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This makes us sad! Through no fault of our own, our learn to drive car is out of action.

Our Learn to Drive program helps people from refugee and migrant backgrounds settling in Hobart to get their licence safely and legally. Gaining a licence is a foundation for settlement and employment.

This car is only 4 months old, and with it out of action 25 learners and their mentors have had to put driving practice on hold.

Understandably our clients, staff and volunteer mentors are enormously upset that this has happened. We hope to get the car back on the road soon.

P.S. If you know anything about the damage to our car, or would like to help us repair and get back on the road please contact us on 03 6221 0999.
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Families and individuals who arrive in Tasmania via the Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) receive a 'Welcome Pack' on arrival with vital information about living in Australia. Our HSP volunteers (pictured is Mavis and Hoang) prepare each pack and have recently started placing them inside these beautiful bags, kindly donated to us by the Stitch & Share Craft Ladies from Margate. They certainly add a special touch! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team in Glenorchy in the role of Youth Support Worker!

The MYT Youth Support Worker will deliver activities within the MYT program. This includes case management, the development and delivery of drop-in and outreach youth services, information sessions and group work, sporting and recreational opportunities and activities for young people (15-25 years old) from CALD backgrounds.

For more information and to apply please visit our careers page on our website: www.mrctas.org.au/careers/

Applications close on Monday 02 March 2020.
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A delivery of gorgeous produce from chef Ainstie Wagner and Government House Tasmania! Thanks so much for your support ❤️❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't forget - our kitchen is open today, tomorrow and Friday between 10am - 3pm for brunch, lunch and delicious sweets. Dine in or takeaway! Pictured: today's tasty menu 😋

Our kitchen is located at Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy.
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Applications are open for MRC Tas bicultural worker positions in Launceston! We are looking for good communicators who are interested in supporting people with the following cultural backgrounds/languages:

Nepali, Tigrinya, Oromo

Visit our careers page for more information about the role and how to apply: www.mrctas.org.au/careers/

Applications close Monday 24th of February at 9am.
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Moonah Arts Centre and Tasmanian Circle Dance Women are inviting women from all cultural backgrounds who would enjoy the safety of dancing with women from other cultures.

This gathering on February 13th 2pm -4pm is FREE.

The gathering will also be a chance to discuss setting up a women’s only dance space at the Moonah Taste of the World (22nd March).
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️Thank you to everyone who visited our kitchen over the past two days, it has been very busy with lots of friendly faces! Lamb koftas in sour cherry sauce on the menu tomorrow! 😋

We are open between 10am - 3pm Wednesday to Friday. Located at the KGV Sports and Community Centre, Level G 1A Anfield St Glenorchy.
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Lots of delicious food on the menu tomorrow, including dolma!! Vine leaf and silverbeet wrapped fragrant rice, served as a tasty lunch plate ❤️ Open from 10am! ... See MoreSee Less

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Okay here's the info you have all been waiting for! Are you ready? Our kitchen will be reopening next week for not one, not two, but THREE days per week!!! starting from Wednesday 5th of February. We will be bringing you an expanded offering including espresso machine coffee, take home meals, catering for events, and a changing menu for brunch, lunch and delicious sweet treats on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10am - 3pm! Stay tuned for more updates. We look forward to welcoming you to the kitchen for an exciting, flavourful and busy 2020! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania

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3 weeks ago

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Do you hold a qualification that has not been recognised in Australia? The Multicultural Council of Tasmania is holding consultations in relation to improving the recognition of overseas qualifications.Are you barred from working in the job you are qualified for, simply because your qualification was earned overseas? Or have you now got permission to work in the job you are qualified for? Tell your story to the Multicultural Council of Tasmania by contacting Duncan Spender on 0401 065 131 or at ceo@mcot.org.au. We will then participate in a working group in March aiming to improve the recognition of overseas qualifications. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania

The federal government's latest consultation on the Religious Discrimination bill is closing soon.We are part of a coalition working to defend Tassie's gold-standard Anti-Discrimination Act and we've just launched a 'webform' - that's a page that makes it easy for you to email pollies.

The federal government wants to step in and override our Act in order to allow humiliation and intimidation in the name of religion.

It's only a week to go before the Government's consultation closes! Here's your chance to stand up for a fair and inclusive Tasmania. Your email will go the federal government, and to Tasmania's federal representatives. Take action here...https://www.equal.org.au/defend_tasmanian_discrimination_law
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We are looking for a Case Manager to join our team in Launceston!

