MMIC funded to inform Human Rights Commission's National Anti-Racism Framework

MMIC has been funded to provide research support for the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia's community led consultations and related survey for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Anti-Racism Framework.

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) is undertaking consultation and engagement across multicultural and ethnic communities in Australia, and the findings will feed into the development of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Anti-Racism Framework. The Framework will form a central reference point for anti-racism action by government, NGOs, business, communities, and others.

FECCA is inviting culturally and linguistically diverse communities to lead consultations to gather experiences, understandings and recommendations across broad areas such as defining racism and identifying community priorities, ideas, solutions and good-practice initiatives.

Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre (MMIC) will support FECCA’s research through the provision of research expertise and rigour throughout the project. Initially, MMIC will assist in the design of an online survey to capture the depth and breadth of the issues that are likely to be raised in the less structured face-to-face community led consultation sessions.

MMIC with FECCA will analyse survey and consultation data using qualitative and quantitative methodology, and the themes, findings and recommendations will inform an initial report which will feed into the final report to be submitted to the Australia Human Rights Commission.

FECCA has launched its appeal for applications from organisations to deliver consultations with multicultural communities across all states and territories including remote, regional, and metropolitan areas.

The consultation sessions will focus on:

  • LGBTQIA+ people and communities
  • Women
  • People with disabilities
  • People from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds
  • Older people
  • Young people (18-25)
  • People and communities of faith
  • People from new and emerging communities
  • People from communities with caste systems

Applications close on 11 September 2023 and more information can be found here.