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Young Mildura men show the way to vaccinated safety

Young Mildura men show the way to vaccinated safety

OLIVIER Kamanzi and Mugenzi Jackson have shown the way for Mildura's Congolese community to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The friends hope to encourage the rest of their community to join them in being fully vaccinated, despite some hesitancy. "At the moment there...

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Mildura food hub needs support, says councillor

Mildura food hub needs support, says councillor

    MILDURA Council has been urged to throw its support behind a service that distributes food to those most in need. Victorian Government funding for the Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (SMECC) Food Relief Project runs out by the middle of next...

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Worker housing ‘safe and equitable’, says SMECC

Worker housing ‘safe and equitable’, says SMECC

  A NEW 56-bed accommodation centre for seasonal workers will offer "safe and equitable" accommodation for seasonal workers in Mildura. Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council pastoral care co-ordinator Corey Iredale said seasonal workers having access to...

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Vaccine journey starts with information

Vaccine journey starts with information

A TEAM of workers at Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (SMECC) has been hard at work translating information on the coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccines for Sunraysia's seasonal worker community. "A lot of people, the first time I met them, said no (to the...

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Sunraysia food relief at full stretch dealing with quarantine

Sunraysia food relief at full stretch dealing with quarantine

SUNRAYSIA'S community relief services were overwhelmed this week as hundreds of households were thrown into isolation at short notice amid Mildura's COVID-19 outbreak. Sunraysia's community food relief hub, operated at the Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council...

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Funding boost for SMECC’s growing menu

Funding boost for SMECC’s growing menu

PRE-prepared meals are now on the menu at Sunraysia's food relief hub after the organisation received a $93,000 funding boost. Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (SMECC) received the funding in a snap funding round announced by the Victorian Government after...

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Seasonal worker grant

Seasonal worker grant

THE Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (SMECC) has received a $450,000 grant to support 600 seasonal workers with work, accommodation and transport. The grant was announced under the Andrews Government’s $6 million Seasonal Workforce Accommodation Program...

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Boost for local food services

Boost for local food services

FOOD relief services in Sunraysia will be strengthened after the region scored almost $750,000 in Victorian Government funding this week. Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (SMECC) received $74,817 and the Red Cliffs Community Resource Centre (RCCRC) awarded...

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