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ECCQ’s Bright Future Project prepares students for meaningful employment

2 June 2017: The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) held a graduation ceremony on 31 May 2017 for participants from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds who have successfully completed certificate III qualifications in individual support (ageing specialisation) and business administration. Continue reading →

ECCQ responds to proposed changes to Australian Citizenship Laws

21 April 2017:  The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) is concerned proposed changes to the citizenship process may negatively affect Australian residents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds from obtaining citizenship and fully integrating in Australia. Continue reading →

Mother and daughter improve employment prospects

4 April 2017: The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) through its Bright Future Project is delivering training to assist disadvantaged culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Queenslanders to improve their skill levels and employment prospects.
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Community solutions to address impacts of alcohol

14 March 2017: In partnership with Lives Lived Well, Act on Alcohol, the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) is delivering a new project, which aims to reduce the harms, stigma and discrimination associated with alcohol by building the capacity of Vietnamese, Sudanese and Samoan communities in the Brisbane City Council area. Continue reading →

For Women, By Women

2 March 2017: In acknowledgement of the power of storytelling as an enabler of voice, the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) held two storytelling workshops for women from migrant, refugee, mainstream and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. Continue reading →

ECCQ Chairperson heads to Canberra for Australian of the Year Awards

24 January 2017: The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland’s (ECCQ) Chairperson, Yasmin Khan heads to Canberra for the announcement of the Australian of the Year Awards on Australia Day Eve. She is the Queensland nominee for Australia’s Local Hero Award. Continue reading →

ECCQ congratulates Queensland Government on the Multicultural Action Plan

23 December 2016: The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) congratulates the Queensland Government on releasing the multicultural policy, Our story, our future and a multicultural action plan under the Multicultural Recognition Act 2016 to achieve improved social and economic outcomes for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Continue reading →

Join ECCQ’s water safety program this summer

22 December 2016: The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland’s (ECCQ) Aqua Safe Project is increasing culturally and linguistically diverse community members’ knowledge about water safety around swimming pools, beaches and rivers and creeks. Continue reading →

ECCQ encourages politicians to protect the Racial Discrimination Act

6 December 2016: Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act provides important protection against racially motivated attacks, including hate speech, against members of Australia’s migrant, refugee and culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Continue reading →

Joyful 40th year celebration brings communities together

The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) celebrated the significant milestone of 40 years of service to multicultural communities in Queensland, representing their rights, needs and interests with a full house of community leaders, politicians and supporters at BEMAC last night. Continue reading →

ECCQ Chairperson a finalist for a Queensland Australian of the Year Award

The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) Chairperson, Yasmin Khan, has been named the Queensland Finalist for Australia’s Local Hero in the prestigious 2017 Australian of the Year Awards. Continue reading →

ECCQ’s AGM Election Results

The election for rotating open positions on the Board of Directors was held last night at the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland’s Annual General Meeting in West End. Yasmin Khan was elected to the position of Chairperson, Michael Yau as Deputy Chairperson and Alex Daniloff was re-elected to the board. New directors on the board are Surendra Prasad OAM and Ahmed Sokarno. Continue reading →

ECCQ offers pathway to aged care career

23 September 2016: The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) held a graduation ceremony on Wednesday for participants from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds who have successfully completed Certificate III in Aged Care and Individual Support. Continue reading →

More support needed for migrant women

9 September 2016: In partnership with Brisbane City Council (BCC) and the Peace and Conflict Studies Institute Australia, ECCQ hosted two forums this week to present research findings from ECCQ’s Women Engagement Project and to deepen the discussion on how to improve community engagement with women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Continue reading →

A bright future for culturally and linguistically diverse Queenslanders

24 August 2016: The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) will continue to forge pathways to meaningful employment for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, through its new Bright Future Project. Continue reading →