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CALD resources for discrimination

CALD resources for discrimination.

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Commission's publication, 'The Complaints guide' and The Commission Brochure' are available in the following languages:

Arabic | Bosnian | Chinese | Croatian | English | Farsi | French | Greek | Indonesian | Polish | Serbian | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Turkish | Vietnamese

Staff can also organise an interpreter to help.

See Australian Human Rights Commission—Translated information(opens in a new window)

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC)

The commission's site has translated information in the following community languages, including Auslan:

Arabic | Auslan | Chinese (Simplified) | Chinese (Traditional) | English (Simplified) | Hindi | Korean | Persian | Punjabi | Somali | Urdu | Vietnamese

See VEOHRC—Translations. (opens in a new window)

VLA translated publications

For information about VLA services in 24 different community languages see Get help in your own language(opens in a new window).

Support for newly arrived communities

For videos, booklets and other educational resources to help people to understand the law in Victoria.

See What's the law? Australian law for new arrivals (videos and education kit)(opens in a new window)

Victoria Legal Aid has a policy and guide to help staff who are working with CALD communities. Information includes:

  • how to identify when an interpreter is needed
  • how to work effectively with interpreters and translators.

This resource is currently available to VLA staff only.

See Interpreters and Translators Policy(opens in a new window).