News & Media

New Arabic Social Support Group

In the City of Hume, Arabic is the dominant language used at home, after English, with 9.3% of the population speaking the language (compared to 1.8% for Greater Melbourne).1 It is no surprise then that Spectrum was excited to hold the inaugural meeting of its first Arabic Social Support Group today. Five people, from Lebanon […]

October 20, 2023

Spectrum supports the YES campaign

Voice referendum 14 October 2023 Spectrum is proud to pledge its support of the YES campaign for the upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum. The Uluru Statement from the Heart in 2017 put forward three pillars of action: Voice, Treaty and Truth. Spectrum supports the statement, and it firmly believes that a Voice to Parliament is […]

October 3, 2023

Spectrum SETS Innovation Grant Report

Spectrum is committed to leading change for a more inclusive Australia through collaboration, partnership and innovation. To read the newly released Spectrum SETS Innovation Grant Report, please click here

May 24, 2022

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