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Kids adopt can-do attitude

Kids adopt can-do attitude

  STUDENTS at Chaffey Secondary College have teamed up with Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Community Council, creating The Pantry Project 2022 to encourage the community to donate non-expired, unopened food. Roza Taz, 16, who as part of the Student Representative...

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Food bank can barely keep up with emergency demand

Food bank can barely keep up with emergency demand

THE Mildura food bank is looking for new and inventive ways to procure more supplies as it works to meet a swift increase in demand. Andrew Kilroy, who runs Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council's food bank, said requests for assistance have doubled over just...

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SMECC encompassing all in elderly care efforts

SMECC encompassing all in elderly care efforts

SINCE 1979, Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (SMECC) has provided local migrant and refugee communities with a range of services. It also offers a free service to connect people over the age of 65 with supportive services in the district. SMECC is also an...

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Communities find their voice through art

Communities find their voice through art

CULTURALLY and linguistically diverse communities are showcasing their COVID stories and messages, with a new exhibition at the Mildura Arts Centre. Arts exhibition coordinator Emmie Dowling said the exhibition focused on a range of COVID-related issues and ideas....

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Mildura artist expresses her asylum and COVID experiences

Mildura artist expresses her asylum and COVID experiences

A MALAYSIAN asylum seeker, who found her place in Mildura, is just one artist telling her story and experience of the COVID pandemic, through art. Rozita Abu Yamin arrived in Australia just as the clock ticked over to 2019, and two days later, travelled to Mildura...

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A short walk in others’ shoes shaped view of new SMECC boss

A short walk in others’ shoes shaped view of new SMECC boss

AN eye-opening travel experience, coupled with his work as a police sergeant in Mildura, has led Andrew Kilroy to his newest role as executive officer of Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council. Mr Kilroy started in the role last month, taking a break from his...

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Building a safe haven for Mildura’s seasonal workers

Building a safe haven for Mildura’s seasonal workers

Corey Iredale’s local roots run deep. His great-grandfather, Dr Otto Louis Moritz Abramowski, was one of the early settlers of Mildura, and the town’s first doctor. It seems fitting that Corey, with this family legacy, is now playing an instrumental role in...

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Cooking up a solution to meet meal demand

Cooking up a solution to meet meal demand

A SUNRAYSIA food relief service has launched a crowd-funding campaign to urgently raise money to help improve the quality of meals, saying more and more families are reaching out for help. The Mallee FoodHub, run by Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (SMECC),...

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Cash boost for Sunraysia food aid

Cash boost for Sunraysia food aid

A SUNRAYSIA food relief service is able to meet increased demand for food hampers and cooked meals in Sunraysia after receiving another round of government funding. The Victorian Government has announced that Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council would receive...

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Vaccine information for ethnic communities

Vaccine information for ethnic communities

BOOSTER shots and children's vaccinations will be among topics discussed at a session for Sunraysia's ethnic communities next week. The session will be run by Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (SMECC) with the Victorian Department of Health. A host of...

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