The beach lies at the edges of the country, and can feel like another place entirely. French hand-wringing over Muslim dress for paddling should make us look again at our own attitudes.
It appears a significant proportion of Australia’s Chinese community feel the Australian media cover China within a narrow framework.
Anti-Chinese hostility, channelled and fanned by the mainstream media, may fuel negative sentiments toward Australia on the part of Chinese migrants.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson addresses the Senate.
In her maiden speech to the Senate, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said Australia is in danger of being swamped by Muslims. What does the data say?
Baking offers some interesting insights into the state of the modern world.
As they grow up, children learn not to talk about race, but a positive emphasis on diversity is better than teaching colourblindness.
The thrust of contemporary migration policy is not towards settlement but temporariness, not towards belonging but contingency.
Temporary migrants are excluded from the benefits and rights of Australian citizenship. Is such immigration policy compatible with Australia's democratic principles and values?
Pauline Hanson’s return to politics provides a catalyst for a likely intense debate over multiculturalism in the coming months and years.
How will the oft-proclaimed 'most successful multicultural nation in the world' handle the rumbling of multiculturalism's opponents?
Pauline Hanson’s policy agenda includes an inquiry into Islam and an end to Muslim immigration.
Pauline Hanson and her party will potentially be a divisive presence in the next parliament. The challenge, for a potential Coalition government in particular, will be just how to handle her.
Ethnic voters will be important players in at least ten very close seats in NSW and Victoria.
What’s 'the ethnic vote' going to do in the top-ten ethnic federal election marginal seats? What are the issues? And will specific groups vote as a bloc?
A Turkish festival in London’s Clissold Park.
Followers of the Gulen movement are trying to foster community cohesion.
Long before the election was called, Labor leader Bill Shorten was in Eden-Monaro talking about the cost of living.
Superannuation, health and child care are among the issues that are likely to matter most to voters in the bellwether NSW seats of Eden-Monaro, Robertson and Lindsay.
Ethnic minorities have re-defined what it means to be British.
Not much liberty, fraternity or equality round here.
Some Gallic goals might cheer up the French, but they certainly won't save Hollande.
There is little evidence that support for multiculturalism is directly tied to support for particular levels of immigration.
Senior politicians slurring the reputation of immigrants does more to erode support for multiculturalism than do uncontrolled borders.
In some quarters Peter Dutton’s outburst, which was quickly challenged on points of fact, will resonate politically.
If Malcolm Turnbull is returned he should tip Peter Dutton out of the immigration portfolio when he chooses his new ministry. Dutton’s Tuesday comments, when targeting the Greens’ proposal for a big increase…
Paul, of Mediterranean Foods on Sydney Rd, Brunswick, with a bowl of Italian marzipan fruit.
Multicultural issues may not decide the election. But the multicultural voting makeup of many marginal electorates will play a critical part in who wins these seats.
Clashes over the building of a mosque in Bendigo are a reminder of how easily strong public feelings about immigration can be exploited.
Australians need to have a broad conversation about immigration. This must go beyond border security to discuss immigration's broad functions, social impacts and the national interests it serves.
Universities expose students to difference, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn from others.
Universities have an important role to play in developing students’ ability to engage successfully across different cultures and experiences.
Every language contains a unique, and irreplaceable, worldview.
Malcolm Turnbull's tears have drawn attention to harsh truths about the loss of Indigenous culture. As a nation we should embrace Indigenous languages.
Something seems to be missing in the Australian art world.
French Street theatre company performing at the Santiago a Mil International Theatre Festival - Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
Diversity is a vital part of a thriving art sector, yet only 8% of professional Australian artists come from a non-English speaking background. How can we beat "diversity fatigue"?