Topic "" in Amharic - total 174 documentsTitle: 4 steps of asthma first aid (Poster)
Summary: A poster - 4 steps of asthma first aid
Summary: This fact sheet provides general information about abortion and a comparison of the two methods: medical and surgical.
Title: Abortion procedure - medication
Summary: This fact sheet describes the process for undergoing a medical termination, including a consultation with a doctor, medications you will take and where these steps take place.
Title: Abortion procedure surgical
Summary: This fact sheet describes the process for undergoing surgical abortion, including pre- and post- surgical assessment and care.
Title: About Consumer Affairs Victoria
Summary: Basic information and contact details about the services. Consumer Affairs Victoria is the state’s consumer affairs regulator. Their purpose is to help Victorians be responsible and informed traders and consumers.
Title: Aged care services
Summary: Learn about the health and lifestyle issues that we face as we grow older. As we start to rely more on other people, what responsibilities do we take on? Find out more about the kinds of services and support that are in place for older people and their carers.
Title: Alcohol and drug services
Summary: If you or someone you know is affected by alcohol or drugs there are services available to help. Information about identifying drug and alcohol problems, understanding treatment options and learning about the challenges involved in living with an ongoing drug condition are all explored here.
Title: Appealing a public housing decision
Summary: If you do not agree with a decision made by the Director of Housing you may be able to appeal the decision, which means asking that the decision be reconsidered. How to appeal a decison is explained in this document.
Title: Applying for a private rental property
Summary: When looking for a rental property, there are a number of things you should consider before and during the search for your next home.
Title: Assignment and sub-letting
Summary: Assignment is the legal term for when a tenant transfers their whole interest in a rental property to another person. For example, if a tenant signed a 12-month tenancy agreement (lease) but decided to leave after 6 months, they could get another person to move in and take over their lease. The new tenant would take the place of the original tenant, paying rent directly to the landlord, and having all the rights and responsibilities of the original tenant.
Title: Avoid a debt (bilingual version)
Summary: If you receive a Centrelink payment you need to tell us about your income and any changes in your circumstances. This is so we can make sure you get the correct payment amount and do not get overpaid. This resource lists all the changes in circumstances you need to report to Centrelink.
Title: Avoiding public housing maintenance charges
Summary: You don’t have to pay maintenance charges unless there is an order made at the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) requiring that you pay.
Title: Avoiding scams
Summary: A scam is a trick developed by unscrupulous people to steal your money or personal information. This resource lists the types of scams and gives advice on how to protect yourself and what you can do to take action against scams.
Title: Barrier methods of contraception
Summary: Barrier methods of contraception include the male and female condom and the diaphragm.
Title: Before your first pregnancy appointment at the Womens
Summary: This information sheet discusses the services and tests you may need before you attend hospital for your first antenatal care clinic appointment. It is aimed at women who will have their baby at the Royal Women's Hospital but has information that may be applicable to all pregnant women.
Title: Beginning a life in Australia
Summary: This booklet provides helpful settlement information and links to other websites and resources for newly arrived migrants, humanitarian entrants, and their sponsors and service providers.
Title: Bilingualism and languages learning
Summary: This brochure explains the benefits of teaching a child more than one language.
Title: Bond payments and refunds
Summary: A bond is a sum of money that is usually paid to the landlord or their real estate agent at the start of your tenancy. It is held by the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority, which means that it’s your money and doesn’t belong to the landlord or agent. At the end of your tenancy the landlord may try and claim some or all of your bond as compensation for any damage to the property, for cleaning or for unpaid rent.
Title: Breaking a lease
Summary: If you have a fixed-term tenancy agreement (often called a lease), and you want to move out before the end of the fixed term, you may be able to break your lease in one of the following ways. You need to take care because some methods of breaking a lease may involve costs.
Title: Breastfeeding and childcare
Summary: Breastfeeding and childcare provides information for both parents and childcare providers, and outlines the rights of mother and baby regarding breastfeeding and childcare.
Title: Breastfeeding confidence
Summary: Breastfeeding Confidence is a quick guide on the essentials of breastfeeding.
Title: Bushfire smoke and your health
Summary: Bushfire smoke can reduce air quality in rural and urban areas and may affect people’s health. This fact sheet provides information on bushfire smoke, how it can affect you and your family’s health, and actions that you can take to avoid or reduce potential health effects.
Title: Buying a car
Summary: This information will help you make the right decisions when buying a car.
Summary: Simple information for patients on why we need calcium for our body and which foods are calcium rich.
Title: Can I or can't I?
