In 2015 Fair Trading, carried out a review of the Think Smart multicultural education strategy 2012-2015 and conducted face-to-face consultations with Think Smart community partners, community workers, leaders, organisations, educators and other service providers. The purpose of the consultation was to help identify consumer rights issues affecting the settlement of community members from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, especially those newly-arrived migrants including humanitarian entrants and refugees.
As a result, the Think Smart multicultural education strategy 2016-2019 was developed which aims to help CALD communities and individuals better understand Fair Trading’s role and services, and better participate in education and awareness initiatives on consumer rights. The Strategy also outlines ways in which Fair Trading can provide tailored services to meet the needs of people from CALD backgrounds over the next three years.
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Have you heard of WeChat?
WeChat is one of the largest and most popular mobile text and voice messaging application communication services in China. Fair Trading is working in collaboration with the Australia Nanhai Culture Media Group to develop educational videos to help Mandarin-speaking communities in NSW better understand their consumer rights and responsibilities under the Australian Consumer Laws. The Australia Nanhai Culture Media indicated that Fair Trading's functions will be extremely beneficial to their over 250,000 WeChat subscribers and to the Chinese community living in NSW and Australia-wide. The Australia Nanhai Culture Media Group is one of our Think Smart media partners.
The consumer rights video contains topical Fair Trading information delivered by Xiaojing, a Fair Trading Mandarin-speaking staff member with a Nanhai Mandarin presenter. Below are the videos that are now available through Nanhai's WeChat and YouTube channels:
Please help us promote these videos to your Chinese community groups, clients, Mandarin-speaking staff and other relevant networks.
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