Creating cohesive, more inclusive communities

The public draft of The Australian Standard for Welcoming Cities will provide a best practice accreditation framework in cultural diversity and inclusion practices.

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Welcome

Welcoming Cities supports local councils and community leaders to leverage the ideas and innovation that come from being welcoming and inclusive. The Welcoming Cities network is built around:

Knowledge Sharing

Supporting local councils and communities to learn from each other and access resources, research, policies, and case studies.

Standard + Accreditation

Developing and accrediting The Australian Standard for Welcoming Cities to benchmark policy and practice in cultural diversity and inclusion.

Partnership Development

 Brokering meaningful multi-sector partnerships that foster a sense of belonging and participation for all members of the community.

Celebrating Success

Showcasing leading practice. A National Award, focused on comprehensive responses by Local Governments to welcoming efforts.

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Welcoming Works

Over the next 35 years, migration will drive economic and skills growth in Australia. Migrants will contribute $1.6 trillion dollars to Australia’s GDP, and 10 per cent more to the economy than existing residents.

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Latest Posts

  • Welcoming Cities: creating cohesive, more inclusive communities
    1 March, 2017
  • Migration and community experts to provide insights into cohesion at local level
    27 February, 2017
  • It's Time to Rescue Brand "Australia"
    19 January, 2017

Latest Resources

  • People On the Move: Global Migration's Impact and Opportunity
    16 December, 2016
  • What To Do If You Witness Public Harassment
    20 September, 2016
  • The Missing Migrants
    30 July, 2016
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