Summary: Information on what activities can be undertaken during a fire danger period or on Total Fire Ban days e.g. having a barbeque.
Title: Carers, caring and respite care services
Summary: This translated video describes the critical role of carers in Victoria’s health system. The video outlines that there are financial and support services available to carers, encourages the understanding of changes involved in caring and how to plan for those changes, and provides practical advice about how to manage appointments and medication as well as challenging behaviours and communication.
Title: Caring for someone with cancer
Summary: This booklet is for people who are looking after someone with cancer. This booklet aims to support you so that you can manage your emotional and physical needs and those of the person you are caring for.
Title: Catch up vaccinations for refugees and asylum seekers in Victoria
Summary: This resource was designed for refugee and migrant communities in Victoria about catch-up vaccinations
Title: CALD crisis housing service
Summary: A translated resource outlining the range of support services hosted by Women’s Health West to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women and children affected by family violence, with an emphasis on our CALD Crisis Housing Service.
Title: Cervical screening is important for all women
Summary: Brochure covering cervical screening and self-collection for women who have experienced female genital cutting.
Title: Child care in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
Summary: Do you need child care to be able to attend the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) classes? When you are in an AMEP class, free child care is available for your children who are under school age. This information sheet explains how it works.
Title: Child, family and relationship services
Summary: This translated, subtitled video outlines the family support services available to help parents raise their children. It emphasises the creation of a safe and nurturing environment for children as a priority and provides information on the kinds of supports that are available to children, their parents and carers in Victoria.
Title: Collection of personal information for the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
Summary: The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) service providers collect personal information for the Department of Education and Training. The information collected could be disclosed to other agencies or organisations. This information lists the organisations that have access to your data.
Title: Compensation for tenants
Summary: If your landlord failed to carry out any of their duties under your tenancy agreement (lease) or the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, you can apply to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for compensation.
Title: Complaints about landlords and real estate agents
Summary: If you think that your landlord or real estate agent has acted illegally or unprofessionally, you should consider making an official complaint.
Title: Complaints und the Racial Discrimination Act: Fact sheet
Summary: The Racial Discrimination Act makes it against the law to treat you unfairly because of your race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin or immigrant status. This fact sheet explains when the law is used, what racial discrimination and racial hatred are, when the offensive behaviour is against the law and what you can do if you experience discrimination or racial hatred.
Title: Consent to disclose medical information (bilingual version)
Summary: This form is used to confirm that you consent to your treating health professionals and/or health providers disclosing relevant information about your disability or medical conditions to the Australian Government Department of Human Services (the department), or assessors engaged by the department.
Title: Consent to share information
Summary: Health information is often particularly sensitive, therefore consumers need to be confident that their information will be handled appropriately and confidentially. This makes it critical that at the time of collecting information, the consumer is provided with information about their privacy. The consumer privacy information brochure "Your Information, It's Private" has been developed to assist in this process.
Title: Consumer privacy information brochure
Summary: Health information is often particularly sensitive, therefore consumers need to be confident that their information will be handled appropriately and confidentially. This makes it critical that at the time of collecting information, the consumer is provided with information about their privacy. The consumer privacy information brochure "Your Information, It's Private" has been developed to assist in this process.
Title: Contraception methods in Australia
Summary: An overview of the methods of contraception available in Australia is presented in this fact sheet. Using contraception can help you prevent a pregnancy. Different methods may suit you at different times in your life.
Title: Coping with cancer fatigue
Summary: Fatigue is a feeling of severe tiredness. Many people who have cancer and cancer treatment have fatigue. This fact sheet answers common questions about cancer-related fatigue.
Title: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Simple steps to reduce the risk of coronavirus for yourself and others (poster)
Summary: The Australian Red Cross produced this poster of some simple steps to reduce the risk of infection with coronavirus (Covid-19).
Title: Coronavirus (COVID-19) It's ok to have home care
Summary: This fact sheet explains what necessary measures aged care workers are taking before entering your home to ensure you stay safe. It also outlines the things you can do to protect you from getting ill.
Title: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - all resources published by Victoria State Government, Department of Health and Human Services
Summary: COVID-19 translated information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals and industry. Information includes fact sheets and promotional materials on stage 3 restrictions, hand hygiene, emergency relief packages, looking after your mental health and more.
Title: Coronavirus information in your language by SBS Radio
Summary: SBS is informing all Australians about the latest coronavirus developments. News and information about coronavirus (COVID-19) is available in 63 languages.
