An inclusive and cohesive society which draws on its cultural and linguistic diversity to enhance the social, economic, cultural and civic development of Western Australia and the wellbeing of all community members.
Our purpose and role
The role of the Office of Multicultural Interests is to assist the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests and the State Government to achieve the full potential of multiculturalism.
This requires strategies that relate to the whole community including business and industry groups, government and non-government agencies, culturally diverse communities and the wider community.
The role of the office is as an ‘enabler ’—providing information, advice, funding, training and support, and facilitating partnerships and collaboration to achieve:
- a society that values, respects and maximises the benefits of its cultural, religious and linguistic diversity
- the development of organisations whose policies, programs and services are accessible and responsive to the needs of a diverse community
- strong communities whose members foster and share their diverse cultures and actively participate in all aspects of Western Australian life.
We value cultural diversity, recognise and promote its benefits and are responsive to the needs of Western Australia’s diverse community.
We are respectful in our interactions and encourage mutual respect between groups and individuals in our community.
We demonstrate leadership in multicultural interests and recognise the leadership and capacity in our culturally diverse communities.
Fairness and Integrity
We are ethical, fair, equitable, open and transparent in our work.
We build and nurture relationships, collaboration and partnerships between government, non-government, business and the community sectors to achieve outcomes that strengthen culturally diverse communities, individually and collectively.
We strive for excellence and are committed to making a positive difference that benefits all Western Australians.
|Strengthen the capacity of culturally diverse communities||
|Support the development of culturally inclusive policies, programs and services||
|Facilitate full participation by culturally diverse communities in social, economic, cultural and civic activities||
|Develop intercultural understanding and promote the benefits of Western Australia’s cultural diversity||