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Submission – Senate Committee Inquiry

Submission – Senate Committee Inquiry Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and other Measures) Bill 2017 The Multicultural Council of Tasmania (MCOT) is the peak body for ethnic and cultural community organisations in the state. The organisation turns 40 in 2018 and provides a voice for Tasmanians born overseas and those […]

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Citizenship Law changes – it’s not too late to have your say!

Multicultural Council encourages people to make submissions to the Senate Inquiry by next Friday 21 July Background The Australian Senate is conducting an inquiry of the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and other Measures) Bill 2017. This Bill will dramatically change the rules determining qualification for Australian citizenship by: Extending […]

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Extra funding from the Tasmanian government supports an inclusive vision of Tasmania

28 April 2017   The Multicultural Council of Tasmania welcomes additional funding from the Tasmanian Government as part of a push for ‘wrap-around’ services to newly arrived migrants. On 28th April the Tasmanian Government announced an additional $180,000 over 3 years to the Council, to work with Local Government to create a welcoming environment for […]

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Tasmania’s Harmony Week kicks off!!!

Events are happening across the state to celebrate diversity during the state’s second Harmony Week. Tasmanians are being encouraged to take part in the state’s week-long multicultural celebration when it kicks off this Monday 20 March. Harmony Week events are taking place across Tasmania from 20 – 26 March to promote community harmony and celebrate […]

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FECCA release: 18C and Inquiry into Freedom of Speech in Australia

Context The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights is conducting an inquiry into freedom of speech in Australia. This inquiry will look at: – Whether parts of the Racial Discrimination Act (including sections 18C and 18D) impose unreasonable restrictions upon freedom of speech, and if so, how 18C and 18D should be reformed – Whether […]

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New budgeting tool overcomes language barriers

The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, The Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer has today launched ASIC’s MoneySmart ‘Simple Money Manager’. The Simple Money Manager is a free online budgeting resource designed to help culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Australians with everyday budgeting to take control of their finances. ASIC consulted a wide range of government and […]

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Aleem Ali is relentlessly positive

Aleem Ali is National Manager of Welcoming Cities; a network of cities recognised for fostering a sense of community belonging and harmony. Aleem was the keynote speaker for the Multicultural Council of Tasmania’s Annual General Meeting in 2016. Read his address here.

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Tasmania’s future depends on welcoming towns and cities

The cities and towns that are welcoming of diversity will be the successful places of the future, according to Mr. Aleem Ali the Manager of a new national initiative, Welcoming Cities. Mr. Ali is in Tasmania as a guest of the Multicultural Council of Tasmania. He is keen to promote a message that migration continues […]

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Misinformed agenda harmful to multiculturalism

The Multicultural Council of Tasmania is disheartened that Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie continues to pursue her harmful, divisive, and misinformed agenda regarding Islam and Sharia. Senator Lambie’s recent media release, which attempts to draw links between Islam, a simplistic perception of Sharia, and terrorist threats to Australia is the latest example of this extremely disappointing and […]

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Multicultural Council farewells Chairperson Alphonse Mulumba

The Board of the Multicultural Council of Tasmania met last night to farewell and thank Alphonse Mulumba. Alphonse has been the Chairperson of the Council since late 2014 and has put in an enormous amount of time and energy in leading the organisation through a time of renewal and growth. Alphonse has been a great […]

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