Tasmanian Multicultural Policy and Action Plan 2019-22

06/11/2018

Have Your Say! New Tasmanian Multicultural Policy and Action Plan 2019-22

Tasmania has a rich history of migration to the State. Our Island is home to people born in 177 different countries and there are 159 identified languages spoken in Tasmanian homes. According to the 2016 Census, more than 61,200 Tasmanians were born overseas.

Regardless of country of birth, language, culture, religion, or time of arrival, all Tasmanians share common aspirations for good health and wellbeing, equitable access to affordable government services and participation in the community. The Tasmanian Multicultural Policy and Action Plan seeks to realise that vision.

In early 2019, a new Tasmanian Multicultural Policy and Action Plan will be launched, building on the achievements of the 2014 Tasmanian Multicultural Policy and Multicultural Action Plan.

The new Multicultural Policy will establish a set of principles and values that we want to bring to life in the Tasmanian Community. This will require the Government and entire community to work together. The Policy will be accompanied by a three year action plan that will set out the specific actions that the Tasmanian Government will take to achieve the priorities of the Policy.

To ensure our approach to multiculturalism, and identified priorities, are ‘on track’ and relevant, we want to hear from the people of Glenorchy about your experience and views.

Online Survey or Written Submission

You can have your say by completing an online survey or making a written submission before 30 November 2018. Details are available at www.multicultural.tas.gov.au/review.

Regional Forums

You can also participate in a regional forum hosted by the Multicultural Council of Tasmania in collaboration with Communities Tasmania. The closest forum for Glenorchy residents is in Moonah.

Hobart Forum: Saturday, 24 November, from 11am, Moonah Multicultural Hub, 65 Hopkins Street

This is a free event, with light refreshments provided. If you would like to register please call MCOT on 03 6170 9197.

If you have any questions about the new Tasmanian Multicultural Policy and Action Plan, or would like to invite a representative of Communities Tasmania to meet with your group, please contact Communities, Sport and Recreation on 03 6232 7642, 03 6232 7133 or multicultural@dpac.tas.gov.au.