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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 

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