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 33 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.

 

Multicultural hands
QCOSS is pleased to release two new publications regarding the development of multicultural indicators of wellbeing for children, women and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds. The intent of these publications is to reinforce the need to develop program responses based on research and...
Multicultural children
As a migrant parent you may have concerns about bringing up your children in a new culture. You may be wondering how you can reconcile your culture’s parenting values with those commonly practiced by parents born in Australia. Will your children reject or forget their cultural heritage and language...
Group of multicultural women
This is your last week to complete the survey on the language service (interpreter) needs women in regional and rural areas of Queensland. The Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group is seeking information about the language support needs of migrant, refugee and Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
The Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group, convened by QCOSS, promotes acccess to services for persons from Non English Speaking Backgrounds and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds who require assistance through interpreters and translators. The group is seeking information...
The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in immigration Detention (2014) is a landmark report that provides compelling first-hand evidence of the negative impact that prolonged immigration detention is having on children’s mental and physical health. Read the Forgotten Children report
This paper from the Parliamentary Library of Australia outlines Australia's refugee resettlement program, and the various legal and political questions surrounding it. Of the 145 States Parties to the 1951 Refugee Convention, only about 25 participate in the United Nations resettlement program and...
ECCQ has been funded by the Department of Social Services under the Settlement Grants Program to run a Community Leadership Program. They are now accepting participants from new and emerging communities for their next 8-week leadership course starting on 10 January. Read about the graduation...
The latest Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion report has found that support for a multicultural society remains high despite some increases in negative attitudes towards people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Based on the results of the survey conducted in October it was...
This project addresses the importance of culturally appropriate service delivery and disability sector development needs specifically relating to communication. The project aims to enhance the capacity and capability of the disability sector to assist people from a culturally and linguistically...
The Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Kevin Cocks recently released a video message calling on the Queensland community to stand united against acts of vilification, intimidation and racial and religious hatred. He encouraged victims and bystanders to report incidents to the Anti-Discrimination...

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