Title: COVID-19 resources from Australian Government Department of Home Affairs
Summary: Various fact sheets about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) including information on close contact, FAQ, identifying symptoms, residential care services, early childhood centres, social distancing, financial support for individuals and households, financial support for businesses, JobKeeper payment, No evictions laws, travel restrictions, information for temporary visa holders.
Title: COVID-19 safety guidelines (video)
Summary: Video with information on hygiene and physical distancing to prevent infection of COVID-19.
Title: Crisis payment (bilingual version)
Summary: You might be eligible for a crisis payment at times when you need additional support from Centrelink. Crisis Payment is a special one-off payment that may be paid to you in certain special circumstances
Title: Crisis payment for humanitarian entrants (bilingual version)
Summary: Crisis Payment is a special one-off payment to assist with immediate settlement needs if you are a newly arrived humanitarian entrant
Title: Cue cards
Summary: ‘Cue Cards’ is a resource developed by Eastern Health, Diversity and Inclusion, to assist health professionals and clients / carers who have English language difficulties or problems communicating with each other.
Title: Cut your cancer risk
Summary: Provides a summary of the 7 key cancer prevention messages including: get checked, limit alcohol, eat a healthy diet, be active, be a healthy weight, be active, be SunSmart and quit smoking.
Title: Defending a compensation claim
Summary: If your landlord believes they have suffered loss as a result of you breaching your tenancy agreement (lease) or the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, they may apply to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to make a compensation claim against you.
Title: Disability services
Summary: Accessing disability services in Victoria can be dependent on your location as well as your particular needs. Learn about the kinds of support that are available for managing disability. Understand the rights of people with a disability and their carers and find information about support groups as well as useful information for managing your healthcare.
Title: Domestic and family violence factsheet
Summary: The Australian Government does not tolerate domestic and family violence under any circumstances. Domestic and family violence includes behaviour or threats that aim to control a male or female partner by causing fear or threatening their safety. This fact sheet provides information on what domestic and family violence can include as well as contact details for culturally sensitive services in Australia.
Summary: Door-to-door sales may include people who are trying to sell household goods, offering to do repairs to the house or asking you to change gas, electricity, telephone or internet providers.
Title: Emergency contraception methods
Summary: Emergency contraception methods include a pill which is taken up to five days after unprotected sex to reduce the chance of becoming pregnant, or having an intrauterine device fitted within five days of unprotected sex.
Title: Emergency, crisis and support services
Summary: Emergencies can be medical or family violence emergencies, natural disasters (such as floods, bushfires or heatwaves), communicable diseases (such as pandemic influenza) or a chemical, biological and radioactive emergency. Learn about different types of emergencies and the support services that exist to help you if you are in an emergency situation in Victoria. In an emergency, call triple zero (000).
Title: End of life and palliative care services
Summary: End of life and palliative care helps improve your quality of life if you have a life-limiting illness and provides support to your family and carers. End of life and palliative care services include help with daily tasks and access to a range of emotional, spiritual and mental health care options to suit your needs. Services also provide information and advice about death and dying, advance care planning, financial planning and many other issues that can arise at the end of life. You can have end of life and palliative care services delivered in your home, at an inpatient palliative care unit, or in a local hospital.
Title: Ending a tenancy
Summary: This fact sheet covers what to do when you are moving out of a rental property. See the 'Breaking a lease' and 'When you want to leave' fact sheets for more information about how and when you can give notice to end your tenancy.
Summary: In order to evict you, the landlord must: 1. Give you a valid Notice to Vacate (see the Notices to Vacate fact sheet for more information); 2.Apply to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for a Possession Order; 3. Purchase a Warrant of Possession from the Tribunal; and 4. Give the Warrant of Possession to the police, which the police will use to evict you
Title: Evidence of identity
Summary: This video explains the documents you need to prove your identity at VicRoads. Describes primary and secondary evidence documents and what you must provide.
Title: Family safety pack
Summary: The Australian Government has developed a Family Safety Pack for men and women coming to Australia. It includes information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage, and a woman’s right to be safe.
Title: Family violence and partner visas factsheet
Summary: This translated resource provides information for partner visa holders who do not have to remain in an abusive relationship to stay in Australia. It outlines information including that a partner, family members or other people in the community cannot threaten your visa status, and that there are certain provisions in Australia's migration laws to allow you to continue with your permanent Partner visa application. It also provides contacts for support services, and translating and interpreting services.
Title: Fees and costs for a VCAT hearing
Summary: Expenses related to VCAT hearings are divided into “fees” and “costs”. Fees are amounts you pay to VCAT. An example is the application fee for a hearing. Other fees include the fee for a warrant of possession or the fee to issue a summons. Costs are any other amounts you have to pay to go to the hearing and present your case. Examples include travel expenses and costs of preparing evidence.
