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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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Tonight is Census night!

You would have received your letter with your 12 Digit Login Code. Every household must use it to complete the Census online, or follow the directions to order a paper form. If you have not received your 12 Digit Login Code telephone the Census Inquiry Service on 1300 214 531.   If you need help […]

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The 2016 Census

Tuesday August 9th is Census Night! The Census is run by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) every 5 years, and the next Census is Tuesday August 9th. · Everyone in Australia on Census Night needs to complete the Census, even if you are on a visa or if you are a visitor staying in […]

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Tasmanians celebrate their cultural differences

Tasmanians are joining nationwide Harmony Day celebrations today with events taking place in schools, community spaces and workplaces. As the state celebrates Harmony Day and marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Multicultural Council of Tasmania Chairperson, Alphonse Mulumba called on Tasmanians to continue with their efforts to create a welcoming and […]

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