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...
Welcoming Labor’s $3.5 million pledge for ECCV
ECCV welcomes Premier Daniel Andrews' commitment that a re-elected Labor Government will invest $3.5 million to support and strengthen the work of ECCV. Mr Andrews acknowledged the critical role ECCV plays as the peak body representing Victoria’s multicultural...
Media Release: Coalition pledges increased funding for ECCV
State Election Forum: Coalition pledges increased funding for ECCV to strengthen support for multicultural communities ECCV held a successful State Election Forum at Brunswick Town Hall last week, where overwhelming support was received for our State Election...
Media Release: Improving emergency management
Multicultural communities can't continue to be an afterthought when it comes to emergency management. The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) welcomes the $500,000 investment in the Multicultural Emergency Management Partnership (MEMP), announced yesterday...
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...
Advancing Multicultural Australia – #FECCA22
Australia’s premier national conference on multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion is taking place this week in Melbourne, bringing together more than 850 multicultural leaders and changemakers, young and emerging voices, academics and other key thought leaders from...
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....
ECCV co-hosts key gathering of regional ECCs
On 26-27 May at the Ballarat Welcome Centre, ECCV co-hosted a gathering of the state’s key regional Ethnic Communities' Councils (ECCs) in partnership with the Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council (BRMC), the peak multicultural agency in the Central Highlands...
Budget response: Mixed bag for multicultural communities
ECCV welcomes the strong emphasis placed on investment in health infrastructure, mental health, employment and education in yesterday’s Victorian Budget, but is concerned that a more targeted approach will be needed to ensure funding reaches migrant and refugee...
Pre-Budget Submission 2022-23
ECCV has released our 2022-23 Pre-Budget Submission. The submission calls on the Victorian Government to learn from the experiences and systemic gaps exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure our communities rebuild and recover equally. We make 12 recommendations...
ECCV commemorates Human Rights Day by welcoming Darebin City Council and Port Melbourne “Sharks” to the All One Together anti-racism alliance
Statement: An important step to end harmful practices to suppress and change gender identity and sexual orientation
Victoria’s social and economic recovery needs to be built on multicultural communities
Statement from ECCV Chair – Multiculturalism makes us stronger: Pondering the role of media in post-COVID Australia
Communicating about COVID-19: Health Literacy and Language Services During the Pandemic
ECCV concerned over lack of consultation over ‘values test’ in new citizenship test
Seniors’ Clubs: Positive Ageing Hubs for CALD Seniors are At Risk of Closing Down
A step in the right direction: Victorian Government announcement for additional $14.3m to support multicultural communities
Lack of coordination with Victoria’s multicultural expertise may have hampered COVID-19 response
Making Sense of the ‘New Normal’: Impacts of COVID-19 on mental health, employment, social cohesion in ECCV’s member community
ECCV calls for greater coordination with community-led responses to COVID-19 restrictions and reiterates its call for a CALD Taskforce
Meet Athena Papadatos, Disability Advocate for CALD Communities at the ECCV
The spread of coronavirus has nothing to do with ethnicity
Refugee Week 2020: Let’s show leadership in bringing people together
ECCV joins with leading organisations to address racism and promote social cohesion in Victoria
ECCV welcomes additional support for multicultural communities impacted by COVID-19 and seeks a greater community response to racism
ECCV signs the Victorian Multicultural CEO Network Open Letter to the Crisis Council of Cabinet on COVID-19
ECCV urges the Australian Government to support temporary migrants during the COVID-19 crisis
ECCV welcomes George Zangalis as a Life Member
Let’s Stand Together: Social cohesion and community action needed now more than ever
ECCV pledges support to one of the oldest migrant communities in the country and condemns vilification of the Chinese community
ECCV welcomes funding announcement from the State Minister for Multicultural Affairs
ECCV’s anti-racism campaign launch led by an important conversation on challenges and solutions
ECCV welcomes community leader and former state MP Eddie Micallef as new Chairperson
ECCV launches Gambling Harm Awareness Week Digital Campaign.
Professor Marcia Langton AM to deliver annual oration honouring Walter Lippmann
ECCV forges a strong relationship with Immigration Museum to ensure a strong and representative community voice remains a priority for Museums Victoria
ECCV welcomes the appointment of the Victorian Multicultural Commission Chairperson
ECCV presents unique film which highlights personal stories, hardships and successes of refugees
ECCV says more needs to be done to tackle gambling harm in CALD communities
ECCV says more needs to be done to tackle gambling harm in CALD communities
ECCV commends the Andrews Labor Government on Increased Budget Spend for a successful Multicultural Victoria
ECCV urges Morrison Government to demonstrate zero tolerance of racism and hate speech
ECCV says political parties need to promote a ‘fairer’ migration program
‘Citizenship’, ‘Islamophobia’, ‘Social Cohesion’, are poignant themes, which emerged at the recent community forum hosted by the ECCV in the lead up to the Federal election
ECCV urges voters to assess multicultural policies of parties during election
ECCV urges Federal Government to do more to help pensioners as a high priority
ECCV congratulates Victorian Government on three-year anniversary of Family Violence reform
ECCV salutes Victoria Police efforts to eliminate anti-social behaviour
ECCV STANDS WITH THE MANY AFRICAN COMMUNITIES
ECCV’s NEWEST EXECUTIVE OFFICER
ECCV AGAINST CROWN’S SPECIAL EXEMPTIONS
FUNDING BOOST FOR VICTORIAN LANGUAGE SERVICES WELCOMED
ECCV encourages local council to participate in World Refugee Day
MINISTER FOR YOUTH LAUNCHES ECCV INTERCULTURAL YOUNG ADVOCACY
2018 Participation CALD Senior Grants OPEN
STATE BUDGET BOOSTS MULTICULTURAL FUNDING TO $43.6M
MEF PRESENTS ECCV WITH AWARD
ECCV 2018 STATE CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS NOW
AFRICAN AUSTRALIANS ARE EVERYDAY AUSTRALIANS
Mayor of Whittlesea City Council, Cr. Kris Pavlidis is the new ECCV Chairperson
Multicultural communities hold diverse views, just as other communities do
Section 44 deters almost half of Australians from participating in federal politics
ECCV applauds the rejection of the proposed citizenship bill
ECCV encourages multicultural Victorians to vote YES for marriage equality
ECCV pleased with Senate’s reaction to Senator Pauline Hanson burqa question time stunt
More Resources needed to combat the Hepatitis epidemic within Victoria’s diverse communities
ECCV reflects on the Islamophobia in Australia Report 2017
Fact, Australia is the most ethnically diverse country in the world