Harmony Week is the celebration that recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds.
It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
In an excerpt from The Hon Andrew Giles MP
Minister for Immigration, Citizenship And Multicultural Affairs, in his Harmony Day speech Minister Giles says,
'For more than 60,000 years First Nations peoples cared for country. Appreciating and understanding this truth is a vital part of what it means to be Australian.
We're also a majority migrant nation. In 2023 more than half of all Australians were born overseas, or have a parent who was. We have different backgrounds and life experiences, but we all believe in our shared values based on freedom, respect, fairness and equality of opportunity.'
(Full transcript available here https://www.harmony.gov.au/stories/story?storyId=210)
SCC CEO Michael Darragh says 'The inclusiveness, respect, and a sense of belonging it promotes is a good fit with our vision of an inclusive community of Christian care.'
We look forward to celebrating the theme "Everyone Belongs" this Tuesday 21st March Harmony Day.