The Australian Youth Leadership Program: Champions for Innovation forum took place from 23-25 May 2016 at Old Parliament House in Canberra. It was jointly hosted by the Australian Multicultural Foundation and the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD), and supported by the Scanlon Foundation. It followed on from the Youth Leadership Program in November 2015, and brought together 23 young leaders to engage in a series of presentations and workshops aimed at building leadership capacity to champion policy innovation in an area of common concern.
#todayimet brought together 20 students from 5 Melbourne schools. The project breaks down barriers of discrimination and promotes shared understanding through photography and storytelling.
From 9-11 November, ten youth leaders from culturally diverse backgrounds participated in a two day Youth Leadership Program, run by the Australian Multicultural Foundation in partnership with the Museum of Australian Democracy and supported by the Scanlon Foundation. The program was held at the Museum at Old Parliament House in Canberra.
The Triennial International Conference of the Settlement Council of Australia will be held in Melbourne from 5-7 May 2016. The conference will bring together the settlement sector, communities, service groups, academics, corporate and legal organisations and individuals from across the globe to build on current settlement knowledge, practice and community participation within a globalised multicultural society. The conference theme is ‘Settlement and Citizenship in Civil Society’.
Visiting delegation from The Department of National Unity and Integration, Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia
On Thursday 14th May, AMF Executive Director Dr Hass Dellal met with a delegation of senior government officials from The Department of National Unity and Integration, Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia, led by the Hon. Minister Joseph Kurup.
The 2016 Sports Without Borders Summit will be held on Friday 6th May and will focus on the power of an individual to create change in sport clubs and communities.
The Scanlon Foundation’s 2015 Mapping Social Cohesion Report, produced in partnership with the Australian Multicultural Foundation and Monash University, is the largest study of its kind. It tracks public attitudes on issues including immigration, multiculturalism, discrimination, and belonging, and maps our national mood via the Scanlon-Monash Index of Social Cohesion.
Australia@2015 is a national survey that will capture a snapshot of Australia's views.
Nine national Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) organisations have joined forces to declare their support for the recognition of Australia’s first peoples in the Constitution. Signing the RECOGNISE CALD Accord the organisations have pledged their support in promoting the RECOGNISE campaign in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Signings of the Accord took place in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
The Australian Multicultural Foundation has developed the Community Awareness Training Manual: Building Resilience in the Community, which delivers the knowledge, understanding and skills required for participants to be able to deliver information in the community about: recognising anti-social behaviours, including criminality, and processes that can lead to violent extremism, along with prevention strategies and where to go for support.
The AMF’s Online Safety Training Program aims to discuss the use of the internet in Australian homes and the safety issues regarding the internet and social media.
The Brimbank Community Leadership Program provides opportunities for community members to work with others to build and strengthen their community leadership and participation skills.
'Death, Dying, Grieving and Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness – A Cultural Perspective' Conference
Conference Report now available.
Forum Report now available.
The AMF is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chairperson and its newest Board Member.
The Regional Interfaith Network website brings news and events of interfaith activities in the principal action areas of the Regional Interfaith Dialogue.
The young Australian Muslim participants who took part in the two day workshop in Sydney in December 2013
'DonateLife… the greatest gift' is a community education campaign for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities that aims to increase family discussion about organ and tissue donation wishes. It’s an important conversation to have. One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of 10 or more people and, on average, 1,600 Australians are on transplant waiting lists at any one time.
Cultural diversity and inclusion in the workforce enhances many different aspects of business. A Taste of Harmony celebrates cultural diversity in Australian workplaces by encouraging colleagues from different cultural backgrounds to share food and stories.
The Baklava Bake Off is an initiative of the Australian Multicultural Foundation in partnership with communities under the Unity through Partnerships Grant Program, funded by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship.
Sir James Gobbo honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Australian Migration and Settlement Awards
Sir James Gobbo was honoured for his services to migration and settlement with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Australian Migration and Settlement Awards. The Awards took place on Monday 18th March 2013 and were hosted by the Migration Council Australia. Sir James was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hon Tony Abbott MP, and in the presence of the Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP.
CultureMate is an innovative, information rich, online portal providing a mixture of generic and industry specific information and development opportunities to increase users' cross cultural competence.
The Religious Leaders and Civics Media Training has been delivered by the Australian Multicultural Foundation for Imams across Australia to further build their skills, confidence and networks in relation to working with media and understanding Australian governance.
The Building Bridges Project, funded by the Department of Social Services under the Diversity and Social Cohesion Programme, aims to engage young Australians from around Australia to participate in addressing some of the community harmony challenges.
The Australian Muslim Youth Leadership and Peer Mentorship Program, an initiative of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, was funded by the Australian Government acting through the Attorney-General’s Department.
During the past three years, much was learnt by the service providers who delivered the projects and by the Scanlon Foundation. The projects have produced useful resources based on these learnings, which we are now sharing in the belief that the information might help.
Leadership Australia - A New Generation was designed to develop a group of confident and well connected young Australian Muslims to present / represent the views of young Australian Muslims to the wider community through participating in activities such as volunteerism and provide a unique resource for other young Muslims who seek mentorship and leadership within the community.
Memory loss: Disrupting daily life. A national dementia campaign & A National Radio Dementia Awareness Program – in Community Languages
This photographic exhibition stemmed from the Bridging the Gap project, an initiative of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, and is proudly supported by the Australian Government's National Action Plan funding program.