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Publications 2016-2017

​​​​​​​​​​​Stack of multicultural publicaations produced by OMIThe Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) produces a range of publications to advise, educate and inform on subjects related to cultural ​diversity. Publications include reports, planning guides for local governments, policy documents and snapshots of WA's cultural diversity. 

These publications are all available for download.

Tips for engaging culturally and linguistically diverse communities

What do we mean by culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) and how do we make sure our services meet the needs of our CaLD communities? This straightforward guide assists service providers to connect with their diverse communities and make sure their programs and services are relevant and culturally appropriate.

Culturally and linguistically diverse youth in Western Australia​

The demographics and cultural backgrounds of culturally and linguistically diverse young people in Western Australia, their settlement patterns, English proficiency and languages spoken at home, socioeconomic conditions, religious affiliation, marital status and living arrangements, and civic participation

Harmony Week 2017 Resources

At a glance: Multicultural youth snapshot​​

This fact sheet highlights major demographic facts and trends, key issues of concern, and OMI initiatives that support culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) young people in Western Australia.

Other helpful publications

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) have updated the very useful ‘Face the Facts’ publication. The booklet addresses some prevailing myths concerning immigration, refugees and Indigenous peoples by presenting the basic facts.

Madina Village Community Services has published the Western Australian Health Care Provider's Handbook on Muslim Patients. The handbook aims to support health care providers by building their knowledge of the needs of Muslim patients and to answer some of the common questions about Muslim patients and the religious practices of Islam which affect health care.

Seminar papers, orations, presentations, research and other reports relating to contemporary issues in multiculturalism and racism and other initiatives organised by the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) are provided for your interest. These papers are not published by OMI and remain the property of the presenters and researchers.