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July 29, 2020
The Commonwealth Government is offering grants through the Be Connected program to support older people in their communities to embrace digital technology across Australia. Applying for the grant online is an easy process and takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Get in quick as applications close 31st June 2020. Visit site
July 29, 2020
MACS successful visitor’s pods continue to receive widespread global media coverage including CEO Joy Leggo being nominated as the Australian representative on the international panel of the UNESCO Cities of Design event held in Lithuania which explored the role design has played during times of crisis, and its powerful role in helping restart the world following the COVID-19 epidemic. Read more
July 29, 2020
Monash University has released a summary of findings of the Primary Health and Aged Care Translation and Interpreting Services (PRACTIS) study. The research aimed to evaluate the relationship between communication barriers and unplanned emergency department transfers for residents with limited English proficiency and explore residents’ experiences in communication with staff. Read more
March 31, 2020
During these unprecedented times the sharing of up-to-date information and concise communication has become more critical than ever. Below are links to a number of sources that are providing information and resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in languages other than English. Make sure to share these resources among your staff, and with your clients and their carers. We will be updating this...
March 31, 2020
The Department of Health has produced a number of resources about COVID-19 in languages other English. The resources including fact sheets, guidelines and other publications are available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Greek, Italian, Korean, Kurdish, Persian/Farsi, Spanish and Vietnamese. Read more
March 31, 2020

The DHHS has translated several resources, including posters and public service announcements, into a number of languages.

March 31, 2020

 The NSW Government has translated several COVID-19 fact sheets, posters and other resources into numerous languages.

March 31, 2020

 Ethnolink Language Services has launched a COVID-19 Multilingual Resource Library.

This is a collection of resources from National and State government sites as well as information from the World Health Organisation covering 50 languages.

March 31, 2020

Access local and overseas news and information about COVID-19 from the SBS website.

Includes the video 'Coronavirus explained in your language', which is available in 16 languages.

March 31, 2020
Approved providers of government-subsidised aged care can use the Translating and Interpreting Service for free when discussing care needs, fees, care plans and budgets with clients. The Australian Government funds these services so that all people can take an active role in their aged care. You can access TIS National for free if you’re an approved provider of: Commonwealth Continuity of...