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MCAN Commences Preparation for Cultural Diversity Week

Multicultural Community Action Network (MCAN) members have been making plans for Cultural Diversity Week. This year, Cultural Diversity Week will have the theme “Racism, Stigma and Discrimination in Health”. The week-long event will celebrate of the diversity of our...

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Mental Health Commission Must Reflect Victoria’s Diversity

Last year, the premier announced Labor would establish Australia’s first royal commission into Victoria’s mental health system if re-elected. Since Labor's re-election, submissions to the commission have flooded in. CEH welcomes the commitment to a commission. But we...

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Discrimination has Lasting Health Impacts

Sunday’s rally in St Kilda is another example of the African Australian community being used as a political pawn in a larger debate about law and order and immigration when there is lots of research on the positive benefits of multiculturalism.   There is clear...

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Xenophobia at Miss Universe Pageant?

In a recent Facebook Live, Miss USA spoke about two other contestants in a way that suggested everyone should be able to speak English. Despite the fact that they were in Thailand at the time. “Miss Cambodia is here and doesn’t speak any English, and not a single...

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Five important things we learnt at our World AIDS day Event

For World AIDS Day, the Multicultural Community Action Network (MCAN) held a forum on 8 December 2018 to advocate, campaign and inform the community about new prevention, treatment and care strategies for HIV. Under the unifying theme ‘prevention for all’, migrants,...

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80 workshops delivered by CEH in 2018

Trainers Jolyon Burford, Siri Gunawardana and Spase Veljanovski delivered 80 workshops and presentations throughout Victoria and interstate. Siri got the most holiday sounding venue – Noosa (it was South Brisbane, but whatever).

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CEH congratulates winners of Victorian Election

Congratulations to Premier Daniel Andrews and the Labour Party on winning the state election on Saturday. CEH believes the victory of the Labour Party is the victory of inclusion and multiculturalism that all Victorians value. Victoria has chosen social cohesion over division

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MCAN grant recipient excels in Craigieburn

On World Refugee Day on June 20, CEH announced the winners of our first community grants program. The Multicultural Community Action Network (MCAN) grant of $2000 was for projects benefiting refugee and migrant communities.  The Hume Afghan Community Association was...

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