FECCA is the peak, national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. FECCA’s role is to advocate, lobby and promote issues on behalf of its constituency to government, business and the broader community. Established in 1979, FECCA is a non-political community-based organisation. Apart from its national office professional staff, it is supported by the work a voluntary Executive Council.
FECCA strives to ensure that the needs and aspirations of Australians from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are given proper recognition in public policy. We work to promote fairness and responsiveness to our constituency in the delivery and design of Government policies and programs. We promote Multiculturalism as a core value that defines what it means to be Australian in the 21st century. FECCA works to protect the fundamental rights of all Australians, regardless of cultural, spiritual, gender, linguistic, social, political or other affiliations or connections.
In undertaking this work, FECCA monitors a wide range of issues including:
- cultural institutions
- community harmony
- social welfare and justice
- health services
- immigration, refugee issues and citizenship
- racism, and
- youth and women’s issues
Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia
FECCA House, 1/4 Phipps Close, Deakin ACT 2600 Australia
Postal address: PO Box 344, Curtin ACT 2605 Australia
Telephone: 02) 6282 5755
Facsimile: 02) 6282 5734