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Tasmania has a rich history of migration to our Island 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.
In recognition of this rich diversity, the Tasmanian Government has released Our Multicultural Island:Tasmania’s Multicultural Policy and Action Plan 2019-2022, which builds on the achievements of the 2014 Tasmanian Multicultural Policy and Multicultural Action Plan.
Since 2014 there has been an increased focus and interest in migration and multiculturalism at both a national and state level. The new Multicultural Policy therefore establishes a set of principles and values that we want to bring to life in the Tasmanian community.
The Policy is accompanied by an Action Plan that sets out the specific actions that the Tasmanian Government will undertake to achieve the priorities of the Policy.
Between October and December 2018, the Government invited the Tasmanian community to have a say on how well multiculturalism was working in Tasmania, and how we might strengthen multiculturalism to build a more inclusive Tasmania.
The consultation asked respondents:
As part of the consultation process, community input was received through regional forums (held in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Devonport), group forums, submissions and an on-line survey.
Tasmanian Government agencies have incorporated the public consultation feedback in their respective actions under the Action Plan.
The Government will continue to consult through the Multicultural Consultative Reference Group, on the delivery of the new Policy and Action Plan.
If you have any questions about the new Multicultural Policy and Action Plan, please contact:
Communities, Sport and Recreation phone (03) 6232 7133.