Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Supporting a multicultural island

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Tasmania has a rich culturally diverse community, with people from 177 different countries, speaking 159 different languages calling our island state home.

To support this growing population, the Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to a fully inclusive, harmonious and respectful multicultural island, which values and respects the diversity, and recognises the strengths that people of all cultures, languages and faiths from every corner of the world bring to Tasmania.

To ensure all Tasmanians are able to benefit from our great state, the Government is releasing Our Multicultural Island: Tasmania’s Multicultural Policy and Action Plan 2019-2022, which comprises a number of actions under three key priority areas, including:

  • Accessible and affordable services
  • Economic opportunity; and
  • Harmonious, inclusive and respectful island

The Policy and Action Plan is the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to bringing the shared values of our multicultural island to life. It outlines the multicultural policy, actions and outcomes that will ensure every Tasmanian can belong, contribute, achieve and succeed.

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