ECCQ has developed posters in three different languages to raise awareness and understanding of chronic hepatitis B in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Continue reading →
The Census of Population and Housing (Census) is Australia’s largest statistical collection undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). For more than 100 years, the Census has provided a snapshot of Australia, showing how our nation has changed over time, allowing us to plan for the future. Continue reading →
AMPARO Advocacy was pleased to partner with Community Resource Unit (CRU), Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN), Mamre Association Inc. to increase the participation of people with disability and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, in activities that aim to prepare them for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. These factsheets have been produced as part of this important work. Continue reading →
Starting Blocks has translated information on child care to help families learn about the different types of education and care services, to help them make the best decision for their child and family. Fact sheets are available in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi and Vietnamese.
We are Queenslanders focuses on promoting unity in our society and a sense of belonging for all Queenslanders, regardless of their cultural and religious background. It celebrates and acknowledges the multitude of cultural influences that shape who we are as modern day Queenslanders.
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ECCQ held a policy forum on 26 March 2014 that explored the barriers and opportunities to accessing education and employment pathways. Forum participants heard from people who work proactively with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background communities to improve their educational opportunities. They shared best practice elements and issues around access and retention. Below is a summary of the presentations. Continue reading →
MEIP- Multicultural employment infrastructure program – is no longer accepting new applications to join the MEIP program, as the program ceased on the 30th June 2013. To assist with tailoring your resume and cover letter to the Australian marketplace, ECCQ has uploaded MEIP templates, which you can access below. Also, view the links below to other job prep assistance programs. Continue reading →
Extreme heat and climate change: adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities
Several overseas studies have identified that people in ethnic minority groups are at greater risk during heatwaves. However, there is a paucity of information on this issue in Australia. With a highly multicultural society, it is important that vulnerable subpopulations and minority groups are recognised and considered in climate change discussions and the formulation of adaptation strategies. Read the paper here.
The Office of Fair Trade has launched a new film ‘In the drivers seat- key questions to ask when buying a used car in Queensland’ to assist Indigenous consumers or those from a non- English speaking background to avoid the pifalls of buying a new car. Continue reading →
FECCA has uploaded a number of national and international racism research resource links. They hope that these links will empower the community to speak out against racism in Australia, while also assisting anyone keen to advance the anti-racism agenda in Australia through their own research or initiatives. View here.
ECCQ addresses four thematic areas as examples where racism is an issue, highlighting impacts and possible solutions. This is not exhaustive and only intended to illustrate in some key areas of concern the issues and opportunities to address racism: employment, community relations, education and housing.
The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research has translated its fact sheet resources into Arabic, Dari, Mandarin and Vietnamese. The factsheets, and in particular the young people factsheet, is designed to provide mothers with information about what the young people in their family might be thinking and feeling. Read more.
Submitted to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship in April 2012, this Issues Paper discusses the current barriers to sustainable rural and regional settlement faced by immigrants, refugees, and the wider community, while also presenting key recommendations premised on fostering regional communities that are welcoming and supportive of, and as such can benefit from and provide equal opportunities to, immigrants and refugees.View here.
The assertion that Anzac Day could provoke division in multicultural Australia is entirely disengaged from the report published by the National Commission on the Commemoration of the Anzac Centenary.
Available in Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Greek, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Serbian, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.
In February 2001, The Australian Federal Government amended the TransTasman Travel Agreement (TTA) 1973 (Cth). Growing anecdotal evidence from social workers and elders involved with the provision of services and support to Pacific Islander and Maori communities, suggests that the Amendment has caused detrimental outcomes for non-protected Special Category Visa holders (SCV). Continue reading →
Learning Together: A project to address workforce competency and issues of access for families with a CALD background
The Learning Together Child Protection project has been funded by Department of Communities (DOC) to research the issues which face Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background families and to work with CALD background communities and mainstream service providers to increase access to prevention services and enhance service efficacy for families with a vulnerability. Click here to view the report.
This project concentrates on positive messages about what newly arrived migrants can do to overcome some of the difficulties faced when resettling in Australia. There are many reports that articulate the problems faced by migrants, especially those from a culturally and linguistically different background. Life and the ability to access services in Australia are complex, nuanced and dependant on a full understanding of English. The Learning Together project set out to try something new with an approach that listens and learns from the very people who will benefit from the inquiry and activity.
The project resulted in parental tips for parents of CALD background collected from families who have successfully resettled in Australia.
Audio mp3 files and videos in Dinka, Swahili and Rohingya, funded by Brisbane City Council will be available for viewing and download in July.