Multicultural Australia: United, Strong, Successful

20 Mar 2017 - 15:00

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja released the Australian Government’s new multicultural statement ‘Multicultural Australia: United, Strong, Successful’ on 20 March 2017. The statement reaffirms the Government’s commitment to a culturally diverse and harmonious society.

The new statement outlines the strategic direction and priorities for multicultural policy in this country. It sets out our vision for embracing diversity while emphasising our unique national identity and the importance of being an integrated and united people.

Multicultural Australia: United, Strong, Successful acknowledges that our mix of different cultures make Australia more interesting and stronger. Sharing our cultural heritage is part of celebrating what it means to be Australian, and helps everyone feel included in our society. The statement upholds the centrality of our democratic institutions and the rule of law, it highlights the importance of citizenship in our national identity, and it makes clear the responsibility we all have to respect our fellow Australians.

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To read the statement or to view the inspiring stories that reflect our nation’s great cultural diversity visit the Australian Government's Multicultural Statement page.

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