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eNews No. 17 – July 6 2020

This week’s edition highlights the issues created by the shutdown of Melbourne public housing tenants. It also includes articles and questions from community issues as we move into a new stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

eNews No. 16 – June 29 2020

This week’s edition has a focus on MiCare, a service that support migrants and refugees with a variety of needs ranging from aged care, community settlement, youth and family services, and education and employment programs.

eNews No.15 – June 22 2020

This week’s edition has a focus on Swinburne University. Cultural diversity is at the heart of this university which is evident by the many initiatives undertaken for migrant and refugee students.

eNews No. 14 – June 15 2020

This week’s issue promotes the valuable work undertaken by the Eastern Community Legal Centre, their proactive activities and projects that deliver essential services and keep communities informed and safe.

eNews No. 13 – June 8 2020

This week’s issue promotes Refugee Week 2020 (week commencing Sunday 14 June 2020).  Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society, it also serves to raise awareness of the challenges faced by refugees and their families. 

eNews No. 12 – June 1 2020

This week’s issue has a focus on Eastern Health, their services and recent Eastern Health developments such as where to go for a screening test and visitor restrictions.

eNews No. 11 – May 25 2020

This week, we highlight the work done by the Migrant Information Centre as they continue to provide vital support to families in Ringwood and Box Hill throughout COVID-19. They have adapted to the pandemic by moving group programs, information sessions and community activities online. To find out more, click the link above.

eNews No. 10 – May 18 2020

This week, we continue to delve into the trends of racism and mistreatment occuring due to the coronavirus specifically towards members of Asian-Australian households. We examine and discuss the works of organisations to combat this alongside the potential of the development of a national anti-racism strategy and campaign.

eNews No. 9 – May 11 2020

This week’s edition takes a look at the rising tide of racism in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The Ethical Communities Council of Victoria’s All One Together campaign will redevelop messages delivered through the campaign to address the urgency of keeping all Australians safe and free from facing discrimination. For more information on the program and informartion on relief options during coronavirus click the link above.

eNews No. 8 – May 4 2020

This week’s edition features a message from the CCOEI President Sui Ting Tse and the CCOEI Committee of Management. It also features updates on the RCAA’s COVID-19  Relief Program and the creation of the International Student Emergency Relief Fund by the Victorian Government Last Week

eNews No. 7 – April 27 2020

This week’s edition of CCOEI eNews want to hear from you as our national peak, the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA), wants to hear how COIVD-19 has impacted migrants and people of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds living in Australia. We also take a deeper look at how coronavirus has effected those with temporary visas and how the financial repercussions of COVID-19 are impacting migrant workers

eNews No. 6 – April 20 2020

This week, CCOEI’s eNews focuses on the federal government’s recent policy involving Refugees, Migrants and temporary visa holders impacted by COVID-19. Unfortunately, with this policy there is room for people to be left behind without the proper support. Thus we have tried to lay out a number of support and service options for these communities to ensure that we all remain safe during coronavirus

eNews No. 5 – April 13 2020

This edition includes a message from the Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission on the pandemic, updates on the Victorian State of Emergency and a complete collection of multilingual COVID-19 Health Translations.

eNews No. 4 – April 6 2020 

This edition discusses the Australian Government’s response plan to aid people with a disability, the call for social cohesion and community action by the Ethnic Community Council of Victoria and the newest update by the Department of Home Affairs.

eNews No. 3 – March 30 2020

This edition focuses on the efforts the Australian and Victorian Governments have taken to combat COVID-19 including the shutdown of nonessential services, the Box Hill Hospital’s COVID-19 Screening Clinic and Eastern Health visitor restrictions

eNews No. 2 – March 23 2020 

This edition includes connections to a variety of in-language advice and information  on the COVID-19 epidemic and the impact it is having on multicultural communities in the Eastern Region.

eNews No. 1 – March 2 2020 

This edition includes details on the Refugee Sponsorship Reform Program pushed by Monash Council, an explanation of the Community Development Fund conducted by Knox Council and the Monthly Actions from The Refugee Council of Australia’s #YearofWelcome