How do we realign with the values of civic leadership and action?
In line with its mission and history, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria has identified tackling racism as one of its key current priorities.
The ECCV’s vision for the All One Together campaign is to strengthen the foundations for a Victoria that is inclusive, socially cohesive and safe and vibrant for all of us to thrive together. Through the campaign, ECCV will be a platform to build a coalition of institutions and individuals to collaborate across sectors and facilitate a Victoria-wide anti-racism response built on integrity, respect, equality, empowerment, social cohesion, and innovation. Find out more and join us…
The ECCV marks through the release of this special campaign video featuring high-profile Australians from refugee and migrant backgrounds sharing their stories and talking about the impacts of racism and discrimination. We hope you can engage with the stories shared here and reflect on how we can live in a safe and inclusive society together.
In this episode, we are looking to the future. We are in conversation with two brilliant young change makers actively engaged in building harmonious, cohesive communities that work for all of us. Let’s meet them now…
Developed in partnership with Welcoming Australia as part of the All One Together campaign, an initiative by the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria to tackle racism & discrimination by helping us reconnect with those great things that we have in common, within and among our diverse communities in Victoria.
Connect through stories
Discover the rich stories that make our community proud and connected.
Create conversations through facts, not fear.
Q: What does the majority of Australia think of immigrants?
A: 80% of Australians reportedly agreed with the statement – ‘immigrants are generally good for Australia’s economy’.
Q: Where do most of Australia’s migrants come from?
Q: Is multiculturalism still supported?
A: Support for multiculturalism continues to be high, varying from 83% to 86% over the past 4 years. The majority of Australians view multiculturalism as two-way process: 64% agreed that migrants should adapt their behavior to be more like Australians, and 65% also agreed that Australians should do more to learn about ethnic customs.
Q: Is racism really a problem in Australia?
A: While only a minority of Australians strongly agree with discrimination based on race, ethnic and religious backgrounds, various surveys show that for a high number of people in our communities, being the target of racial abuse is still a reality.
- Reported experience of discrimination based on race, ethnicity and religion continued to be high (19%), compared to the levels a decade ago (9% in 2007).
- 43% of Indigenous Australians have experienced at least one form or racial prejudice in the six months prior to this survey;
- Between 2016 – 2017, 349 incidents were reported in the Islamophobia Register Australia. Women were the main targets (72%) of negative attitudes.
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