Issues facing diaspora communities in Australia

February 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76093-175-9

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Committee Members

List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Referral and conduct of the inquiry
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Background
  Current federal multicultural framework
  Acknowledgement
  Structure of the report

Chapter 2—Support offered to diaspora community associations

  Importance of community organisations
  Commonwealth funding framework
  Settlement services
  Barriers and challenges for organisations seeking government support
  Capacity building

Chapter 3—Safety concerns

  Foreign interference with diaspora communities
  Digital platforms
  Racism and discrimination
  Domestic violence

Chapter 4—Barriers to full participation

  Government support to new migrants
  Barriers experienced by diaspora communities in Australia

Chapter 5—Opportunities to strengthen communication and partnerships

  Existing links between government and diaspora communities
  Enhanced engagement

Chapter 6—Conclusions and recommendations

  Recognising the contribution of diaspora communities
  Support for diaspora organisations
  Safety concerns
  Barriers to full participation
  Strengthening partnerships

Additional comments from the Australian Greens

  Supporting multicultural communities
  Combatting racism within Australia

Appendix 1—Submissions, tabled documents and answers to questions on notice

Appendix 2—Public hearings and witnesses

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