The Multicultural Recognition Act has moved a step closer today with the publication of draft Bill ahead of a final period of community consultation.
The new legislation – due for presentation to the Assembly later this year – will further the government’s commitment to an inclusive and welcoming Canberra where everyone can belong and participate in social, cultural, economic, and civic life.
The draft Bill draws on extensive community consultation with Canberrans in 2021 about the proposed legislation and what should be included.
It takes a right-based approach and places a positive obligation on all Canberrans to respect and embrace diversity.
The next round of community consultation on the draft bill will commence shortly to consider:
- the values and principles expressed in the Multicultural Charter;
- how the Multicultural Advisory Council can best represent Canberra’s culturally and linguistically diverse community; and
- the proposed public reporting and accountability measures.
Consultation will include face-to-face and online sessions as well as the opportunity to provide a written submission or respond to a survey.
To contribute to the Multicultural Recognition Act consultation visit Multicultural Recognition Act | YourSay ACT
Page updated: 14 Jun 2022