Inquiry into Early Childhood Engagement of CALD Communities

Tabling Date

The Speaker advised the House on 2 June 2020 that the Legal and Social Issues Committee has extended its reporting date for this inquiry to 31 August 2020. This extension was agreed to by the Committee under the resolution of the House on 23 April 2020.

Inquiry Overview

The Committee is doing an inquiry on early childhood engagement of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

For the purposes of the inquiry, ‘early childhood’ is from 0 to 8 years old. ‘Early childhood engagement’ could involve programs and services in health, learning, childcare, play groups, family centres, sport and recreation, and local libraries.

Resources have been developed to promote the inquiry and to assist people make a submission. If you want information that is easy to read and understand, download the Easy English document. Easy English uses simple language and images to help people understand complex information.

pdfEasy English document 1.12 MB

The inquiry poster can also be used to promote the inquiry, which is available in Arabic, Chin, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Dari, Dinka, Khmer, Karen, Punjabi, Persian, Spanish, Somali and Vietnamese.   

pdfCALD Child Inquiry Poster A4 134.71 KB pdfInquiry Poster Arabic258.18 KB pdfInquiry Poster Chin182.46 KB
pdfInquiry Poster traditional Chinese359.64 KB pdfInquiry Poster simplified Chinese413.78 KB pdfInquiry Poster Dari238.53 KB
pdfInquiry Poster Dinka361.83 KB pdfInquiry Poster Khmer190.19 KB pdfInquiry Poster Karen186.40 KB
pdfInquiry Poster Punjabi307.17 KB pdfInquiry Poster Persian259.62 KB pdfInquiry Poster Spanish185.27 KB
pdfInquiry Poster Somali182.18 KB pdfInquiry Poster Vietnamese203.22 KB                                    

Please contact the Secretariat on (03) 8682 2843 if you would like hard copies of these documents.

Social Media Pack

Please use the social media pack to promote the Inquiry into early childhood engagement of culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The pack includes images and sample Facebook and Twitter messages.

pdfCALDchildinquiry_Social_Pack_2019.pdf10.36 MB

Media Release

pdf28 NOV 2019 Dandenong hearing on early childhood engagement of diverse communities157.39 KB

Mailing List

To receive updates on the progress of the Inquiry, email, and request CALD Child Inquiry updates.

To receive all news alerts from the Parliament of Victoria, including news alerts for all Parliamentary committee inquiries, email and ask for ‘all news alerts’.

For further information please contact the Committee Secretariat.