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Harmony in the Workplace - Delivering the Diversity Dividend

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) is proud to announce the release of a new series of factsheets, developed in conjunction with industry experts and professionals, aimed at fostering greater awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity in Australian workplaces.

The factsheets were formally launched by Senator the Hon Kate Lundy, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, at an event hosted by the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) in Dandenong, Victoria, on Monday, 29 July 2013.

The series of factsheets are the culmination of a year-long project undertaken by FECCA, called Harmony in the Workplace: Delivering the Diversity Dividend, funded and supported by DIAC’s Diversity and Social Cohesion Program.

Comprised of a series of ten factsheets in total, the resources cover a diverse range of issues, from exploring cultural diversity in the context of Australia’s broader workforce, to legal frameworks concerning workplace discrimination. They also discuss myths and commonly held misperceptions about cultural diversity in the workplace, as well as tips on maximising cultural diversity for the benefit of organisations and their employees.

Please click on the links below to access the factsheets individually, or as a complete set.


Factsheet 1:

Introduction to Harmony in the Workplace

Factsheet 2:

The Australian Workforce (The Background)

Factsheet 3:

What is Diversity in the Workplace?




Factsheet 4:

Recruiting, Progressing and Retaining a Culturally Diverse Workforce

Factsheet 5:

Workplace Discrimination and Legal Frameworks

Factsheet 6:

Becoming Confident and Competent in Talking about Workplace Diversity

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Factsheet 7:

Myths and Misperceptions about Cultural Diversity

Factsheet 8:

Maximising the Value of Cultural Diversity

Factsheet 9:

Cultural Diversity and Market Development

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Factsheet 10:

Where to From Here?



Please click here to download all ten factsheets as a complete set.



For further information about the factsheets or the Harmony in the Workplace project, please contact the FECCA Office on (02) 6282 5755 or at

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