Teacher with multicultural school students

Our community is strong, safe, diverse and harmonious. We are proud of Victoria’s cultural diversity and the Government wants to ensure every Victorian, including those who have recently joined us, can proudly contribute and belong to our state.

What will the money be used for?

The 2017/18 Budget includes investments for:

Government’s Multicultural Policy Statement

 $19 million to strengthen our state’s harmony and ensure every Victorian is aware of their responsibilities and rights.

Migrant Workers Rights

$2 million will go to the Migrant Workers Rights, which will establish a migrant workers’ centre to provide advocacy for workers who are exploited in the workplace and engage workers across communities.

Victoria's language services industry

$21.8 million will go to Victoria's language services industry to safeguard the breadth, sustainability and quality of language services available to people, including additional support in rural and regional areas.

Media releases

Giving voice to our ethnic communities

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