As a Case Manager working in the Humanitarian Settlement Program, your role will be to assist newly arrived clients to build the skills and knowledge needed to become self-reliant and active members of our community.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website: www.mrctas.org.au/careers/

Applications close on Monday the 3rd of February 2020
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1 month ago

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The Australian Red Cross - Tasmania Migration Support Program invites you to participate in a series of workshops aimed at strengthening peaceful bonds in the community.

The Peaceful Pathways project is an initiative aimed at helping those from refugee communities build positive and meaningful bonds in their new home.

Contact Xavier Lane-Mullins for further details: xlanemullins@redcross.org.auPeaceful Pathways' January to June 2020 workshop schedule for Launceston is attached.

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1 month ago

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania

The Australian Red Cross - Tasmania Migration Support Program invites you to participate in a series of workshops aimed at strengthening peaceful bonds in the community.

The Peaceful Pathways project is an initiative aimed at helping those from refugee communities build positive and meaningful bonds in their new home.

Contact Xavier Lane-Mullins for further details: xlanemullins@redcross.org.auPeaceful Pathways' January to June 2020 workshop schedule for Hobart is attached.

Please share it widely ✌️
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1 month ago

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Thanks to Diverse Tassie - Community Hotspot for publishing an article about our exciting new partnership with AFL Tasmania. Wonderful to see it on the front cover! Read their latest edition here: www.diversetassie.com.au/Have you got your copy yet ? Pick up from different places or download from our website ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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We have an exciting new opportunity to join our team in Glenorchy in the role of Employment Officer! The successful candidate will plan, coordinate, implement and administer employment projects and services. The position leads direct employment service delivery and has both an internal and external focus working with employers, service providers, other staff, volunteers and students to support employment outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse community members.

Visit our website for more information and to apply!
www.mrctas.org.au/careers/
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We have an exciting new opportunity to join our team in Launceston in the role of Youth Worker! The successful candidate will proactively engage with young people to identify their goals and engage the right services, support and activities to help them achieve their goals. This will include regular engagement, group work, case management and the delivery of or referral to, sport and recreation and education activities.

Visit our website for more information and to apply!
www.mrctas.org.au/careers/
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Do you own a rental property with a lease due to finish soon?

Are you looking for new tenants, and interested in giving a secure home and a fresh start to new Tasmanians from a refugee background?

MRC Tas is looking for affordable rental properties for our clients, from single bedroom up to four bedroom properties – in both Hobart and Launceston areas.

(Properties must be located close to public transport and be compliant with Tasmanian tenancy legislation).

Contact Scoutt Winter for more information: 03 6221 0999.
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Happy New Year!! We hope you had a wonderful break. We have reopened for 2020 and look forward to another year of supporting and encouraging culturally diverse community members to reach their potential and thrive in Tasmania <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for supporting our work in 2019! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with peace and happiness!

Please note that MRC Tas will be be taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period. We will be closing tomorrow at 12pm and will be re-opening at 9am on the 2nd of January 2020. Limited services will run during this time.

View our holiday closing hours here: mrctas.org.au/contact-us/
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2 months ago

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania

In 2019 our Learn to Drive program:

- Assisted over 16 learner drivers to get their Ps licence

- Assisted 9 learners to get their L2 licence

- Had dedicated volunteer mentors who contributed almost 2000 on road driving hours!

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If you are interested in helping a learner to get their driving licence in 2020 please email us at driving@mrctas.org.au

Thank you to the funders that supported the MRC Tas Driving Program in 2019:

The MRC Tas Driving Program Coordination – Tasmanian Government (LDMP)

The Hobart Learner Driver Mentor Program vehicle - Tasmanian Community Fund

MRC Tas Settlement Services – Department of Home Affairs

Driver Mentoring TasmaniaWe're supporting disadvantaged learner drivers across the State by extending funding for the Learner Driver Mentor Program (LDMP) by $1 million each year.
Today I launched a recruitment campaign to encourage more driver mentors to get involved in the program, highlighting the great things that come from helping those in our community.
Mentor Brendan Sullivan, for example, has helped about 50 young people get their license over his 6 years of volunteering.
There are currently 16 LDMPs across Tasmania supported by 180 mentors. Last financial year mentors provided over 20,000 supervised hours and 197 learners achieved their P1 through the program.
I encourage anybody who can spare one to two hours a week to considering mentoring to help somebody obtain their driver licence in the new year.
More information about the program can be accessed via: www.ldmp.com.au/
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