6/7/10 Launch of 'Vivendo na Austrália' Living in Australia Guide - a joint project of ABRISA and Newcomers Network in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Tuesday 6 July 2010
5:30pm - 7:30pm
FREE EVENT - Reserve your space now!
22/6/10 Update: 36 guests registered, maximum of 60
On 20 May 2010, Alba Chliakhtine from ABRISA, the Brazilian Association for Social Development and Integration in Australia met with Sue Ellson from Newcomers Network to discuss the concept of creating a 'Living in Australia' guide for people moving to Victoria from Brazil.
This exciting event will launch the guide and you are welcome to join us!
This exciting project will provide Brazilians moving to or recently arrived in Australia with the information, links and personal connections to the resources that they need to enjoy their new life in their new location.
The event includes:
. an official welcome from visiting Brazilian consulate staff
. special presentations from the authors - Sue Ellson and Alba Chliakhtine
. special address by Bronwyn Hinz, writer, policy consultant, researcher and tutor at the University of Melbourne. Her book Many Hopes, One Dream: The Story of the Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria was published by Australian Scholarly Press in 2009.
. plenty of time for networking
. other informative presentations showing how this model can be used for other country communities
. music from Trio Agogo
You will also:
learn more about how this guide was created using real case studies, past research and practical experience
. hear about our recommendations to government (particularly around learning English)
. hear about some of our plans for the future based on this project
. meet industry professionals who work with recently arrived migrants
. discover the extra features that make this guide particularly suitable for Brazilians and other newcomers
This publication has been made possible due to the generous donation of time and resources of:
. Sue Ellson, Founder and Director of Newcomers Network
. Alba Chliakhtine, President of ABRISA
. Robert Chliakhtine, ABRISA
. Bronwyn Hinz
. Exxon Mobil
. Various people who answered our survey questions (but wish to remain anonymous)
Brazilian Consulate Staff (details soon)
Alba Chliakhtine, President of ABRISA
Mobile/Cell Phone 0407 831 722
Sue Ellson, Founder and Director of Newcomers Network
Mobile/Cell Phone 0402 243 271
Melbourne Town Hall
corner of Swanston Street and Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000
17:30 - 19:30 (5:30pm - 7:30pm)
See the Metlink Melbourne website for public transport details. The venue is closest to Flinders Street Railway Station. The nearest trams travel along Swanston Street.
There is no cost to attend this event.
Water will be available. Please have your own refreshments either before the event or perhaps afterwards with some of the other guests (pay for your own).
7. This event is designed for
People who have moved to Melbourne, especially if they are from Brazil! This includes expatriates, skilled migrants, international students, partners and family members.
8. Event Description
This celebratory event will launch the Vivendo na Austrália (Living in Australia Guide) - an electronic publication.
The purpose of this Living in Australia Guide is to offer potential migrants planning to come to Australia information that may guide them in the migration process.
This guide does not intend to offer personal advice, simply a basic education, guidance and tips on how to minimise the issues faced in the transition process with a strong strategic focus.
It is based upon a wide range of personal experience, research and suggestions from ABRISA and Newcomers Network members and subscribers.
The first edition has been tested through focus groups of new arrivals to ensure that the information contained in it can be used as an "electronic" kit to be posted on the ABRISA and Newcomers Network websites.
This Living in Australia Guide is being prepared by ABRISA and Newcomers Network. It includes both generic information suitable for all new arrivals as well as specific information and resources for the Brazilian community.
The document can be used by both ABRISA and Newcomers Network and can be shared with any other migrant group for the benefit of newcomers. Any reproduction must acknowledge the initial source of information.
The key areas addressed by this Living in Australia Guide are:
. research to be carried out by potential migrants prior to, on and after arrival in Australia
. strategies for successful settlement
. Brazilian and Australian culture - similarities and differences
The target audience for this Living in Australia Guide are:
. people considering migration to Australia
. people who have recently arrived in Australia
. ethnic organisations providing assistance to newcomers
. service providers providing assistance to newcomers
. government and non government organisations providing assistance to newcomers
The key components included in this Living in Australia Guide are:
. Social (friends, family, neighbours)
. Work (employer, industry, profession)
. Personal (individual activities/sports/interests maintained by the person)
. Faith/Culture (religion, cultural customs, specific aspects of life in Australia and Brazil)
You may like to bring your own business or personal card to share with other people you meet or a small notepad and pen if you are given information from others that you would like to keep.
We can host up to 100 guests, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
9. On arrival
You will be given a name tag and can start networking with the other guests.
10. How to tell us you are coming
Alternatively, if you prefer, you can send an email directly to email@example.com.
We look forward to meeting you!
You are more than welcome to share this information with other people you know.
Links on this Launch of 'Vivendo na Austrália' Living in Australia Guide in Melbourne Page
Last update: 28th June 2010