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ACYA VIC Bilingual Language Competition 2016 winners announced

STUDENT competitors of Australia-China Youth Association Victoria’s Bilingual Language Competition faced off on September 22 with only two finalists emerging as winners that evening. Hieu Chau has the story.


Researchers call out for international graduates on post-study work visa in Australia

DO you think the current post-study work visa increases your chance of employment in Australia? What do you think can be done to improve your post-study experience? Trinh Le reports on a new research project about the employability of international graduates.


Six international students awarded at ‘My Melbourne’ storytelling competition

INTERNATIONAL students from Indonesia, Columbia, Brazil, China and Malaysia have just picked up awards at the recent ‘My Melbourne’ storytelling competition. Lunnie Gan has more.


Work right: Your questions about working in Australia answered

DO I have work rights in Australia? Should I fight for my rights? Will I face deportation if I speak out? Gabrielle Marchetti, Principal Lawyer at legal centre JobWatch, answers common questions international students might have once they decide to work here.


Defining work in Australia: What you need to know about working here

Do you know if you’re being treated fairly at work and whether your employer is taking advantage of you? Samantha Chew gives you the low-down on what you need to know about working in Australia.

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Mamak restaurant operators fined $300,000 after years of underpayment and exploitation

MASSIVE penalties have been issued to operators of Malaysian restaurant brand, Mamak, after an investigation found deliberate underpayment and falsified records led to former staff being paid $11 an hour. Hieu Chau has more.


CPA Australia Industry Talk and Tour offers students chance to network and pick up useful employability tips and tricks

THIS September, Meld Community is partnering with CPA Australia to offer students seeking a career in accounting, business and finance the opportunity to learn how to be proactive in their professional development as a student, tour the CPA Australia office and network with staff.

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Leadership opportunity for international students to take part in Victorian Government peer-to-peer support program

WANT to make a difference to the community and develop leadership and workplace skills at the same time? Up to 30 international student ambassadors are being sought to lead a peer-to-peer support program to improve awareness of students’ rights at work.


Nominations open for 2016 Victorian International Education Awards

CALLING all outstanding Victorian international students! If you consider yourself a model student and can back it up, you may stand a chance to be awarded a cash scholarship of up to $20,000 with the 2016 Victorian International Education Awards. Lunnie Gan reports.


4 co-working spaces in Melbourne for start-ups and small businesses

CO-WORKING spaces are growing in popularity with plenty of open offices available to young entrepreneurs, start-ups and creatives. Justin Lim shares four co-working spaces in Melbourne that might suit you.

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Australia’s national Census compulsory for all international students

INTERNATIONAL students will be required by law to participate in Australia’s upcoming Census on August 9. Find out why the Census is important to you and future students.

Nina Khairina will return as CISA President for her 2016 - 2017 term. Former CISA National Executive Committee members Sahil Puri and Nidhi Baweja will not be returning. | Image via CISA's official Facebook page.

New CISA National Executives Committee: Find out who will represent you

THE Council of International Students Australia (CISA) has elected a new national committee of student representatives who will advocate for the half a million international students living in Australia. Samantha Chew reports.


Meld Magazine was incorporated as an independent not-for-profit media outlet in September 2008 to reach out to international students in Melbourne, and provide students the opportunity to gain real work experience.

Many international students live in or around the city because of the proximity to their colleges and universities, and that was where we decided to focus our efforts first. Many of us live, work and study locally too. Our editorial team is made of both local and international students, and it has worked to our advantage in providing local content in every sense of the word.

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