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Latest updates and community news.

Pomegranates, honey and apples

Celebrating the year of 5781

Sep 18, 2020
As Rosh Hashanah approaches, the Perth Jewish community knows how lucky we are here in WA to be able to celebrate together.
Trevor Creewel

Celebrating the Jewish New Year

Sep 18, 2020
There’s a sense of celebration but the mood is one of gratitude.

A sweet year ahead

Sep 18, 2020
"While Rosh Hashanah has its roots in our ancient religion, I also see it as an important opportunity to feel connected to those around us through our culture, tradition and common heritage."
Poh Gan

There's more to say after RU OK!

Sep 10, 2020
We are always stronger when we share
Tinsae Teshoma

RU OK Day: a good day to listen to others

Sep 10, 2020
This day is a reminder to check on others but also yourself!
Bilingual psychology counsellor JingShu Li

Communication is key to mental health

Sep 10, 2020
Psychology counsellor JingShu Li talks about reaching out on RU OK Day
Rhoda Adewole-Osiwa, university student

RU OK Day really helps young adults from CaLD communities

Sep 9, 2020
RU OK Day is a day when we look out for others
Lucky Guo

Interpretation opens WA to new eyes and ears

Aug 31, 2020
Domestic travellers speaking languages other than English are finding more WA tourist venues are catering for their needs
Group of people talking

Leadership and governance program

Aug 26, 2020
Are you ready to step up to a board position? Applications are now open for OMI's 2020 Leadership and Governance Program
Mother and daughter with red nose

The importance of sleeping safely for babies

Aug 13, 2020
Red Nose Australia offers translated resources on protecting your babies

Communities celebrate Eid al-Adha

Aug 3, 2020
Three Western Australians have shared stories and memories of what Eid means to them

Refugee Week 2020 - Assadullah's story

Jul 14, 2020
Celebrating Refugee Week 2020 - Meet Assadullah who came to Australia in 2010 as an asylum seeker

Ageing in Multicultural Western Australia report

Jul 1, 2020
This report provides a review and analysis of the demographic, social and economic data for older Western Australians from CaLD backgrounds
COVID-19 coronavirus

COVID-19 information and updates

Jun 10, 2020
Latest novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information, updates and resource sourced from all of WA's government agencies

The State Government condemns acts of racism and hate

Jun 9, 2020
Statement by Minister Papalia: At a time when we are facing unparalleled challenges, I find instances of racism in our community to be repugnant

Support for seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jun 9, 2020
Older people can be at a greater risk of adverse health outcomes as a result of COVID-19

New policy heralds a more inclusive community

Mar 30, 2020
The WA Multicultural Policy Framework will ensure all Western Australians have the opportunity to participate equitably in civic, social, economic and cultural life

Harmony Week—a time to celebrate cultural diversity

Mar 30, 2020
Harmony Week is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our vibrant multicultural State
A young girl watching a dragon puppet

Everyone's invited to Tết New Year Festival

Jan 31, 2020
​​​​​​Tết Nguyên Đán returns to Wanneroo Showgrounds this Friday and Saturday

Funding for EDAC to support the vulnerable

Jan 30, 2020
​​​​Western Australia's Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) has received $638,584 as a Lotterywest grant from the State Government, to help purchase and fit-out a new head office, complete with an accessibility lift and furniture
Page reviewed 20 August 2020