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.
The Queensland Plan, Queensland's 30 year vision, includes measures that demonstrate that government and communities:
- recognise the impacts of population growth, seek to double the regional population outside South East Queensland, and capitalise on social and economic opportunities from diversity
- celebrate diversity, respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and embrace migrant communities
- support the least advantaged and their active participation in community life
- commit to having essential services available across the state to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, migrants, and people with a disability.
In this section you will find news, resources and more information about working with culturally and linguistically diverse people.