Latest updates and community news.

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Leadership and governance program

Aug 26, 2020
Are you ready to step up to a board position? Applications are now open for OMI's 2020 Leadership and Governance Program
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The importance of sleeping safely for babies

Aug 13, 2020
Red Nose Australia offers translated resources on protecting your babies

Communities celebrate Eid al-Adha

Aug 3, 2020
Three Western Australians have shared stories and memories of what Eid means to them

Refugee Week 2020 - Assadullah's story

Jul 14, 2020
Celebrating Refugee Week 2020 - Meet Assadullah who came to Australia in 2010 as an asylum seeker

Ageing in Multicultural Western Australia report

Jul 1, 2020
This report provides a review and analysis of the demographic, social and economic data for older Western Australians from CaLD backgrounds
COVID-19 coronavirus

COVID-19 information and updates

Jun 10, 2020
Latest novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information, updates and resource sourced from all of WA's government agencies

The State Government condemns acts of racism and hate

Jun 9, 2020
Statement by Minister Papalia: At a time when we are facing unparalleled challenges, I find instances of racism in our community to be repugnant

Support for seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jun 9, 2020
Older people can be at a greater risk of adverse health outcomes as a result of COVID-19

New policy heralds a more inclusive community

Mar 30, 2020
The WA Multicultural Policy Framework will ensure all Western Australians have the opportunity to participate equitably in civic, social, economic and cultural life

Harmony Week—a time to celebrate cultural diversity

Mar 30, 2020
Harmony Week is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our vibrant multicultural State
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Everyone's invited to Tết New Year Festival

Jan 31, 2020
​​​​​​Tết Nguyên Đán returns to Wanneroo Showgrounds this Friday and Saturday

Funding for EDAC to support the vulnerable

Jan 30, 2020
​​​​Western Australia's Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) has received $638,584 as a Lotterywest grant from the State Government, to help purchase and fit-out a new head office, complete with an accessibility lift and furniture
Minister Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA with new baristas from CaLD backgrounds complete training course on the road to jobs in the hospitality industry

CaLD employment initiative to fuel love of coffee

Jan 30, 2020
Fourteen new baristas will be unleashing their skills across Perth after completing the Australia Arab Association's Beginners Barista course
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Grants now available for community language schools

Jan 29, 2020
​Community language schools are invited to apply for grants through the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) to support school administration and operation costs

Happy Year of the Rat!

Jan 24, 2020
This week, many Western Australians will join more than a billion people around the world in celebrating Chinese New Year, which starts on 25 January
WA Multicultural Awards

Nominations now open for the WA Multicultural Awards 2020

Nov 5, 2019
​​Do you know someone who is a champion of multiculturalism in WA? Perhaps you know about an initiative that promotes social cohesion and cultural diversity? ​
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WA Interpreter Scholarships: BIC face-to-face course

Oct 18, 2019
Scholarships for practising interpreters for some in-demand languages

WA Interpreter Scholarships: TAFE SA online program (closed)

Oct 3, 2019
Scholarships are now available for online training for practising interpreters

Ancient Persian romance to captivate Perth

Sep 27, 2019
​Western Australia's culturally diverse arts scene is embracing an ancient tale of romance, love and separation — and giving it new life
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