TJP | WEBINAR | Meet leaders from the global trans resistance | Transgender Awareness Week | Monday 13–Sunday 19 November 2023

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Webinars have been designed to help educate and inform the broader public on the attacks on trans lives, equip allies to help support the trans people in their community, and empower people to push back against the anti-trans lobby here in Australia.

Help us to get the word out by sharing these events through your networks and on social media.

WEBINAR | The Global Fight for Trans Justice | Wednesday 15 November 2023 | 7pm AEDT

Hear from key advocates in the UK, US, Canada, and so-called Australia about the global fight for trans justice. You will get to hear about the lessons learned, the ways the anti-trans lobby is organising globally, and most importantly, how we can fight back here at home.

This is a must for anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of the attacks on trans lives and what we can do to make a difference. 
  • Where: online event is held via Zoom. Access link will be sent to your email 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: online via Humanitix

WEBINAR | Conversations for Trans Justice | Tuesday 21 November 2023 | 7pm AEDT

This online training will teach you how to talk to your friends, family, and coworkers about trans justice, how to challenge disinformation, and give you strategies and resources you can use to educate those in your community.

On the webinar we will also launch our brand new conversations guide. The guide will bring together a number of the skills and frameworks we introduce in the training in a simple resource.
  • Where: online event is held via Zoom. Access link will be sent to your email 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: online via Humanitix

In solidarity for trans justice,
Jackie Turner (she/her), Director


Trans Justice Project (TJP)

EQPR | DEVELOPING | Your Adaptive Leadership Capacity: Join our program in Melbourne | 28-30 May 2024

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Seeking to elevate your leadership to drive LGBTIQA+ inclusion within your organisation?

Are you a member of an Employee Resource Group (ERG) looking to enhance your leadership skills? Or perhaps you're just starting out, finding your footing and navigating ways to overcome challenges?

We're excited to invite you to our new Adaptive Leadership Program in Melbourne on 28-30 May 2024.
Our program is designed for ERG leads who are driving change within their organisations to foster inclusive workplace cultures. Whether you lead a DEI initiative, belong to an Employee Resource Group (ERG), or aspire to enhance your leadership skills, this program is your catalyst for growth.


The Equality Project (EQPR)
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ECCV | UPDATING | eBulletin #40 | October 2023

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We are deeply concerned about the escalating conflict in Gaza and Israel, and we acknowledge that it is causing immense suffering for many here in Victoria. 

Our hearts break for everyone affected by this humanitarian crisis, both at home and abroad, and our thoughts are with all those who are hurting and grieving. 
ECCV remains committed to supporting our multicultural and multifaith communities across the state to come together in unity and understanding. During these difficult times, it is imperative that we keep up our efforts to foster respectful dialogue, and protect the democratic right to peaceful protest.
We cannot allow the unfolding events to fracture the social cohesion and harmony that is one of Victoria’s greatest strengths. It is essential that we all do our part to nurture our shared values of respect, dignity and inclusion. Read our full statement on the conflict here.
The past several weeks have also been dark and mournful for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia. While we are deeply disappointed by the outcome of the Voice referendum, we recognise the strength and resilience of First Nations communities, and are grateful for the generosity and courage of the First Nations Elders and leaders we were privileged to work alongside.
ECCV will continue to strengthen partnership and dialogue between First Nations communities and multicultural communities, and we look forward to continuing to work with First Nations communities and government to ensure a brighter future for all Victorians.
Eddie Micallef, Chairperson


INVITING | ECCV Annual General Meeting 2023 | Thursday 30 November 2023

ECCV's 2023 Annual General Meeting will be held on the evening and we are pleased to host our AGM at the Maltese Community Council of Victoria in Parkville once again, and we warmly invite our members, friends and supporters to attend. We look forward to sharing more information soon, including details about our keynote speaker. 

CALLING | Nominate for ECCV Board Director vacancies

Nominations for the 2023-25 ECCV Board of Directors are now open, with elections taking place at the AGM. Board members serve two-year terms and are responsible for overseeing the governance of ECCV. Eligible candidates are invited to submit their nomination by 2 November. Please note only current financial Ordinary Members can nominate and vote at the election. 

ADVISING | Multicultural Framework Review submission

ECCV has made a submission to the federal government's Multicultural Framework Review, which is looking at how Australia's policies, institutions and laws can better meet the needs of migrant and refugee communities. Informed by consultations with our key stakeholders and members, the submission makes 26 recommendations across areas such as employment, health and citizenship. 

WORKSHOPPING | Mental health and intersectionality

ECCV is delivering capacity-building workshops for mental health practitioners to help participants work not only more effectively but in a respectful and culturally responsive way.  The workshops explore the importance of lived experience and how to integrate an intersectional, lived experience lens into mental health practice. 

GIVING | Feedback for Pre-Budget Submission 2024-25

ECCV is preparing our Pre-Budget Submission, and invite feedback from our members and stakeholders about what the priority areas and key challenges are for migrant and refugee communities across the state in the year ahead. 

REPORTING | ECCV presentation at Embolden 2023

ECCV was pleased to take part in the Embolden National Conference 2023, held in Daylesford earlier this month. The conference brought together service providers, researchers, policymakers, community leaders and seniors of diverse backgrounds to look at how to combat ageism and build respect for older people. ECCV's presentation explored the links between Islam and ageing.

 Opportunities and Resources 

HEARING | Your say: improving reporting pathways for racism

Have your say on how to better support Victorians who experience racism. We invite you to take a short survey for a research project led by Victoria University in partnership with ECCV and the Islamic Council of Victoria, with funding from VicHealth. The project will inform recommendations on how to improve reporting pathways and support services for people who experience racism. 

PUBLISHING | New Golden Years eMagazine out now

The latest edition of Golden Years, ECCV's eMagazine for seniors from migrant and refugee backgrounds as well as the multicultural aged care sector, is out now. Featured in the Spring issue are stories exploring Australia's first club supporting Nigerian seniors, a Melbourne program helping aged care residents overcome language barriers and the importance of intersectionality in aged care. 


Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria (ECCV)
Address: Suite 101, 398 Sydney Road, Coburg Vic 3058
Tel: (03) 9354 9555

PPLS | ENGAGING | At the Library | November 2023

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CELEBRATING | Happy Birthday Vegemite!

