A Multicultural Australia
All Australians share the benefits and responsibilities arising from the cultural, linguistic and religious diversity of our society.
Australia's new multicultural policy was launched by the government on 16 February 2011.
The government's cultural diversity programs and publications.
Information on Australian government agencies’ contributions to building social cohesion.
The Australian Multicultural Council was officially launched by the Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, on 22 August 2011 at Parliament House in Canberra.
The former Australian Multicultural Advisory Council advised the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship and the Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs on issues related to Australia's cultural diversity.
Harmony Day is celebrated around Australia on 21 March. It is a day where all Australians celebrate cultural diversity and is also the United Nationís International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It's about community participation, inclusiveness and respect ó a time to reflect on where Australia has come from, while also recognising the traditional owners of the land.
A calendar of cultural, religious and national days and events.
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.