News & Stories about ECCV activities and aspects of Multicultural Victoria

    Submission to the Disability Royal Commission

    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 Australian Migration System Review

    Submission to Australian Migration System Review

    ECCV has made a submission to the Department of Home Affairs’ review into A Migration System for Australia’s Future​. The submission highlights how Australia’s migration system has become progressively more complex over recent years, making migration a lengthy and...

    ECCV and VCOSS win AIDR National Community Award

    ECCV and VCOSS win AIDR National Community Award

    When talking about the COVID-19 pandemic people often said, "We’re all in the same boat." But this wasn’t true, and while we were in the same storm, we were in very different boats. Whether a pandemic or a natural disaster, research shows that migrant and refugee...

    Annual Report 2021-2022 launched

    Annual Report 2021-2022 launched

    We are delighted to present our Annual Report 2021-22. With robust grassroots engagement and collaborative relationships with stakeholders, ECCV continued to be a strong voice for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds in Victoria. We are proud to have advocated...

    Fantastic turnout for 2022 AGM

    Fantastic turnout for 2022 AGM

    ECCV held our 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) last night at the Greek Centre in Melbourne’s CBD, attended by more than 80 members and supporters. The meeting opened with a warm welcome from Bill Papastergiadis OAM, President of the Greek Orthodox Community of...

    ECCV congratulates the Andrews Government on election win

    ECCV congratulates the Andrews Government on election win

    ECCV congratulates the Andrews Labor Government on being elected for a third term. We will continue to work very closely with the Government and bring to its attention the issues affecting Victoria’s multicultural communities. ECCV chairperson Eddie Micallef welcomed...

    Summary of election promises for multicultural Victoria

    Summary of election promises for multicultural Victoria

    If successful in Saturday’s election, Victoria’s major political parties have both committed to investing $50 million in the state’s multicultural infrastructure. Labor has promised to “build, upgrade and renovate new community infrastructure for multicultural and...

    Submission to Disability Inclusion Bill 2022

    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...

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