This submission is informed by several roundtables and community consultations on family violence and elder abuse ECCV has conducted since 2012. These consultations included representatives from ethno-specific family violence services, ethno-specific family and children services, ethno-specific aged care providers, ethno-specific senior groups and representatives from local government.
ECCV conducted a roundtable on men’s health from cultural and linguistically diverse communities in 2014. ECCV will continue to explore ways to engage with cultural and linguistically diverse men on this very important issue. The submission is separated into two parts: Family Violence and Elder Abuse. In both cultural and linguistically diverse and the wider community, family violence is vested in gendered applications of power. Elder abuse is part of the family violence spectrum. Like other forms of family violence, elder abuse is about one person having power and control over another person.