Multiculturalism

Audio program

24 Apr 2017

When you turn on your TV news, or tune into your favourite radio show - who's presenting? Chances are, they're white and middle class. 

However more than a quarter of Australians were born overseas and nearly half have at least one parent born overseas. 

But when it comes to seeing...

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Website

20 Apr 2017

Media Diversity Australia is a nationwide, not-for-profit organisation, that seeks to promote balanced representation in Australian media that reflects the community it serves. 

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Discussion paper

Survey

27 Mar 2017

In 2016, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) Policy Advisory Committee on Health and Wellbeing (PACHW) discussed increasing concerns by health services and multicultural advocates regarding the low levels of awareness among culturally diverse communities about the role and...

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Research report

23 Mar 2017

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs recommends that the Australian government establish an interdepartmental working group to liaise with Australian South Sea Islander (ASSI) groups, so as to identify priority areas to address disadvantage, improve...

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Commentary

Article

20 Mar 2017

In Australia, most common strategies for countering “us and them” sentiments consist of public statements defending “multiculturalism” and immigration. But these strategies reinforce the conflation of multicultural policy and cultural diversity. This leaves little room to challenge the...

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Strategy

17 Mar 2017

Foreword

Australia is the most successful multicultural society in the world.

We are as old as our First Australians, the oldest continuing human culture on earth, who have cared for this country for more than 50,000 years.

And we are as young as the baby in...

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Discussion paper

01 Mar 2017

People with disability represent a fifth of the Australian population (AIHW 2015), and this proportion is expected to increase with population ageing. With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) being progressively rolled out across Australia, this is a particularly appropriate time for...

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Policy

28 Feb 2017

Preamble

As society becomes increasingly diverse and complex, communities around the globe are exploring new ways to promote cultural and social cohesion.

Australian multiculturalism has a successful record, yet as global migration continues to generate increased...

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Research report

01 Feb 2017

Debates over what it means to be a “true” American, Australian, German or other nationality have often highlighted the importance of a person being born in a particular country. But contrary to such rhetoric, this Pew Research Center survey finds that people generally place a relatively low...

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Research report

29 Jan 2017

Overview

In the context of One Nation’s presence in the Australian Senate, indications of increased voter support for the party and wider populist trends in the United States and Europe, Australians need to understand One Nation’s world view – especially where the party’s...

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Journal article

09 Jan 2017

The divergent and complex nature of the Australian community broadcasting sector complicates any attempt to measure its social impact, as does the general lack of consensus within academic debates on how best to measure, record, and demonstrate the sector’s long-term effects (Jallov 2005). This...

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Research report

15 Dec 2016

The past decade has been one of the most dramatic in Perth's history. Against the background of a dynamic global economy and expansion of the State's minerals and energy sectors, the city has experienced an economic, social and cultural transformation. This transformation has posed numerous...

Commentary

Article

14 Dec 2016

With around 470 staff, the JBS Meatworks is Bordertown’s biggest employer. Almost two-thirds of its workforce are migrants. But unlike the Filipinos who come as skilled employees on temporary 457 visas, many of the newer members of the company’s labour force are asylum seekers and refugees who...

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Briefing paper

09 Dec 2016

ECCV is the peak policy advocacy organisation for ethnic and multicultural groups in Victoria and consults with communities when their voices are not heard in the policy process.

In October 2016 ECCV consulted with culturally diverse actors, writers, directors and stage professionals in...

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Video lecture/presentation

11 Nov 2016

Muslim contact with Australia can be traced to before European settlement. In the seventeenth century Macassarese people from Indonesia formed trade links with Indigenous Australians. British-European settlement on the Australian continent occurred when British and Irish convicts were...

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Submission

10 Nov 2016

ECCV assisted the Victorian Government in its consultations with Victoria's culturally diverse community to inform the development of the Victorian Government's Gender Equality Strategy.

The consultations identified several key priorities for ethnic Victorian women including:

- a...

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Website

03 Nov 2016

Building Belonging is a comprehensive toolkit of early education resources that can be used to address racial prejudice and discrimination in early childhood settings. The resource includes an ebook, song with actions, educator guide, posters and lesson plans.  

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Submission

31 Oct 2016

The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria Inc. (ECCV) is the voice of multicultural Victoria and the peak policy advocacy body for eight regional ethnic community councils and up to 220 members including ethnic and multicultural organisations across Victoria since 1974. For over 40 years, we...

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14 Oct 2016

The Snowy Mountains Scheme is widely regarded as one of the engineering wonders of the world. The scheme is the most significant project to be undertaken as part of the post-war reconstruction program and has become an enduring symbol of Australia's identity as a multicultural, independent, and...

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Briefing paper

07 Oct 2016

In September 2016, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) consulted with a small cohort of ‘less visible’ faith leaders innovating within their separate faiths to provide pastoral care to people of diverse sexuality and gender in Victoria. While tensions between faith, ethnicity and...

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