Cultural Diversity Plan 2019-2022


The UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions 2005 seeks to ensure the rich diversity of culture and strengthen creation, production and access to cultural activities, goods and services worldwide. Australia has been a party to the convention since 2009.

The Equal Opportunity Act 2010 encourages the identification and elimination of discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation and their causes, and to promote and facilitate equality.

The Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 prohibits racial and religious vilification. In Victoria, it is against the law to discriminate against someone because of their race.

The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 enshrines civil and political rights, and some cultural rights into Victorian law.
The Multicultural Victoria Act 2011 establishes reporting requirements for government departments in relation to multicultural affairs.

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