical tips on dealing with family violence and keeping you and your family safe.
Are you passionate about an issue affecting Muslim women? Do you want to find out about your rights and be better equipped to inform your community? Do you feel like your voice is not being heard? Do you have a passion for writing or a flair for acting?
Now in its fifth year, Ballarat's Harmony Fest promotes the theme of ‘all of us’, with the event aiming to bring the entire community together to celebrate the town's wonderful diversity.
Darebin Council is seeking expressions of interest from local residents with a disability, carers of people with a disability and local service providers who would like to become a member of the Darebin Disability Advisory Committee.
A national study will investigate the ways people with communication disabilities use the micro blogging social network Twitter.
Join with potential and current leaders from new and emerging communities across Victoria to build your leadership skills and contribute to your community.
The Queering the Air Collective and 3CR Community Radio has produced four hour-long radio features focusing on the vocies of LGBTIQ people from Hindi, Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic speaking backgrounds.
This grants program is designed to help community-based, non-government and local government organisations expand their services or develop new services to help individuals move away from violent extremism.
Are you actively involved in your community and passionate about addressing issues faced by migrant and refugee young people? Then the Youth Advisory Group (YAG) wants you!
WIRE is running a free workshop for women interested in learning  more about how LinkedIn can help them find a job or manage their career through social networking.
Come and meet the people behind the organisations that give much needed funding and support to Victoria's LGBTIQ community.
The western region of Melbourne is currently experiencing significant population growth and economic development, which presents opportunities and challenges for local communities.
LGBTI people seeking refuge in Australia face a unique set of issues. Among them is the horror of fleeing sexuality-based persecution only to be mandatorily resettled in a country that criminalises homosexuality.
You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby, which will be followed by social drinks and light refreshments.
The holiday season can be a very stressful time for some. During this holiday period, women can call WIRE's Telephone Support Service for free and confidential support, information or referrals on any issues big or small.
Do you have a classroom full of budding artists? Enter the Victorian Multicultural Commission's 2015 art competition and be in the running for a range of fantastic prizes!
The NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards program celebrates emerging female leaders and those who help women achieve.
Thursday, 04 December 2014

VMC's Youth Forum - come and be heard!

During December 2014 the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is holding a series of Youth Forums for young people between 16 and 25.
Do you use Medicare, Child Support or Centrelink? Want to avoid queues at the centre or on the phone?
Andrew Jackomos, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People will be hosting a special Human Rights Day Event by the Mornington Peninsula Shire and the Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group.
Join us to learn more about how to safely travel on trams, trains and buses.
The Human Rights Law Centre is hosting a panel discussion with international and Australian experts on the challenges and threats faced by queer asylum seekers.
The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University is hosting the first international conference on migration, social disadvantage and health in Melbourne.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is conducting the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) across Victoria and Tasmania.
Now in its 12th year, the Legal Laneway Breakfast brings together Victoria’s diverse legal sector to celebrate the start of the legal year. 
Children with Disability Australia (CDA) is seeking feedback on the experience of ‘post school transition’ of students with disability.
The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Plan International Australia and UNICEF Australia invite you to this important symposium on Achieving Universal Birth Registration in Australia.
Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is running a free series of Cultural Leadership Workshops every Wednesday and Saturday throughout November.
Federal MP for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou is hosting a lunch forum to celebrate local women from all backgrounds.
A network for individual advocates working for a disability advocacy organisation. 
My Moola is a financial education program designed and delivered by Aboriginal people. It is about empowering Koories to take control over their finances. 
The United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Division) presents this seminar as part of the Sustainability Leadership Series.
This free information session will cover important issues women face immediately after a marital separation or relationship breakdown.
Join us for a conversation with Tom Calma AO and Ron Merkel QC, hosted by the Human Rights Law Centre. 
This festival brings together the very best new cinema about the lived experience of disability from around the world. 
Ballarat Community Health have announced their inaugural conference, focussing on innovation in professional responses to domestic and family violence.
Victoria Police is running an information session on racial and religious vilification laws to teach Australians about the reporting process to Victoria Police by victims of racial crime.
AMA is a collaborative exhibition celebrating the diversity and uniqueness of Australian Muslim identity through an exciting collection of works by local and interstate contemporary Muslim artists.
Thursday, 30 October 2014

