March 28, 2012

ECCQ position paper: ANZAC Day and multiculturalism

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.

March 21, 2012

Out of Reach, Out of Sight – Unequal Opportunities across the Tasman

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 →

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January 23, 2012

Brisbane Actionweb for Refugee Collaboration

Brisbane Actionweb for Refugee Collaboration is a community website for everyone who cares about refugees in Brisbane.

January 23, 2012

Institute for Cultural Diversity

The Institute for Cultural Diversity is a non-government organisation established in September 2007 to promote the value of cultural diversity for a democratic, creative and productive Australia.

January 23, 2012


CuriousWorks produces new Australian stories across multiple platforms and sites, innovating the role of creativity in society. We empower communities to tell their own stories, in their own ways – and in the process, transform themselves.

January 23, 2012

Queensland Multicultural Policy

The Queensland Multicultural Policy promotes unity in our society and a sense of belonging for all Queenslanders, regardless of our cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds. Available in 32 languages.


January 23, 2012


A hub where public libraries and CALD communities can actively share information resources and programs to support culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

January 23, 2012

Making multicultural Australia

A resource for teachers and students on multiculturalism, cultural diversity and tolerance.

January 23, 2012


StepOne provides guidance and practical resources to councils and community groups interested in implementing community cohesion initiatives in their local areas.  The site features downloadable ‘best practice’ case studies covering a range of communities and issues.

January 23, 2012

Diversity statistics

Multicultural Affairs Queensland, in partnership with the Office of Economic and Statistical Research (OESR), has produced a brochure that provides a statistical snapshot of the diversity of Queensland’s population. The information contained in the brochure was taken from the Australia Bureau of Statistics 2006 Census of Population and Housing.

January 23, 2012

DIAC fact sheets on migration and Australia

Fact sheets provide background information on Australian immigration and related issues. They are updated as new information or statistics become available.

January 23, 2012

Calendar of cultural and religious dates

The Calendar aims to raise awareness of key cultural and religious events, festivals and national days.

August 11, 2011

Senate Inquiry into Multiculturalism

You can view all submissions to the 2011 inquiry, including those from MDA, Employment Action for Cultural Diversity (EACD) and ECCQ here.

Representatives from ECCQ, Queensland Shelter, Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland, Employment Action for Cultural Diversity (EACD) and MDA appeared before the hearing. You can access the transcript click here.