Happy Birthday to Vegemite, today it celebrates 100 years!

Did you know that Vegemite was invented in Port Phillip?
22 million jars are still produced locally every year.

Our local history team has put together a range of information to help share the wonderful story that is Vegemite. 

Come and visit our Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre to learn about the incredible history of this humble product that has put roses in cheeks for over a century.

ENGAGING | Ed Le Brocq Author Talk | Thursday 2 November 2023 | 6.30–7.30pm

Have you ever wondered where our music comes from?

How did we arrive here, a place where we can have a hundred musicians on stage executing the wildest rhythms, a singer performing the most heartbreaking of melodies? 

Join us at St Kilda library for a talk from author and ABC presenter Ed Le Brocq about his new book, Sound Bites.

JOINING | BIG Library Read | Thursday 2–Thursday 16 November 2023

From November 2 to 16, you can be part of the world's largest online book club, join the global discussion and win prizes! 

Big Library Read (BLR), facilitated by Libby/OverDrive, is a reading program that connects readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.

Participants in the BLR also have a chance to win a BLR prize pack, including a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Tablet, a cozy book blanket, a copy of Artie and the Wolf Moon and a cool Libby mug!

We are also asking people to share their thoughts and opinions about the book online and as part of the global discussion. Simply use #BigLibraryRead on social media from November 2-16th to enter!

Winners will be selected on 16 November 2023.

GIVING | FREE Hearing Checks | Wednesday 8 November 2023 | 9am–3pm

Visit the Hearing Australia bus outside St Kilda Library and you can:
  • Receive a free 15-minute hearing check
  • Speak with Hearing Australia's friendly staff about good hearing health
  • Find information on a range of common hearing issues
  • Where: St Kilda Library, 150 Carlisle Street, St Kilda Victoria 3182
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: online via Trybooking

ENGAGING | South Melbourne Market Popup Library | Wednesday 8 November 2023 | 10am–12.30pm

For ages 0-5, join the Port Phillip Library Service for a morning of books, songs and craft at the South Melbourne Market! 
  • Design your own paper crown with jewels and glitter.
  • Enjoy Storytime with fantastic tales and dancing songs.
  • Get artistic with colouring and make your unique badge.
  • Library Signup and information on what's on offer.
  • Where: South Melbourne Market Food Hall Courtyard
  • Cost: Free event, no need to book!
  • Find out more

PLAYING | Hunger Games Trivia | Friday 10 November 2023 | 4–5pm

Join us at the St Kilda Library for a trivia competition celebrating one of the most popular book series of all time, and the release of the newest film!

Register as a team or as a single tribute and test your knowledge of the three books and four movies of the original Hunger Games series.

Victors will walk away with a voucher for two to see the newest film, "A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes"! And may the odds be ever in your favour!

ENGAGING | Dr Rachel Matthews Author Talk and Writing Workshop | Saturday 11 November 2023 | 10.30am–12.30pm

Dr Rachel Matthews, author and lecturer at RMIT/ACU University is discussing her lauded book, "Never Look Desperate".  Afterwards, Dr Matthews will lead you through a workshop and writing activities.
"Matthews’ voice is funny and wry and heartbreakingly honest. She has empathy for everyone – even those of us who, like Bernard, are a little bit hopeless but not entirely without hope" – Toni Jordan
Proudly presented by The Friends of Emerald Hill Library.

JOINING | Garage Sale Trail 2023 | Saturday–Sunday | 11–12 & 18–19 November 2023

Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s festival of pre-loved stuff. Across two weekends in November, thousands of garage sales will pop up across the country.

Registering to host a garage sale is free, and hosts receive support to make their sale as successful as possible, including:
  • free promotional resources 
  • free online workshops covering tips and tricks for selling (Trail Tutorials). 
Use the link below to visit our webpage and learn how to get involved.

SIPPING | Tea and Tech for Seniors | Tuesday 14–Tuesday 12 December 2023 | 10am–12noon

Meet new friends and learn how to get the most out of your smart phone, tablet, or laptop!

Our everyday tech skills program offers fun and interactive weekly group sessions for seniors, to develop their digital skills. You will be supported and encouraged to make the most of your personal devices in a safe and inclusive learning environment. Come along and learn more!
  • Read more
  • Where: Port Melbourne Library
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: essential, 5 week program, to secure your spot call us on (03) 9209 6644 or online via Trybooking

ENGAGING | Susie Anderson in conversation with Jeanine Leane Author Talk | Thursday 16 November 2023 | 6.30–7:30pm

Join First Nations authors Susie Anderson and Jeanine Leane as they discuss their writing practice. 

Wergaia and Wemba Wemba writer Susie Anderson's poetry and non-fiction writing about art, artists, memory, place and love has been published widely in print and online. 

Jeanine Leane is a Wiradjuri writer, poet and academic. Her first volume of poetry, Dark Secrets After Dreaming: A.D. 1887–1961 won the 2010 Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry and her first novel, Purple Threads, won the David Unaipon Award for an unpublished Indigenous writer in 2010.

ENGAGING | Alli Parker Author Talk | Tuesday 21 November 2023 | 6.30–7.30pm

Join us at St Kilda Library as Alli Parker discusses her debut novel, At the Foot of the Cherry Tree.  A stirring story of love and hope, based on the incredible true story of Australia's first Japanese war bride and a love that changed a nation forever.

Alli Parker is a Japanese-Australian author and screenwriter, with a background in script editing and script co-ordinating on projects like the Utopia and Jack Irish TV series.

 Regular Clubs and Events 

TALKING | Conversation Cafe | Every Tuesday | 1.30–2.30pm

Join us at our FREE Conversation Cafe at St Kilda Library, where you can practise English in a fun and relaxed environment. 

ASSISTING | One-on-one Device Advice

Get technology assistance with your phones, tablets or laptops at the library! 

