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SMRC delivering services during COVID-19

STAGE 3 is now in operation The Victorian Government is directing all Victorians to stay at home, restricting sporting, cultural, recreational and commercial activities to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The message is clear, if you can stay home, you must stay home. On the advice of the…...

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MEDIA RELEASE – Dance Up! Australia

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 MEDIA RELEASE Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre (SMRC) is delighted to announce funding for an innovative initiative called Dance Up! Australia – designed to engage with newly arrived migrants and refugees and women to participate in physical activity through the learning and sharing of various cultural…...

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Translated links for COVID-19 updates

STAYING APART, KEEPS US TOGETHER Translated coronavirus information from the Victorian Government is available online in the following languages: Amharic www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/amharic Arabic www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/arabic Assyrian www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/assyrian Bengali www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/bengali Burmese www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/burmese Chaldean www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/chaldean Chin www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/chinhakha Chinese including Cantonese, Mandarin, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/chinese Croatian www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/croatian Dari www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/dari Dinka www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/dinka English…...

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Virtual ART exhibition, INFINITY

Shegofa Rahimi virtual ART exhibition, INFINITY SMRC is thrill to present to you our first virtual art exhibition. All painting are for sale. Download the catalogue HERE Enquiries can be made directly to Shegofa via: s.rahimi18@hotmail.com...

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Refugee Week 2020 – virtual event calendar

Join us as we take our ONE WORLD FESTIVAL online. In its 9th year, SMRC is thrilled to bring you a virtual calendar of sport & culture. Each day – we will post to Facebook a sport and art event. You can follow the event calendar, join in the competitions,…...

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THANK YOU! National Volunteer Week

It’s National Volunteer Week! At SMRC we are so incredibly grateful to our volunteers who give their time and passion to help SMRC deliver our services. National Volunteer Week is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. At this uncertain time we feel that it…...

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It’s Careers Week!

Celebrate Careers Week with us; throughout the whole of May 2020 you can: • Book a one-on-one session to work on your resume • Book a mock job interview to practice and build confidence • Receive regular careers tip sheets throughout May Email crystal@smrc.org.au or text me 0407 880 209…...

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Working for Victoria – Jobseekers

Working for Victoria The $500 million Working for Victoria initiative helps Victorians, including people who have lost their jobs due to the economic impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19), find new work opportunities. Some of these roles will provide vital contributions to our state’s response to the pandemic. This site supports Victorians…...

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Keeping up your physical health during COVID-19

There are so many important reasons to stay active at this time: •    Exercise can help strengthen our immune system which is of great importance during this pandemic. •    Exercise decreases stress and anxiety which is crucial to all of us at a time when we are facing great uncertainty…...

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Know the COVID-19 facts (in your language)

Find the facts! Three great sources for resources about COVID-19 in other languages. 1) Resources include fact sheets, guidelines and other publications from the Australian Government Arabic Chinese English Vietnamese Farsi Italian Korean Spanish Swahilli  Tigrinya Greek Chin Hazaragi Kurdi 2) Visit Australian Government YouTube channel to view SBS’s COVID-19…...

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