Multicultural Access and Equity
Australia’s Multicultural Access and Equity Policy: Respecting diversity. Improving responsiveness is about ensuring that all Australians are able to access government programmes and services equitably, regardless of their cultural or linguistic background.
Government Building Social Cohesion
Many cultures make up Australian society but we are united by our commitment to Australia. Government policies and services are in place to build social cohesion.
Australian Multicultural Council
The Australian Multicultural Council was officially launched by the then Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, on 22 August 2011 at Parliament House in Canberra. Its current term ends on 30 June 2014.
Australian Multicultural Advisory Council
The former Australian Multicultural Advisory Council advised the Government of the day on issues related to Australia's cultural diversity and was appointed for two terms, from 17 December 2008 to 30 June 2011.
Harmony Day is celebrated around Australia on 21 March. It is a day where all Australians celebrate cultural diversity and is also the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It's about community participation, inclusiveness and respect a time to reflect on where Australia has come from, while also recognising the traditional owners of the land.
Diversity and Social Cohesion Program
The Diversity and Social Cohesion Program (incorporating the former Diverse Australia Program and the National Action Plan to Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security community grants) aims to provide an environment in which all Australians can develop a full sense of belonging and participate and contribute to Australian society.