Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria calls for new multicultural strategy

Parliament of Victoria

The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria has called for the development of a new Multicultural Strategy for Victoria, recommending that more than $150 million be allocated in May’s State Budget as part of a broader extension of the Victorian Government’s approach to engagement with migrant and refugee communities.

ECCV Chairperson Eddie Micallef said the development of a new Multicultural Strategy was critical to ensuring government policies and services are inclusive, equitable and responsive to migrant and refugee communities.

“The past year has been difficult for the whole community, but the challenges faced by migrant and refugee communities have been building over a longer period of time,” Mr Micallef said.