The Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group, convened by QCOSS, promotes acccess to services for persons from Non English Speaking Backgrounds and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds who require assistance through interpreters and translators. The group is seeking information...
The Queensland Multicultural Awards (QMAs) are the state’s premier multicultural awards. The awards promote the benefits of a multicultural community by celebrating the work and volunteering efforts of individuals and businesses that develop cohesive and respectful communities. Nominations are now...
The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in immigration Detention (2014) is a landmark report that provides compelling first-hand evidence of the negative impact that prolonged immigration detention is having on children’s mental and physical health. Read the Forgotten Children report
This paper from the Parliamentary Library of Australia outlines Australia's refugee resettlement program, and the various legal and political questions surrounding it. Of the 145 States Parties to the 1951 Refugee Convention, only about 25 participate in the United Nations resettlement program and...
ECCQ has been funded by the Department of Social Services under the Settlement Grants Program to run a Community Leadership Program. They are now accepting participants from new and emerging communities for their next 8-week leadership course starting on 10 January. Read about the graduation...
The latest Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion report has found that support for a multicultural society remains high despite some increases in negative attitudes towards people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Based on the results of the survey conducted in October it was...
This project addresses the importance of culturally appropriate service delivery and disability sector development needs specifically relating to communication. The project aims to enhance the capacity and capability of the disability sector to assist people from a culturally and linguistically...
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