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POSTED: 13th July 2017 SOURCE: Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser 12th July 2017

More than 60 members of the local Muslim community gathered at Koshigaya Park to celebrate the end of Ramandan - also known as Eid.

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POSTED: 13th July 2017 SOURCE: Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser 12th July 2017

One look at the variety of restaurants in Queen Street tells you all you need to know about the collection of cultures that call Campbelltown home.

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Women in Small Business Program

POSTED: 22nd June 2017

The Women in Small Business program is designed to provide business skills training and mentoring for culturally and linguistically Diverse (CALD) women to establish their own small business.

The Women in Small Business program was an amazing journey for a group of women who have ambition to run their own businesses.

The program was delivered over 13 sessions and including information needed to start-up a small business. It including marketing, social media, finances, networking, mentoring and also the opportunity to learn public speaking techniques.

MDSI is gearing up to run this wonderful program again and registrations are now open, so don’t miss the chance to get ready to launch your business next 2018.

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Looking for office space in Campbelltown CBD?

POSTED: 29th May 2017

MDSI Shared Work Hub is currently co-located with various other community based organisations.

The synergy and the energy this creates mean we all work more productively with flexible work options.

Existing vacancies include offices with windows and open plan workstations.

For details of spaces and features available please call us on 4627 1188 or download the attached document.

Food Labels

Australia’s Food Labels Are Getting Clearer

POSTED: 29th May 2017

For many years, Australians have been demanding changes to origin claims on food labels – to be clearer, more meaningful, accurate and easier to find.

The Australian Government is introducing new food labels to make it clearer where the products you buy are grown, produced, made or packed.

Easy to understand labels will tell you at a glance where a product comes from, so you can make a clear and informed decision about the food you buy.

Most food produced, grown or made in Australia will have the kangaroo logo. Text and a bar chart will indicate the percentage of Australian ingredients.

Food that was packed in Australia will only feature a bar chart that shows the percentage of Australian ingredients. For imported foods, the label will clearly show the country of origin.

To see the new food labels, read the fact sheet or watch the animated information video, click the link below which will take you to information in a number of languages including; English, Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Filipino, and Hindi.


SBS Arabic Radio Interview - International Day of Families

POSTED: 16th May 2017

Listen to Maram Ismail from SBS Arabic Radio interview Sana Al Ahmar regarding the International Day of Families

(This audio is copyright to SBS).

Program: SBS Arabic Radio Interviewer: Maram Ismail Interviewee: Sana Al Ahmar Duration: 8 min 22 sec

Casual Kulcha Program - Helping Young People Get Their First Casual Job

POSTED: 19th April 2017

Casual Kulcha is an interactive program developed for young people to increase the skills and knowledge needed to secure their first casual job.

The program is delievered over 8 sessions and includes the following topics:

  • Online job searching skills
  • Creating a resume that participants can take home on USB
  • Work place rights & responsibilities
  • Budgeting skills
  • Communication & interview skills
  • Local volunteering and work experience opportunities
  • Industry professional guest speakers
  • Ongoing case work support upon request!

For young people aged over 14 years from a multicultural background.

For further information or to register your interest in having this program facilitated at your school please contact Kim Postill, Youth & Family Caseworker - or Ivania Joya – Youth Settlement Worker –

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MDSI Aged Care - Social Support Group Update

POSTED: 17th March 2017

Celebrating Seniors Week and International Women’s Day with our Social Support groups.

The groups enjoyed the day with Brain Gym activities conducted by one of our qualified volunteers Wafaa.

The Multicultural Carers Social Support group had their first meeting for 2017 at Campbelltown Art Gallery Café on the 21st February. The meeting was a great success and it was nice to see everyone catching up, sharing their holiday experiences and planning the year ahead with new projects and activities.

Submitted by Michelle Arenas, Social Support Program Assistant


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SBS Spanish Radio Interview - Woman In Small Business

POSTED: 08th March 2017

Listen to Rocio Otoya from SBS Spanish Radio interview Jacqueline Lobo regarding MDSI's Women In Small Business Program.

(This audio is copyright to SBS.)

Program: SBS Spanish Radio Interviewer: Rocio Otoya Interviewee: Jacqueline Lobo Duration: 5 min 57 sec

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MDSI’s Women In Small Business Program

SBS Arabic Radio Interview - Woman In Small Business

POSTED: 07th March 2017

Listen to Manal Al-Ani from SBS Arabic Radio interview Sana Al Ahmar regarding MDSI’s Women In Small Business Program.

(This audio is copyright to SBS.)

Program: SBS Arabic Radio Interviewer: Manal Al-Ani Interviewee: Sana Al Ahmar Duration: 10 min 23 sec

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Jul 2017

Women In Small Business

Session 1: Business Goal Setting

10:00am to 12:00pm
MDSI Activity Room, Ground Floor,

Jul 2017


now available at MDSI

1:00pm to 2:30pm
MDSI Activity Centre (Blue House),

Jul 2017


An Evening with the Stars

Cnr Milky Way & University Drive (