An investment in our multicultural communities is a great investment for all Victorians. The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) welcomes the Government of Victoria’s announcement of $74 million to be invested in multicultural affairs and social cohesion.
“One of our state’s greatest assets is our unique multicultural society. The Victorian Government’s investment in supporting harmony amongst our diverse communities is most welcomed by the VMC”, said Ross Alatsas, Acting Chairperson, Victorian Multicultural Commission.
“Investing in newly arrived migrants and refugees ultimately helps these individuals to create and settle into their lives, here, in Victoria. In doing so, these individuals are better able to participate and contribute to the social, cultural and economic life of Victoria.
“Building and enhancing Victoria’s multicultural precincts is certainly a benefit for all of Victoria. Creating vibrant hubs for social interaction amongst Victorians of all cultures fosters a greater understanding and respect for our cultural diversity.
“I am delighted that the cultural diversity that all Victorians enjoy and appreciate will continue to be supported,” said Mr Alatsas.
Established in 1983, the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) has provided independent advice to the Victorian Government to inform the development of legislative and policy frameworks, as well as the delivery of services to Victoria’s culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse society.