A Strong Plan To Support Our Multicultural Communities

Liberal Tasmania
  • Jeremy Rockliff Premier, Minister for State Development, Trade and the Antarctic, Minister for Tourism and Hospitality, Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Member for Braddon
  • A re-elected majority Liberal Government will continue to support multicultural communities across Tasmania.

    Premier Jeremy Rockliff said that Tasmania was a successful multicultural community with thousands of people who have migrated from countries across the world to call Tasmania home.

    “Tasmania is a richer community because of our diverse community. We will continue to support our multicultural communities, including prioritising the essential services Tasmania needs, developing stronger communities and enhancing our regions.

    “As part of our 2030 Strong Plan to support multicultural communities, we will continue to back the popular Moonah Multicultural Hub which supports thousands of migrants each year, and supports our iconic multicultural events.”

    In a continued show of support, a re-elected majority Liberal Government will:

    • Support the ongoing work of the popular Moonah Multicultural Hub through $150,000 over two years;
    • Support refugees and migrants into employment through the Safe Haven Hub Multicultural Employment Services;
    • Provide an uplift in funding to $175,000 per annum to the peak body, the Multicultural Council of Tasmania;
    • Support more than 120 small businesses through a new $400,000 grant program for multicultural small business growth, to help build capability and new skills;
    • Celebrate our diverse communities through a new $80,000 small Multicultural Community Festival Grants Program that brings people together;
    • Reduce racism in our communities through a $500,000 program that supports social connection and sense of belonging for migrant and refugee people and communities; and
    • Provide $50,000 for outreach to the North-West through the Migrant Resource Centre Northern Tasmania.

    Census figures show that 15 per cent of Tasmanians were born overseas and after English, the most common languages spoken in the State are Mandarin, Nepali.

    Cost: $1.32 million over four years.

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