The Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) holds consultations and roundtables with culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities to find out more about the issues affecting them.
The consultations are an opportunity for government to listen to the views of CaLD communities both in Perth and in regional WA.
Feedback from the consultations is given to relevant government departments to help them improve their processes, policies and programs aimed at CaLD communities.
OMI works with State, local and Commonwealth government agencies, community groups and organisations to address the issues raised in the consultations.
For example, the consultation on Employment held in Mirrabooka in 2010 has led to two public sector employment forums being held by the Public Sector Commission with MercyCare, Centrecare and the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre.
Reports on all the consultations and their outcomes are available on this website.
More community consultations are currently being planned.
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Consultation Summary
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is one of the most dynamic regional centres in Western Australia. Its culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities are motivated and feel a strong sense of community. However, they also experience unique challenges as a result of mining cycles, population transience and regional isolation.
In September 2014 and May 2015, OMI collaborated with Australian and local government agencies to facilitate a series of meetings with CaLD communities and key stakeholders in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.