Have you got that right? video series

Have You Got That Right? is an innovative series of videos answering important human rights questions quickly, clearly and in a way that won’t put you to sleep. 
Do you work with older people? Getting ready for the second half/quarter of your life? Come along to this free two-day information session run by COTA Victoria to discover the keys to aging well.
The Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference (VINC) aims to foster and strengthen relationships while building the capacity and sustainability of multifaith/interfaith networks.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Dance & Movement Workshops for women

Learn new ways to move your body in a safe and friendly women-only space.
The Disability Advocacy Resource Unit has developed a suite of fact sheets designed to help arts organisations develop or update their Disability Action Plans.
You are invited to join Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, for the official launch of Human Rights in Closed Environments.
The use of imprisonment always poses challenges for the protection of prisoners' human rights in prison. Current levels of overcrowding heighten those challenges and introduce new risks to prisoners.
Overcome your fears of social media and learn how use it to stay connected with friends and family.
Head down to Errol Street for North Melbourne's premier community event, the Spring Fling Festival - a day of live music, delicious food and interactive activities the whole family will enjoy.
This international day of remembrance is marked to memorialize those who were killed as a result of transphobia and the hatred or fear of transgender or gender non-conforming people.
Passion Cafe is a friendly inclusive environment where women from all backgrounds can listen to impressive and motivational female speakers.
Interested in becoming an interpreter? The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship (OMAC) has now opened applications for their 2015 Interpreter Scholarship Program.
One of the most colourful events of the year! This festival celebrates the colours, flavours and dances of India. 
This conference aims to ensure that the needs of older LGBTI people are understood, respected and addressed in Australia's aged care policies, programs and services.
Friday, 03 October 2014

CARE Melton Expo, 16 October 2014

Are you a carer or a person with a disability having difficulties finding the right care and support in Melton?
Friday, 03 October 2014

Together we can spray out hate

Each time we ignore a hateful comment we are supporting it. We are allowing the minority to speak on our behalf, hurting our friends and dividing our community.
tilde was created to showcase and support the work of trans and gender diverse filmmakers along with works that have trans and gender diverse content. 
Thursday, 02 October 2014

Seahorse Café Night, 22 October 2014

Seahorse Victoria is a support and social group for the Victorian transgender community. Formed in 1975, it is the longest running organisation of its type in Australia.
In November 2015, Big West Festival, Melbourne’s leading multicultural contemporary arts festival, will take over Nicholson Street, Footscray.
NOW (non-traditional opportunities for women) is a new and innovative role model training program. The program supports women to navigate male-dominated workplaces, and strengthen their leadership, communication, advocacy and media skills to become role models and provide support and encouragement to other women in their industry.  The training focuses on leadership,…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has partnered with Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) to support electoral participation for residents with a disability living in group homes.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital and NorthWestern Mental Health want your feedback to help shape their future.
Join us in this year's Melbourne Marathon to stand up for justice and make a difference in the lives of Australia's asylum seekers.
Thursday, 02 October 2014

Mental Health Week, 5-11 October 2014

Coinciding with World Mental Health Day on the 10 October, Mental Health Week aims to activate, educate and engage Victorians about mental health through a week of interactive events across the state.
The Victorian Aids Council is partnering with Trangender Victoria to host a free screening of the film Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger.
The Federal Government took a great step forward in 2013 when it legislated to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status. But many hurdles remain for Australia’s intersex, trans and gender diverse communities.
As part of the Conversations that Matter seminar series at Deakin University, this free event is facilitated by Dr George Taleporos and will feature leaders from the fields of disability employment and inclusion.
Thursday, 11 September 2014

AMICA Women’s Lunch Club

Amica means female friend in Latin! Come and join us for a free lunch, fun activities and to connect with other women in a safe and friendly space.
Multicultural Arts Victoria, in partnership with the Melbourne Fringe Festival, presents Righteous: Rights at the Round Table – a youth driven forum providing a creative space for culturally diverse youth expression and celebration.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Mental Health Week, 5 - 11 October 2014

The Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria is holding a range of seminars and workshops for professional development and community education during Mental Health Week 2014.
See a movie and help raise funds for Victoria’s queer community.
The Grand Bazaar on Cecil Street in South Melbourne celebrates the best of global produce, craft and live music from Turkey to Thailand, and Japan to Africa.
Thursday, 04 September 2014

