Policy Submissions & Position Papers

The following policy areas form the basis of policy review and development for the ECCV in 2011-2013 but are not exclusive.

At the Victorian State level:

  • Aged care for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities;
  • Language services provision;
  • New and emerging communities;
  • CALD communities and drug and alcohol issues;
  • CALD communities and families, women, youth and children;
  • Racism and discrimination;
  • Disability
  • Workforce Participation
  • CALD communities and mental health issues;
  • CALD communities and chronic health conditions;
  • Maintenance of the bi-partisan approach to Multiculturalism;

At the Federal Government level and in consultation with ARC and FECCA, ECCV will keep a watching brief on the following areas:

  • Population policy 
  • Immigration and settlement polices
  • Refugee and asylum seeker policy
  • Counter-terrorism laws; and
  • Support for Multiculturalism.

Recent policy submissions to Government and active ECCV policy and position papers

March 2017

  • ECCV Discussion Paper: Our Stories, Our Voices: Culturally diverse consumer perspectives on the role of accredited interpreters in Victoria’s health services (Download)
  • ECCV response into the inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief (pending approval).
  • ECCV position paper on issues related to gambling (Download)
  • ECCV statement on Recognising the Rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Peoples (Download)

February 2017

  • ECCV Submission on Updating of Victorian Government Language Services Guidelines (Download)

January 2017

  • ECCV Research Scoping Paper Languages Education Policy in Victoria: Overview of languages policies and opportunities to engage bilingual youth in Victoria (Download)
  • ECCV Submission To The Federal Joint Standing Committee on Migration Inquiry Into Migrant Settlement Outcomes (Download)

December 2016

  • ECCV Submission on Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech (Download).

November

  • ECCV Intern Policy Scoping Paper Stepping Up to Mandarin: The Twin Benefits of Community and Trade Languages (Download)
  • ECCV Ageing Portfolio Papers (Download).

October

  • ECCV Response to the Victorian Government's consultation on the Victorian Gender Equality Strategy (Download)

August

  • ECCV submission on Residential Tenancies Act Review Regulation of Property Conditions in the Rental Market (Download).
  • ECCV submission into the Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into Protecting the Rights of Older People from Abuse (Download).

July

  • ECCV submission to the Victorian Electoral Matters Committee's Inquiry into Electronic Voting (Download).

    June

      • ECCV policy analysis on Federal elections commitments to seniors from non-English speaking backgrounds (Download - updated 01 July 2016) and party responses received by ECCV in relation to election commitments to seniors from multicultural backgrounds:

              ECCV letter and Greens response to ECCV (Download)

              Labor response to ECCV and media release (Download)

              Coalition response to ECCV (Download)

      • ECCV submission to Commonwealth Department of Health on Short Term Restorative Care Programme Manual (Download)

      April

      • ECCV response to Commissioner for Senior Victorians report "Ageing is everyone's business", (Download)
      • ECCV response to the Victorian Government's Royal Commission into Family Violence Report, April 2016 (Download)

      March

      • ECCV ageing and aged care advocacy outline for 2016-2017 (Download).
      • ECCV submission to the Commonwealth Department of Health Survey on Future Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Growth Funding Processes (Download)
      • ECCV collaborative submission to Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry on Future of Australia's aged care sector workforce Download
      • ECCV Submission to the Victorian Gender Equality Strategy Download

      February 2016

      • ECCV Pre-Budget 2016-17 Submission to Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance Download

      December 2015

      November 2015

      • Intergenerational Relations in Newly-arrived Communities in Victoria: A Pilot Study Report Download
      • The Victorian Inquiry into the Labour Hire Industry and Insecure Work November 2015 Download

      September 2015

      • ECCV Submission  To The Victorian Essential Services Commission’s Supporting Customers, Avoiding Labels: Energy Hardship Inquiry Draft Report, September 2015 Download.  Attachment 1 Download
      • ECCV Letter of Support to Western Community Legal Centre's Submission to the Productivity Commission Draft Report: Overview (PC, 2015) for the PC’s Workplace Relations Framework Inquiry Download

      August 2015

      • ECCV Submission to Portability of Long Service Leave Entitlements Inquiry Download