WORKSHOPPING | Fix A Bike Flat | Every fourth Thursday | 6.30–7.30pm

FREE Monthly workshop on bike repair and maintenance, hosted by the St Kilda Bike Kitchen

WEBINAR | Ben's Book Club | Fourth Tuesday each month | from 7.30pm AEST

Join Ben Hobson in conversation with a new author each month in this FREE online book club hosted by Libby.
  • Find out more
  • Where: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: register for your Ben's Book Club spot and receive the event zoom link and emails about upcoming events, online via Eventbrite


Port Phillip Library Service (PPLS)
City of Port Phillip
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Australia
Telephone: 03 9209 6655

CHUFFED | RAISING | Awareness, Support and Funds towards Moving Beyond Coal, Greyhound Rescue, Chalumbin Preservation, Strathbogie Forest Conservation, Keeping Homeless Mob Dry, Resisting Drought and Bushfire threat at Animal Sanctuary

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AUST | FOE | CAMPAIGNING | For Moving Beyond Coal

Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has approved 4 new climate-wrecking coal mines in just 6 months. And she has 25 more proposals on her desk.

Friends of the Earth Australia's (FOE) Move Beyond Coal launched a billboard opposite her Sydney office to send her a message that the Australian public won’t stand for blatant inaction on the climate crisis. They are SO CLOSE to raising the funds they need to keep the billboard up, can you help?

Help send the critical message to STOP approving new coal mines!

NSW | GRRE | RAISING | Funds for new Noodle Wagon

This dedicated rescue finds loving forever homes for greyhounds no longer wanted by the racing industry. 

As I’m sure you can imagine, these hounds have been through a lot in their lives. Their last hurdle is the journey to their safe haven at Greyhound Rescue (GRRE). 

But right now the team are picking up hounds in a nearly 20-year-old van that has seen better days. It’s either that or they risk having them transported to them which can be dangerous.

Poor Jaskier was brought to Greyhound Rescue in a previous owner's van without air conditioning and had some life-threatening heat stress. 

Thankfully he recovered, but the rescue wants to make sure that never happens again by having the best wheels available for the job. 

They need our help to upgrade to a more modern, safe and spacious van to make rides more comfortable, for vulnerable rescues like Jaskier who need it. 

Can you help these angels get a comfier ride for these precious animals?

QLD | RRA | RAISING | Funds for Chalumbin Documentary: the New Franklin?

If the proposed wind development at Chalumbin (QLD) was a coal mine, there would be huge public outcry to stop it. Yet the proposal to bulldoze native tropical forest right next to a World Heritage-listed area is just one step away from approval.

Sacrificing Koala habitat for so-called "green" energy simply doesn't make sense.

While transitioning to greener energy sources is essential, it shouldn't come at the expense of our endangered species and a highly biodiverse old-growth forest. 

The good news is, the construction hasn't started yet, so there's still time to stop it!

"We need to show the world the real and immediate threat these wind farms pose to Queensland's beloved Koalas and their habitat. We want to make a compelling case for the importance of preserving this extraordinary wilderness."

Rainforest Reserves Australia (RRA) needs our help to share this message far and wide in a powerful documentary "The Transition to Extinction." 

Can you help to ensure that Chalumbin is protected and remains a sanctuary for our beloved Koalas?

VIC | LfF | SAVING | Strathbogie Forest and The Greater Glider

The Greater Glider is an endangered cutie that most people know little about.

These little animals keep their babies in their pouches for three months, all the while gliding over 100 metres between trees!

Lawyers for Forests (LfF) and Save Our Strathbogie Forest are so in love with these little cuties, and really need our help to make sure they don't go extinct from human actions.

The group is taking legal action to make sure that planned burns are as safe as they can be for this endangered cutie and the hollow trees that they call home.

Will you stand with these animal lovers to protect an animal with no voice of its own?

QLD | DJK | KEEPING | Homeless Mob Dry this Wet Season

Things are getting really urgent with the wet season's arrival. We have a few families who we’d love to be able to house before the rain comes in. One particular family has 4 kids in 2 tents with them and if we can raise enough it’ll hopefully house them. 

We also urgently need to set up safe spots, waterproof camps and get some decent wet weather camping gear for those who haven't found a roof yet.

We're not gonna let an Elder or a family get soaked when sleeping on the streets.

But we can't do this alone. We need your help.

Anything you can donate will make a huge difference for our Elders, our wise knowledge keepers, carers, and survivors, who shouldn't be on the streets. But they are, and it's not right.

All donations go DIRECTLY to helping these mob. We DO NOT take Admin fees etc like the big NGO’s and we can provide a 24/7 immediate response to need, as long as we have the resources to do so.  We will continue to look after our own to the best of our abilities! 

BIG love
-DJ Kirra, Damo, Aunty Tam, Nathan and Jess.

NSW | DPT | RESISTING | Drought and Bushfire threat at Animal Sanctuary

Deep Peace Trust are the largest animal sanctuary in Australia and every day we look after hundreds of animals and wildlife, all of whom have been through life-threatening circumstances.

Generosity and commitment to our mission have been instrumental in getting us to where we are today, and we want to keep you in the loop.

I'm reaching out to you today because we are currently facing the looming and quite frankly terrifying threat of drought and bushfires. To say the least it has put a heavy burden on our sanctuary, making it increasingly difficult for us to provide the care and safety our animal residents deserve.

We urgently need to establish comprehensive fire preparations to ensure the safety of our animal residents ahead of time. This includes installing surveillance cameras to monitor different parts of the property, equipping our buildings with sprinkler systems, and repairing fences that were damaged during past flooding years. 

In addition, the operational costs for our sanctuary have soared. To ensure our animals have enough to eat during the drought, we've just taken delivery of over $30,000 worth of hay. This hay will serve as a crucial backup to feed our animals, but as you can see the bill is substantial.

As we navigate this dire situation, we would be deeply honoured if you would consider supporting us with a monthly donation as we prepare as best we can to survive this season of heat, drought and fire. 

Your donation, regardless of its size, plays a vital role in securing the future of our sanctuary and the well-being of the animals we cherish. 

We understand that these are challenging times for many, and your support means the world to us. In the past, we've been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of our supporters. During bushfires and difficult winters, you've stood by our side and helped us protect and care for our animal residents.

On behalf of all the animals and our entire sanctuary family, we extend our deepest gratitude for your compassion and support. Your generosity will touch lives and help us weather this challenging period. Together, we can ensure that A Place of Peace remains a sanctuary where animals find love, safety, and care for years to come.


