Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Sunday 17 June, 12midday
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton
Join us as we march to join the Multicultural Arts Victoria's Emerge Festival at Fitzroy Town Hall, with food, music and dancing.
Supported by RacVic, Friends of the Earth, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Free West Papua.

Wednesday 20 June, 9am
Lecture Theatre G.02, Victoria University, 295 Queen Street, Melbourne (Mel Ref 1A H2)

June 20 is the United Nations World Refugee Day and this coincides with Refugee week (Sunday 17 June to Saturday 23 June) in Australia. To mark these important dates, the Institute for Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives (ICEPA) at Victoria University will be holding a half day seminar on refugee settlement in Australia. The aims of the seminar are to:

  • identify the needs of refugee communities
  • reflect on refugee settlement experiences
  • generate reflection, debate and policy considerations on refugees in Australia.

The new ICEPA report, The Relocation of Refugees from Melbourne to Regional Victoria: A Comparative Evaluation in Swan Hill and Warrnambool, will also be launched.


  • Mr Christopher Callanan, Acting State Director, Department of Immigration and Citizenship
  • Mr Terefe Aborete, Horn of Africa Community Network
  • Mr Phong Nguyen, Chairman, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria University
  • Ms Kim Webster, Senior Program Advisor, Mental Health and Wellbeing Unit, VicHealth
  • Dr Steve Francis, Policy Manager, Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues
  • Professor John McCallum, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University
  • Ms Anita Milicevic, Bosnian Refugee and PhD Student Moondani Balluk, Indigenous Academic Unit, Victoria University

COST: $60 Government or Corporate / $50 Academic or NGOs Non-profits / $25 Public / $20 Student
RSVP: Essential as laces are limited.
ENQUIRIES: Contact Sue Butterworth on 9919 5478 or sue.butterworth@vu.edu.au, or visit ww.vu.edu.au/icepa

This event is held in association with the Sudanese Australian Integrate Learning (SAIL) Program.

Information taken from the Justice and International Mission Unit 12 June 2007 Update. If you'd like to subscribe to either this weekly email update, or the bi-monthly hardcopy mail out, or if you have an event to advertise, send us an email at jim@victas.uca.org.au.