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In Memory of Sisto Malaspina

Sisto Malaspina was an incredible person, but more than that, he was an example. He was an example to those who arrived in this country and with persistence and hard work, Sisto created an incredible business, a place visited by many of us which became an icon of Melbourne. We are all saddened by his tragic death as a result of an evil act of violent extremism. You will be forever remembered Sisto.

Registrations for the AVERT Symposium open now!

AVERT Network is hosting a Research Symposium | Edgework: The politics and ethics of conducting research on violent extremism and terrorism at Deakin University Burwood Campus on 3-4 September 2018. All events are free, including a Masterclass by Professor Maura Conway, but you must register to attend. Click here for further information and registration links.

CyberParent on App Store and Google Play!

CyberParent has been launched on the App Store and Google Play for download today! CyberParent is an interactive learning tool that encourages safe and healthy internet use in Australian homes. It is free and available in 17 different languages, covering topics such as cyberbullying, social media, grooming and online recruitment. Click here to access CyberParent.

Dandenong Youth Media Workshops with Love Frankie

Do you want to bring about change in your community or want to learn new ways to express your creativity online? Do you want to make young people think critically about the value of diversity? From May 5 - 11, Deakin University will host a workshop delivered by Love Frankie, an extraordinary team of media professionals who work with Google, SBS and who have even delivered Ted Talks! Email Dr Matteo Vergani at matteo.vergani@deakin.edu.au to register

Contemporary Islam in Australia - Professional Development Session

The Islamic Museum of Australia will be running a free professional development seminar on the topic of Contemporary Islam in Australia inspired by their new exhibition theme, Ways To Be Muslim. The free seminar will run from 5:30pm - 8:30pm on Wednesday 9th May and is open to teachers, service providers, and anyone working with Muslim communities.

South East Asian Network of Civil Society Orgnisations Meeting

The Australian Multicultural Foundation attended a meeting with civil society organisations from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines for a day of developing a forward plan to build community resilience and establish connections.

Young Women's Empowerment Weekend

Addressing issues like mental health and community wellbeing, the impact of domestic violence, and how to foster greater participation and inclusion of women, eleven inspiring young women from Somali backgrounds came together for a weekend of workshops, networking and innovation.

Join the conversation at the International Metropolis Conference 2018 in Sydney, 29th Oct - 2nd Nov

This year’s event is set to challenge and engage like never before, exploring the complex narratives around migration, diversity and integration and their relationship with political, economic and social trends at a global, regional and local level. The theme for this year’s Conference is Global migration in turbulent times and we invite you to submit an abstract for inclusion in the program.

CyberParent Web App

The Australian Multicultural Foundation has launched an app called CyberParent which encourages safe and healthy internet use in Australian homes. It is free and available in 17 different languages, covering topics such as cyberbullying, social media, grooming and online recruitment. Click here to access CyberParent.

CyberParent Guideline

The Australian Multicultural Foundation has developed a guide to help new users download and navigate CyberParent. The document also provides trainers and facilitators with a plan, tools and some tips on running a training session about CyberParent. Available in 7 languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Somali, Turkish and Urdu

Congratulations to the graduates of the Muslim Youth Leadership and Peer Mentoring Program

In partnership with Islamic Council of Victoria, the Australian Multicultural Foundation delivered the Australian Muslim Leadership and Peer Mentorship training program designed to challenge 16 young people to further their skills in advocating on issues important to their community. After completing program components from March - October this year, the young leaders attended a graduation ceremony on 13th November to celebrate their achievements. Congratulations to all!

Sunshine Photo Project

To celebrate the launch of SBS’s new drama series, Sunshine, SBS partnered with the Centre for Contemporary Photography and Brimbank City Council to give eight aspiring photographers a chance to tell the story of their community through images.

Champions of Innovation | Domestic Violence Communique Launch

On 17 August 2017, ten of the twenty-three young participants from the 2016 Australian Youth Leadership Program: Champions of Innovation were selected to travel to Canberra and present a Communique on Domestic Violence at Parliament House. The Communique outlines four distinct areas to be addressed to empower young people from CALD backgrounds to deal with issues relating to domestic violence.

Youth Off The Streets Leadership Program

On the 22nd of July the Australian Multicultural Foundation hosted the Youth Off The Streets Leadership Program with the New South Wales Government for a day of workshops, training and presentations to address key issues for young people in the community and foster leadership skills.

Stocktake Research Report: Victoria University & Australian Multicultural Foundation

A Systematic Literature and Selected Program Review on Social Cohesion, Community Resilience and Violent Extremism 2011-2015. The full report is now available to view here.

Australian Government's Multicultural Statement

Multicultural Australia – united, strong, successful is the Government’s public statement recommitting to multicultural Australia; setting both priorities and strategic directions for the coming years. The Australian Government's Multicultural Statement document is now available.

Commonwealth Bank Australia Partnership with the AMF

The AMF is pleased to announce its partnership with the Commonwealth Bank Australia

Australian Muslim Youth Leadership and Peer Mentorship Program

Australian Muslim Youth Leadership and Peer Mentorship Program jointly hosted by the Australian Multicultural Foundation and the Islamic Council of Victoria.

Mapping Social Cohesion: The Scanlon Foundation Surveys 2016

Mapping Social Cohesion: The Scanlon Foundation Surveys 2016 by Professor Andrew Markus

Australia@2015 Scanlon Foundation Survey

Australia@2015 is the largest parallel survey of Australian born and immigrants undertaken in Australia. This final report has been prepared by Professor Andrew Markus of Monash University and commissioned by the Scanlon Foundation and the Australian Multicultural Foundation. The report draws from the survey open to the public between September 2015 and February 2016, which was completed by more than 10,000 respondents.

Oromo Community - Youth Leadership Program

The Oromo Community Youth Leadership Program was a two-day leadership program for members of the Oromo community in Victoria, hosted by the Australian Multicultural Foundation and supported by the Scanlon Foundation. It took place at the Grange Macedon Ranges conference centre from 22-24 July. The aim of the program was to help participants build leadership skills to address specific issues affecting or arising in the Oromo community. To such ends, a series of workshops were hosted by Dr Hass Dellal, Lynn Cain, Simon Nette, Mishma Kumar, Dr Tania Miletic, as well as youth leaders.

Australian Youth Leadership Program: Champions of Innovation

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 Project

#todayimet brought together 20 students from 5 Melbourne schools. The project breaks down barriers of discrimination and promotes shared understanding through photography and storytelling.

Youth Leadership Program

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.

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.

2015 Mapping Social Cohesion Survey

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.