Welcome to our section on working with culturally and linguistically diverse people and communities.
One in five Queenslanders are born overseas, more than a third are either overseas born or have at least one parent born overseas, Queenslanders speak more than 220 languages and approximately one in 10 Queenslanders speaks a language other than English at home.
It is estimated that there are approximately 203,000 persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds in Queensland and many reside in remote communities retaining their own language.
Amparo Advocacy have recently released factsheets about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, translated into 28 languages.
The Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group (QAIWG) have recently developed a policy guideline and policy template on engaging and working with interpreters to model how organisations can manage access to interpreters for clients with difficulty communicating in English.
You can also access mental health resources for multicultural people.
In this section you will find news, resources and more information about working with culturally and linguistically diverse people.