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Read our policy papers, submissions and reports on the challenges facing older people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Elder abuse literature review

June 2022

ECCV released a literature review synthesising existing research on elder abuse against people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. The findings of the literature review suggest that people from migrant and refugee backgrounds experience multiple and unique forms of disadvantage that place them at greater risk of elder abuse.

Chronic disease prevention in multicultural communities

March 2022

ECCV and Diabetes Victoria have undertaken in-depth consultations with members of Melbourne’s Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Arabic speaking communities to hear their perspectives on type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Submission to the inquiry into support for older Victorians

January 2022

This submission discusses the opportunities, challenges, and solutions for many issues affecting older people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Pre-Budget Submission 2023-24


ECCV’s submission outlines targeted investments across 16 key areas, with a focus on strengthening the under-resourced and under-valued multicultural sector. At the heart of our submission is the call for a Multicultural Strategy that takes a whole-of-government approach to engaging and supporting multicultural communities.

State Election Platform 2022


ECCV’s 2022 State Election Platform calls on the Victorian Government to learn from the experiences and systemic gaps exposed by the pandemic and ensure that our diverse communities can respond, rebuild and recover equitably.

Pre-Budget Submission 2022-23


ECCV’s submission recommends a range of measures over the next four years, including specific support for migrant and refugee communities to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, mental health support and anti-racism initiatives.

Connecting CALD seniors during the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 2020

This Issue Brief is based on the inputs culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) seniors’ clubs and ethnic seniors’ federations have provided to ECCV since the beginning of the pandemic.

Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

July 2020

In this submission ECCV invites the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (RCACQS) to reimagine a new context for aged care, one that is centred on community based integrated care and takes into consideration three priorities: addressing the challenge presented by thin markets; providing a diverse ageing population with real choice and control; and ensuring sustainability of niche aged care providers.

Social participation and wellbeing of seniors in regional and rural Victoria

April 2020

ECCV consulted with approximately 40 representatives from different multicultural organisations and seniors’ groups that deliver activities and support services to culturally diverse seniors in regional Victoria.

Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety – Consultation Paper

January 2020

In this Consultation Paper ECCV affirms the need to pay closer attention to the ‘philosophy that should underpin the aged care system’, moving away from the transactional view of aged care as a marketplace and seniors as consumers, to emphasise relationships of care.