‘Our story, our future’ is the Queensland Government’s Multicultural Policy (PDF, 2.8 MB) promoting an inclusive, harmonious and united Queensland.
The Multicultural Policy focuses Queensland Government commitment for people from culturally diverse backgrounds and for Queensland as a whole across 3 priorities:
- achieving culturally responsive government
- supporting inclusive, harmonious and united communities
- improving economic opportunities.
By focusing on these priorities, the Queensland Government will support equality of opportunity for all Queenslanders and harness the remarkable benefits cultural diversity offers.
The first Multicultural Action Plan (PDF, 300KB) spanned 2016-17 to 2018-19. Following cessation of the first Multicultural Action Plan, the Minister for Multicultural Affairs is required to table a report in Parliament about the multicultural policy, and release a further Multicultural Action Plan as required by Sections 20 and 21 of the Multicultural Recognition Act 2016.
The First Progress Report on the Queensland Multicultural Policy (PDF, 4MB) was tabled in Parliament in August 2019. It presents key outcomes achieved across Government through actions in the first Multicultural Action Plan, and discusses future opportunities for action.
Together with the policy, the second Multicultural Action Plan (PDF, 400KB), which spans 2019-20 to 2021-22, builds on outcomes achieved under the first Multicultural Action Plan, and will continue to drive Queensland Government action to support an environment of opportunity and achieve improved social and economic outcomes for people from culturally diverse backgrounds
Broad actions and related sub-actions in the second Multicultural Action Plan can be viewed here.
Public reporting on action plan
The Multicultural Recognition Act 2016 requires all government agencies to report publicly on their actions in the plan and provide a summary of their progress every year. This allows the community to track how the government is achieving positive change, and provides a picture of where we need to make changes to investment or services.
Links to government agencies’ 2018-19 reports on the first Multicultural Action Plan are listed below. Agencies that completed delivery of their actions prior to 2018-19 were not required to report as they reported on these actions in previous periods.
2018–19 agency reports
- Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
- Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
- Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
- Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
- Department of Education
- Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
- Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
- Department of Environment and Science, including Arts Queensland, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, QAGOMA, Queensland Museum, Queensland Theatre Company
- Department of Housing and Public Works
- Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
- Department of Justice and Attorney-General
- Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Public Service Commission
- Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development
- Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
- Department of Transport and Main Roads
- Public Safety Business Agency
- Queensland Corrective Services
- Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
- Queensland Health
- Queensland Human Rights Commission
- Queensland Police Service
- Queensland Treasury
- Residential Tenancies Authority
- TAFE Queensland
- Trade and Investment Queensland