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The Department of Social Services provides $188 million over four years supporting eligible migrants for up to five years after their arrival in Australia and resourcing community organisations.
Organised by the Lebanese Muslim Association, the Sydney Muslim Conference brought young people together and highlighted how Islam plays a positive role in a harmonious society.
The Government is committed to access and equity for all Australians and quality language services for non-English speaking Australians is a big part of that.
The Australian Government believes an organised, collaborative and representative settlement services sector, with clear direction, is critical.
Having been born and raised in the Illawarra, I remain staunchly proud of this culturally diverse and unique slice of Australia.
Today I want to focus on the practical - how the Federal Government’s policies aimed at promoting harmony and productivity will be realised, in practical terms of services, education and employment.
Muslim women, burqa ban in Australia, fight against terrorism, social cohesion and diversity
National security and community engagement, Australian multiculturalism
Interview with Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells