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Friendship between communities poster
(Artist: Zig Moskwa)
Asian Australian Rock Musician, Melbourne, 2006 (Photograph: Andrew Jakubowicz)


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...Australian Multicultural Foundation - Listen to Professor Andrew Jakubowicz discuss the events and issues surrounding this topic. Read text commentary
Web References: AMF Home Page - The AMF Home page opens up the full range of projects and initiatives. - More ...

Interviews:
Starting the AMF as a Bicentennial project - Communities gained government support for a foundation to advance Australia's multicultural reality, instead of a "one-off" festival and it is still going strong 20 years on. - More ...
Web References: AMF publications - After 1996 the national government reduced support for research on multiculturalism - including closing the Bureau of Immigration, Multicultural and Population Research. The AMF supports innovative research on issues of multiculturalism and making diversity work for Australia. - More ...

Interviews:
What does Multiculturalism mean to you? - People associated with the AMF talk about their visions of multicultural Australia. - More ...
Reports: Religion, Cultural Diversity and Safeguarding Australia - This ground-breaking report shows how the AMF saw many of the most difficult issues of today, and prepared for them - here a report from how Australian communities are dealing with religious diversity. - More ...
Articles: The challenges of religious diversity - AMF Chair Sir James Gobbo reflects on the relationships between the Abrahamic faiths - Judaism, Christianity and Islam, in this 2004 talk. - More ...
Reports: Muslim Youth in Australia - A 2005 Forum for young Muslim Australians identifies critical issues of widespread alienation and also their desire to contribute to Australian society. - More ...
Reports: Volunteers and the community - Communities depend on volunteers to meet many social needs - and here are strategies for mainstream organisations to involve ethnic communities, and ethnic communities to build their own capacities. - More ...
Web References: The Global Metropolis project - The world's major cities are cities of immigrants and diversity. In 2007 the AMF in conjunction with Monash University hosts the Melbourne gathering of Metropolis on the theme: Migration, Economic Growth and Social Cohesion. - More ...
Information Pamphlets: Social cohesion - an Australian challenge - Australian society faces many stresses associated with rapid change, globalisation, and continuing high levels of immigration. How should it respond and ensure social cohesion and wider harmony? A joint project between the Foundation, the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements, funded by the Scanlon Foundation, aims to understand the way in social cohesion around the world can be bolstered, and apply those insights to Australia. - More ...
 
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