Federal Election 2019

Federal Election 2019: Multicultural policy commitments from the major parties

In the lead up to the 2019 Federal Election, the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) calls for all parties to adopt a policy platform that responds to Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity.

FECCA released Governing for Culturally Diverse Australia: A policy platform to respond to Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity. The memorandum outlines FECCA’s election asks, recognising that targeted policies are necessary to address the specific needs of Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) population, foster social inclusion and to continue attracting migrants.

FECCA provided its election asks to the Coalition, Australian Labor Party and Australian Greens, seeking their commitment to specific policy actions on a number of key issues. FECCA so far has received the following responses:

While FECCA’s election platform outlines ten major priority areas for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Australians, from migration and citizenship to social cohesion and workplace diversity, the following Policy Papers elaborate on a number of issues outlined in the Election Platform:

Policy Paper #1Family Reunion, Citizenship and Regional Settlement 

Policy Paper #2: Healthy Ageing

Policy Paper #3: Data Standards Policy

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