Free legal sector publishing forums

The Victoria Law Foundation provides free legal sector publishing forums providing advice on how to improve your legal publishing.
Recognised worldwide, this day of importance raises awareness about issues affecting the elderly and provides an opportunity to appreciate the contributions older people make to society.
The Human Rights Law Centre are partnering with the Wheeler Centre and Smart Justice to host a free public event exploring more effective ways of tackling crime.
Join the LIV's Administrative Law and Human Rights Section for an in depth panel discussion on the transparency and accountability of police powers.
Tuesday, 02 September 2014

New program gets seniors tech savvy

A new and free training program encouraging seniors to embrace technology is being rolled by the Victorian Government in partnership with Telstra.
National Child Protection Week aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of primary prevention to reduce child abuse and neglect in Australia.
The Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children is calling for submissions from organisations in Victoria to build the capacity of CALD communities to prevent violence against women and their children.
Score! is a new initiative by Disability Sport and Recreation to make it easier for Victorians with disability to find accessible, inclusive, sport and recreation online.
The Victorian Legal Assistance Forum has developed a set of new online guidelines to help you make your community legal website a best practice one.
WIRE is running a free, four week basic computer skills and internet course for women asylum seekers.
Transgender Victoria and the Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic) run a support group providing information and self-help opportunities for trans and gender diverse people experiencing anxiety.
Do you have an original and exciting idea for a documentary film and would jump at the chance to make it? Then Working Title at Channel 31 want to hear from you.
Melbourne Festival is joining forces with Multicultural Arts Victoria to present Igniting Imaginations, a project that builds dynamic new bonds with our culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Awards celebrate the wide range of innovative and successful contributions to health promotion in Victoria.
Applications for Multicultural Senior Citizens Organisational Support Grants for 2015 are now open for organisations that are not currently receiving Seniors funding.
Thursday, 14 August 2014

Free job coaching for women

Seeking work and/or wishing to develop a career pathway?
WIRE Women’s Information invites you to the launch of our groundbreaking research report Relationship Problems and Money: Women talk about financial abuse and their new information booklet Money Problems With Your Partner? Dealing with financial abuse.
Are you curious about Facebook and Twitter? Do you want to understand why so many people have their heads stuck in a smart phone on the tram? Are you thinking about starting a Facebook so you don't miss out on photos of your grandkids?
The Local Government Professionals (LGPro) Awards for Excellence promote and celebrate the outstanding work of individuals and teams working in the Victorian local government. 
Running from 11-13 February 2015, this conference brings together researchers, administrators, policy makers, industry representatives, students and stakeholders from key government and non-governmental organisations from all over the globe to collectively contribute towards improving policy, research and practice in issues of migration, social disadvantage and health.
The South-East Working Against Generalisations (S.W.A.G.) group has produced a video aimed at challenging people's assumptions and generalisations about different cultures.
Weave Movement Theatre, in Partnership with Arts Access Australia presents a weekend intensive workshop in inclusive dance on the 19 – 21 September 2014.
Signal is a creative arts studio for young people aged 13-25. Located in the heart of the city, it is a place for making, showing, inspiring and developing Melbourne's creative young talents - in every medium.
Western Region Centre Against Sexual Assault (WestCASA) is running a women’s support group for adult women survivors of childhood sexual assault starting in September.
Held over the Australia Day weekend, the Piers Festival bring a host of free activities including forums and exhibitions together with a spectacular display of music, dance, and culinary treasures to celebrate and reflect on our shared diverse migration history.
If you are interested in the environment and want to contribute to your community, come and join the Maribyrnong Environmental Leaders Program.
The Department of Social Services has a list of grants which are now open for applications.
You're invited to Youthlaw's fundraising screening of of 'The Interrupters', a 2011 documentary that tells the story of three violence interrupters in Chicago attempting to intervene in the city’s gang wars.
A Disability Networking Zone is set to feature at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne in July. The zone will inform conference participants about issues regarding people with disabilities.
Transgender Victoria and YGender have teamed up to launch 'What Makes an Ally?', a project to engage sexual and gender diverse young people across Victoria.
A Victorian program that will offer 34 scholarships to women on Not for Profit boards to complete a Company Directors governance course is now open for applicants.
The Victorian Law Reform Commission has released its consultation paper on photographs and videos of tenants’ possessions that are used to advertise rental properties for sale or lease.
Rural Women's Network Magazine is now an e-newsletter with a new format and a great new look and feel.
A survey commissioned by VicHealth has found one in five primary and high school students say they are targets of racism at school on a daily basis.
Poetic Justice is a collection of essays, fiction, poetry and visual art about human rights issues in Australia.
Join us at this comedy fundraiser featuring Charlie Pickering, Em Rusciano and others to help raise funds for the Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby (VGLRL).
Learn more about your rights as shoppers, including your refund, warranty and lay-by rights in this free information seminar presented by Tricia Hull from Consumer Affairs Victoria.
Tuesday, 01 July 2014

