Australia’s multicultural framework under review after 50 years

Of note and to watch. Given that the review is under a Labour government, likely to incline towards greater diversity, equity and inclusion:

The Australian Government is set to begin a policy review of the 50-year-old ‘A multi-cultural society for the future’ report by Whitlam.

Consultation on the draft terms of reference to ensure they advance a multicultural Australia, support a cohesive and inclusive multicultural society, and harness the talents of all Australians.

“Australia is proudly one of the world’s most vibrant and successful multicultural societies. Widespread community support for multiculturalism is one of our major strengths as a nation,” said Minister Giles, adding that “50 years on from our first multicultural policy it is time to look at Australia’s multiculturalism and make sure we have the settings right. We need to make sure every Australian from a culturally and linguistically diverse background can reach their full potential.”

“Drawing on the knowledge of culturally and linguistically diverse communities, the Review will assess what the Commonwealth needs to do at institutional and policy levels to ensure no one is left behind, and everyone feels as though they truly belong.”

The draft Terms of Reference for the Multicultural Framework Review are now open for public comment and close on 19 March 2023. Find it here.

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