      July 2015

      • ECCV Submission to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) Victoria Electricity Pricing Review July 2015 Download
      • Regional Ethnic Communities Councils Update ECCV Board Update July 2015 Download
      • ECCV Submission to the Conduct of the 2014 Victorian State Election Inquiry Download

      June 2015

      • ECCV Submission to the National Consultation on Citizenship Download 
      • ECCV Roundtable Discussion Summary Report 'Men's Health Matters Because Men Matter' Download
      • ECCV Submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence Download
      • ECCV Submission to the Review of Victoria's Charter of Human Rights June 2015 Download

      May 2015

      • ECCV Victorian State Budget Review 2015 Download
      • Regional Ethnic Communities Councils Updates ECCV Board Update May 2015 Download
      • ECCV submission to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission Review of the Clean Energy Council Code of Conduct 2015 (verbal) Download

      April 2015

      • ECCV submission to the National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding Framework Download
      • Qualified but not Recognised - an ECCV policy discussion paper Download

      March 2015   

      • ECCV submission to the Productivity Commission's Workplace Relations Framework Inquiry Download

      February 2015

      • ECCV submission to the VET Reform Taskforce on the Review of Training Packages and Accredited Courses Download
      • ECCV submission to FECCA - Consultation Transcript on the Allocation of Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants by the Department of Social Services Download
      • Position paper on the Restrictions of khat imports to Australia Download

      December 2014

      • ECCV submission to the ACIL Allen Consulting Evaluation of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Download

      November 2014

      • FECCA and ECCV Submission Industry Skills Fund - Youth Pilot Programmes Dowlnload
      • Joint FECCA, ECCV and MCNT Submission to the Evaluation of Humanitarian Settlement Services and Complex Case Support programmes Discussion Paper Download
      • ECCV Position Paper on the impact of Ebola in West Africa on multicultural Victorian communities Download
      • ECCV Position Paper on freedom to wear cultural and religious dress Download

      October 2014

      • ECCV Multicultural Aged Care Strategy Download

      September 2014

      • ECCV Submission to the NHMRC Review of the Statement  on Consumer Involvement in Health and Medical Research Download

      August 2014

      • ECCV Submission to the Australian Government Exposure Draft of the Purchasing Arrangements for Employment Services 2015-2020 Download
      • ECCV Submission on the Review of the National Triple Zero (000) Operator to Triple Zero Review Download
      • ECCV Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs on Extend of Income Inequality in Australia Download

      June 2014

      • ECCV Submission on the Inquiry into the Impact of Social Media on Victorian Elections and Victoria’s Electoral Administration to the Parliament of Victoria’s Electoral Matters Committee Download

      May 2014

      • ECCV 2014-15 State Budget Analysis Download
      • ECCV Project Report - Talking Disability Download
      • ECCV Forum Summary Report - Let's Talk about Gambling in Multicultural Communities Download
      • ECCV Roundtable Summary Report - A Better Option: Asylum Seekers Living in the Community in Victoria Download
      • ECCV Evaluation report of forum - Let's talk about Gambling in Multicultural Communities Download
      • ECCV Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission on the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention Download
      • ECCV Submission to inform the development of the Second Action Plan under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-22 Download

      April 2014

      • ECCV Submission on the Amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 to the Human Rights Policy Branch Download
      • ECCV Discussion Paper Building New Bridges - Strategies for Healthy Ageing in New and Emerging Communities (Download) 
      • Work Solutions: Improving Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace - Full discussion paper Download
      • Work Solutions: Improving Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace - Summary Download

      March 2014

      • ECCV Position Paper on Aged Care Download 
      • ECCV Submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry into TAFE Download

      February 2014

      • ECCV submission to the Family and Community Development Committee on the Inquiry into Social Inclusion and Victorians with a Disability Download

      January 2014

      • ECCV submission to FECCA as input to the Senate Select Committee's Inquiry into the Abbott's Government Commission of Audit January 2014 Download
      • ECCV Submission on the Migration Programme for 2014-15 to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection Download
      • ECCV State Election 2014 Manifesto Download

