Cultural Diversity

Harmony Week

Harmony Week

15 - 21 March 2021

It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community.

Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it.

Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

  • Every person has a message in life, and the human message comes after belonging to the homeland, so let us all live well (Iraq)
  • We work together as citizens in a democratic system to build a better country in which we strive for tolerance, respect and unity in diversity. (China)
  • All human beings regardless of colour, race, culture, and nationality, all together give a beautiful and pleasant face to society (Iran)
  • We are welcome and accepted as individuals and as a group that can contribute to the community and share the success of unity with others (Philippines)
  • I am a part of a community (Iraq)
  • We are happy living in Bathurst (Sri Lanka)
  • Welcoming different cultures and letting people feel like they are home. (Sri Lanka)
  • I feel happy to see people from many cultures come together and be happy (Thailand)
  • Enjoying everyone together, sharing culture, values, and thoughts (Sri Lanka)
  • Embracing change and coming together to make a difference (India)
  • We love different cultures coming together, nice to meet everyone and hear the different accents when we speak English (Sri Lanka)
  • A day to celebrate the diversity of Australia (Syria)
  • You are accepted into the community whatever your race, wherever you came from, we are one community (Philippines)
  • We belong when we are welcomed and accepted despite coming from a diverse background. We feel respected for who we are and respectful of other too, understanding that diversity only makes each culture richer and more interesting (Brazil)
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