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E-Newsletter Issue 153 – March 2017

ECCQ’s monthly e-newsletter has updates on ECCQ’s work, and what’s happening in the community. To receive our e-newsletter, email library@eccq.com.au. View this issue here.

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 →

E-Newsletter Issue 152 – February 2017

ECCQ’s monthly e-newsletter has updates on ECCQ’s work, and what’s happening in the community. To receive our e-newsletter, email library@eccq.com.au. View this issue here

E-Newsletter Issue 151 – January 2017

ECCQ’s monthly e-newsletter has updates on ECCQ’s work, and what’s happening in the community. To receive our e-newsletter, email library@eccq.com.au. View this issue here.

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Migration inquiry into migrant settlement outcomes

People who have arrived in Australia as refugees or asylum seekers have survived adversity and, often, great suffering. These individuals have proven to be incredibly resilient and adaptable and demonstrate a willingness to “give back”. Despite high levels of motivation, settlement is complex and cannot be achieved with a blueprint process that can be applied to all individuals or all communities. Every individual will experience settlement differently and may have different understandings of the settlement process. 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 →

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights on the inquiry into the freedom of speech

ECCQ is calling on the Australian Government to maintain the current protections in the Racial Discrimination Act under 18C. Section 18C provides important protection against racially motivated attacks, including hate speech, against members of Australia’s migrant, refugee and culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Read the complete submission here.

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 →

Heatwave in QLD

Staying healthy in the heat

Prolonged hot weather can affect anybody. It may make existing medical conditions worse and can cause heat-related illness. In some cases heat effects may be fatal. It may also affect community infrastructure such as power supply and other support services. So it is important to know how to stay healthy in hot weather. Continue reading →

E-Newsletter Issue 150 – November 2016

ECCQ’s monthly e-newsletter has updates on ECCQ’s work, and what’s happening in the community. To receive our e-newsletter, email library@eccq.com.au. View this issue here.

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 →

Celebrating 40 Year’s of ECCQ

As ECCQ celebrates its 40th year of service to multicultural communities, we would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge this significant achievement with our members, communities and stakeholders.  This booklet includes messages, a timelime and pictures from the over the years.  Click here to read it as a pdf and click here to read it online.

We thank our members for their contributions, dedication and support to ECCQ and multicultural Queensland. It goes without saying, that collaboration, cooperation and inclusion builds stronger communities.