Submission to the Disability Royal Commission

The prevention of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability from migrant and refugee backgrounds must be informed by an understanding of their unique experiences, strengths and concerns, and of the drivers of these behaviours. People with...

Submission to Disability Inclusion Bill 2022

ECCV welcomes the exposure draft of the Disability Inclusion Bill, which was introduced as part of the ongoing review of the Disability Act 2006 (Vic). ECCV’s submission supports a new principal Act for promoting disability inclusion in Victoria. Although the Bill...

Speak My Language officially launches over 400 podcasts

ECCV was proud to be part of the national launch of the Speak My Language – Disability podcast series in Sydney on 17 October, celebrating cultural diversity and disability inclusion. Congratulations to everyone across Australia who contributed to this fantastic...

ECCV State Election Platform launched

The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria has released its policy platform for the upcoming Victorian Election. ECCV’s State Election Platform 2022 is calling on all parties to learn from the experiences and systemic gaps exposed by the pandemic and take action to...

Nyrob’s Story: Mental health care during COVID-19

ECCV held a forum on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 in May. Speakers highlighted the persisting issues related to people with disability from culturally diverse backgrounds, particularly their increased susceptibility and vulnerability during the COVID-19...

ECCV Victorian State Budget Analysis 22-23

Overview The 2022-23 Budget was delivered on 3 May 2022, almost a year after the 2021-22 Budget. This year’s Budget is designed to address almost two years of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with significant investments in healthcare and service delivery....