Since introducing the Racial Discrimination Act in 1973, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) has championed multicultural policy as a cornerstone of Australian values and social cohesion.
The ALP has launched a Multicultural Engagement Taskforce to engage multicultural Australia to help inform, with as many voices as possible, Federal Labor’s policies and the role of multiculturalism in social cohesion and Australian identity.
The taskforce will examine policies affecting multicultural communities including:
- quality of access to Commonwealth government services
- current support provided in the areas of small business, entrepreneurship and innovation
- barriers and needs regarding access to Commonwealth government services (focusing on multicultural business advisory services)
- networking and partnership opportunities that help link community groups to Commonwealth government services.
In examining these areas, the taskforce will also reflect on the broader role of the Commonwealth government in securing a more inclusive society and economy.
Peter Khalil MP, Chair, and Anne Stanley MP, Secretary, will lead the taskforce.
Have your say
Your input will help shape Labor’s policies. We want to hear from you.
We welcome submissions in all forms including in writing, audio or video. We welcome your submission in any language.
Submissions should relate to at least one area of focus for the taskforce and include contact details.
You can also email your submissions to [email protected]
To contact Labor’s Multicultural Engagement Taskforce please email [email protected]