Employment Rights Legal Service.

This is a service that focuses on migrants and vulnerable workers. Their website has this brochure in 23 community languages

They would like to hear suggestions for translations needed. Burmese? Kinyamulenge?  If requested, they can print and send out paper copies early next year.

They are based in Redfern but the bulk of their work is done via phone 9-5pm with interpreters. They welcome a shared casework approach with services if that works best.

The issues they are seeing most at present involve dismissals, work hours being reduced after lockdown, mandated vaccines,  and discrimination matters. They often investigate further with a single complaint to see if there is a systemic issue with a whole company or organisation.

Although the bulk of their work is providing legal advice and community education, they also work on law reform, and would welcome case studies to support this.

Sharmilla Bargon is the ERLS coordinator so she is the best one-stop shop if you have questions, please email her on coordinator@erls.org.au.

 If you would like ERLS to come and chat to your team, email Sharmilla to set up a convenient time. Or I’m happy to invite them to IRIF next year if there’s broad interest.

Afghan-Australian Community & Settlement Support grant program is now open!

  • Minimum amount of funding available is $20,000 per year (or $30,000 over 17 months).
  • Maximum amount of funding available is $250,000 per year (or $375,000 over 17 months).

The Afghan-Australian Community and Settlement Support grant program supports Afghan-Australian and other community and grassroot organisations undertaking critical work to welcome and support people recently evacuated from Afghanistan.
Through an open competitive process, the program provides grants to organisations to facilitate positive settlement outcomes for newly arrived Afghan people.

Two grant rounds will be held between November 2021 and June 2023. Grant round one is now open, and applications close on Thursday, 23 December 2021.
Join us at one of our information sessions as we answer questions about the application process, deadlines, and assessment criteria. 
Click on the links below to register for one of the information sessions at the following dates and times :
December 7, 12:30 PM AEDT
December 14, 5:00 PM AEDT
Format: Virtual Zoom Meeting

Applications will be accepted via an online submission form on Afghan-Australia Community & Settlement Support website.

To apply or for more information on the program, please visit: https://www.aacassgrants.org.au
The grant program is administered by Migration Council Australia.

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