Should we celebrate the multicultural rainbow, or look away?
Cultural diversity is an inescapable fact of modern life. How we should think about it is less obvious. Should we celebrate the multicultural rainbow, merge its colours into one – like a colour wheel spinning…
As Italy confirms its ban on Sikhs carrying holy daggers, should the judiciary be deciding what our societies look like or what defines our cultural values?
Must we become passive observers to the destruction of one of Melbourne’s most culturally diverse and socially rich suburbs?
Must the aggressive, homogeneous global pattern of development take its course in Melbourne's long-standing multicultural suburb of Footscray?
Extending a welcome to new arrivals.
In Sheffield, a city of new arrivals, creativity is helping newcomers adjust.
The ‘White Australia’ ideology was commercialised and used to sell things from soaps and games to pineapple slices.
Multicultural Research Library
While contemporary Australia is proud of its multicultural status, the White Australia policy shows this wasn't always the case.
Malcolm Turnbull often claims Australia is the world’s most successful multicultural nation.
The government's multicultural statement stays fairly much in the place where rhetoric around the issue has been located for the past generation – social control and integration.
Interculturalism emphasises interaction between members of diverse communities, rather than ‘groupism’.
A relatively new approach to diversity prioritises active and equitable interaction between various groups within local communities.
How is apartment living changing the way we get to know our increasingly diverse neighbourhoods?
As increasing diversity and density come to characterise our cities, how can we build harmonious communities within apartment complexes?
The great British curry crisis.
Europe is at a crossroads in how it integrates religious minorities. But there are lessons to be learned beyond liberal secularism.
Paul Keating put the idea of a new flag, shorn of any traces of the Union Jack, on the political agenda.
By the end of 1992, Paul Keating had done more than anyone to place on the political agenda issues of national identity that had been either dead or dormant for years.
How British are you?
A new report has suggested migrants should be required to pledge allegiance to British values on arrival in the UK.
Australia displays many of the hallmarks of an ‘ethnocracy’ – albeit one cloaked in the rhetoric of multiculturalism.
Australia was designed at Federation to ensure nationals of British descent would be able to create a society populated by individuals as much like themselves as possible.
Children from all of Botswana’s cultural groups, among them the San, must be made to feel comfortable at schools.
Primary school children who belong to ethnic minorities are especially vulnerable to dropping out of school early. If teachers were better equipped to deal with multiculturalism, this could change.
There is consistent high-level agreement with the proposition that ‘multiculturalism has been good for Australia’ across Scanlon Foundation surveys.
The 2016 Scanlon Foundation survey provides grounds for caution in applying overseas comparisons to shifts in Australian public opinion.
Workers process tuna at the Thon des Mascareignes factory in Port Louis, Mauritius.
Slavery, indenture and industrialisation have all contributed to Mauritius' multiculturalism - and to its deep social tensions.
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.