Media Release 13 January 2020 Religious Freedom shouldn’t override Tasmania’s racism ban The Multicultural Council of Tasmania (MCOT) has today delivered a constructive submission to the Commonwealth Government on its religious discrimination bills.
Media Release 9 December 2019 : The Multicultural Council of Tasmania (MCOT) has delivered a state budget submission calling for a range of regulatory, tax and spending changes to boost social cohesion.
Media Release : 6 November 2019 – Below-award wage inquiries should examine discrimination
Media Release – 26 November 2019, The Multicultural Council of Tasmania has identified some increased polarisation of views about wide-ranging immigration and multiculturalism, following today’s release of the 2019 Social Cohesion Report by the Scanlon Institute.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
The Multicultural Council of Tasmania (MCOT) recently published the responses to their election policy survey on multicultural issues – https://mcot.org.au/2018-election-policy-survey-responses/ 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 […]
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 […]