Team Chuffed
Address: Level 2, 60 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

TJP | RAISING | Awareness, Funds and Support to deliver Trans Justice

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Over the last four weeks our Trans Justice Project delivered over 116 copies of the "Fuelling Hate" report to more than 88 politicians, all over the country. 

Together, we called on our leaders to stand with us against the attacks on trans lives and take urgent action to defend our communities from hate.

I want to congratulate every one of you who took part in this action. I know how scary it can feel to walk into an MP's office, but what you have done is incredibly important. 
  1. Firstly, for many MP's and electorate staff this may have been the first time that they had met a person who is trans. And we know that when people know someone who is trans, they are far more likely to support our right to thrive.
  2. Secondly, because of your actions this report is now being discussed in a number of government bodies, electorate offices, and civil society organisations. Organisations have been getting in touch to let us know how important this data is and how blown away they are with our ability to put this report in front of our decision-makers.
  3. And finally, we now know that the opponents of equality are scared of what we are achieving together. We were featured in the Australian Christian Lobby’s latest video newsletter (an organisation with a history of opposing LGBTQIA+ equality) where they chose to spend four long minutes discussing the report and attempting to discredit our findings. 
It is clear that we are having a huge impact.

However, the anti-trans lobby is continuing its work to undermine our rights. Just last week Senator Antic introduced a heinous new bill to outlaw gender-affirming care.
The bill is unlikely to pass, but that’s not the point - they are hoping to stoke a cruel debate about whether trans people deserve to make decisions about their own lives and care. 

We need to fight back. That's why we are planning to bring together 100 trans leaders for a critical strategy retreat in 2024. At this retreat we will build our plan to win a future where trans people are safe, celebrated and free.
In solidarity for trans justice,
Jackie Turner (she/her), Director


Trans Justice Project (TJP)

ILF | GIVING | The Gift of Reading this Festive Season Appeal | October 2023

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Yamandhu marang

Help us to put more books into the hands of children living in remote Communities by contributing to our 2023 Festive Appeal
Donate $20, $50 or $100 and we’ll send you a beautiful card with artwork of a jarrampa (cherabin) or a family going hunting or a jarranga (buffalo) or a pirntany (stingray) that you can gift to family or friends.

Looking for the perfect festive gift for kids?

Shop our range of books produced by First Nations peoples including bilingual children’s books and stories from remote Communities. Purchase now and beat the festive rush! 


Simply donate to our 2023 Festive Appeal and help us to continue to make books with remote Communities for First Nations children.


Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF)
Address: 17/207 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9280 0644
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AGMC | ISSUING | Statement Regarding Crisis In Gaza And Israel | Sunday 21 October 2023

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The AGMC Inc wishes to make a statement regarding the current crisis in Gaza and Israel.

We recognise we have members directly or indirectly affected by the events unfolding and as a multi-faith, multi-cultural LGBTIQA+ organisation, we stand in support of all civilians affected by this devastating crisis.

We offer our condolences to all AGMC members who have lost loved ones in the region.

We hope the violence ends as soon as possible, and that peaceful just decisions are made so this never happens again.

Yours sincerely

National Committee, Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council Inc. (AGMC)
Address: Victorian Pride Centre 78-81 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda VIC 3182

VTMH | WEBINAR | Exploring the role of Bicultural Workers in Mental Health Services: A joint Alfred Mental and Addiction Health, Better Health Network and Federation University research project | Wednesday 22 November 2023 | 3pm–4pm

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Access to equitable and culturally safe mental health services for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds remains problematic due to a variety of factors.

As acknowledged during the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. There is limited published work that has examined the role of bicultural workers (BCWs) within mental health settings.

The overall aim of this joint research study is to explore the role and benefits of engaging Bicultural Workers in the delivery of mental health care within acute and community based mental health services.

This presentation will introduce attendees to the project and learn about its findings to date. Victoria’s new Mental Health and Wellbeing Act includes diversity and cultural safety principles aimed at improving access to equitable and culturally safe and responsive mental health care for all Victorians. It is hoped this research will contribute to the discourse in this space.

  • Prof. Michael Olasoji, Federation University & Alfred Mental & Addiction Health
  • Erin Joyce, Alfred Mental & Addiction Health
VTMH seminars are open to individuals, from all disciplines and working in all sectors, who are based in Australia and interested in diversity and mental health.  
  • Where: Online via Zoom — details to be sent to registrants in advance
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: essential, spaces are limited. Please register early to secure a place. Read more and register here


Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH)
Address: St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Level 1, Bolte Wing, 14 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Tel: (03) 9231 3300

PWR | ISSUING | Official Statement on the Israel-Hamas War | Friday 20 October 2023

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In the midst of the Israel-Hamas War, the Parliament of the World’s Religions prays for those suffering. 

We acknowledge the right of a people to self-defense within the bounds of international law and call for the release of all hostages and the cessation of hostilities. We call for the norms of international humanitarian law to be respected by all parties as they seek to resolve this escalating war through peaceful dialogue and negotiation. 

Our traditions teach us of the dignity of all human beings, and that all life must be respected and cherished as sacred and inviolable. 
Terrorism, violence, killing, rape, and kidnapping committed against civilians is NOT ACCEPTABLE in any situation or against any person or group of people whether committed by individuals, non-state actors, or states. 
As an Interfaith organization, we particularly abhor the destruction of sacred spaces, the misuse of religion for violence, and the demonization of entire communities of people. Our hearts grieve for the lives lost and the peoples now living in fear.

We extend an urgent call to respect the human rights of all people. We demand that the United Nations and the international community commit to the de-escalation of violence and to the immediate provision of humanitarian aid and assistance to all those in need.

We commend the interfaith and humanitarian organizations working on the ground to bring humanitarian aid and assistance to the victims of these attacks and the communities most affected by this escalating war.

In times like this, when the death toll rises, every minute is critical. We must stand resolute with the understanding that all humanity is our family and what hurts one, hurts us all.

May peace prevail on Earth.

The Board of Trustees of the Parliament of the World’s Religions
After much thought, prayer and heartfelt deliberation, realizing the complex and critical situation at hand – issues this non-unanimous statement.


