Welcoming Australia - welcoming.org.au

Welcoming Australia is a national movement and organisation committed to cultivating a culture of welcome and advancing an Australia where people of all backgrounds have equal opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive.

We develop and lead key initiatives such as the Welcoming Centre, Welcoming Cities, and Welcoming Sport. Currently, the Welcoming Cities initiative has than 50 members (Local Governments Authorities) representative of 30% of the Australian population.

Aleem Ali, Welcoming Australia CEO

“We recognise that, for various people in our communities, the benefits of migration, cultural diversity and social cohesion are not being enjoyed by all. First Peoples, recently arrived migrants, international students, refugees, and people seeking asylum require additional support to participate effectively in community life. 

The social, cultural, economic and civic challenge exists in how institutions embrace diversity and harness its strengths for the betterment of their organisation and the broader community.  Addressing this challenge is why Thriving Communities Partnership exists and we’re proud to be involved.”

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