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MCSCA Research: Migration Snapshot of the Centre

We invite you to participate in a survey to answer some questions about your experiences and understanding of migration as a migrant in Alice Springs. The main aim is to collect up-to-date, reliable demographic information about migrants and to understand the experience, aspirations and challenges faced by migrants in Central Australia, especially in the Alice Springs region, and inform the government‘s decision making in providing better services for migrants in this region. We encourage all migrants to participate in the survey.

Your response will remain private/confidential. The information will be used to create a research report about migrants in Central Australia which will help in decision making on housing, health, employment, education and other community issues.

This research project is managed by MCSCA and is funded by the NT Government. The researcher is Dr. Benxiang Zeng, an independent consultant, with approval from the Central Australian Human Research Ethics Committee. (Reference No. CA-20-3817). The project finishes in April 2021.

The data collection will be conducted from August 2020 based on the survey and focus group discussions. Click here to start the survey

MCSCA and COVID-19

MCSCA opening hours are  Monday to Friday 9 am to 12pm (closed from 12.15pm to 1.30pm for cleaning) then 1.30pm to 4pm and we have the following rules in place:

1.5 metre physical distancing
Strict hand hygiene
Maximum of 2 hours in the MCSCA office per visitor
One person at a time in the computer room. Book your time 8952 8776.
Maximum time for using a computer is 1 hour

Thank you for helping to keep our community and staff safe. We look forward to welcome you to MCSCA office.

COVID-19 Information

SBS Multilingual Coronavirus Portal, provides accurate and trusted news and information about COVID-19, in more than 60 languages.

Talking Posters in different languages explaining how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Other useful sites with information in different languages:

Australian Government Department of Home Affairs Website
Northern Territory Government Coronavirus information
Ethnolink online resources –
Australian Government Department of Health Website

Our Programs

Learn more about our range of support services and community initiatives…

Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS)

Multicultural Grant Program

Susumama Playgroup

Facilities for the Multicultural Community

MCSCA Research: Migration Snapshot of the Centre

Big Day Out in Harmony

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We @MCSCA and NT Health would like to invite and encourage our multicultural community to attend the COVID-19 Vaccine info session to understand the importance of vaccination. Q&A will follow after the session. ... See MoreSee Less

We @MCSCA and NT Health would like to invite and encourage our multicultural community to attend the COVID-19 Vaccine info session to understand the importance of vaccination. Q&A will follow after the session.

If you have family or friends who need some help to complete the Census, don't forget to check in with them and offer a hand!

Other support includes:
• ABS YouTube Multicultural Playlist - Translator going through the Census questions in other languages
• In-language support available through the free Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450.
• Census information translated in over 30 languages with videos, information sheets and social media tiles - visit www.census.abs.gov.au/language
• There's an easy read guide to the Census for people who find it hard to read or understand English - census.abs.gov.au/assets/media/2021-07/A guide to the 2021 Census - Easy Read version.pdf
• Audio files for all Census questions, and guidance on how to answer them - census.abs.gov.au/help/accessibility/blind-low-vision
• Auslan videos for all Census questions, and guidance on how to answer them - census.abs.gov.au/help/accessibility/deaf-or-hard-to-hear-or-speak
• The National Relay Service, including video relays is available to assist with calls to our contact centre - www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/phone/services-people-disability/accesshub/national-relay-se...
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If you have family or friends who need some help to complete the Census, dont forget to check in with them and offer a hand!

Other support includes: 
• ABS YouTube Multicultural Playlist - Translator going through the Census questions in other languages 
• In-language support available through the free Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450. 
• Census information translated in over 30 languages with videos, information sheets and social media tiles - visit www.census.abs.gov.au/language  
• Theres an easy read guide to the Census for people who find it hard to read or understand English - https://census.abs.gov.au/assets/media/2021-07/A guide to the 2021 Census - Easy Read version.pdf  
• Audio files for all Census questions, and guidance on how to answer them - https://census.abs.gov.au/help/accessibility/blind-low-vision 
• Auslan videos for all Census questions, and guidance on how to answer them - https://census.abs.gov.au/help/accessibility/deaf-or-hard-to-hear-or-speak 
• The National Relay Service, including video relays is available to assist with calls to our contact centre - https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/phone/services-people-disability/accesshub/national-relay-service

Changes to early and remote voting schedules

The Northern Territory Electoral Commission has revised early voting centre hours and
the remote mobile voting schedule for the 2021 Local Government Elections following the
3-day COVID-19 lockdown in the Darwin and Katherine regions.

Early voting centres in Alice Springs, Casuarina, Coolalinga, Darwin, Palmerston and
Tennant Creek will be open today from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm. The voting centre in
Katherine remains closed and will open if the lockdown is lifted tomorrow.

(NORTHERN TERRITORY ELECTORAL COMMISSION)
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