Strengthening our multiculturalism | Australian Greens

Strengthening our multiculturalism

All people must have equal rights, regardless of their ethnicity, culture, religion, language or place of birth. The Greens are the standard-bearers of these rights, ensuring multiculturalism is celebrated within Parliament.

Standing up for the rights of ALL Australians

Australia is a great multicultural country. We are fortunate to be home to millions of migrants whose rich and unique identities have enriched our country immeasurably.

Unfortunately, the recent rise of the right-wing in the Liberal and One Nation parties has led to new and emerging communities coming under attack from Pauline Hanson, Peter Dutton, Tony Abbott and others.

The Greens reject these close-minded, racist ideologies. We will always stand up for the right for all people — regardless of culture, ethnicity, religion, language, place of birth or citizenship status — to participate equally in social, economic and cultural life. We are committed to fighting alongside Australia’s diverse community groups.

The Greens are the genuine opposition to One Nation and the far-right politics of hatred and division in Australia. We will always call out casual or overt racism wherever it occurs, including in the Australian Parliament. The Greens stand with the majority of Australians who respect and value the nation’s cultural and linguistic diversity.

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Our plan to strengthen multiculturalism

Australia is a great multicultural country. We are fortunate to be home to millions of migrants whose rich and unique identities have enriched our country immeasurably.

These people’s lives are too important to play politics with. That’s why we led the senate inquiry into strengthening multiculturalism, and are now implementing these findings into an Australian Multicultural Bill.

This new bill will establish an independent commission to promote and advocate for multiculturalism, as well as require Commonwealth Departments and Agencies to publicly report on the representation of their Boards and their efforts to support our culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Individuals, community groups and peak bodies can contribute to the development of this legislation right now through this website.

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