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MEDIA RELEASE

M in is te r fo r I m m ig r a tio n a n d M u ltic u ltu r a l A ffa ir s

The Hon Philip R uddock M P

Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600 Telephone (02) 6277 7860 Facsimile (02) 6273 4144

MPS 94/97 $6m. funding boost for Victorian settlem ent services

"The Government has demonstrated its commitment to regional Australia with community grants commencing today to organisations which serve regional, rural and remote communities" the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Philip Ruddock, said today.

The successful Victorian organisations who help migrants and humanitarian entrants to settle in Australia, were announced by the Minister on 28 August as a $6 059 939 package of awards under the Community Settlement Services (CSS) Scheme and the Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Strategy.

"The funding is a clear indication of the Government's commitment to helping migrants and refugees settle quickly into their new community, including people outside the major metropolitan areas," said Mr Ruddock.

"The new grant arrangements focus on meeting community needs while at the same time ensuring the Government and community receive value for money."

Mr Ruddock said Victorian organisations had received 123 awards, which included funding for 16 projects around the State. "More than 13 per cent of awards have gone to organisations serving regional, rural and remote communities, such as the Sunraysia Ethnic Communities Council, the Ethnic Communities Council of Shepparton and District, the Latrobe Valley Migrant Resource Centre

and the Geelong Ethnic Communities Council.

"Many of these projects involve advising new arrivals where they can obtain information that will make their settlement in Australia easier," said Mr Ruddock.

"In particular, many of the rural grants will enable groups to provide direct assistance to new arrivals, while other grants are aimed at ensuring people know where to go for the right advice and guidance."

The Minister said the money would help fund:

* information and referral services for recent arrivals, particularly from small and emerging communities and in rural Victoria; * specific service provision and case management for refugees and other humanitarian entrants * support for high-need groups such as humanitarian entrants, those who entered under the

Woman-at-Risk program, and refugee minors; and * support services for young people, women and elderly migrants.

"This package of funding reflects the Government's commitment to providing services which help migrants and humanitarian entrants settle in their new country and quickly become contributing members of our community," Mr Ruddock said.

1 October 1997 Media inquiries: Steve Ingram (02) 6277 7860

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African Communities Council of Victoria CSS Minor Projects „ · ■

Australian Croatian Community Services CSS Worker Based

Australian Croatian Community Services , . · ' . · . IHSS Worker Based ·. Australian Croatian Community Services & NM MRC CSS Worker Based Australian Greek Welfare Society CSS Worker Based 4

Australian Lebanese Welfare CSS Worker Based 2 .

Australian Multicultural Foundation CSS Major Projects

Australian Polish Community Services CSS Worker Based

Australian Red Cross Victoria IHSS Worker Based

Australian Turkish Association CSS Worker Based

Australian Turkish Cultural Association , CSS Worker Based

Australian Vietnamese Women's Welfare Association Inc. CSS Major Projects Broadmeadows Craigiebum Community Health Service CSS Worker Based Cambodian Association of Victoria CSS Worker Based . -

Cambodian Community Welfare Centre CSS Worker Based

CASA House CSS Worker Based

Centre for Philippine Concerns-Australia, Victoria Branch CSS Worker Based Child Migrants Trust CSS Worker Based

Chinese Community Social Services Centre CSS Worker Based

Chinese Community Social Services Centre (Chinese Women's Ass) . · · . ■· ' ■. · ■

CSS Worker Based

Communities' Council on Ethnic Issues (Eastern Region) CSS Worker Based Community Information Whittlesea CSS Worker Based 3

Corio Community Health Services . CSS Worker Based

c o .a s .it CSS Worker Based 4 .

Doutta Galla Community Health Service/ MRC North West Region CSS Worker Based | Ecumenical Housing IHSS Project Based

Ecumenical Migration Centre CSS Worker Based j . 2 .

Ethiopian Community Association in Victoria CSS Minor Projects Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District CSS Worker Based

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Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District CSS Minor Projects

Ethnic Youth Issues Network/Unit of Youth Affairs Council-Vic CSS Major Projects Ethnic Youth Issues Network/Unit of Youth Affairs Council-VIC CSS Worker Based . , ■ . ·

Federation o f Chinese Associations CSS Worker Based ; 2 . ■ ;

Filipino Community Council of Victoria CSS Worker Based

Geelong Ethnic Communities Council CSS Worker Based

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia CSS Worker Based 2

Hmong Australia Society CSS Worker Based .. :

Indo China Ethnic Chinese Association of Victoria CSS Worker Based Indo China Ethnic Chinese Association of Victoria CSS Minor Projects Inner Western Region Migrant Resource Centre CSS Worker Based 5 .

International Social Service CSS Worker Based

Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria CSS Worker Based Jesuit Social Services CSS Worker Based 3

Jewish Community Services CSS Worker Based

Jika Jika Community Centre CSS Minor Projects

Khmer community CSS Worker Based

Kurdish Association of Victoria CSS Worker Based

Lao Australian Welfare Association of Victoria CSS Worker Based Latin American Association of Community Develop. & Welfare Se ' "

CSS Worker Based

LaTrobe Valley Migrant Resource Centre IHSS Worker Based

Maltese Community Council of Victoria CSS Worker Based

Merhamet Muslim Welfare Association CSS Worker Based

Merhamet Muslim Welfare Association IHSS Worker Based 2

Migrant Resource Centre North West Region fflSS Worker Based Migrant Resource Centre North West Region CSS Worker Based . 2

Migrant Resource Centre NW & Macedonian Community Welfare Ass CSS Worker Based Migrant Resource Centre Westgate Region CSS Worker Based . 2

North Eastern Region Migrant Resource Centre CSS Worker Based 4

North Richmond Community Health Centre CSS Worker Based

Northern Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre CSS Worker Based 2

Polish Community Council of Victoria CSS Worker Based

Serbian Welfare Association of Victoria CSS Worker Based 2 .

Sherine Salama and Amos Cohen CSS Major Projects

South Central Migrant Resource Centre CSS Worker Based 4

South Central Migrant Resource Centre m SS Project Based

South Eastern Region Migrant Resource Centre CSS Major Projects | • · . ...

South Eastern Region Migrant Resource Centre CSS Minor Projects ] South Eastern Region Migrant Resource Centre JCSS Worker Based . . . 3 . . .

South Eastern Region Migrant Resource Centre IHSS Worker Based 2

Southern Ethnic Advisory and Advocacy Council / CSS Worker Based ' - ' '

Spanish Latin American Welfare Centre CSS Worker Based . : . 2 .

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Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau CSS Worker Based | Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau IHSS Worker Based! 2

Springvale Indo-Chinese Mutual Assistance Association CSS Worker Based 2 St John of Kronstadt - Russian Welfare Society CSS Worker Based . 1

Sunraysia Ethnic Communities Council CSS Worker Based 2

Timor Ethnic Chinese Community in Victoria CSS Worker Based Timorese Association in Victoria CSS Worker Based

Turkish Women's Association of Victoria CSS Worker Based

United Kingdom Settler's Association CSS Minor Projects

Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture IHSS Worker Based .·â–  . . _ _

Victorian Multi Ethnic Slavic Welfare Association CSS Worker Based Vietnamese Community in Australia - Victoria CSS Worker Based 2 ,

Western Region Health Centre 1IHSS Project Based

Western Suburbs Lebanese Welfare Committee MSS Worker Basedj

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