Great state. Great opportunity.Queensland Cultural Diversity PolicyQueensland, rich in our diversity.Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islandand Multicultural Affairs
Cover images top left, clockwise: Image 1 – Photographer: Leanne Butterley. Image 2 – Photographer: Neda Lundie. Image 3 – Photographer: Leanne Butterley. Image 4 – Photographer: Neda Lundie. Vision for QueenslandOur vision is to provide equality of opportunity for all Queenslanders so that each and every person can participate in our strong economy and enjoy our vibrant society.
1 |Cultural Diversity Queensland20.5 %880,600 people of Queensland’s total resident population stated they were born overseas, an increase from 17.9% at the 2006 Census.46,300 peopleOverseas migration to Queensland is the largest contributor to the states population.Queensland Multicultural Week launch. Photo courtesy of BEMAC.
Queensland Cultural Diversity Policy2Education participation & attainmentEconomic independence & participationCommunity participationEffective responsive servicesLanguage independenceA whole-of-government commitmentThe Queensland Government is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all Queenslanders.Queensland is filled with a richness and diversity of cultures which we acknowledgand celebrate; and we recognise this as a result of our long history of migration. A culturally diverse community is one that is innovative, economically strong and socially vibrant, because it is open to a rich diversity of ideas, skills, traditions andcustoms.The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring that all Queenslanders canfully participate in our economy and society, whether born in or having migrated tour state, whether residing in one of our cities, or calling one of our regional centre‘home’. The Queensland Cultural Diversity Policy (the Policy) focuses on improving outcomes to language independence, education participation and attainment, economic independence and community participation.The Queensland Government is committed to delivering frontline services that are the best culturally responsive services in Australia.The government is committed to supporting the continued growth and development of strong culturally diverse communities across our state.
3 |Cultural Diversity QueenslandMaking it happenThe Policy shares the same vision as the preliminary targets identified in The Queensland Plan: a 30-year vision for Queensland – our working draft (The Queensland Plan). The alignment between the Policy and The Queensland Plan will contribute to shaping a future full of opportunities for all Queenslanders in the regions, its education, its economy, governance, its people and the community preliminary targets’ outline in the Queensland Plan.