Title: Female circumcision
Summary: This booklet explains what female circumcision is, what health issues it can cause, in which countries it is practised, the types of female circumcision and lists the support services for women, girls and families across Australia.
Title: Female circumcision - African women's clinic
Summary: The African Women's Clinic is a nurse-led clinic staffed by women's health nurses experienced in providing care for women who have experienced female circumcision or traditional cutting. This fact sheet explains what to expect if you are attending this clinic.
Title: Female circumcision - African women's clinic: cream application
Summary: This fact sheet is for women attending the African Women's Clinic to reverse their circumcision. It tells women how to use the anaesthetic cream provided before their procedure. Female circumcision is also known as female genital cutting
Title: Female circumcision - reversing your circumcision
Summary: This fact sheet is specifically for women attending the African Women's Clinic. The procedure to reverse your circumcision is called deinfibulation. This fact sheet explains what to expect on the day of the procedure and how to look after yourself at home.
Title: Female circumcision and the law in Australia
Summary: This information sheet explains what the law regarding female circumcision is in Australia and how the law is applied.
Title: FKA children's services bicultural support program
Summary: FKA Children’s Services is an organisation which is funded by the government to provide support for all child care services.This support is to assist child care staff to provide programs which meet children’s cultural and language needs.
Title: For people with cancer, their families and friends - the following support services may assist you
Summary: The document lists support services which assist people with cancer, their family and friends: Written Material, Free information sessions, Cancer Connect , Cancer Council Helpline, Cancer information in your language, Cancer Support Groups
Title: Forced and early marriage factsheet
Summary: This translated fact sheet outlines that forcing anybody to get married is a serious crime in Australia, and that people are free to choose whether to get married. The fact sheet provides facts on the illegality of taking or sending someone to another country for forced marriage or getting someone else to organise this. It also contains contact details of support services.
Title: Giving your landlord a breach of duty notice
Summary: If your landlord fails to carry out their duties under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, you can give them a breach of duty notice. This notice tells the landlord that they are required to fix the problem or pay you compensation for any loss you have suffered because of their breach of duty (or both).
Title: Goods left behind
Summary: If you move out of, or are evicted from, your rental property and you leave behind some of your goods (eg clothes, furniture) or personal documents (eg photos, letters), the landlord must deal with them by following the procedures set out in the Residential Tenancies Act 1997
Title: Hand in hand: partnering with spiritual leaders in preventing HIV transmissions and eliminating stigma in migrant and refugee communities
Summary: This translated tip sheet resource provides spiritual leaders with insights on how they can contribute to preventing HIV transmission and address HIV stigma in communities and congregations. It encourages the establishment of stronger partnerships between service providers and faith-based institutions in addressing HIV stigma in high prevalence migrant and refugee communities.
Title: Having your baby at the Women's - things to bring into hospital
Summary: This translated list is for women who are coming to the Royal Women's Hospital to have their baby, outlining what to bring with them.
Title: Healthy drinks
Summary: A resource on providing healthy drinks to your children
Title: Healthy lunches (African version)
Summary: A resource on preparing health lunches for your children
Title: HIV an introduction
Summary: Did you know? How can I avoid becoming infected with HIV? What's the difference between HIV and AIDS? How can I find out if I have HIV? How is HIV transmitted? How do I know if someone has HIV/AIDS? Traveling overseas Using interpreters
Title: Homelessness advocacy service information sheet
Summary: Do you need homelessness or social housing service support? If you have a problem with a homelessness assistance or social housing service - such as the transitional housing management (THM) program, a support service or a rooming house - Council to Homeless Persons’ (CHP) Homelessness Advocacy Service (HAS) can help.
Title: Hospitals, surgery and procedures
Summary: If you need surgery or other medical procedures, you are likely to attend a clinic or hospital in Victoria. This information will take you through the preparation for a stay in hospital, provide advice about managing your stay through to recovery and discharge. Practical information about paperwork, costs and payments is also available here.
Title: How do I find and apply for housing? Student housing
Summary: A guide to where you can find listings (ie advertisements) for various types of student accommodation and how to apply.
Title: How to have the discussion about organ and tissue and donation
Summary: Organ and tissue donation may feel like a difficult topic to raise with your family. Or you might just feel like it is hard to find the time to talk about it. This sheet gives you some simple practical tips to start the conversation.
Title: How to use medicines correctly
Summary: This brochure provides basic information on how to use medicines correctly. It also explains the difference between generic and branded medicines, over the counter and prescription and what a repeat is.
