Ethnic relations

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Policy report

Assessing the impact of CCP information operations related to Xinjiang

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using technology to enforce transnational digital repression and influence unwitting audiences beyond China’s territory. The impact of these operations isn’t widely understood, and the international community has failed to adequately respond to the global challenges posed by the CCP’s...
Policy report

Cultivating friendly forces: the Chinese Communist Party’s influence operations in the Xinjiang diaspora

This report explores community groups and individuals in the Xinjiang diaspora that are linked to the Chinese Communist Party's united front system, as well as the methods and tactics used by that system to activate and guide them.
Report

Israel’s apartheid against Palestinians: cruel system of domination and crime against humanity

This work builds on decades of Amnesty International research collecting evidence of violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), and on publications by Palestinian, Israeli and international organisations.
Policy report

Borrowing mouths to speak on Xinjiang

This report explores how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses foreign social media influencers to shape and push messages domestically and internationally about Xinjiang that are aligned with its own preferred narratives.
Policy report

The architecture of repression: unpacking Xinjiang’s governance

This project maps and analyses the governance mechanisms employed by the Chinese Communist Party-state in Xinjiang from 2014 to 2021 within the context of the region’s ongoing human rights crisis. For policy-makers, this report will provide an evidence base to inform policy responses including possible...
Report

Unequal Britain: attitudes to inequalities after COVID-19

Based on a nationally representative survey of over 2,000 people, this study examines attitudes towards different types of inequality, in the context of the coronavirus crisis.
Policy report

Cultural erasure: tracing the destruction of Uyghur and Islamic spaces in Xinjiang

The Chinese state has long sought to ‘transform’ and ‘civilise’ Xinjiang, but Xi Jinping and his lieutenants bring a new sense of urgency to this colonialist project. Under the guise of combating perceived ‘religious extremism’ and promoting ‘inter-ethnic mingling’, Chinese officials are slowly but systematically...
Report

Supporting Muslim families and children in dealing with Islamophobia

This paper provides insights into the challenges confronting parents and their children who experience Islamophobia in Australia, highlighting that countering Islamophobia, discrimination and bigotry continues to be urgent and essential for the mental welfare of Muslim families and the wellbeing of society.
Report

US Middle East policy in tatters before the Bahrain Workshop

This paper argues that the Trump Administration’s Middle East policy has been significantly weakened by the inability of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government, and the Arab, Muslim and Gulf Co-operation Council insistence on a 'two-state' solution.
Report

China’s Uighur strategy and South Asian risk

This report argues that China’s crackdown on the Uighurs could backfire against its Han population in Xinjiang and possibly elsewhere in China.
Report

‘I still don’t feel safe to go home’: voices of Rohingya refugees

The report is the result of interviews with more than 200 Rohingya refugees living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh, providing an opportunity for some of them to share their stories, hopes and experiences.
Report

Revisiting recognition: report on the roundtable with Australian South Sea Islanders

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 coordination with state governments...
Report

What it takes to truly be ‘one of us’

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...
Briefing paper

Punishment as Prevention 5.0

In July 2016, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria’s (ECCV) consulted with culturally diverse communities, parents, teachers and legal experts on lowering the age of control orders for children aged 14 in the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No.1) 2015.
Working paper

Next-door strangers: explaining ‘neighbourliness’ between Hindus and Muslims in a riot-affected city

Abstract: One of the factors demonstrated by racial or religious segregation is people’s preference for residential homophily – the tendency of like-minded people to gather in the same places. In societies disposed to ethnic conflict, homophily serves the added purpose of safety in numbers. When...
Briefing paper

The clothes have no emperor! Reflections on the crisis of violence in Lyari Town, Pakistan

This report seeks to decenter the dominant discourse of criminality and gang-violence which has become wedded to Lyari Town, Karachi, Pakistan.
Submission

ECCV Submission to the Victorian Essential Services Commission’s Supporting Customers, Avoiding Labels: Energy Hardship Inquiry Draft Report, September 2015

Recently the ECCV was requested to review the Essential Services Commission’s (ESC) draft report Supporting Customers, Avoiding Labels: Energy Hardship Inquiry Report, September 2015. While ECCV understands that the term ‘vulnerable’ can sometimes be abused, the significant changes proposed by the ESC’s draft report will...
Report

Intergenerational relations in newly-arrived communities in Victoria: a pilot study report

This study examines the nature of relations between parents and adolescents in newly-arrived migrant communities in Victoria as they negotiate the challenges of migration, settlement and integration.
Submission

Community perspectives on settlement issues affecting new and emerging communities in rural and regional Australia

This case study aims to make a contribution to the discussion on rural and regional settlement by providing community perspectives on how access to government services and community attitudes impact new and emerging communities’ economic participation, social integration, sense of belonging and settlement outcomes.