How can we modernise our state’s multicultural legislation to reflect the changing needs of our growing multicultural community?

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Yilma Woldgabreal

07 May 2019

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this important initiative, which is excellent and also brings our State in line with other jurisdictions. Adding principles to the current legislation will definitely provide the Commissioner with better advisory framework to the government, as well as facilitating workable multicultural policies across private, government and non-government organisations. I’m particularly optimistic and excited by the potential benefits of creating true multiculturalism, characterised by core cultural values and an ongoing commitment to eliminate inequity and promote dignity and respect throughout our communities, organisations and institutions.

I hope the revised legislation would also translate into tangible organisational and institutional policies, reflecting the contribution and interests of diverse cultural groups in their missions, operations, and products or services. It should also be the catalyst to eradicate all forms of conscious or unconscious biases through some form affirmative actions, particularly for people of color who are by far the most disadvantaged. So, it is well overdue for a legislation that informs policies of inclusion of people of diverse backgrounds as full participants, especially in decisions that shape our communities, organisations and institutions.

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Multicultural Affairs > Yilma Woldgabreal

10 May 2019

Hi Yilma, thanks for your feedback and sharing your thoughts which will be considered as part of this review. If you haven’t done so already, and have further comments or ideas to share, we encourage you to complete the survey which you can find in the ‘get involved’ section of this YourSAy engagement. Many thanks, Multicultural Affairs.

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Supriya Bhagavat

30 Apr 2019

Festival and Food is a great place to blend culturally

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Multicultural Affairs > Supriya Bhagavat

10 May 2019

Thanks Supriya, festivals and food are a great way to share and learn about culture.

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