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To keep our loved ones safe, we need our communities to stay home and spend this special time with their immediate households only. You are encouraged to connect with extended family and friends by phone, webcam or social media instead. By doing this we will help stop the spread of COVID-19, together.

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and relaxing break!

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In response to coronavirus COVID-19 we have adapted our services and are working to minimise disruption to our clients’ access to support and assistance. Information about our services can be found on our website: www.mrctas.org.au/services-update-coronavirus/

For an update from our CEO visit:
www.mrctas.org.au/stakeholder-update-02-04-2020/
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Important information about new rules in Tasmania, starting today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Timeline PhotosA reminder that travel is free for everyone until Friday 10 April, to give passengers still using cash time to get a FREE Greencard for contactless payment.

Reducing cash transactions is one of the many ways we can work together to stay safe on board. Learn more: bit.ly/2vMEIzQ
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Update: Kitchen operation | Following advice from the Federal Government and further assessment of our current situation, we have decided to take some time out to develop a delicious new concept for our social enterprise. Please stay tuned and watch this space. We will advise when we are up and running again!

A big thank you to the Hobart community for continuing to support our social enterprise project.
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Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), we are suspending face-to-face services at our offices. Services are moving to telephone support. You can call MRC Tas reception on 03 6221 0999 for queries and assistance. Office hours remain 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

There are some exceptions and clients have already been contacted regarding this. We are working on other ways that we can continue to provide services. For updates on our services and in-language COVID-19 resources visit: mrctas.org.au/covid-19/
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2 weeks ago

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Important information and in-language coronavirus COVID-19 resources can now be found on our website: www.mrctas.org.au/covid-19/

We will continue to add to this page as more resources become available. A big thanks to Australian Red Cross - Tasmania Migration Support Program and the Royal Hobart Hospital for helping to make in-language resources available.
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Updated Kitchen menu. We are open from 10am - 3pm today and tomorrow. Located at Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy. Takeaways welcomed and encouraged. ... See MoreSee Less

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During this Harmony Week, let's remember that #everyonebelongs. It is important that we practice kindness and be considerate of our fellow humans, especially in light of current events and heightened uncertainty and concern in the community.

Wishing everyone in our community continuing safety, health and harmony <3
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Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) acknowledges that there is concern in the Tasmanian community about coronavirus (COVID-19). As a community organisation we have a responsibility to help slow the spread of the virus. MRC Tas is monitoring information and acting on advice from the Australian Government Department of Health. We are implementing important measures to protect the health and safety of clients, meaning that there will be some disruption to services.

MRC Tas is taking the following measures in response to coronavirus COVID-19:

- We have stepped up our cleaning practices in our offices
- We are adapting our services and activities
- We are supporting clients to access information about COVID-19

We will be communicating directly with clients regarding suspended or adjusted services. This information will also be available on our website, Events Calendar and Facebook page. Clients can also call reception directly on 6221 0999.

We have also put in place screening procedures at our offices and other facilities. Anyone who visits an MRC Tas site will be asked to notify staff if they have recently returned from overseas or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. If you have cold and flu symptoms please stay at home and do not visit MRC Tas.

There are precautions we can all take to help slow the spread of viral illnesses. This is done by washing your hands often with soap and water and using a tissue or elbow to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, then disposing of the tissue in a rubbish bin.

If you have concerns about COVID-19, call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for advice. Call 131 450 for an interpreter.

mrctas.org.au/covid-19/
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3 weeks ago

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania

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Dear Kitchen customers,

We are pleased to advise that our kitchen will be open for normal service. MRC Tas is monitoring information and acting on advice from the Australian Government Department of Health regarding coronavirus COVID-19. MRC Tas will be implementing important measures to keep our team and customers safe, including:

- Reducing seating capacity to enable social distancing
- Increased sanitising of all surfaces including doors and chairs to accompany our already stringent cleaning protocols
- Making hand sanitise available for customer use
- Accepting card payments only until further notice
- Cutlery individually packed and water available by request only
- Takeaway coffee cups available – we are not accepting keep cups for now
- Takeaway food available and encouraged
- If you are feeling unwell with cold and flu symptoms, we ask that you please do not visit the kitchen. This applies to staff also.

