6 Dec 2017

The Turnbull Government has released Australia’s latest Aged Care Diversity Framework, signalling a new, more inclusive era in aged care.

The framework’s six priority areas are:

1. Making informed choices

2. Adopting systemic approaches to planning and implementation



23 Nov 2017

Key points:

Migrant and refugee students are less likely to find full-time employment after graduation (45%) compared with Australian-born students (69%) due to racial discrimination, lack of understanding of the local job market and overseas skills and qualifications...

Research report

12 Oct 2017

The findings in this report detail specific issues pertaining to risk in the context of family violence and temporary migration, the ways in which migration status can be leveraged in the family violence context and the range of exploitative practices that occur, including the identification...


7 Sep 2017

Although organisations are increasingly investing in building culturally diverse and gender balanced leadership profiles, culturally diverse women are notably under-represented in leadership ranks.

In Australia and overseas, culturally diverse women experience a ‘double jeopardy’ when accessing leadership roles due to their gender and cultural...

Discussion paper


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 engagement of accredited interpreters....


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 strong call for genuine partnerships with...

Working paper

21 Oct 2016

One-third of older Australians are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds (ABS 2012). Knowing how this population group accesses aged care is a key issue in ensuring equitable and need-appropriate service delivery.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has been funded...

Research report

20 Oct 2016

This is the final report to the Attorney-General on the issue of families with complex needs and the family law and child protection systems.

It concentrates on opportunities to enhance collaboration and information sharing within the family law system as well as other support...



12 Oct 2016

After a call for submissions, the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee has recommended that the Senate pass the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016. This is despite 11 of the 14 submissions indicating that they did not support the amendments....

Research report

16 Aug 2016

The Department of Social Services has commissioned research aimed at improving the knowledge base about giving and volunteering patterns and trends to support evidence-based policy development.

DSS, on behalf of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, recently commissioned a research report to better understand...

Research report

12 Aug 2016

As a signatory to the United Nations 1951 International Convention on Refugees, Australia continues to accept significant numbers of Humanitarian refugees on an annual basis. Recent global developments in terms of conflict in many countries have exacerbated the issue of ‘forced migration’, with estimates indicating...


24 Jun 2016

The Austroads 'Learning to Drive' handbook covers the road rules, including road signs, and is written in plain English. It is specifically targeted to the learning needs Indigenous people. It can be applied in urban, rural and remote communities. It is also a sought-after resource...

Research report

2 May 2016

This report reflects key insights provided by participants at the roundtable as a platform for action by governments, business, communities and individuals. It also provides input to the Council of Australian Government’s agenda to reduce violence against women and their children.

The roundtable was...


Conference proceedings

11 Dec 2015

FECCA is pleased to announce the release of a special edition of Australian Mosaic. Issue 42, is a snapshot of the FECCA 2015 National Biennial Conference: Building a better future for all Australians , held in partnership with Ethnic Communities Council of NSW (ECC NSW)....

Research report

4 Dec 2015

Preventing Homelessness in Older Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities is collaboration between Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) and Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG). The project is a response to an increasing awareness of housing issues for older migrant and refugee...


6 Nov 2015

More than any other social policy issue in Australia, the issue of ageing for CALD Australians is one that is not only an imperative but also one in which the data demonstrates the importance of this segment across the breadth of ageing Australia.


Journal article

15 Sep 2015

Introduction. This paper investigates the everyday information behaviour of Asian immigrants, including their information needs, information seeking behaviour, information grounds and information sharing, as well as how these relate to their settlement experiences in South Australia.

Method. Using a mixed-methods approach with...

Research report

7 Sep 2015

The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022 (the National Plan) is a 12-year strategy that aims to make a significant and sustained reduction in violence against women and their children. Under the Second Action Plan 2013–2016: Moving Ahead (the Second...

Discussion paper

30 Jun 2015

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) is the peak, national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We work to promote fairness and responsiveness to our constituency in the delivery and design of government policies and programs.

At the...


24 Jun 2015

This new online resource from the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) provides local government with a practical approach to develop strong, socially cohesive communities.

Developed for the Australian Human Rights Commission under the National...