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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 →

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.


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 →

Senate voting 2016 – translated information

Voting is different this federal election and the AEC is calling on the Australian community to help educate Australian voters about the new Senate voting system. Continue reading →

Pathways to meaningful employment

23 February 2016: The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) is delivering training sessions to support culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community members gain qualifications for future employment. Continue reading →

Submission to the Multicultural Recognition Bill – Transcript

On Monday 18 January, ECCQ was represented by CEO Garry Page who appeared before a Queensland parliamentary committee (the Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee), reviewing and considering the Multicultural Recognition Bill.
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Lifelong economic wellbeing for women in Australia- have your say

From 29th September until mid November, eS4W is encouraging all women to have their say about their lifelong economic wellbeing.

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Cameron Dick MP invites feedback on discussion paper about ice

The use of Crystal Methamphetamine, commonly known as “ice”, is increasing in Australia. This has had a huge effect on many individuals, families and communities. Given the growing prevalence of drug use in our communities, Queensland must act now to tackle not only the problem and its causes but also its consequences.
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2015 Queensland Clarion Award winners announced

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, has announced the winners of the 2015 Clarion Awards. Continue reading →

ECCQ congratulates award winners from the Queensland Multicultural Awards 2015

The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) would like to congratulate all the individuals, organisations and businesses that won awards at the Queensland Multicultural Awards gala dinner on Saturday 22 August 2015. The night provided a wonderful opportunity to recognise the ongoing work of these actors in furthering multiculturalism in Queensland. The awards for 2015 are as follows:

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Understanding migrant characteristics and outcomes is now possible

Answering key questions relating to migrants’ visa status and other entry conditions, and the quality of their outcomes after arrival, is now possible. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Migrants Census Data Enhancement Project (CDE) brings together the breadth of 2011 Census of Population and Housing data with information on permanent migrants to assist in the development and evaluation of migrant programs and support services now and into the future. Continue reading →

FECCA Budget 2015-2016 in Brief: Key measures and what they mean for Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Funding for multicultural affairs in the 2015-16 Budget is difficult to assess as it is largely dispersed throughout the Families and Communities program of the Social Services portfolio. Continue reading →

ECCQ E-Newsletter Issue 132 – May 2015

ECCQ’s monthly e-newsletter has updates on ECCQ’s work, and what’s happening in the community. To receive our e-newsletter, email View the latest issue online.

ECCQ E-Newsletter Issue 131 – April 2015

ECCQ’s monthly e-newsletter has updates on ECCQ’s work, and what’s happening in the community. To receive our e-newsletter, email View the latest issue online.