Title: Induction of labour
Summary: Sometimes it is necessary to help a women to start her labour using artificial methods. This is called induction of labour. This information may help you and your family make a choice about induction of labour and to answer some of the questions you may have.
Title: Information on discrimination
Summary: Victorian law protects people from discrimination, sexual harassment, victimisation, and racial and religious vilification.
Title: Learn English through the Adult Migrant English Program
Summary: To help you learn English, you may be able to attend the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). This information sheet explains what the requirements are and how you can enrol in English classes.
Title: Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods
Summary: LARC methods provide temporary, safe, cost-effective contraception which can last from 3 and up to 10 years depending on the type. They include the intrauterine device and the contraceptive implant.
Title: Make a complaint in other languages: make a complaint to DSC about the provision of services by a Victorian disability service.
Summary: This translated resource enables individuals to make a complaint to the Office of the Disability Services Commissioner if they are not happy with their disability service provider in Victoria, Australia. It outlines the ability for family or friends to talk on their behalf and that the service is free and independent of government and other services.
Title: Making a complaint
Summary: The Making a Complaint fact sheet provides an introduction for people considering making a complaint, or responding to a complaint, before the Australian Human Rights Commission (previously known as the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission).
Title: Making a complaint (mental health)
Summary: These translated resources provide information on the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner, an independant, specialist complaints organisation created by the Mental Health Act 2014. The information sheet outlines who the organisation is, how to make complaints, what happens when a complaint is made and the lawful right to speak up or complain about a public mental health service.
Title: Medium acting and short acting contraception methods
Summary: Medium acting methods last over a period of weeks or months and include the contraceptive injection and the vaginal ring. Short acting methods are taken every day and include the combined contraceptive pill and the mini pill.
Title: Mental health services
Summary: This subtitled video provides information on the range of mental health support services available in Victoria 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It outlines how these services can provide treatment, information, tools and advice on how to deal with a range of mental health issues.
Title: Mobile phone contracts - tips for consumers
Summary: What you need to know and consider before and after you sign a mobile phone contract.
Title: Notice to vacate
Summary: If the landlord wants you to move out of the property, they must give you a valid notice to vacate. There are various reasons why your landlord can give you a notice to vacate, and the length of the notice period depends on why the landlord is giving you notice and whether or not you have a fixed-term tenancy agreement.
Title: Parenting payment (bilingual version)
Summary: Parenting Payment is income support for parents or guardians to help with the cost of raising children.
Title: Pelvic floor exercises - Royal Women's Hospital
Summary: The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments which support the bladder, uterus (womb) and bowel. It is important that all women exercise their pelvic floor muscles everyday throughout life, to prevent weakness or improve strength.
Title: Pets and your tenancy
Summary: The Residential Tenancies Act 1997, which sets out the legal rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, doesn’t say anything about keeping pets on a rental property. However, many leases have a ‘no pets’ clause that prohibits tenants from keeping pets. If you have a pet or intend to get one, you should make sure your landlord agrees to this before you rent the property.
Title: Planning and coordinating healthcare
Summary: Your healthcare requirements are uniquely yours. You have an opportunity to plan and coordinate your healthcare within a wide range of services and support available to people in Victoria. These pages will provide information about making decisions and coordinating payment for your healthcare as well as your rights and responsibilities and the best ways to communicate about health.
Title: Poker machines
Summary: How to keep gambling from becoming a problem for you and your family (bilingual resource).
Title: Post mortem examination - an explanation for families
Summary: This information is for families whose baby has died at the Royal Women's Hospital. While some of the information will be relevant to families elsewhere, not all hospitals follow the same procedures.
Title: Power outages: using alternative fuel and electricity generation safely
Summary: When power outages occur, usually as a result of severe weather events, people sometimes use alternative sources of fuel or electricity generation for cooking, lighting, heating, or power. Portable generators can allow some normal activities to continue, however it is important to use them with extreme caution.
Title: Pregnancy and birth services
Summary: This translated video provides information on involving health services early and fully understanding your childbirth options to give a great start to a rewarding birth experience. The video outlines the who’s who during pregnancy, birth and newborn care, and helps to understand which records and paperwork are required as well as payment options for having a baby and newborn care in Victoria.
Title: Privacy as a tenant
Summary: The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 states that you have a right to ‘quiet enjoyment’ of your rental property. Landlords and real estate agents do have some rights of entry, but they must meet with certain requirements. If they don’t meet with these requirements, you don’t have to let them into your home.
