News & Media

Update on the Afghanistan crisis

Spectrum continues to follow the evolving situation in Afghanistan and hold the people and communities impacted by the crisis in our thoughts. The situation is developing rapidly and is understandably a cause of considerable distress to many in Australia, particularly members of the Afghan community. We are staying in touch with the Department of Home […]

August 31, 2021

A message from Spectrum about the situation in Afghanistan

Spectrum is following closely the crisis in Afghanistan and is in touch with the Department of Home Affairs and partner organisations as we respond to the unfolding situation, including preparing for new arrivals in the coming weeks. For Community Support Program visa applicants – we are in touch with the Department and as always will […]

August 20, 2021

Urgent letter to Parliamentarians on Australia’s response to the crisis in Afghanistan

Spectrum stands alongside The Refugee Council of Australia and other like-minded organisations; calling on Australian Parliamentarians to urgently act in response to the Afghanistan crisis in support of the Afghan community. Please see below for official submission letter: 18 August 2021 Dear Parliamentarian, Re: Seven urgent and practical steps Australia can take to provide safety […]

August 17, 2021

Moreno Grison

As you may be aware, Moreno Grison stepped down from the Spectrum Board recently. After many years of dedicated service to Spectrum, Moreno had been planning to step away from the Board role for some time. We fare-welled Moreno at the last Board meeting in June. The Board has now embarked on an external recruitment […]

August 9, 2021

Buon Compleanno Silvana!

Last week, we were fortunate enough to be able to wish one of our beautiful clients a Happy 100th Birthday. A HUGE congratulations to her for reaching this truly amazing milestone. Buon Compleanno Silvana! Please click here to listen and read about SBS Italian’s coverage of Silvana’s migration journey.

November 9, 2020

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
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