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Latest News

Community events in Melbourne in March/April

March and April in Melbourne are packed with multicultural festivals and events. We've got a number of exciting Community Welcome Lunches, Dinners and events coming up and would love for you and your friends/family to join us! Moonee Valley Community Welcome Dinner...

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Smashing stereotypes: Sharing Welcome Dinner Project stories

Since 2014, hundreds of newly arrived and established Victorians have shared their homes, their food and their stories as part of the Welcome Dinner Project. On Sunday 12 February we ran a story sharing event where guests who had attended one or more Welcome...

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Home Dinners and other activities in Brisbane

In the second half of 2016 we held three home Welcome Dinners and attended numerous festivals and workshops to raise awareness about the project. In the process we made some incredible connections: 10 June - Our work with Digital Storytellers began in June at the...

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– Katrina (participant)

Our Collaborators

Spring Financial Group

Spring Financial Group

University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

Amnesty International

Amnesty International

City of Sydney

City of Sydney

Edmund Rice Centre

Edmund Rice Centre

Big

Big

Parramatta City Council

Parramatta City Council

Auburn City Council

Auburn City Council

Melaleuca Refugee Centre

Melaleuca Refugee Centre

Friends Start

Friends Start

City Of Whittlesea

City Of Whittlesea

Westpac Foundation

Westpac Foundation

Welcome To Australia

Welcome To Australia

Waverley Council

Waverley Council

Victorian MultiCulturalism Commission

Victorian MultiCulturalism Commission

Highpoint Shopping Centre

Highpoint Shopping Centre

UTS Community Connections

UTS Community Connections

UTS

UTS

The Couch

The Couch

Tasmanian Leaders

Tasmanian Leaders

SPARK

SPARK

Rotary International

Rotary International

Redfern Community Centre

Redfern Community Centre

Australian Red Cross

Australian Red Cross

Parliament On King

Parliament On King

Nourish Talks

Nourish Talks

Navitas

Navitas

MDA

MDA

Global Leadership Foundation

Global Leadership Foundation

Council Of International Students

Council Of International Students

Companion House

Companion House

City Of Melbourne

City Of Melbourne

Canberra Institute Of Technology

Canberra Institute Of Technology

Brass Network

Brass Network

Booth Trust

Booth Trust

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

APEX

APEX

Rotary

Rotary

Migrant Resource Centre

Migrant Resource Centre

Mercy Family Service

Mercy Family Service

Carad

Carad

The Awesome Foundation

The Awesome Foundation

AHSA

AHSA

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