Tasmanians are being encouraged to celebrate their cultural differences and start planning for inaugural Harmony Week celebrations taking place from 14 to 21 March
The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) is concerned by the proposals outlined in the leaked cabinet document signalling changes to the humanitarian resettlement program and the increased monitoring of migrants.
Tasmania’s Multicultural Council staff and Board Members are heading off this week to take part in the national biennial conference of Australian ethnic communities being held in Sydney. The conference theme is Multiculturalism in Action: Building a better future for all Australians.
Tasmanian Local Governments have been urged to do more to attract and retain migrants and refugees to the state at a forum held in Hobart. The forum attended by 60 people from local government and community organisations will hear about the best practise policies of local governments around Australia.
Tasmania’s migrant community leaders welcome the Hodgman Government’s announcement that it will contribute $1 million towards the UNHCR response to the Syrian refugee crisis, and provide new funding to settle people under the Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) program.
Multicultural Council is presenting a submission on the development on a Tasmanian Population Strategy
The Multicultural Council of Tasmania sends our deepest sympathies to the families of the two deceased hostages and the wounded. We support Australian Islamic leaders in their condemnation of the actions of the gunman responsible for the hostage crisis.
The Multicultural Council of Tasmania has welcomed the increased number of candidates with multicultural backgrounds running in the 2014 local government elections.
The Multicultural Council of Tasmania views with concern the recent comments in the media by some prominent people about expressions of religious difference. The Council believes that multiculturalism enriches Australia and calls upon everyone to refrain from making statements that could incite religious and ethnic tensions in this peaceful Island.
The Multicultural Council participated in a national roundtable at the National Disability Insurance Agency on 26 May about ways to ensure that people from culturally diverse backgrounds are aware of the new scheme.