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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.

New and emerging communities fact sheet

While people from new and emerging communities are a diverse group, the majority arrive through Australia's Refugee and Humanitarian program and the Family Stream. For Western Australia, data also indicates that new and emerging communities have small populations, with two-thirds having less than 1000 people.

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.

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.

​​Multicultural Cafe Aged Care Consultation Forum - June 2018​ 

Report of proceedings and outcomes from Multicultural Cafe Aged Care Consultation Forum held on Thursday 21 June 2018 hosted by the City of Stirling.

Multicultural Cafe Aged Care Consultation Reports

OMI's Community Cafes raise awareness about support services for aged care. Presented in a shared community setting, the cafes are an opportunity to build connections and hear from service providers and seniors from CaLD backgrounds about the issues faced by them, their families and their carers.

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.

2017 Chinese New Year Program Report

The 2017 Chinese New Year program focused on innovative programs that built community engagement, deepened cultural appreciation through three priority areas—tourism, international education and cultural diplomacy (through arts, culture and language) and including young professionals as a key target group.

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.

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.​