NAIDOC Week 2014, 6-13 July

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.
A one-day symposium presented by the Immigration Museum that explores what it means to be a multilingual society.
Victoria Law Foundation offers Small Grants year-round for projects valued at $5,000 or less that help the community better understand the law.
Disability Media Australia is running a year long media production course offering behind-the-scenes training in television, radio production and performance for camera.
Be inspired by stories of hope. The Sharing Hope postcard exhibition will display postcards created by members of local community organisations and the Dandenong Library.
Amnesty International is holding a Human Rights Forum at Melbourne's Parliament House over the weekend of 5-6 July.
Each year the Victorian Honour Roll of Women recognises and celebrates the great achievements of inspirational women in the community.
Join us for a leisurely, non-competitive 4km (return route) walk - or a 2km shortcut - along Melbourne’s picturesque Yarra River and celebrate the lives of family and friends who have been touched by Parkinson’s.
The LGPro Awards for Excellence promote and celebrate the outstanding work being undertaken and delivered by individuals and teams working in Local Government in Victoria. 
During the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne in July, the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO), the Australian Disability and Development Consortium (ADDC) and People With Disability Australia (PWDA) have joined with the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) to establish a Disability Networking Zone to inform participants at the…
The dust may have settled on The Long Fun Walk and the Wellbeing concert, but these pictures are a reminder of the wonderful day out we had.
Leadership Victoria and The 100% Project are bringing together an expert panel to discuss why increasing the number of women in senior leadership positions is proving difficult to achieve, what barriers exist and how you can take effective action to drive change.
Running from 20 - 25 July 2014, the International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic.
Join us for an evening of music, film and the spoken word at the launch of this unique global campaign designed to promote peace within the communities of South Sudan and the diaspora across the world.  
WIRE in partnership with Diverse Learning is offering a women-only Certificate I in Work Education called Building Brighter Futures.
Do you know someone aged 60 years or over who has made a real contribution to their local community or to Victoria? Nominate them for a Victorian Senior of the Year Award to recognise and celebrate their outstanding work.
Safe Schools Coalition Australia is the first national coalition dedicated to creating safer and more inclusive schools for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people.
The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) is marking 40 years of advocacy and they would love for you to join them in celebration!
With immigration and asylum seekers at the forefront of news coverage, this year’s Walter Lippmann Memorial Lecture concentrates on whether we need to re-evaluate our notions of borders and what constitutes a sovereign state.
The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV), AMES and Melbourne Playback Theatre Company presents a unique creative performance inspired by national Refugee Week theme: Restoring Hope.
Celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June, National Reconciliation Week recognises the rich culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Award-winning Aboriginal singer song-writer Dan Sultan will feature as the headline act at The Long Walk Wellbeing Concert on 31 May at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne.
As part of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria will hold a free public forum to raise awareness of responsible gambling in multicultural communities.
Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) invites people from community organisations to an information session to help them identify discrimination law problems and make appropriate referrals for clients.
To celebrate their 40th anniversary, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) have established a Leadership Scholarship for Leadership Victoria’s acclaimed Williamson Community Leadership Program (WCLP) in partnership with Leadership Victoria.
Multicultural Arts Victoria is celebrating the 11th anniversary of Emerge Festival, showcasing talented artists from Melbourne’s emerging refugee communities and the diverse cultures that have woven colourful and intricate patterns into the identity of our unique city.
The Victorian Government is investing $6 million over two years to restore or construct community facilities used by CALD communities and enhance streetscapes in cultural precincts across Victoria.
Presented by the Human Rights Law Centre and Justice Connect, this is a fantastic night and important fundraiser for those passionate about human rights and access to justice.
 YWCA Australia and partners will be facilitating consultations to inform a report to the United Nations Convention to End All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The Victorian Consultation will focus on The Rights of Women with Disabilities (in partnership with Women with Disabilities Victoria).
