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News from the Multicultural Council

A true picture of Australia! Understanding how the 2016 census helps us all!
Every 5 years we are all able to help in a nationwide effort to understand what Australia looks like. We call play an important role in the census and now there are new materials in a range of languages so that everyone can understand why the census is so important.

The Australian
 Bureau of Statistics have prepared census brochures in 24 languages and videos in six languages. To access census brochures click here. For video information in Vietnamese, Arabic, Mandarin and other languages click here
National Multicultural Women's Conference 2016 invites contributors

The National Women's Multicultural Conference will be held from the 3 - 4 November. The conference is an opportunity for collaborative and engaging information sharing and a celebration of the outstanding contribution women from diverse backgrounds make to our society. 

The conference is  calling for abstracts on a range of topics, to be submitted for presentation within the program. For more information on the conference and abstract guidelines please visit
Latin American Film Festival visits Hobart this August
The second Latin American Film Festival is coming back to Tasmania, showcasing some of the biggest Latin films in an exciting cultural event. Organised by the Latin American Embassy's in Canberra, the festival will be held in Hobart from the 19th - 28th August. The film festival is open tot he public and the entire program is free! For more information look in the events section of our newsletter or visit
Multicultural Council of Tasmania Memberships Due!
Thank you to all of our members for your continued support in promoting diversity in Tasmania! The deadline for renewal forms is fast approaching and forms have been sent to all of our member groups and individual members.
Please submit your updated details to Lucie at To download the form or renew online click here
New Premises for Migrant Resource Centre

The Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania) is moving. From Monday 1 August they will be located at KGV Sport and Community Centre in Anfield Street, Glenorchy. There are a number of transport options to the new site, including walking from the Northgate Shopping Centre via pedestrian access. For any assistance on how to find MRC, please call their reception on 03 6221 0999. 

UTAS initiative helps international students get work ready

The University of Tasmania has recently developed a new, two-day program to help international students prepare for work in Australia. The first session was run in Hobart during June, and students visited a number of sites across Hobart to learn more about Australian workplace culture, resume writing and the job interview process. The students heard from various professionals about their qualifications and the career paths that had lead them to the roles they are in today.

The I-PREP Program aims to enhance the international student experience through opportunities in Tasmania, help students identify career paths and goals, and develop their professional profiles. As part of the Program, students had the opportunity to tour Parliament House in Hobart to learn about Tasmania’s democratic and parliamentary practices and procedures and to engage with Members of Parliament. With the students all keen to remain in Tasmania, a visit to Parliament will help provide them with the knowledge to exercise their democratic rights should they chose to make Tasmanian their home permanently.

This program is open to enrolled UTAS students and more information can be found online at

News from around the web

Prejudice and politics don't mix: opinion piece by Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasne. 
Concern for elder migrants as services move online: concern has been raised that some groups are missing out on services. 
'Unwanted Australians' call for official 
acknowledgement: a group of elderly Australians are calling is calling for official recognition that they were treated unfairly by past governments.
New Assistant Multicultural Affairs Minister softens stance on racial discrimination: Senator Seselja has told ABC he would support the Government's position.
- Simple Money Manager tool: a quick and easy budgeting tool available in many languages.
- Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize: An annual competition inviting students in Years 10 and 11 to write an essay or record a speech on one of three questions about racism.

Community Noticeboard

  • The Rotary Club of North Hobart hold a weekly Sunday community market at 71 Letitia st, North Hobart, from 10 am - 2 pm. The club is seeking interest from community members who would like to perform on their stage. For more information visit their Facebook or email
  • Go Movement is a low cost physical activity program suitable for anyone who wishes to exercise at their own pace in a friendly environment. Classes are run by qualified fitness professionals or trained volunteers. Bookings are essential and class fees apply. For more information please contact Glenorchy City Council on (03) 62166394 or visit Glenorchy on the Go
  • Nominations for the Human Rights Award 2016 are now open! For more information or to nominate click here.
  • The Australian Human Rights Commission is interested to hear from supports of 'Racism. It Stops With Me', who are interested in doing coordinated community engagement activities. For more information contact
  • The NAATI Workshop Program is a set of workshops specifically designed to introduce the translating and interpreting industry through the context of NAATI testing. These workshops will provide you with basic information about interpreting or translation techniques and tips on how to prepare for a NAATI accreditation test, with opportunity to ask questions of the workshop facilitators. All workshops will be conducted by experts in the field who will offer a sound, practical understanding of test procedures. Registration is required for all workshops, for more information download the NAATI Tasmania Workshop Program for 2016.
  • Babel is a unique art piece performed in 33 languages. The piece was recently performed at Hobart's Festival of Voices and will also be performed at Ten Days on the Island. Babel is currently looking for more performers for this stunning and unique performance piece. For more information please contact Glen Murray at

Events around Tasmania

Hobart City Demons: Multicultural Day
Join Hobart City Demons for a celebration of multiculturalism in this free game of AFL featuring Hobart City Demons vs. North Launceston! 

Saturday 30th July, 1 pm
Upstairs in Plaister Stand, North Hobart Oval
Nibbles provides (RSVP essential) 

In Pursuit of Purity and Tranquility Exhibition: the creative journey of Professor Wong Shiu Hon
Join for a retrospective in celebration of Professor Wong Shiu Hon's 75th birthday. 
13th & 14th August
10 am - 4 pm
Boardwalk Gallery, Wrest Point
Free entry

Dying to Know Day: cemetery tours
Tour three of Tamania's most iconic cemeteries. All tours are on Monday 8th August
Cornelian Bay, Hobart.
11 am (meet in carpark at 10.45 am)
Carr Villa Memorial Park, Launceston
10.30 am (meet outside Chapel at 10.15 am)
Penguin Cemetery, Penguin
10.30 am (meet at gardens at 10.15 am)
To register visit: Palliative Care Tasmania
Soul Food: a path of light and shade
A unique monthly event held at Bahai Centre of Learning, Hobart.
Join for refreshments, music and readings from around the world.
7th August, 3 pm
Bahai Centre of Learning, Hobart
For more information visit

National Council of Women event: invitation for women to attend talk.
Join the National Council of Women for a special talk by Frances Underwood on the Peter Underwood Education Centre.
17th August, 10 am
Town Hall Conference Room
For more information:
 Olympic themed quiz night
Join Soroptimist International of Hobart for a fundraiser for local projects and disaster relief. 
27th August, 7 pm start

Written on Tea, Bathurst St Hobart
$20 per person (includes Yum Cha)
To book
: click here

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