Title How is one of the most culturally diverse nations supporting its multicultural community through the pandemic? Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet ABC Media type Radio Duration/Length/Size 46 Minutes Country/Territory Australia Date 2/11/20 Description Australia has long boasted being a multicultural country.
It’s a flag many Australian leaders have been keen to wave high.
“Australia is the most successful multicultural society in the world,” said former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, on Harmony Day in 2017.
Statics tell a story of Australia's rich diversity.
According to the last Census data, more than one-quarter of Australians were born overseas and close to half of Australians have at least one parent born overseas.
That means Australia has more residents born overseas than the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
But how do we look after those communities? And how have our culturally and linguistically diverse communities been treated during the pandemic?
With net migration set to dramatically slide - with numbers set to land in the negative for the first time since World War II - how could Covid-19 impact multiculturalism in Australia?
Jess Strutt takes a look.
Suresh Rajan - President of the Ethnic Communities Council of Western Australia
Prof Amanda Davies - head of the University of Western Australia’s School of Social Sciences and a lecturer and researcher in demography
Ramdas Sankaran - CEO of the Multicultural Services Centre
URL https://www.abc.net.au/perth/programs/focus/covid-multiculturalism/12839800 Persons Amanda Davies