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...

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    Welcoming Labor’s $3.5 million pledge for ECCV

    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...

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    Media Release: Coalition pledges increased funding for ECCV

    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...

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    Media Release: Improving emergency management

    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...

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    ECCV State Election Platform launched

    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...

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    Advancing Multicultural Australia – #FECCA22

    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...

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    ECCV Victorian State Budget Analysis 22-23

    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....

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    ECCV co-hosts key gathering of regional ECCs

    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...

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    Budget response: Mixed bag for multicultural communities

    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...

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    Pre-Budget Submission 2022-23

    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...

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    2020

    December

    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

    November

    Victoria’s social and economic recovery needs to be built on multicultural communities

    October

    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

    September

    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

    August

    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

    July

    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

    June

    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

    May

    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

    April

    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 

    March

    Let’s Stand Together: Social cohesion and community action needed now more than ever

    February

    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

    2019

    December

    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

    October

    ECCV launches Gambling Harm Awareness Week Digital Campaign.

    September

    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

    August

    ECCV welcomes the appointment of the Victorian Multicultural Commission Chairperson

    June

    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

    May

    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

    April

    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

    January 

    ECCV salutes Victoria Police efforts to eliminate anti-social behaviour 

    2018 

    November

    ECCV 2018 STATE CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS NOW

    January

    AFRICAN AUSTRALIANS ARE EVERYDAY AUSTRALIANS

    2017

    December 

    Mayor of Whittlesea City Council, Cr. Kris Pavlidis is the new ECCV Chairperson

    November 

    Multicultural communities hold diverse views, just as other communities do

    Section 44 deters almost half of Australians from participating in federal politics

    October 

    ECCV applauds the rejection of the proposed citizenship bill

    September 

    ECCV encourages multicultural Victorians to vote YES for marriage equality

    August 

    ECCV pleased with Senate’s reaction to Senator Pauline Hanson burqa question time stunt

    July 

    More Resources needed to combat the Hepatitis epidemic within Victoria’s diverse communities

    ECCV reflects on the Islamophobia in Australia Report 2017

    June 

    Fact, Australia is the most ethnically diverse country in the world

    ECCV response to proposed citizenship changes

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    ECCV acknowledges the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the Country on which we work. We pay respect to their Elders past and present, acknowledge their continuing connections to land, sea and community, and
    extend respect to Traditional Owners throughout Victoria.

     

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    Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria
    Suite 101, 398 Sydney Road,
    Coburg VIC 3058
    Phone: (03) 9354 9555
    Email: eccv@eccv.org.au

     

     

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