In 1997 a group of concerned Queenslanders met in an unassuming Brisbane backyard, in the shadow of an Australian icon, the hill hoist, to discuss the future of Queensland’s multicultural sector.
Dreaming together of a Queensland where everyone felt welcome and included, they committed to start a new organisation to support new Queenslanders. The Multicultural Development Association began, to deliver essential migrant services, advocate for multiculturalism and build a strong future for all Queenslanders.
Multicultural Australia provides welcome and support to more than 5000 newly arrived Queenslanders every year, including refugees, migrants, international students and people seeking asylum. We are dedicated to building a welcoming Queensland where all new Queenslander's have the opportunity to fully contribute to and participate in a multicultural society...
In 2020 Multicultural Australia delivered grant writing workshops and one on one support to local community groups in Cairns West.
For more information on how to access this support contact the Our Place project. We hope to see more workshops in the future.
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