Harmony Week debate explores multicultural Australia
On 21 March, nearly 200 high school and TAFE students and their teachers pondered the statement ‘Australia is the most successful multicultural country in the world’ at a debate held to mark the end of Harmony Week and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The debate, supported by SBS Australia, featured debating teams drawn from Curtin University, Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia.
A judging panel included representatives from Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and Notre Dame University.
The topic created robust discussion from the highly engaged audience in an environment brimming with respect for all cultures.
Harmony Week runs from 15–21 March every year and encourages everyone to experience, explore and appreciate WA's wealth of cultural, religious, linguistic and ethnic diversity.
The week coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination observed annually on 21 March.