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Calling to country: A family’s experience living in an Aboriginal community

In the spirit of NAIDOC Week, Spectrum team member Sharyn Tambo reflects on the experience she and her family had living in Aboriginal community, Mutitjulu. Connection to country is an unfathomably profound and sometimes unpredictable pull.   After feeling a ‘calling’, in February 2016, my family and I set off on an amazing adventure to the heart of […]

July 6, 2018

Football unites to help youth thrive

Spectrum’s Boys Squad uses the universal language of football to bring youth from migrant and refugee backgrounds together, in Australia. Australia is renowned for its passion for sport, and celebrated for its cultural diversity.   Melbourne, in particular, is known as one of the most livable cities in the world and attacts people from around to […]

June 12, 2018

Creating tomorrow today means embracing change

    Today, Spectrum has announced that Andrea McLeod, Chief Operating Officer at Spectrum will be leaving on Wednesday 13th June, 2018, to take up the newly created role of “Head of NDIS Transition” at Melbourne City Mission, reporting to the CEO”.   Organisations are often measured on their ability to attract and retain talent, […]

June 1, 2018

Optimism abounds at Spectrum

  Moreno Grison, Spectrum Board Chair, is pleased to announce after an extensive search, that Bernie Nott will be stepping into the CEO role on Monday 18th June, 2018.

May 18, 2018

The passing of the baton commences at Spectrum

Spectrum Board Chair, Moreno Grison and CEO Stelvio Vido have today announced that the process to recruit the next CEO for Spectrum is about to commence. Stelvio, the Board, and Spectrum’s Leadership team are committed to a smooth CEO handover to ensure continuing momentum in Spectrum’s growth.  The exact timing of Stelvio’s departure, after more […]

February 22, 2018

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