SCOA Submission: Multicultural Framework Review

Oct 19, 2023 | Policy & Research

Multiculturalism is one of Australia’s greatest assets, defining our national identity and contributing to the richness and vibrancy of our society. Our nation has a long history of welcoming people from all corners of the globe, and the success of this endeavour relies heavily on effective settlement services. Australia’s settlement service infrastructure is an essential pillar of our successful multiculturalism, and we are grateful for the opportunity to make a submission to the Multicultural Framework Review (the Review).

This submission is structured in two parts. The first part outlines SCOA’s conceptual approach to multiculturalism and settlement, and provides suggested key principles that should be reflected in Australia’s multicultural framework. The second part canvasses the most pertinent issues in multiculturalism at present, and makes specific recommendations for the multicultural framework.