Title: Property inspection checklist: student housing
Summary: Each time you inspect a rental property, bring a copy of this checklist with you. As you go about making the inspection, put a tick or cross in the address column or make a brief note. This will help you compare properties before you put in your application/s.
Title: Protect yourself from Thunderstorm Asthma (poster)
Summary: A poster - Protect yourself from thunderstorm asthma
Title: Public health multilingual Covid-19 campaign resources
Summary: The Victorian Government have launched a Covid-19 communications campaign across multicultural and in-language radio, print and social media. They have also made the materials from this campaign available for community groups to share with their networks. The following campaigns are included: - Staying apart keeps us together - Gest tested for coronavirus today - Ramadan - Stage 3 restrictions
Title: Public housing rents
Summary: If you live in public housing, your rent won’t be more than a quarter of your household income.
Title: Public housing repairs
Summary: From time to time repairs will need to be made to your rented property. The tenancy law requires that all landlords in Victoria, including the Director of Housing, maintain their rented premises in good repair.
Title: Rent arrears
Summary: Under most tenancy agreements, rent is paid in advance. The most common arrangement is for the rent to be paid in advance on the same day of each month to cover the month ahead. If you do not pay rent on the day that it is due, for each day that you occupy the property without having paid rent you will be one day overdue or in ‘rent arrears’.
Title: Rent assistance (bilingual version)
Summary: Rent Assistance provides financial help to people who pay rent and receive a Centrelink payment from us
Title: Rent increases
Summary: If the landlord wants to increase the rent during your tenancy agreement (sometimes called a ‘lease’), they must give you a proper notice and there are some limits as to when and how much the rent can be increased.
Title: Repairs for rented homes
Summary: Landlords have a duty under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 to make sure that the properties they rent out are kept in good repair. This also applies to common areas owned or managed by the landlord.
Title: Reporting a missing person: getting help from police if someone you know cannot be found
Summary: If you are worried about the safety of a person who you cannot find, you can report them as missing to your local police by making what is called a ‘missing persons report’.
Title: Safe food, safe kitchens
Summary: A resource on having safe kitchens and safe food in Australia
Title: Safe retrieval and disposal of needles and syringes
Summary: This resource provides information on how to dispose of needle and syringes safely and what to do in case of a needle stick injury.
Title: Seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional
Summary: Doctors and other health professionals are often our first point of contact with the healthcare system. Identifying the different professional roles in healthcare, learning the language of healthcare and finding new ways to approach consultations are some of the key features of these pages. You will find information for yourself as well as information to help you help someone else you are caring for.
Title: Settlement Guide podcasts (SBS)
Summary: SBS is talking about life and issues that affect you in settling in Australia.
Title: Sexual assault factsheet
Summary: This translated fact sheet outlines how in Australia, it is against the law to sexually assault anyone. A person who commits sexual assault can go to jail, whether they are a man or a woman. It outlines what sexual assault includes, and also provides contact details for support services.
Title: Sexual health and viral hepatitis brochures
Summary: A community brochure designed for migrants and refugees on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections
Title: Sexually transmissible infections booklet
Summary: A translated information booklet that explains the aspects related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It covers questions from what they are and how to catch them, to how to prevent them, how to tell if you have one, and about alcohol, drugs and STIs.
Title: Shared households
Summary: Not all shared household arrangements are the same. When you share a house or flat with other people, it may be a co-tenancy arrangement where all tenants have equal rights, one tenant may be sub-letting from another tenant, or you may have a licence agreement with no tenancy rights at all. Problems can occur when you share with other tenants, especially if you move into an established ‘share house’. There may be doubts about your legal status, and the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 does not cover the rights and responsibilities of co-tenants in relation to each other, and nor does it regulate licence agreements.
Title: Smoke alarms
Summary: Information on the installation and maintenance of smoke alarms.
Title: Smokefree between the flags at patrolled beaches
Summary: Smoking is prohibited on all patrolled beaches in Western Australia
Title: Smokefree in vehicles with children
Summary: Smoking is prohibited in or on vehicles in Western Australia if a child under 17 is present.
Title: Smokefree outdoor eating areas
Summary: A summary of the new smoke-free outdoor eating laws. Smoking restrictions prohibit smoking in an outdoor eating area unless you are in a smoking area.