We thank the Hobart community for continuing to support this social enterprise project and work experience program.

Food standards Australia New Zealand advises that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 spreads via foods, and for food businesses to ensure thorough hygiene practices.

More information here: www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumer/safety/Pages/NOVEL-CORONAVIRUS-AND-FOOD-SAFETY.aspx
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Important scam alert‼️⚠️ CORONAVIRUS SCAM ALERT ‼️⚠️

Text message scammers are using the coronavirus health crisis to try and steal banking details.

Potential victims receive a text message on their mobile phone from 'GOV' telling them they need to get tested for COVID-19, and to click on a link.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) says the messages are fake, and if you click on the link it may install malicious software on your phone, which is designed to steal your banking details.

If you receive one of these messages, delete the message and DO NOT CLICK THE LINK.

Visit the ACSC website for more information: ab.co/2Wixcrj
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We have an exciting new opportunity to join our team in our Glenorchy office! We are looking for a Property Project Manager who will be responsible for planning and coordinating site works. The successful candidate will have:

- Relevant qualifications in property development, construction, project management or relevant discipline and/or equivalent experience and expertise
- Experience with property project planning and/or facilities management including knowledge of project management techniques and contract management
- Understanding of planning legislation and property development principles.
- Proficiency in managing projects within budget restrictions
- High level liaison and negotiation skills, and the ability to build effective relations with both internal and external stakeholders.
- Proven self-management skills, including a capacity to work to deadlines and coordinate a variety of tasks with competing priorities.

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

Applications will be considered as received. Applications must be received no later than 5pm on Monday 23 March 2020.
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Happy Wednesday! Here's our updated kitchen menu <3

Fattayer (pictured) with feta and spring onion - $4.00

GF sponge with blackberries and apple, served with yoghurt - $5.00

Baklava swirls - $3.00

Ma’arouk – date breads - $3.00

Haloumi pita with za’atar, tomato and basil - $8.50

Felafel plate with muhammarah (red pepper dip) Salads, pita, olives and pickles - $14.00

Fatter makdous – eggplant and tomato on pita with tahini yoghurt - $14.00

Injera with beef braise, mustard greens and basil yoghurt - $16.00

Also - espresso machine coffee is now available! We are currently using Zimmah – ‘devil and the deep” – medium roasted. Full cream, skim and almond milk available! BYO keep cup for takeaways.

Our kitchen is located at the KGV Sports and Community Centre, Level G 1A Anfield St Glenorchy, open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am - 3pm. Dine in or takeaway!
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To celebrate International Women's Day 2020, members of our Friday Multicultural Day Centre enjoyed photo-dress up-costume fun! We had women in their 70s and 80s from many different cultures slipping on belly-dancing hip-scarves, funky fake glasses and sparkly head pieces – laughing, dancing, and joking about the old days.

This event was supported by the Department of Communities Tasmania.
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Our Phoenix Centre is running a new project 'Diverse Ability', which is designed to support people who have minimal engagement in everyday social activities due to poor mental health (psychosocial disability).

Participants are able to access individualised mentoring sessions to work through personal challenges and set goals to improve their quality of life.

"A client involved in the Diverse Ability project has identified her social isolation as a major concern and her goals included learning more English, finding a volunteer position and participating in activities. So far she has: successfully caught the bus by herself, attended a group trip to MONA, learned how to borrow from the library, and is in the process of securing a volunteer position with a local not-for-profit organisation."

For enquiries about the project please contact Carly: chargreaves@mrctas.org.au | 03 6221 0999
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Our kitchen's menu today! Open till 3pm 😋 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to an extremely generous private donation we have been able to purchase a much needed new oven and cooktop for our kitchen! 🙌

We are so thankful for this significant contribution to our social enterprise ❤
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Nour’s beef and eggplant with rice - home style Syrian cooking made with ❤️ back on our menu today!

Kitchen is open from 10am - 3pm.
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Updated menu! 😋
Don't forget our kitchen is now open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am - 3pm. Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy
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