      2013

      • ECCV Intern Research Paper Insights into adapting to change: women from new and emerging communities 2013 Download
      • ECCV 2014-2015 State Pre-Budget Submission to the Office of the Treasurer Victorian Coalition Government Download
      • ECCV Submission on Jury empanelment to the Victorian Law Reform Commission Download
      • ECCV Submission on the Local Government Electoral Review to the Local Government Electoral Review Panel Download
      • ECCV Submission to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Download
      • ECCV submission Foundation on Violence against Women and their children (the Foundation) national consultation Download
      • ECCV submission In response to Consultation paper on Consumers, the Health System and Health literacy Download
      • ECCV Position Paper Asylum Seekers Download
      • ECCV Position Paper on Contemporary Migration Patterns Download 
      • ECCV Submission to the Migration Review Tribunal/Refugee Review Tribunal on MRT/RRT Service Charter Review August 2013 Download
      • Submission to the Victoria Police Community Consultation on Field Contact and Cross Cultural Training Download
      • Sexual health, cultural diversity and young people: What do we know? ECCV Forum report Download
      • ECCV Response to Language Services Policy Consultation Draft by the Department of Health Download
      • ECCV Policy Research Paper - Women Surviving Violence: Cultural Competence in Critical Services Download
      • ECCV Submission to the United Nations on Protecting the Rights of Older People Download
      • ECCV Submission to the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia on the Charities Bill 2013 Download
      • ECCV Submission to VCOSS (Victorian Council of Social Service) on the Community Sector Reform Consultation: Towards a more effective and sustainable community services system Download
      • A Distinctive Multicultural Victoria, ECCV submission to the Metropolitan Planning Strategy, Melbourne, let’s talk about the Future at DPCD (Department of Community Planning) Download
      • ECCV Submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission on Succession Laws Download
      • ECCV Position Paper Strengthening Police and CALD community relations Download
      • ECCV State Budget 2013-2014 Submission: Valuing Victoria's Diversity Download
      • ECCV Submission to the Electoral Matters Committee’s Inquiry into the future of Victoria’s electoral administration Download
      • ECCV Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs regarding The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill (Exposure Draft Legislation) Download
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      2012

      • ECCV Response to The Government’s Vision for Citizenship in a Multicultural Victoria (Oct 2012) Download
      • ECCV Glossary of Terms (Oct 2012) Download
      • ECCV Submission to the Department of Justice concerning improving diversion options for young offenders "Practical Lessons Fair Consequences: Improving Diversion for Young People in Victoria" (Oct 2012) Download
      • An Investment Not an Expense: Enhancing Health Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities (Sep 2012) Download
      • ECCV New and Emerging Communities Position Paper (September 2012) Download (KB)
      • ECCV submission to the Expert Panel Review of the Health Services (Conciliation and Review) Act 1987 (August 2012) Download (498 KB) 
      • ECCV submission A fair and sustainable social housing system to the Victorian Department of Human Services (July 2012) Download (417 KB) 
      • ECCV submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission on the National Anti-Racism Partnership and Strategy (May 2012) Download (535 KB)
      • ECCV Submission to the SBS radio Langauge Review (May 2012)  Download (14.5 KB)
      • ECCV Position Paper on Asylum Seekers (May 2012) Download (261 KB)
      • ECCV Position Paper on Young People with Caring Responsibilities (May 2012) Download (273 KB)
      • ECCV Position Paper on Refugee and Migrant Young People with Caring Responsibilities (April 2012) Download (273 KB)
      • ECCV Position Paper on Asylum Seekers (April 2012) Download (262KB)
      • ECCV State Budget Submission for 2012-2013 Valuing Diversity (April 2012) Download (694KB)
      • ECCV Submission on Violence Against Women and Their Children in response to the Victorian DHS Action Plan Consultation Framework (Mar 2012) Download (404 KB)
      • ECCV submission to the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission Design and Implementation Taskforce (Feb 2012) Download (222KB)
      • ECCV  submission to the Australian Governmment Access and Equity Inquiry (Feb 2012) Download
      • ECCV  Access and Equity CALD Focus Group Consultation (Feb 2012) Download (436KB)
      • ECCV submission to the CHOGM Charter of the Commonwealth to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Feb 2012) Download
      • ECCV submission on the Consolidation of Anti-discrimination Laws (Feb 2012) Download ( KB)
      • ECCV submission to the Review of Not-for-Profit Governance Arrangements (Feb 2012) Download

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