Blog: Policy Advocacy on Ethnic Seniors Clubs issues and Outcomes of Victorian 2018 State Election

    Published 11 December 2018

    ECCV Policy Advocacy on Ethnic Seniors Clubs issues and Outcomes of Victorian 2018 State Election

    The Victorian Labor party has recently promised to support ethnic senior citizens clubs as part of their pre-election commitments:

    “Labor will provide each and every one of Victoria’s 862 multicultural senior citizen groups with a $4,000 grant in 2019 to assist them in holding activities for their members, including excursions, cultural dancing, singing, and religious feast day celebrations.”

    This had also been circulated in ethnic media outlets across Victoria. Please see Labor party media release from 13 November 2018 for more information: click here

    This is in line with recommendation 9 of the ECCV Discussion Paper on Ethnic Seniors Clubs and Groups “That the Victorian Government provides an annual grant of $500 to ethnic seniors’ clubs and groups to enable groups to involve members in the clubs’ annual celebration”.

    The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) has been consulting widely with ethnic senior’s citizens clubs in 2016 and 2017 to inform our policy advocacy on issues related to multicultural seniors associations.

    It is expected that grants will be provided through the Senior Citizens Organisational Support Grants program of the Victorian Multicultural Commission in 2019.

    Detailed information is likely to be uploaded on the Victorian Multicultural Commission’s website, click here

    The ECCV Discussion Paper on Ethnic Seniors Clubs and Groups – Planning for the future of Seniors Groups in Victoria is available on the ECCV website, click here

    For more information about ECCV’s multicultural seniors and ageing policy advocacy, please visit the aged care webpage or contact the ECCV.

    Nikolaus Rittinghausen

    Aged Care Policy Officer

    Email: nrittinghausen@eccv.org.au