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    23   multiculturalism in australia

Mr L. D. T. Ferguson, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)    notes the Federal Government’s formal response to the recommendations provided by the Australian Multicultural Advisory Council; and

(2)    calls on the House of Representatives to:

(a)    endorse ‘The People of Australia’ policy which recognises the importance of the economic and social benefits of Australia’s diversity;

(b)   recognise the success of multiculturalism in Australia and policies that reinforce the benefits our diverse communities bring;

(c)    reaffirm support for multiculturalism in Australia and condemn political strategies or tactics that incite division and seek to vilify communities; and

(d)   continue the tradition of bipartisan support for multiculturalism and multicultural policy in Australia sustained by successive Governments over the years.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.