Parliament of the World's Religions (PWR)
Address: 70 East Lake St., Suite 230 Chicago, IL 60601 USA
Tel: (312) 629-2990

NBCF | RAISING | Awareness, Support and Funds towards Power of Pink – Breast Cancer Research Giving Day | Thursday 26 October 2023

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Pink, because that’s the colour we all think of for breast cancer. It’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst women in Australia – with 57 people hearing that news every single day.

And Power? Well, that’s because of donors. Be a part of our amazing community of supporters and when we all rally together we are so very powerful.
Together, anything is possible. Even something as big as a future where no one dies from breast cancer. And next week, we can all take a step closer to making it happen.
For 24 hours only, every dollar you give the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) will be MATCHED. It’s an incredible offer, made possible by some of our very generous partners and major donors, including ME Bank, Professionals and The Card Network.  
So it means that your donation will have even more power. Which means funding even more hours of world-class research. And lighting up lives with even more hope.


National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF)
Address: GPO Box 4126, Sydney NSW 2001 Australia
Tel: 1300 708 763

VMC | UPDATING | Community, News and Information | Wednesday 18 October 2023

[Edited extract from public address]

This message is written with great sorrow for around the world there is way too much conflict and pain, which not surprisingly given our diversity, reverberates intensely within our communities here.

I condemn the abhorrent attack by HAMAS on Israeli civilians, many of whom have connections to Victoria’s Jewish community. 

My thoughts and prayers go to Victoria’s Jewish community, particularly to those whose families, relatives and or friends who have been caught up in this attack and the ensuing conflict.  

My thoughts and prayers go to Victoria’s Palestinian community many of whom have families, relatives and or friends who are caught up in the ensuing conflict.

I don’t profess to understand the deeply rooted tensions in this part of the world, but I deeply care about the pains these overseas events have on our wellbeing and our social cohesion.

A core foundation of our multicultural society in which we take so much pride, cohesion and harmony, is being tested during this trying time.

I accept that in this time of pain, grief, fear and angst that it is difficult to come together. However, I hope that when the time comes, that we can all find it within us, to come together to continue the important work of nurturing the multicultural and multifaith fabric of our society, where we can live together in peace and harmony regardless of background, culture or belief.

I also want to restate that everyone should feel safe and secure in Victoria and that there is no tolerance for vilification, antisemitism, Islamophobia or any other form of racism or discrimination.

Over the weekend we also had the result of the Referendum on the Voice to Parliament.  I respect the silence that First Nations people have asked for and hope that we all give each other some time to reflect and to come together to recognise and value First Nations people and work towards true reconciliation.

And finally, a big thanks to many of you who have responded to the survey questionnaire led by the Social Research Centre on the impact of the VMC over the past 40 years. The report is currently being compiled, and will be shared with you towards the end of this calendar year.

Viv Nguyen, Chairperson

 News and Events 

VIC | GOV | GRANTING | Multicultural Storytime program | applications close 5pm 17 November 2023

As part of the More Support for Mums, Dads and Babies initiative, the Victorian Government has dedicated $6 million in grants over a 4-year period to deliver the Multicultural Storytime Grant Program across Victoria.

Online Information Session | 19 October 2023 | 4pm
Email MCH Unit to register to attend the session.

CELEBRATING | LGBTIQA+ multicultural fair day | Saturday 25 November 2023 | 3-8 PM

Come along for a day of celebration and community at the LGBTIQA+ Multicultural Fair! There will be food, activities, a DJ, prizes, multicultural arts, street art, and much more. 
  • Where: North West Uniting Church, 187 High St, Northcote VIC 3070
  • Cost: This event is free and open to all with good will.
  • Bookings: No bookings required. Come and celebrate diversity and inclusion with us!

SCREENING | Multicultural film festival at Bunjil Place | Saturday 18 November 2023 | 6.30–9.30pm

In partnership with City of Casey (CASEY)'s Bunjil Place, VMC are proud to give away 10 double passes to the Multicultural Film Festival Screening.

To get your hands on one of the passes, simply email your full name and postcode and the first 10 lucky customers will receive a complimentary double pass.
  • Where: Bunjil Place, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren Victoria 3805
  • Cost: $7 per person. Tickets includes a complimentary beverage.
  • Bookings: Book your tickets today

VIC | GOV | CALLING | Fundraisers to register for Victoria container deposit scheme

Victoria is launching a new recycling initiative that provides charities and community groups with new ways to fundraise.

From 1 November 2023, for every eligible drink container returned, Victorians will receive a 10 cent refund which they can choose to donate to community groups.

The Donation Partner Registry is now open. Organisations must register to fundraise and then activate their registration with their local Zone Operator.

VIC | GOV | GRANTING | Diverse communities grant program | applications close 3pm on 1 November 2023. 

The Victorian Government is delivering a grants program for community-led and community-specific organisations from diverse communities to support the mental health and wellbeing of multicultural and multifaith communities, LGBTIQ+ communities and people with disabilities.


Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC)
Address: Level 3, 1 Macarthur Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: (03) 9651 5901

S2b | ANNOUNCING | LIVE Auction On Now: Every Donation Dollar Doubled | 10am Tuesday 17 October 2023–10.30pm Saturday 27 October 2023

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Space2b is celebrating 10 years of supporting refugees, new migrants and people seeking asylum and to help Space2b keep doing what they do best we have a magnificent ONLINE AUCTION.

OPEN FOR BIDDING 10am Tuesday 17 October 2023!
CLOSES on the Gala night at 10.30pm on Saturday 27 October. 

Auction Sneak Peek 

Some of the goodies which could be yours, including:
  • Villa in Bali: 5 Nights in a luxury 5-Bedroom, 5 bathroom villa in Seminyak
  • Ocean Front Apartment: 5 Nights in a 4-Bedroom in Palm Beach, Gold Coast
  • Original Art: from Amir Teherani, Karen Hopkins, Georgina Simmonds, Lyn Poole, Anudeepa Kadiresan and Bernadette Boundy
  • Wine Selections: from Quartz Hill Wines and Bandesh Wines
  • Dining Vouchers from Post Office Club Hotel, The Local and The Grosvenor Hotel 
  • Personal Styling, Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Vouchers
  • Vouchers:  Interior Design, Photography and Art Mentoring Vouchers
  • Homewares and Furniture
  • Tickets: for Live Music from Memo Dance Hall and Are You Paying Attention
  • Luna Park Family Pass
  • Four Original Volumes from Voltaire, dated 1792
Thanks to Creative Australia Plus1 funding

Tax Deductible Donations

Our auction site also has the capacity to accept tax-deductible donations
on behalf of Space2b.
Your support with this auction and donations will help Space2b’s grow and continue the important work.
Thank you for your support!

