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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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Mildura conversation cafe brings people together

Mildura conversation cafe brings people together

A MILDURA conversation class to help non-English speaking residents experiencing social isolation has just been recognised by the Victorian Government for its ability to bring people together during COVID-19. The Conversation and Reading Cafe class, which runs every...

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Mildura man finds his voice in a new community

Mildura man finds his voice in a new community

AFTER regaining his ability to walk so he could take himself to class, a Mildura man has been recognised for his efforts to overcome significant barriers to learning English. Omer Ntunzwenimana, who has lived in Mildura for more than two years, was recently announced...

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Pickers on the way for Mildura accommodation hub

Pickers on the way for Mildura accommodation hub

IT'S the quiet before the rush. The newly refurbished accommodation hub for seasonal workers in Mildura has opened and expects its first residents in the next month. The new hub, west of Mildura's CBD, will include 25 accommodation rooms and, with its communal kitchen...

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