EACH year on Australia Day, Australians come together to celebrate living and being part of this nation, a multicultural nation, a nation expanding and thriving on accepting people of all different races, cultures and backgrounds.
However, this year I am asking you to look at multiculturalism from a different angle.
While multiculturalism describes the values and beliefs we hold close, this term can be divisive in nature.
Multiculturalism recognises the differences in background, skin colour and lifestyle and asks us to accept them.
Instead of multiculturalism, a term which focuses on the differences of our country and our people, I implore you to focus more on a common humanity. — Father Chris Riley CEO and founder, Youth Off The Streets