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CEO farewell

Dear Members and friends, It is with great pleasure that I provide you with this timely update. Earlier this year, I joined the Multicultural Council of Tasmania with the express task of supporting the organisation through a particularly challenging period of change. Originally, it was expected that my work would require a year. However, I […]

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Show of support from Minister, The Hon. Jacquie Petrusma MP

Last week, the Honourable Jacquie Petrusma MP, Minister for Disability Services and Community Development shared in Parliament her support and words of condolences for the victims and families affected by the recent attacks in Sri Lanka and California (see attached Parliamentary speech 2 May 2019). On behalf of our members, we thank the Minister for […]

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Welcoming Cities Launch in Glenorchy & Launceston

Multicultural Council of Tasmania hosted the forum and launch of Welcoming Cities- a growing network of more than 135 municipalities around the globe, on 4th and 5th of July. The initiative works to support local governments to help communities emerge and outreach to the point where everyone belongs and have a say in social, cultural, […]

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Proposed Legislation for Citizenship Unjust & Unfair

The Multicultural Council of Tasmania (MCOT) urges the Federal Government to maintain fairness and justice in any proposal to extend the waiting period and to increase the English language requirement for Australian citizenship. The controversial Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill that was struck down by the […]

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Disappointment that major parties have not embraced a Multicultural Act for Tasmania

The Multicultural Council of Tasmania (MCOT) recently published the responses to their election policy survey on multicultural issues – The Council expressed disappointment that none of the major parties gave a firm commitment to a introducing a Multicultural Act in the coming term of government. The Council is of the view that an Act […]

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2018 Election – Policy Survey Responses

  In early 2018, the Multicultural Council of Tasmania, with advice from our members, prepared an Election Policy Survey which was sent to all parties and independents running in the election. We have put together a summary of the specific responses to the questions that we posed. Some parties provided a more detailed response and […]

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Additional Support is Welcome!

Additional Support is Welcome! The Multicultural Council of Tasmania is thrilled to hear about the increase in core operational funding of $20,000 per year. This will mean that the Council has core operational funding of $110,000 and make it much easier for us to undertake our work around the state. The Council turns 40 years old […]

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Multicultural Council thanks Tasmanian Senators for Rejection of Citizenship Bill

The Multicultural Council of Tasmania thanked Tasmanian Senators for their role in the rejection of the proposed citizenship bill in the Senate yesterday. The CEO of the Council, Anna Reynolds said that Tasmanian migrant organisations were relieved that the bill had been rejected. “The changes were poorly designed and unfair. The proposals were causing a […]

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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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