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Embrace the NDIS. In change there is opportunity

Gabrielle Fakhri is an engaging and vibrant woman whose eyes sparkle when you meet her. Today she stood in a room of people of diverse backgrounds and introduced herself, “I am mother of Simon”. Simon is a 44-year-old, wonderfully vibrant man from a Lebanese Arabic speaking background who loves to dance, gets a regular chiropractic treatment […]

December 13, 2017

Spectrum’s annual report tells stories of change and opportunity

Spectrum welcomed the release of its 2016/17 Annual Report at yesterday’s Annual General Meeting. This year’s Annual Report acknowledges immense change over 2016 and 2017, and that these changes have provided Spectrum with both challenge and opportunity.  CEO Stelvio Vido reports that “We have responded with clear focus on helping people feel at home in […]

November 30, 2017

Tolerance and patience = great parenting

Today we’re celebrating the International Day of Tolerance that promotes tolerance, respect and dignity across the world and aims to reduce negative perceptions and attitudes towards people with migrant and refugee backgrounds. Raad’s Story: Focus on Fathers Over a number of years of delivering PINC programs to newly arrived parents, Spectrum identified that there was a need […]

November 16, 2017

A statement on Human Rights and Marriage Equality

At Spectrum, we believe in the right of people to feel at home in Australia. All our work is founded on a fundamental belief in human rights and justice. The marriage equality plebiscite currently being conducted in Australia is an opportunity to recognise and affirm the human rights of all couples to have their relationships […]

September 22, 2017

Vale John Allin

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of a friend of Spectrum.  John Allin contributed generously to the storytelling of Spectrum its people and programs, most recently for the Spectrum 2016 Annual Report. John was a patient, considered and kind human who wrote with warmth and empathy, finding satisfaction in contributing to […]

August 24, 2017

Spectrum evolves and readies for revolution

As a leading provider of culturally and linguistically diverse services, Spectrum has a many decades long history of embracing new challenges and opportunities. Spectrum acknowledges seismic shifts shuddering disruption into the disability, aged and settlement sectors, and is readying for both evolution and revolution. One of Spectrum’s six core values is “Create Tomorrow”, and so […]

August 14, 2017

Spectrum goes nimble with hub, satellite & mobile approach

Spectrum is embracing nimble in their approach to service delivery across Melbourne with the announcement of a 2nd satellite office in Northcote, coming online, on Tuesday 15th August. Spectrum just recently completed a significant move, consolidating its head office in the freshly custom renovated 5th floor of the Hume City Hub. Spectrum also continues to […]

August 11, 2017

Hope thrives here.

From my desk I can see down the corridor to the new Spectrum reception on Level 5, in the Hume City Hub.  It is bright yellow, warm and welcoming.  There are people quietly, politely conversing amongst themselves while settling onto chairs, comfortable couches and vibrant cushions.  There is worry in their eyes, but patience prevails. […]

August 9, 2017

Young and old celebrate multiculturalism at Western Bulldogs AFL game

Spectrum and Foundation House in Sunshine took 17 newly arrived refugees to attend the AFL’s annual multicultural round at Etihad stadium on Sunday, 30th July 2017 7 seniors from the Myanmar Sunshine Seniors group and ten young people from Iraq, Eritrea, Vietnam, Myanmar and Iran attended round 19 to barrack on local heroes of the Western […]

August 1, 2017

Spectrum continues humanitarian work

HSP Contract announcement by Sen. Hon Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs. Spectrum is pleased to announce that, working in collaboration with AMES Australia, it has been appointed to provide the Commonwealth Government’s Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) in the North Eastern Region of Metropolitan Melbourne and looks forward to continuing this […]

July 27, 2017
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