Our Work is Not Done, Victorian Chinese Voice Needs to be Heard 澳华社区工作任重道远,我们需让更多人听到维州华人的声音

On Saturday 26 November 2011, the Chinese Community Council of Australia (Victoria Chapter) held its Annual General Meeting, hosted by one of its members 2Future Education in Box Hill. Dr Stanley Chiang, President of the CCCAV, reported that 2010/11 was all about consolidation and contribution. “CCCAV stepped up its engagement with Victoria’s Chinese community and the wider community through a […]

New Castle University Urged to Rethink Chinese Programs 纽卡索大学准备缩减中文课程

Dr Anthony Pun, National President of Chinese Community Council of Australia (CCCA) is urging Professor Caroline McMillen, the Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University to rethink and reassess its decision to reduce its Chinese Programs from a major to a minor within its Bachelor of Arts degree. “As Australia prepares itself to have a greater China focus for a rapidly changing regional […]

CCCAV Congradulates VMC New Commissioners 祝贺维州多元文化委员会新专员上任

On Thursday 25 August 2011, the Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, the Hon Nick Kotsiras MP announced the appointment of new Commissioners to the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC). Wesa Chau, 2010 Young Victorian of the Year and Deputy President and Spokesperson for the Chinese Community Council of Australia (Victoria Chapter) (CCCAV) would like to welcome and congratulate all the […]

Parliament House Visit for Chinese Community Leaders 华人社区领袖齐聚维州议会大厦

[three_fifth padding=”0px 20px 0 0″] More than 50 members from various Victorian Chinese community organisations attended an afternoon gathering at the Parliament House of Victoria on Thursday the 18th of August. This event, hosted by the Victorian Chapter of the Chinese Community Council of Australia (CCCA), was an information session for the upcoming 2012 CCCA National Conference. During this occasion, […]

CCCA National Conference: Finding the Chinese Australian Voice 澳华社区议会大会-探寻澳洲华人的声音

[three_fifth padding=”0 20px 0 0″] Finding the Chinese Australian Voice How will Chinese Australians have a voice in redesignating the “Lambing Flat Riots” in our National History Curriculum? For the Chinese in 1861, it was expulsion through brutal persecution, by a lawless white mob, heralded by guns on horseback. ‘Have we inadvertently short-changed generations of school children on our human […]

Coalition Government Needs to Take Cultural Diversity Forward 自由党联合政府需要推动多元文化前进

Wei Shen, Secretary and Spokesperson for the Chinese Community Council of Australia (Victoria Chapter) (CCCAV) urged the Coalition Government to propose and put forward a long term strategic plan rather than putting more red tape within the bureaucracy. “What the new government should be thinking about is to effectively respond to ongoing issues and develop significant policies and programs to […]

CCCAVic Meets with Police About the Death of a Chinese Man Under Police Custody . 澳華社區議會維州分部與維州警局會面了解華人死亡事件調查進展

[three_fifth padding=”0 20px 0 0″] 澳華社區議會維州分部(CCCAV)於八月十日(上週二)在維州警局總部(Victoria Police Headquarters)與警局代表會談,了解華人在警局死亡一案的進展。 維州警局總部的阿什利•迪肯森(Ashley Dickenson)指揮官(Commander)及警局的多元文化小組分負責人瑪麗•皮爾(Marie Piu) 女士會見了澳華社區議會維州分部蔣天麟會長一行。 五月十二日週四,一名因醉酒而被單迪農(Dandenong)警方拘留的華裔男子,由於身體疼痛難忍向警方求助。警方長時間無視請求,最終導致他第二天在醫院死亡。 事件於五月二十四日見報後,澳華社區議會維州分部表示密切關注。維州分部會長蔣天麟醫生表示, 警方這種行為是絕對不能容忍的。澳華社區議會維州分部顧問委員會主席,維州議會議員林美豐於五月二十五日維州議會的議員發言時間,強烈譴責警方無視生命的行為,並督促進行嚴肅徹底的調查,還死者妻女真相和正義。澳華社區議會維州分部一直嘗試與警方會面和對話,了解更多進展。 八月十日的警局總部會談持續了一個多小時,澳華社區議會維州分部表示,作為維護澳洲華人利益的社區組織,澳華社區議會維州分部理應得到一個開誠佈公的答复。 警方表示,目前案件由命案調查組蒐集各方證據及口供,然後提交驗屍官。警方願意隨時將調查進展照會澳華社區議會維州分部。因拘留而在警局死亡的同類事件,以往就有兩三例;而根據警方估計,此案件最終調查結果出來可能需要幾個月到半年時間。 在蔣會長詢問下,警方表示,如果死者家屬同意,可以將聯絡信息告知澳華社區議會維州分部,分部可代表華人社區向死者家屬提供慰問或協助。 分部也向警方諮詢,由於語言和文化的差異,相比澳洲其他社區例如猶太社區, 在澳華人與警方之間的溝通與合作相對薄弱,警方有沒有措施來增進彼此溝通?警方表示,目前正在各大校園做吸納警員的宣傳活動,非常願意更多華人青年加入警隊,增加華人在警隊的比重;同時,警方也希望通過信息介紹會等方式增進與華人社區的溝通。 澳華社區議會維州分部曾於今年六月九日在維州議會大廈召開的每月常務會議上,為揭露警方玩忽職守而導致華人男子死亡事件的華語口譯員JJ (化名) 頒發了“澳華社區議會維州分部感謝證書”,對其勇於揭露真相的行為表示嘉獎和鼓勵。 [/three_fifth] [two_fifth_last] CCCAV praise interpreter for breaking the story, June 2010 Meeting with Victorian police about the death of a Chinese man in custody, 3 August 2010. (照片从右至左: 維州警局總部迪肯森(Ashley Dickenson)指揮官,澳華社區議會維州分部會長蔣天麟醫生,澳華社區議會維州分部 楊昶) [/two_fifth_last]

These are Your Rights! 工伤保险离我们的生活有多远

[three_fifth padding=”0 20px 0 0″] 工伤保险, 对很多华人移民来说可能是个比较陌生的名词,或者说我们总认为这是一个离我们生活很远的东西, 其实不然。 近年来,越来越多的华人移民来到澳洲开始新的工作开创新的生活。我们也越来越多的看到好多同胞中发生的跟工作有关的意外事故,但是却由于不太理解工伤保险的相关程序而没有得到相应的赔偿和保障,让人备感痛心。哪些情况可以定义为工伤,哪些人可以提请工伤赔偿,怎样提出工伤赔偿申请,申请人可以获得哪些应得的赔偿和保障, 如何得到工资补偿和医疗费用的报销?为了解决以上疑问,维州澳华社区议会维州分部特别邀请到了工伤保险部部长Tim Holding先生和来自Maurice & Blackburn Solicitors律师事务所的Liberty Sanger律师为您带来一场精彩的信息介绍会。 The Chinese Community Council of Australia (Victoria Chapter) is pleased to host this free one off seminar to discuss worksafe and employee rights for Victoria’s Chinese community.