7 Dec 2017

This guide aims to help people and organisations develop violence prevention approaches, strategies and activities in a way that effectively engages immigrant and refugee communities to prevent violence against women.


6 Dec 2017

Australia’s Aged Care Diversity Framework is a timely and important step towards a more inclusive future for aged care services in Australia. Whether barriers to appropriate aged care are perceived or real, they must be addressed to meet the diverse needs of the community.


23 Nov 2017

This report looks at how emerging trends like an increasingly competitive job and education market, growth in digital technology, globalisation and an increasingly culturally diverse society impacts young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Research report

12 Oct 2017

The aim of this project was to undertake a comprehensive review of family violence cases managed by inTouch that involve women (victims) who have or are experiencing family violence whose migration status is temporary.


7 Sep 2017

Culturally diverse female talent working in Australia are ambitious, capable, and resilient, and well positioned to contribute to their own and their organisation’s success in the 21st century.

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...

Research report

8 Mar 2016

The Australian higher education sector has had a number of changes in the recent past. Notably, the Bradley (2008) Review of Australian Higher Education had recommended an increase in higher education access and completion by individuals from equity groups or backgrounds. Since the Bradley Review,...


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...