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Latest updates and community news.

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WA soars into the Year of the Dragon

Feb 12, 2024
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
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Finalists announced for WA Italian Team of the Century

Feb 12, 2024
Fifty finalists have been selected from 157 nominees to be a part of the inaugural WA Italian Team of the Century.
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Local Government Elections 2023

Oct 3, 2023
Toolkit for community groups
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Enhancements to KidSport program

Aug 28, 2023
The KidSport program has doubled from $150 to $300 worth of vouchers per eligible child, per financial year, helping families who are struggling to cover the cost of registering their children.
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Conversations about the referendum through a human rights lens

Aug 28, 2023
The human rights commission has released an educational resource kit for the 2023 referendum.
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Multicultural Health Directory

Aug 25, 2023
The WA Health Multicultural Health Services Directory has been updated and for the first time is available as an online inventory.
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CaLD definition factsheet

Aug 21, 2023
CaLD applies to groups and individuals who differ according to religion, language, and ethnicity, and whose ancestry is other than Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-Celtic.
Outstanding community language teacher of the year 2023

Teacher wins State award for inspiring passion for language

Aug 15, 2023
Mrs Poornima Mayurathan has won the 2023 Outstanding Community Language Teacher of the Year Award for her commitment and dedication to language and cultural learning
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$3 million Community Capital Works Fund now open

Aug 14, 2023
Grants of up to $250,000 to support individual projects that involve capital works for maintenance, refurbishment, upgrades, or extensions of existing facilities.
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Funding boost for vital language teaching in community schools

Aug 10, 2023
53 community language schools have been funded through the Western Australian Community Languages Program.
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Multicultural Cooking Series

Jun 28, 2023
with Dr Tony Buti MLA

Reflections on Refugee Week

Jun 22, 2023
Refugee Week is Australia's peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and to celebrate and acknowledge the positive contributions that they have made to Australian society. The theme of Refugee Weeks for 2023-2025 is 'finding freedom'.
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Launch of Office of Multicultural Interests Strategic Plan 2023-2026

Apr 11, 2023
The Office of Multicultural Interests Strategic Plan 2023-2026 has been launched at Parliament House by Hon Dr Tony Buti, Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, and Ms Lanie Chopping, Director General, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Tony Buti: I’ll never forget my childhood as a target of racist name-calling

Mar 21, 2023
Hon Dr Tony Buti MLA, Minister for Citizenship of Multicultural Interests, discusses the importance of Harmony Week in an Op Ed with The West Australian.
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Champions of equity and inclusion celebrated at Multicultural Awards

Mar 13, 2023
The Western Australian Multicultural Awards 2023 have recognised 10 individuals and 5 organisations for their outstanding contributions to multiculturalism and culturally and linguistically diverse communities throughout the State.

Graduates celebrate program completion

Nov 10, 2022
Twenty graduates of OMI's Leadership and Governance Program have been honoured at a special ceremony hosted by the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, Hon Tony Buti MLA.

Scholarships increase pool of trained and credentialed interpreters

Nov 3, 2022
Sixteen scholarship recipients have successfully completed the Foundations in Translating and Interpreting course

Outstanding Community Languages Teacher of the Year Award 2022

Sep 2, 2022
Ms Cristina Tian wins Outstanding Community Languages Teacher of the Year Award
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