19 March 2017

Tasmania’s Harmony Week kicks off!!!


Tasmanians are being encouraged to take part in the state’s second week-long multicultural celebration when it kicks off this Monday 20 March.


Harmony Week events are taking place across Tasmania from 20 - 26 March to promote community harmony and celebrate Tasmania’s rich cultural diversity.


Multicultural Council of Tasmania, Harmony Week Coordinator Grace Walsh is excited to see the response from communities to Harmony Week. 


“Harmony Week is for all Tasmanians, and you can see schools, workplaces and communities throughout the state getting behind the message that everyone belongs.”


“Harmony Week enables every Tasmanian to recognise and respect our differences and promote an environment that welcomes people of all cultures.”


“We encourage everyone to get involved in the celebrations and experience the benefits diversity brings to our state.


The Multicultural Council of Tasmania is coordinating Harmony Week activities and events with the support of the Tasmanian Government.

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Multicultural Council of Tasmania



Diversity on the move!


Metro Tasmania launch poster campaign to support Harmony Week 2017!

Metro bus fleets in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart will be displaying a variety of posters promoting the state’s second Harmony week event, from this week on.


The partnership was launched at Burnie Council offices today by Burnie Mayor, Anita Dow, and Filipino Dance Troupe, Mariposa and Metro Tasmania, and calls for Tasmanian’s to celebrate their cultural diversity.


“At Metro, we believe in the importance of public transport as an accessible option for the entire community. Everyone is welcome on a Metro bus and so we are proud supporters of Harmony Week to spread a message of unity, understanding and respect, says Metro Tasmania acting CEO, Megan Morse. 

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26 February 2017

Call for Tasmanians to celebrate their cultural diversity

The state’s second Harmony Week is coming!

Tasmanians are being encouraged to celebrate their cultural differences and start planning for Harmony Week taking place from 20 - 26 March.

Today Harmony Week will be officially welcomed to the Tasmanian calendar with a Tasmanian Government Ministers, senators, migrant community members and members of the Multicultural Council of Tasmania joining together to play a friendly cricket match. 


Sharing a Harmony Week lunch or morning tea at work is just one of the ideas being promoted to Tasmanians keen to get involved.

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21 March 2016

Tasmanians celebrate their cultural differences

Tasmanians are joining nationwide Harmony Day celebrations today with events taking place in schools, community spaces and workplaces.

As the state celebrates Harmony Day and marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Multicultural Council of Tasmania Chairperson, Alphonse Mulumba called on Tasmanians to continue with their efforts to create a welcoming and diverse Tasmania.

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18 March 2016

Australia Post delivers on diversity

Diversity and inclusion expert Lauren Jauncey encouraged Tasmania’s political leaders and business sector to take hold of the benefits a culturally diverse workforce brings to Tasmania.

Proud Tasmanian and National Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at Australia Post, Lauren Jauncey joined with Lara Giddings MP to share cultural dishes with Hobart staff to celebrate cultural diversity.

Research conducted by the Diversity Council of Australia shows that successful organisations understand diversity is a key driver for innovation.

Ms Jauncey said the benefits of workplace diversity are available to every organisation.

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