Minority groups

Ethnic minorities

How standard Zhuang has met with market forces

Although centred on a case study in China, this research chapter explains a key point relevant to minority and Indigenous language support in Australia and New Zealand: that language standardisation (an aspect of public policy) can make a language less accessible to its speakers, rather...

In broad daylight: Uyghur forced labour and global solar supply chains

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has placed millions of indigenous Uyghur and Kazakh citizens from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region into what the government calls 'surplus labour and 'labour transfer' programs. Many indigenous workers are unable to refuse or walk away from these jobs...

The power of virtual communities

During 2020, the GovLab interviewed leaders of 50 Facebook groups and 26 global academic and industry experts for this study of the governance and leadership of Facebook groups. This report outlines some of the findings.
Policy report

Uyghurs for sale

China has attracted international condemnation for its network of extrajudicial ‘re-education camps’ in Xinjiang. This report exposes a new phase in China’s social re-engineering campaign targeting minority citizens, revealing new evidence that some factories across China are using forced Uyghur labour under a state-sponsored labour...

Shifting the balance: cultural diversity in leadership within the Australian arts, screen and creative sectors

This report provides a starting point for the development of more substantial research into the composition and organisational cultures of creative sector organisations, and the causes for CALD under-representation in these organisations.

Panic! Social class, taste and inequalities in the creative industries

This paper highlights the significant exclusions of those from working class origins, women and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds across the cultural and creative industries, which include the arts, music, publishing, advertising and IT.

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.
Discussion paper

The democratic deficit: how minority fundamentalism threatens liberty in Australia

We are faced with a new kind of fundamentalism – call it ‘minority fundamentalism.’ It has all the features of religious fundamentalism, such as ideological fanaticism, intolerance of dissent, and a Manichaean certainty about truth and falsehood. The goal of the minority fundamentalists is to...

The resilience and ordinariness of Australian Muslims

This study was commissioned by The Challenging Racism Project of Western Sydney University (WSU) and the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy Australia (ISRA) affiliated with Charles Sturt University (CSU) to investigate the experiences and perceptions of ordinary everyday Muslims in Sydney and whether the perceptions...

ECCV Submission on the Proposal for a National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding framework April 2015

The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) is the voice of Multicultural Victoria. It is a member driven organization with a statewide leadership role in lobbying all levels of government on behalf of multicultural communities in areas such as employment, education, health, disability, child protection...
Working paper

Development, diversity and equal opportunity in India

This paper has two overarching concerns, namely, examining the performance of the national and state governments in advancing social and economic development of socio-religious communities in India; and identifying the institutions and policies necessary for the government to ensure the constitutional right of all Indian...

ECCV submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence

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...
Briefing paper

Interim findings from ECCV’s Intergenerational Relationships Roundtable

Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) is a peak advocacy organisation for Victorian ethnic and multicultural groups. ECCV has identified intergenerational issues as some of the settlement challenges and impacts of migration and displacement on families. ECCV conducted two Roundtable Discussions on intergenerational relationships in...
Briefing paper

Are we really living safe together? Part 1

The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) is the peak advocacy organisation for ethnic and multicultural groups in Victoria. Our policy briefs provide succinct information about key findings from our consultations which range from direct community submissions as well as our own roundtable discussions and...
Working paper

Race, offence and democracy

This paper is concerned with the competing demands of multiculturalism and the interplay of race and democratic practice in an age that is often seen as being somehow post-political. • State multiculturalism as an example of a regulatory framework, works by enabling recognition of particular...

The disappearance of Muslim socials in Bollywood

The use of Urdu in film titles is something that has been lost in Indian cinema, along with the film genre called the ‘Muslim social’. The ‘Muslim social’ was a sub-genre of Bollywood drama about love, marriage, family, festivals, customs, rituals and so on, the...
Conference paper

An almost unbearable insecurity: Cameron's Munich speech

This paper is about a speech that David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party, gave at the 47th Munich Security Conference in Germany in February 2011. The Munich Conference is an annual event at which political leaders from...

Empowered communities: review of the empowered communities design report

Abstract The Empowered Communities: Empowered Peoples Design Report proposes a new model of Indigenous empowerment and development in Australia. The authors of this Report have focused on economic development to achieve Indigenous empowerment, with an emphasis on Indigenous individuals and families increasing their productivity (through...
Working paper

The borderscape of detention: media depictions of the denizens of Woomera

Abstract: Border anxieties pervade discussions of refugees, asylum seekers and the defence of white privilege. Many scholars have explored the significance of borderlands/borderscapes in shaping and defending the white western self. The defence of a ‘vulnerable’ white subject includes the demonisation of the asylum seeker...

Hearing her voice: report from the kitchen table conversations with culturally and linguistically diverse women on violence against women and their children

Given the commonalities between CALD and other Australian women, this report focuses on 11 inter-related issues and themes which were identified as specific to CALD women and communities.