News & Media

Expressions of Interest – New RAP Groups

We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for participation of community groups operating in the Hume or Whttlesea local Government area’s (LGA’s) in the Refugee and Asylum Seeker Partnership (RAP) Program. For more information, please click here. If you are interested in submitting an EOI; please prepare a soft copy response, addressing the questions […]

July 28, 2020

Spectrum of Flavours Cookbook

Introducing our Spectrum of Flavours Cookbook… Created with love by Spectrum staff to be enjoyed by our valued clients, families and friends. This is a collection of our culturally diverse favourites, we hope that they provide you with some inspiration and help you feel connected during lock-down. For authentic recipe ideas, click here.  

July 22, 2020

Successful Settlement Journey

“Spectrum has given me hope that we will have a happy, free and secure life here in Australia.” Ruth arrived in Australia in July 2019, with her husband and three children. In Ethiopia, Ruth and her husband, both being Engineers, successfully ran their own engineering firm, holding major road and rural infrastructure contracts with the […]

June 18, 2020

What are older Australians up to during this Pandemic?

The following article featured in the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) on Wednesday 29th April; sends a strong and positive message about ageing well and safely during COVID-19, emphasising the importance of maintaining home care services. Click here to read the full article.

May 4, 2020

ECCV signs the Victorian Multicultural CEO Network Open Letter

Spectrum in collaboration with other multicultural organisations across Victoria; joins with the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) in urging the Government to provide more support for ethnic and multicultural communities during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to read the media release.

May 4, 2020

COVID-19 update 16th March 2020

As a provider of community services, including services to vulnerable members of our community, the team at Spectrum recognise the important role we play in keeping ourselves and our clients safe. Spectrum continues to monitor the status of COVID-19, including the information and directives from the Australian Government. Spectrum is well prepared and we continue […]

March 16, 2020

A pledge from the Australian community to support refugee sponsorship.

Many ordinary Australians across the country wish to help people fleeing conflict and persecution rebuild their lives in safety and help refugee newcomers use their strengths and attributes to contribute to the success of the Australian communities who welcome them. Community sponsorship of refugees is a way of involving ordinary citizens in supporting and welcoming […]

December 17, 2019

Cohesion sparkles in Refugee Week

Broadmeadows came to the party at the Refugee Week Cohesion festival, at the Hume Global Learning Centre, on Friday 21st June. Welcomed by Mayor Carly Swan, and the Federal Member for Caldwell, Maria Vamvakinou, the Cohesion Festival burst to life, with an official Welcome to Country by Uncle Colin Hunter.  Uncle Colin led the audience […]

July 12, 2019

Young adventurers connect and gain confidence

Adjusting to life in a foreign country as a newly arrived migrant or refugee can be difficult and challenging. Newly arrived young people already experiencing all the normal life changes of teen hood can feel even more isolated and displaced than ever. Connection and confidence can shift this. The importance of supporting newly arrived young […]

June 14, 2019

Carers just want to have fun!

2.7 million Australians live every day in some form of caring role, according to the Australian Department of Social Services. That is, 1 in 8 Australians who may benefit from support, and occasional reprieve, from this highly rewarding yet demanding and often socially isolating role. Spectrum’s team note that while in their caring role, it […]

May 16, 2019
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