News In Brief 26 September 2018

13:56' 19-09-2018
The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply for grants under its Fostering Integration Grants program.

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    Grants For Migrant Organisations

    The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply for grants under its Fostering Integration Grants program.

    An extra $5 million in funding has been promised for initiatives supporting culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Australians.

    To be eligible for a grant, the applicant must be a not-for-profit organisation legally registered in Australia.

    The Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA) encourages any eligible

    organisations representing migrant and refugee Australians to apply for funding under this scheme.

    Details can be found at

    The closing date for grant applications is 9 November 2018.

    Exports Key Agenda Item

    The World Economic Forum on ASEAN, held on 11-13 September in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, presented an opportunity to further strengthen Australia’s links with Asian economies and create opportunities for Australian small to medium business to enter global supply chains by partnering with Asian businesses across key sectors such as agribusiness, vocational education and skills.

    The Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, Michaelia Cash, led the Australian delegation to the forum, which attracted over 500 government and business leaders from around the Asia Pacific region.

    This follows the highly successful ASEAN Australia Special Summit among government leaders and the Business Summit held in Sydney in March this year.

    Working To Improve Footscray Road

    Work is underway to transform Footscray Road and connect the West Gate Tunnel to the Port of Melbourne, the CBD and CityLink.

    Traffic barriers are in place on the southern side of the road, as crews prepare to build the new roadway and a 2.5 kilometre cycling freeway, suspended under the new road.

    Major works will ramp up in early 2019 to build the elevated road, with almost 1,600 concrete segments lifted into place over a two-year period by cranes sitting on top of support piers around 30 metres above the ground.

    Works will be staged to allow construction to take place safely on different parts of the road while maintaining access for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

    Drivers will be kept moving with all lanes open during peak periods while works are carried out.

    Schools Invited To Recycle Challenge

    Schools around the country are invited to join the Naturale Schools Recycle Right Challenge from 8 October to 16 November.

    The Challenge brings together a wide range of recycling-themed activities, lesson plans, supporting resources, and event ideas that have been developed specifically for Australian schools. It concludes in National Recycling Week (12-18 November).

    Schools can participate at any time during the period of the challenge, and may also get involved with activities run by local councils, which could also count towards the challenge.

    A Getting Started Guide is available at





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