Publications & Submissions
Pre-Budget Submission 2023-24
ECCV’s Pre-Budget Submission 2023-24 calls on the state government to enact a long-term vision for Victoria that is creative and resilient, capable of anticipating and responding to the needs and challenges facing our increasingly diverse communities.
In recent years, the state government has boosted funding to help the multicultural sector address a raft of challenges including climate disasters, COVID-19, and the social and economic inequalities exposed or exacerbated by the pandemic. However, it is not sustainable to respond reactively in times of crisis.
With the rising cost of living and global crises continuing to impact on our economic, health and service systems, the government must be more strategic in its response to the needs of our growing multicultural society.
Our submission outlines targeted investments across 16 key areas, with a focus on strengthening the under-resourced and under-valued multicultural sector. At the heart of our submission is the call for a Multicultural Strategy that takes a whole-of-government approach to engaging and supporting multicultural communities.
Preventing AOD harm in multicultural communities
ECCV has partnered with the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) to release a joint statement, titled Preventing alcohol and other drug...
Pre-Budget Submission 2023-24
We are pleased to share ECCV's Pre-Budget Submission 2023-24. Our submission calls on the state government to enact a long-term vision for Victoria...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Submission to Humanitarian Program 2022-23
Increasing our refugee intake to 30,000, urgently abolishing temporary visas for people who arrived by boat, and transitioning all temporary...
Elder abuse literature review
In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022, ECCV is pleased to release our literature review synthesising existing research on elder abuse against people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
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...
Chronic Disease Prevention in Multicultural Communities
Chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are on the rise in Australia and are now the nation’s leading cause of...
“We Are All In This Together” Report
Community members experience racism in everyday life and in the way that society operate, according to a new ECCV report on lived experience of...
Submission to the Inquiry into Support for Older Victorians from Migrant and Refugee Backgrounds
Older people from migrant and refugee backgrounds in Victoria are a growing, diverse, and dynamic population. At the time of the 2016 Census there...
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...
Improving access to after hours primary healthcare for CALD communities
People from linguistically diverse communities risk missing out on care Melbourne’s primary health care system can be difficult to access for...
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“We are all in this together”: Lived experiences of racism consultation report
Our Voices, Our Struggles, Our Views: Will You Choose to Hear Us? COVID-19 Recovery and migrant and refugee communities
Bridging the Health Gap Report
Submission to the Review of the Disability Act 2006 (Vic)
Working for Victoria and the Multicultural Sector Policy Paper
Submission on the Draft Health and Human Services Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan 2022-2026
Submission to the Inquiry into Economic Equity for Victorian Women
Submission on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act
Submission to the Ministerial Taskforce on Workplace Sexual Harassment
Recommendations for a Culturally Responsive Mental Health System
Analysis of the Victorian Budget 2021-22 – Mental Health
Analysis of the Victorian Budget 2021-22
Response to the Victorian LGBTIQ+ Strategy Directions Paper
Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Inquiry into Independent Assessments