Three outstanding young Victorian Aboriginal people were honoured last Thursday night with the Ricci Marks Award at the Koorie Youth Summit Gala Dinner in Melbourne.
Join in the fun of Corroboree, Healesville Sanctuary’s biggest celebration of Indigenous people and culture. Kids are free!
There are only two weeks left to enter One Team, One Goal, a competition celebrating cultural diversity in schools and giving kids the chance to win a host of incredible AFL prizes.
The Victoria Law Foundation has launched a new community website designed to help Victorians understand the law.
Hear from Justice Susan Crennan of the High Court of Australia at this year's Law Oration as she discusses Magna Carta, common law values and the Constitution.
The Victorian Government is calling for nominations for the Robin Clark Memorial Awards 2014. Nominations are sought for individuals, teams and groups who have made a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families through their work.
Do you know a Deaf or hard of hearing person who is exceptional in their field, a tireless worker in the Deaf community, a fantastic volunteer or perhaps and organisation that displays brilliant Deaf awareness and service? Consider nominating them for a Deaf Victoria award!
Two country Aussie Rules football teams will compete in the game's first Pride Cup, aimed at celebrating diversity and tackling homophobia in our nation's favourite sport.
This year more than 120 countries will celebrate IDAHOT's 10th Anniversary, raising awareness of the repression, abuse, discrimination and violence experienced by GLBTIQ communities worldwide.
The Law Institute of Victoria is offering one placement for an indigenous law graduate to undertake the College of Law Victoria’s professional program during 2014.
Disability advocate Sally Richards describes her son Jackson as the hero no-one knows about. In this presentation Sally will debunk the myths that have surrounded Jackson's life because of his profound disability.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, within the Department of Premier and Cabinet has developed new guidelines to make government services and information accessible to all Victorians from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Public Record Office Victoria and the National Archives of Australia have released walata tyamateetj, a guide to Government archival records about Aboriginal people in Victoria.
You can help the Victorian government to do a better job for people with a disability. The government wants to improve the lives of people with a disability so that they have the same choices and opportunities as everyone in our community.
The Human Rights Law Centre has released an Information Paper and a shorter guide to making submissions to help individuals and organisations give feedback to the Federal Government on its proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act Section 18C. The paper provides an overview of the current law and the…
As Melbourne prepares to host AIDS 2014 in July, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is the first public activation of the City and an important reminder of the global impact of HIV and continuing fight against HIV related stigma and discrimination.
Australia's largest annual not-for-profit sector gathering will feature a host of inspiring speakers, including former Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Julia Gillard.
The 2014 HRAFF program brings world-class films, art exhibitions, special guests and forums that will challenge, touch and inspire audiences from all walks of life.
The Centre for Ethical Leadership presents this Vincent Fairfax Fellowship Speaker Series at 5.30pm on Thursday 22 May 2014.
ME stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, better known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It is estimated that about 180,000 Australians have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, yet 90 per cent of people remain undiagnosed and untreated due to lack of awareness.
Be Deadly Online is Australia's first comprehensive cybersafety resource offering positive, practical advice to help young people online.
The National Mental Health Commission has funded a team of interdisciplinary researchers from across the University of Melbourne to identify evidence of how best to reduce the use of seclusion and restraint in mental health facilities. The team is currently seeking perspectives on good practice and barriers to the reduction…
Thousands of young people aged 12 to 25 come together each year for National Youth Week (NYW), the largest celebration of young people in Australia.
2014 marks 10 years since Michael Long walked to Canberra to get the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people back on the national agenda.
HomeGround, one of Melbourne's largest homelessness service providers, have expanded into the real estate industry to meet the growing demand for housing and support services.
Bringing together international, national and local speakers, the The 2014 VCOSS Summit will to explore issues of change, leadership and new collaborations and how we tell stories that matter in a changing media environment.
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