Media Releases

Australia Day Message

At a time when many countries around the world are facing challenges, increasingly Australia is being seen as a very good example where diversity is a plus rather than a minus.

Walking side-by-side to celebrate Australia’s diversity

Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today congratulated the many Sydneysiders that came together to celebrate Australia’s diversity and unique cultural identity at the 4th annual Harmony Walk.

Migrant and Indigenous entrepreneurs once again recognised

The Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells welcomed the recognition of migrant contributions to Australia at the annual Ethnic Business Awards to be held in Adelaide on Friday.

Eight year high for social cohesion in Australia

The Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells welcomed the latest Scanlon-Monash Index of Social Cohesion released today that has confirmed that social cohesion in Australia is at an eight year high.

Helping communities celebrate diversity

The Australian Government is investing $130,000 in 32 projects across Australia to help organisations host festivals and arts projects that celebrate diversity and unite communities.

Response to Syrian humanitarian crisis

The Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, has praised Australia’s state and territory governments, councils, businesses, communities and individuals for their response to the Syrian humanitarian crisis.