Thanks to City of Port Phillip funding 30 newly arrived migrants, refugees & people seeking asylum willl enjoy the gala!

Together we make a difference!


Space2b Social Design (S2b)
Address: 144 Chapel Street, St Kilda, Melbourne Vic 3182
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GEIFN | WHEN | To Accept No: Contest of Terra nullius | Tuesday 17 October 2023 and beyond

Terra nullius is a Latin expression meaning "nobody's land". 

It was a principle sometimes used in international law to justify claims that territory may be acquired by a state's occupation of it. Denying the existence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' existence by the British gave the British permission to land, stay and colonise.

Reconciling this falsehood in Australia's birth began 265 years ago and continues in our minds, hearts and actions. As testimony to this, the Australia today was unimaginable to our forebears. If we accept what we do today influences the future, it is also how brighter futures for a greater benefit is made possible – the real work being undertaken in the majority of ordinary days between the extra-ordinary milestones.
"I am my ancestor’s wildest dreams" – Maxine Beneba Clarke, Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent (1979- CE)
Accepting No majority means you're ready to continue the national conversation reconciling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' (aka First Nations') existence with British Colonialism and those who come after. A No majority result is an acknowledgment that this Australian conversation has now began in earnest. Celebrate just another day in a functioning civil democracy finding its way, steady as we go, full steam ahead.

When this proposition gets easier to understand, the opportunities for an outcome that benefits everyone becomes self realising. So if not now, then make comfort by applying the old wise saying "Conquer anger through gentleness, unkindness through kindness, greed through generosity, and falsehood by truth."

BMC | TALKING | 'One More Mountain' with Author Mansur Nurdel | Friday 17 November 2023 | Arrive 7pm for 7.30-9.30pm

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Spend an evening with the fascinating and enlightening Mansur Nurdel as he tells incredible stories from his book 'One More Mountain.' 

Facing religious persecution and threat of death in his homeland, Nurdel's book tells of his dangerous escape as a young man in 1988.
"We fled illegally, with the help of Kurdish smugglers, traversing on foot over a forbidding, snowy, mountainous landscape." – Nurdel
The evening includes light refreshments provided and a chance to ask questions and discuss Mansur's story and the deeper issues raised in his book.

Program Details:
7pm: Doors open
7.30pm:  Mansur Nurdel presentation 
8.30pm: Q+A and discussion/ light refreshments 
9.30pm: Event conclusion.
  • Where: Library at The Dock (Theatrette), 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008
  • Cost: free event 
  • Bookings: essential, RSVP online via Humanitix
Proudly brought to you by the Bahai's of Port Phillip and City of Melbourne


    Baháʼí’s of Melbourne City LSA (BMC)

    VTMH | GATHERING | Empowering Women - Hearing from Grassroots Perspectives | Thursday 26 October 2023 | arrive 9am for 9.30am–4.30pm

    [Edited extract from public address]

    The upcoming forum will also feature dynamic snapshot presentations and a Q&A panel with Nicki Johnson, Fazlinda Faroo and Rocca Salcedo about grassroots perspectives on promoting mental health and wellbeing. 

    The Women Empowering Communities: Deepening the Dialogue in Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum aims to showcase work undertaken by women, from a range of backgrounds,  to strengthen mental health and wellbeing in their communities.
    • Where: Preston Shire Hall, 286 Gower St, Preston, Victoria
    • Cost: $100 per ticket. 
    • Considerations: Morning tea, lunch & refreshments provided. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for consumer, carer, and community representatives. Please email to enquire.
    • Bookings: essential.  Spaces are limited. Please register early to secure a place. Read more and register here
    Registrations close: Thursday, 19 October 2023 or until sold out.
    For any enquiries please email


      Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH)
      Address: St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Level 1, Bolte Wing, 14 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
      Tel: (03) 9231 3300

      Presented by Victorian Transcultural Mental Health and supported by the Darebin Intercultural Centre

      GiveOUT | UPDATING | Taking Pride by Changing Lives | NOW Thursday 26 October 2023

      [Edited extract from public address]

      To provide space after the Referendum, GiveOUT Day has been moved by one week to Thursday 26 October 2023

      Statement by the GiveOUT Board on the Referendum
      To First Nations communities, including our Brotherboys, Sistergirls and other LGBTQIA+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, we stand with you today and every day. We commit to continue to fight and walk with you towards reconciliation, self-determination and justice. 

      Given the outcome of Saturday’s referendum, this week is not the time for a national celebration. We have listened to First Nations community leaders’ request for time to heal, reflect and regather strength. We have therefore decided that the GiveOUT Day campaign will be extended by one week and GiveOUT Day will now be held on Thursday 26 October 2023. 

      Donations via the GiveOUT Day website will remain open and we will update our Resource Hub content in line with this announcement. We understand the importance of GiveOUT Day for our LGBTQIA+ communities, particularly small organisations working at the intersections, and remain committed to working with you over the next two weeks to ensure this year’s GiveOUT Day will be more successful than ever.

      We recognise the impact of the process leading up to and the outcome from Saturday's referendum is extremely difficult. We must ensure First Nations community organisations have the resources they need to provide healing, support and advocacy for this next chapter. 

      We therefore invite you to donate to the First Nations-led organisations who are working directly with Brotherboys, Sistergirls and other LGBTQIA+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including: 
      Participating organisations and champions will be contacted with further information.

      GiveOUT exists to address systemic disadvantage across Australia, and to provide impacted communities the resources they need to drive their own solutions. GiveOUT remains proud to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the associated reform to deliver a better future for First Nations people.

