The Department of Education acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands across Queensland. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the state.
Multicultural Queensland Month 2023
Many cultures, one Queensland: putting inclusion into action
Our vision is an inclusive, harmonious and united Queensland where people of all cultures, languages and faiths feel a strong sense of belonging and can achieve their goals.
Queensland Multicultural Policy: Our story, our future 2018, p. 2
Multicultural Queensland Month is the state’s largest multicultural celebration and is held in August each year.
This year, we celebrate the many ways organisations are delivering better services that everyone can access through the theme ‘Inclusion in action’.
Equity and Excellence: realising the potential of every student recognises the diversity of our staff, students and school communities as our greatest strength. By valuing culture and creating inclusive teaching and learning environments, we are driving equity and excellence across every state school.
We acknowledge by working together to ensure everyone can connect, contribute and belong, we are truly building an inclusive Queensland.
Multicultural Queensland Month is an opportunity for all of us to join together to celebrate our diversity and consider how we can put inclusion into action.
We All Belong – Many cultures workforce strategy
The Department of Education understands that celebrating difference and leveraging the diverse knowledge, skills and experience of our multicultural workforce is critical to being an employer of choice and maximising our organisation's potential. The
Many Cultures strategy (PDF, 633KB) is a key deliverable of the department’s Inclusion and Diversity Framework – We all belong. Through education, visibility and leadership, the strategy is creating workplaces where all staff feel safe, valued and thrive.
Multicultural recognition in Queensland
Multicultural Recognition Act 2016 complements Queensland’s
Human Rights Act 2019 and
Language Services Policy. The
Multicultural Recognition Act 2016:
- promotes Queensland as an inclusive community with opportunities for all people to participate in all aspects of life
- acknowledges that a diverse and cohesive society delivers important benefits for all Queenslanders
- recognises our diverse cultural heritage and aims to ensure that government services are responsive to the needs of our multicultural communities.
Multicultural Recognition Act 2016 also establishes the
Multicultural Queensland Charter, a Queensland Government
Multicultural Policy and Action Plan and reporting obligations for government entities.
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