Diversity Australia

15 August 2013

Diversity Australia

(Community Recognition Statement, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)

Diversity Australia is an independent organisation cultivating unity within diversity, building social inclusion, peace, justice and human rights.

Using a strength-based approach and evidence-based practice, Diversity Australia works to equip and empower communities to embrace diversity, increase empathy, reduce racism, encourage cultural exchange and promote equality. Diversity Australia held a fourth successful conference this year, nurturing respect and understanding through leadership, friendship, and public debate. I was pleased to host the launch of Diversity's Doctors 4 Refugees this week, with health professionals supporting human rights and refugees, and with an inspiring seminar featuring speakers year 11 student Charlotte Akopian; Tobias Andreasson, who worked in Papua New Guinea; and general practitioners, Barri Phatarfod and Richard Kidd. Diversity and Doctors 4 Refugees are excellent examples of passionate people working together to inform, educate and engage with the wider community, and I am proud to support their efforts.

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!