Tasmania has a rich history of migration to our Island State. Our Island is home to people born in 177 different countries and there are 159 identified languages spoken in Tasmanian homes. According to the 2016 Census, more than 61,200 Tasmanians were born overseas.
In recognition of this rich diversity, the Tasmanian Government has released Our Multicultural Island:Tasmania’s Multicultural Policy and Action Plan 2019-2022, which builds on the achievements of the 2014 Tasmanian Multicultural Policy and Multicultural Action Plan.
Since 2014 there has been an increased focus and interest in migration and multiculturalism at both a national and state level. The new Multicultural Policy therefore establishes a set of principles and values that we want to bring to life in the Tasmanian community.
The Policy is accompanied by an Action Plan that sets out the specific actions that the Tasmanian Government will undertake to achieve the priorities of the Policy.
Queries and Invitations
If you have any questions about the new Multicultural Policy and Action Plan, please contact:
Communities, Sport and Recreation on 6232 7133.