      Always was, and always will be Aboriginal land. 🖤💛❤️

      The GiveOUT team


      The GiveOUT Team (GiveOUT)

      GEIFN | WHY | To Accept No: Contest of Timing | Monday 16 October 2023

      With big gains come the potential for big setbacks, obstacles and arguments. With practice, patience and perseverance, wisdom, compassion and non-selfish generosity always prevails.

      "Life is a hard battle anyway. If we laugh and sing a little as we fight the good fight of freedom, it makes it all go easier. I will not allow my life's light to be determined by the darkness around me."
      Sojourner Truth, American abolitionist and activist for African-American civil rights, women's rights, and alcohol temperance (died 1883 CE)
      A No majority doesn't mean "never" it just means "not now". For 235 years there has only been 1 resounding No: Terra nullius (nobody's land). Countering this false fact, has now formally recognised a resounding 40% yes to preexistence, a marked improvement from its 0% starting position. Meaning Australia is now ready to begin a conversation reconciling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' (aka First Nations') existence with Colonialism and those who come after. 

      A No majority result is an acknowledgment that this conversation has now began in earnest. While also being just another day in a functioning civil democracy finding its way, steady as we go, full steam ahead.

      When this proposition gets easier to understand, the opportunities for an outcome that benefits a greater number until including all becomes self realising. So if not now, then take comfort in the old wise saying "a journey of a 1,000 steps begins with the first but made realisable with the 2nd and subsequent."

      GEIFN | HOW | To Accept No: Contest of Binaries | Sunday 15 October 2023

      With any adversarial system where only 2 options (aka binary) are offered, part of informed consent is accepting that for every winner there has to be non-winners.

      Binaries (this OR that) is Absolutism. It takes time for people to realise that there are no lasting Absolutes.

      To explore further, every thing with a beginning has also got within the seeds of its end. As daybreak begins it has ended night. As night begins it ends daylight. But when we understand fully we understand that the sun is always shining, it is just our personal vantage point that moved while individually we might be standing still. The spherical planet we all call home is spinning on its own axis as it revolves around the sun. It is only the side facing the sun that gets the sun at any given time. The half in darkness hasn't lost, it is just waiting again for its time in the sun. So dark does not exist without light.
      "To be or not to be – that is the question." – William Shakespeare, English playwright, poet and actor (1564-1616 CE)
      And when that gets easy, consider "To be AND not to be – that is the answer."

      Accepting No majority means you're ready to continue the national conversation reconciling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' (aka First Nations') existence with Colonialism and those who come after. A No majority result is an acknowledgment that this conversation has now began in earnest. And also being just another day in a functioning civil democracy finding its way, steady as we go, full steam ahead.

      When this proposition gets easier to understand, the opportunities for an outcome that benefits everyone becomes self realising. So if not now, then take comfort in the old wise saying "a journey of a 1,000 steps begins with the first but made realisable with the 2nd and subsequent."

      GEIFN | WHY | To Vote Yes: Fill in the Gaps of History's Pages | Saturday 14 October 2023

      Australia is having a Referendum on Saturday 14 October 2023 and is an opportunity for a change in direction for this nation. What's it all about?

      "We don't want to take away 250 years of Australia's history, we want to add 65,000 years of rich culture and history."
      Owen, Wiradjeri/Whittlesea Man
      Voting Yes means you're ready for Australia to embrace its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (aka First Nations) as part of the past, present and future in a way that has been denied by Colonialism and Paternalism since The First Fleet's arrival in 1778.

      GEIFN | WHY | To Vote Yes: Or No. That is the opportunity. | Saturday 14 October 2023

      Australia is having a Referendum on Saturday 14 October 2023 and is an opportunity for a change in how this nation's sees itself. What's it all about?

      Since 1788, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (aka First Nations) have gone from 100% of Australia's population to 3%.

      This is the evidence from 235 years of No's holding power. If we want a different outcome, we need a change of outlook. Give Yes a fair go.

      Voting Yes means you're ready for Australia to embrace its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (aka First Nations) as part of the present and future in a way that is the result of past Colonialism and Paternalism.

      GEIFN | WHY | To Vote Yes: Equality vs Equity | Saturday 14 October 2023

      Australia is having a Referendum on Saturday 14 October 2023 and is an opportunity for a change in direction for this nation. What's it all about?

      Some big picture ideas are best explained as a story.

      Think of 4 kids of different heights. They all want to watch a footy game being played on a field, but they're standing behind a boundary brick wall.

      Child 1 is taller than the wall by a head so can see fine. Child 2 is taller than the wall by ½ a head so eyes clear the fence but nose presses into the wall. Child 3 is shorter than wall height by a head and Child 4 is shorter again than Child 3.

      Equality is like giving everyone the same sized box. Kid 1 doesn't need it so the box is wasted. Kid 2 can use a box but only half of the full-height box. Kid 3's eyes now clear the wall but nose presses into the wall and Kid 4 needs more height than just 1 box.

      Equity is taking the full box from Kid 1 and giving it to Kid 4 so with a two stacked boxes can now see. Cutting Kid 2's box in half to add a half to Kid 3's box means Kid 3 now also has a more comfortable vantage point.

      So an equitable result is a fuller understanding that everyone's starting position is different. Finite resources are more efficiently shared when each individual's needs are considered. For a fairer result in mind, it is in all our interests when everyone feels that there is a recognised space for their voice to be heard.

      Voting Yes means you're ready for Australia to embrace its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (aka First Nations) as part of the present and future in a way that has been denied by Colonialism for over 235 years.

      S2b | CALLING | All Creatives! Affordable Art Show | applications close Sunday 12 November 2023

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      Open to both emerging and established artists, the St Kilda Affordable Art Show is an exhibition that celebrates the power of creativity and expression of joy in the lead-up to the Christmas and New Year celebrations. ⁠⁠

      The show is open to creatives of all kinds, exhibiting a wide array of artistic styles and mediums, and will run from 28 November 2023 until 27 January 2024 in the Space2b ArtSpace at 144 Chapel Street, St Kilda.
      Click here for further information, including entry details, artwork specifications and all the necessary T's & C's. We look forward to receiving your entries and inquiries.⁠

      SHOWCASING | Your Artisan And Products at Festive Market 2023

      Space2b is super excited to be partnering with the wonderful Jorge and Susana from The Urban Creatives.The pair are venturing Southside to run a not to be missed festive shopping market for you all to enjoy in our colourful laneway behind Space2b.

