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National Cultural Policy

The National Cultural Policy discussion paper recently found it’s way onto my desk. It makes for interesting reading. And not only that, it also offers a way for us all to engage with policy making decisions that will affect our futures! So I thought I would whet your appetite here and hopefully get more Australians engaged. After all, it’s not… (more…)

October 19, 2011 by

Multicultural Community Support Sydney

Sydney is a city with a population that is made up of 100’s of cultures. That about 25% of the residents have been born outside of Australia makes Sydney stand out as a multicultural metropolis. (See photographer Louise Hawson’s website ’52 suburbs’ to get a flavour for, and a window into, just how culturally diverse Sydney is!) Apparently at least… (more…)

September 22, 2011 by

Multicultural Cities of Australia

Sydney: Sydney has the seventh-largest percentage of foreign-born individuals in the world. 31.7% of residents born overseas (most commonly UK, New Zealand, & China followed by Vietnam, Lebanon, India, Italy, and the Philippines.) 1.1% of indigenous origin 16.9% Asian Australians. Most common spoken languages are: English, Arabic languages, Chinese languages & Greek For more comprehensive information visit: http://info.id.com.au/dosydney/Default.aspx Melbourne: Melbourne… (more…)

September 13, 2011 by

Life in a Blame Culture

Everytime I have watched any footage of the recent riots in London I have found myself feeling sick with horror and in tears. It takes me back to being accidently caught up in a riot in London 10 years ago. What was initially a peaceful demonstration in the blink of an eye became a mass of running shouting stone throwing chaos.… (more…)

August 11, 2011 by

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