Federal Election 2016

Federal Election 2016: Multicultural policy commitments from the major parties

In the lead up to the 2016 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.

Earlier this month, FECCA released Governing for All Australians: 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. The responses received by FECCA from each of the parties are reproduced in full below.

Federal Election 2016: Multicultural policy commitments from the major parties.


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