      For artisans and makers, this is your time to shine. Stalls are still available, book below. 

      UPCOMING | Creative Workshops

      Nature & Ink Workshop | Saturday 14 October 2023 | 2-4pm
      Led by artist Rahila, this workshop will encourage you to embrace the ever changing form of nature, exploring and experimenting with ink and organic objects. Come and enjoy the time to creatively play with pattern and mark-making using ink. Materials provided.

      Henna Workshop 'Festival of Lights' | Saturday 4 November 2023 | 2-3.30pm
      Learn about Diwali and the 'Festival of Lights' and have fun trying your hand at henna painting. This is a very hands-on workshop and is suitable for children and adults. Taught by artist Anudeepa Kadiresan, you will be guided on how to create a beautiful 'Mehndi' on your hands or arms.

      GIVING | Special Thanks To

      Palais Theatre and Bendigo Bank for their support

      Together we make a difference!


      Space2b Social Design (S2b)
      Address: 144 Chapel Street, St Kilda, Melbourne Vic 3182
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      SBS | COVERING | The Voice Referendum

      [Edited extract from public address]

      Watch videos with the latest news and analysis of the 14 October 2023 Indigenous Voice to Parliament Referendum

      Stay informed and inspired with truth-telling documentaries, powerful series and movies honouring First Nations experiences.


      SBS News (SBS)

      CUIN | UPDATING | Driving Diversity with Data | October 2023

      [Edited extract from public address]

      EXPLORING | Data-Driven Diversity: Insights, Strategies, and Opportunities in this edition of Diversity Atlas!

      Welcome to the latest edition of Diversity Atlas! In this issue, we are excited to bring you all things data! The main highlights are set to revolutionise the way you approach data, diversity and insights within your business or workplace 
      • from an exclusive opportunity for a free diversity data health check
      • to being involved at the forefront of data innovation in Singapore. 
      • with sharing invaluable insights and best practices on how to transform raw data into actionable strategies, and 
      • by discussing how to develop sustainable diversity and inclusion strategies. 
      Let's go where data and diversity intersect to drive a meaningful change. Happy reading, folks! 

      TAKING | Diversity Data Health Check Assessment

      Take a quick 5-minute survey and unveil your organization's diversity prowess. Get a personalized report with a score out of 100, pinpoint your strengths and areas for growth in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and receive actionable suggestions for improvement.

      By participating, you not only empower your organization but also contribute to the global DEI community. More responses mean more robust data, leading to groundbreaking diversity benchmarks.

      DISCOVERING | Our Online Program Designed to Elevate your Diversity Data Literacy, Drive DEI Excellence, and Transform Your Organization!

      Our program offers a unique opportunity to enhance your understanding of diversity data and harness its untapped potential to supercharge your DEI initiatives. In just 6-8 self-paced hours spread over two weeks, you'll gain invaluable insights and skills:
      • Understanding what data is needed to drive DEI capability
      • Engaging with diversity data sets
      • Analysing diversity data across a range of measures
      • Using data to communicate and influence your DEI agenda
      Experience a dynamic blend of peer-to-peer discussions, engaging videos, thought-provoking self-reflection exercises, and interactive activities.  This program opens 9 November 2023, so register today!

      ATTENDING | Big Data & AI World 2023

      For the third time since its launch in Singapore 2013, Global Victoria will be leading a technology trade mission to Big Data & AI World from, 9–13 October 2023.   

      Diversity Atlas is proud to be one of 13 Victorian technology companies exhibiting at the conference this year. The mission will leverage Victoria's existing connections, with the emphasis on achieving export growth, and enhancing networks and relationships for Victorian exporters. For Diversity Atlas, this will be a good opportunity to showcase our platform, identify new potential business partners and also gain a better understanding of the markets in Singapore and South East Asia. 

      If you're in the area, come and visit us at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore at Booth O50!

      CREATING | A Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for Small Businesses

      In the fast-paced landscape of today's global economy, diversity and inclusion strategies have transformed from being optional to essential for all businesses regardless of size. Every company, irrespective of its scale, caters to an increasingly diverse customer base. Small businesses, in particular, encounter distinctive hurdles when striving to foster diversity and inclusion, largely due to resource constraints. Nonetheless, by adopting a well-structured, data-informed, and forward-thinking approach, these enterprises can not only nurture a harmonious and diverse workforce but also tap into the proven advantages that such inclusivity brings to the table.

      CEO & Founder, Peter Mousaferiadis discusses how small businesses can develop a sustainable diversity and inclusion strategy, emphasising the importance of fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, not only for ethical reasons but also for business success.

      IMPROVING | Your Diversity Data Collection Practices

      Diversity and inclusion have become essential for success in the ever-changing socially aware business environment today. However, the effectiveness of diversity initiatives hinges on accurate and comprehensive data collection. In this article, CTO Rezza Moieni explores three essential tips to enhance diversity data collection, enabling organisations to make informed decisions and drive meaningful change towards greater diversity and inclusion. Whether you're a small startup or a multinational corporation, these insights will help you strengthen your diversity efforts and create a more inclusive workplace environment.

      WELCOMING | Another Diversity Atlas baby! 

      Our Cultural Ambassador Mashood Qureshi and his wife Zujaja have recently been blessed with the joyous arrival of their son. The couple welcomed their newborn bundle of joy, Naimatullah Qureshi on August 11th, adding a new chapter to their journey together. 
      Mashood heads up our operations in Pakistan and is overseeing various professional activities with international clients. 

      Our heartiest congratulations to the happy couple!

      HIGHLIGHTING | Calendar Spotlight: World Inclusion Day

      World Inclusion Day is held on 10 October. It is a day dedicated to ensuring that individuals of various abilities, backgrounds, ages, races, religions, genders, and other characteristics are accepted, welcomed, and treated fairly. People feel appreciated, valued, and honoured for who they are when they are included. Inclusion allows us to build a society that is more compassionate, welcoming, respectful, and united. 
      Small acts of kindness and inclusion may significantly influence the world and the people we interact with.


      Cultural Infusion (CUIN)
      Address: Suite 2, 273-277 Wellington Street, Collingwood, VIC 3066