Title: Smokefree within 10 metres of playground equipment
Summary: Smoking is prohibited near playground equipment in Western Australia
Title: Speak to Bolton Clarke in your own language
Summary: Australians speak over 300 languages. Bolton Clarke understands it is important to have information in your language. This can help you get the health and aged care services you need. Bolton Clarke has a National Language Line. You can speak with us in your language with the help of a telephone interpreter. You can call 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Title: Speak to your child in the language you know best
Summary: It's very important that you speak, read and write with your child in your home language. The language you know best. It can take your child some time to learn English after their first language. Your child will not be disadvantaged if they don't speak English at home.
Title: Starting a tenancy
Summary: A tenancy agreement (sometimes called a ‘lease’) may be in writing or it may be verbal. It may be for a fixed term (eg 6 or 12 months) or periodic (usually month to month). Fixed-term agreements are more secure because they make it harder for the landlord to evict you, but it can be expensive if you want to move out before the end of the fixed term. Only commit yourself to a fixed-term agreement if you are reasonably sure that you want to stay for the full term of the agreement.
Title: Support services for circumcised women and girls
Summary: This booklet is a guide for women and girls who have been circumcised and are in need of support.
Title: Supporting and understanding
Summary: What support may a person going through Hepatitis C treatment may require? Information about what family, friends and support groups can do.
Title: Supporting parents and families: the mental health and well-being of children and young people
Summary: This brochure will help you to become aware of the warning signs of mental health problems, the importance of seeking early help and the ways you can help support your child or young person.
Title: Survive the heat: brochure
Summary: The "Survive the heat" brochure contains information on how individuals can take care of themselves and look out for family, friends and neighbours who may need help coping with the heat.
Title: Survive the heat: poster
Summary: The "Survive the heat" poster can be used by health and community service providers to promote heat health messages.
Title: Talking to your child during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Summary: This guide will help you talk to your child about coronavirus (COVID-19). It includes tips on how to have a safe and reassuring conversation and links to resources to help you and your family.
Title: Tenant databases and blacklists
Summary: When you apply for a rental property, landlords and real estate agents sometimes use tenant databases to check if you have been “blacklisted” by previous landlords or real estate agents.
Title: Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) fact sheet
Summary: Find out if you should be tested, who can perform the test, what it involves and how long it takes to get the result.
Title: The landlord is selling
Summary: A landlord is allowed to sell their property during your tenancy even if you have a fixed term tenancy agreement. The landlord or the landlord’s agent has to comply with the tenancy law when they are selling.
Title: The Tribunal (VCAT)
Summary: The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Residential Tenancies List) hears disputes between landlords and tenants. It is not a court, but it is able to make decisions that can be legally enforced. It is intended to be informal and cheap, and to resolve disputes quickly and fairly
Title: The Victorian health system
Summary: Victoria’s health system offers a vast range of services and support to Victorians across the state. Whether you are seeing a doctor, going to hospital for surgery or in need of emergency or crisis support, these pages outline the services that are available to you. They will also highlight the benefits of planning ahead and show you new ways to coordinate your healthcare.
Title: Thunderstorm Asthma - community fact sheet
Summary: This community facthsheet explain epidemic thunder storm asthma. People who have asthma or hay fever can get severe asthma symptoms during pollen season when high grass pollen counts combine with a certain type of thunderstorm. When a large number of people develop asthma symptoms over a short period of time, this is known as epidemic thunderstorm asthma. Epidemic thunderstorm asthma events are uncommon and don’t occur every year. In south-east Australia they can happen during grass pollen season from October through December. Thunderstorm asthma can affect those with asthma or hay fever – especially people who experience wheezing or coughing with their hay fever. That’s why it’s important for people with asthma or hay fever to know about thunderstorm asthma and what they can do to help protect themselves during grass pollen season.
Title: Thunderstorm Asthma overview (video)
Summary: Find out more about thunderstorm asthma and how it affects people with asthma and hay fever.
Title: Tip sheets for carers of people with mental illness and drug use (dual diagnosis)
Summary: When we talk about drugs, we mean local (alcohol, tobacco, prescription medication) and illegal (cannabis, speed, heroin) drugs.
Title: Travelling con men
Summary: Travelling con men are dodgy tradesmen who knock on doors of homes and small businesses.
Title: Understanding disability in Australia
Summary: A translated fact sheet that outlines facts about disability. This includes describing what a disability is, types of disabilities, getting help early and the support you need, where to get help, and services providing information on chnages to support and getting an interpreter and translated information.
Title: Understanding disability in Australia - multimedia files
Summary: Translated videos that outlines facts about disability. This includes describing what a disability is, types of disabilities, getting help early and the support you need, where to get help, and services providing information on chnages to support and getting an interpreter and translated information
Title: Utility charges
Summary: Services to your home such as electricity, gas, oil, water and sewerage are called ‘utility’ services. This page explains your responsibilities for connecting and disconnecting these services. It also explains which costs are your responsibility, and those costs that are your landlord’s responsibility.
