The Right Fit
Regional and rural towns around the world face depopulation and decline. Migrants can help reverse this trend, but many towns aren’t aware that they don’t have to look abroad to find people. There are people from migrant and refugee backgrounds already living in the same country, in larger cities, who might be interested to relocate and who can offer what the town is looking for. Secondary migration is when migrants choose to relocate from their initial destination to a new location. It can create strong futures for regional communities and newcomers, so long as the fit is right.
The $9.2m Community Partnership Action (COMPACT) Program builds community resilience in the face of hate, fear, violence and division. In 2018, the NSW Government commissioned Urbis Pty Ltd to conduct an independent mid-way evaluation of the Multicultural NSW COMPACT Program, two years into the four-year program. We are pleased to note that the evaluation findings are positive.
The Point Magazine Evaluation
Between 2013 and 2017, Multicultural NSW published 41 issues of The Point Magazine (thepointmagazine.com.au), including 324 stories on a wide range of issues covering local and international politics, religion, society, culture and technology. In 2018 Horizon Research completed an independent evaluation of The Point Magazine.
Strategic Priorities 2018-19
The Strategic Priorities drive the Vision of Multicultural NSW in the work that we do. The three Strategic Priorities for Multicultural NSW are: Strategic Priority 1: COMMUNITY, Strategic Priority 2: LANGUAGE, Strategic Priority 3: CAPABILITY
Harmony in Action
NSW is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse states in the world. I endorse this strategic plan as the means for making the most of our cultural advantage.
Refugee Settlement in Regional Areas: Evidence-based good practice
The Refugee Settlement in Regional Areas: Evidence-based good practice report draws upon several case studies from across Australia to consider what makes successful and sustainable regional refugee settlement. The report is about regional communities and refugees and about how they can each contribute to achieving the other’s objectives and in so doing, creating something of benefit for all.
The dangers of labelling and stereotyping people were debated by more than 200 students from NSW schools and youth organisations at Multicultural NSW's annual IDEATION 2015, on Wednesday 9 September.
2014 Symposium - Harmony in Action
This report is more than a record of our 2014 Symposium. The central theme, Harmony in Action, could not have been a more fitting description of the diversity and leadership displayed on the day. The keynote speakers, the workshop presenters and the 300 strong participants demonstrated that we have the capability, the energy and commitment to meet the many challenges confronting us now, as overseas conflicts intensify and draw us in as Australians.
Inquiry into the exploitation of people through trafficking, in all its forms in NSW
Human trafficking is a complex crime, which is often hidden and difficult to detect. People experiencing human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like conditions can be distrustful of authorities, fearful of deportation and threats of harm and unaware of their legal rights and protections in Australia. The Inquiry found that there is confusion about what ‘human trafficking’ means and little or no guidance for service providers, who may come into contact with trafficked people to help them respond appropriately.
Nearly 150 students from schools and youth organisations around NSW converged at the Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre on Thursday 13 November 2014 for Multicultural NSW’s annual youth leaders’ day, IDEATION 2014. An energetic day of workshops and performances was guided by the theme INSPIRING INNOVATIVE IDEAS.