Title: VicRoads information
Summary: VicRoads has developed a series of videos, handbooks and fact sheets in a variety of languages to help you be more informed before visiting a VicRoads office. Click on your language to view the tools and resources available.
Title: Victoria Legal Aid help card
Summary: The Victoria Legal Aid help card outlines a range of common legal problems the organisation may be able to assist with and gives details for contacting their Legal Help phone line.
Title: Victoria Legal Aid help poster
Summary: The Victoria Legal Aid poster outlines a range of common legal problems the organisation may be able to assist with and gives details for contacting their Legal Help phone line.
Title: Vitamin D (NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service)
Summary: Simple information for patients on Vitamin D.
Title: Voluntary assisted dying
Summary: Victoria is the first state in Australia to pass voluntary assisted dying laws. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (2017) provides a safe legal framework for people who are suffering and dying to choose the manner and timing of their death. This document provides an overview about voluntary assisted dying with information on background, law, access and how it will work.
Title: Voluntary assisted dying - bilingual glossary
Summary: This bilingual glossary is designed to help you understand the terminology related to voluntary assisted dying.
Title: What are my housing options? Student housing
Summary: An outline of possible housing options for students
Title: What do I need to know before moving in (private rental and share houses) Student housing
Summary: Overview on tenants rights and duties before moving into a rental property.
Title: What do I need to know before moving in? (rooming houses) Student housing
Summary: Overview on your rights and duties when renting a room.
Title: What do I need to know before moving out? Student housing
Summary: There are a few things that one must take care of before moving out, although the legal responsibilities can vary slightly depending on the type of accommodation you are in.
Title: What do the real estate abbreviations stand for?
Summary: Advertisements for rental properties can be very confusing if you are not familiar with the real estate market abbreviations.This is a list to help understand what an advertised property actually has to offer.
Title: What is a bipolar mood disorder
Summary: This brochure talks about bipolar mood disorder, its symptoms and possible causes, treatment options and where to go for help.
Title: What is a depressive disorder
Summary: This brochure talks about depressive disorders, outlining the main types, possible causes, treatment options and where to go for help.
Title: What is a forced marriage? Link to translated website
Summary: Forced marriage is a marriage entered into without the full and free consent of one, or both, of the individuals involved as a result of coercion, threat or deception. Coercion can involve force, duress, detention, psychological oppression, abuse of power or taking advantage of a person’s vulnerability. This links to the translated version of the 'My Blue Sky' website on this topic
Title: What is an anxiety disorder
Summary: This brochure talks about anxiety disorders, outlining the main types, possible causes, treatment options and suggestions on where to go for help
Title: What is an eating disorder
Summary: This brochure talks about eating disorders, outlining the main types, possible causes, treatment options and where to go for help.
Title: What is mental illness?
Summary: This brochure talks about mental illness, outlining the main types, myths and misunderstandings, what can be done about stigma, and where to go for help.
Title: What is schizophrenia?
Summary: This brochure talks about schizophrenia, its symptoms and causes, treatment options and where to go for help
Title: What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It includes facts regarding individual's eligibility, reasonable and necassary support, what isn't funded, information about children with disabilities and families, and has a contact information for interpreters.
Title: What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? - Multimedia files
Summary: These translated videos provide information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It contains information on what the scheme is, who is eligible for it, reasonable and necessary support as well as what is not funded.
Title: When to call the hospital - Advice for women in late pregnancy
Summary: Sometimes during late pregnancy changes may occur that can concern some women. Many of these concerns can be discussed with a midwife at their next clinic appointment however some may need immediate attention. This information explains when to call your hospital for more advice.
Title: When you get a breach of duty notice
Summary: If your landlord believes that you haven’t met one or more of your duties under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, they can give you a Breach of Duty Notice.
Title: When you want to leave
Summary: Overview of rights and responsibilities if you want to end the lease.
Title: Which housing option is right for me? Student housing
Summary: The housing option that best suits your needs will depend on a range of factors, most of which are practical (such as the cost). However before you sign anything, it is worth taking the time to consider the legal status of each accommodation type, as this could help you make your final choice.
Title: Your renting rights
Summary: Translated fact sheets about topics such as requesting repairs, bond lodgement and starting and ending a tenancy.
Title: Your shopping rights
Summary: If there is a problem with goods you have bought, the store may have to provide a replacement, refund, repair or other type of ‘remedy’. The type of remedy available depends on the problem.
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