Western Australia is one of the most culturally diverse States in
Australia and has prospered and benefited from its diversity.
OMI's Strategic Plan 2014–2018
was developed through consultations with culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities,
government and non-government organisations, business and industry
groups, young people and the Minister’s Multicultural Advisory Council.
Further input was gathered through two online surveys—one for the
general public and the other for young people—and through written
submissions responding to a discussion paper.
Content of the plan was also informed by a review of international
and national literature that helped identify three key issues as a focus
for the consultations: managing ‘super diversity’, social cohesion, and
economic and social benefits.
The strategic plan focuses on four main objectives:
The WA Government proudly acknowledges and celebrates
our cultural diversity as one of our State’s great strengths and plans
actively for a future that captures its potential.
The OMI Strategic Plan 2014–2018 guides our progress towards achieving this potential.
As part of the background for developing its 2014–18 Strategic Plan,
OMI held four consultation forums: one
for CaLD communities and non-government organisations, one for business
and industry groups, one for young people and another with the
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Multicultural
Advisory Council. The Strategic Plan 2014-18 Consultation Report report details the results of the consultations
and other information-gathering strategies.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Annual Report is available to download.
OMI is part of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and includes its annual reporting within their report.
An inclusive and cohesive society which draws on its cultural
and linguistic diversity to enhance the social, economic, cultural and
civic development of WA and the wellbeing of all
We value cultural diversity, recognise and promote its benefits and
are responsive to the needs of WA's diverse community.
We are respectful in our interactions and encourage mutual respect between groups and individuals in our community.
We demonstrate leadership in multicultural interests and recognise
the leadership and capacity in our culturally diverse communities.
We are ethical, fair, equitable, open and transparent in our work.
We build and nurture relationships, collaboration and partnerships
between government, non-government, business and the community sectors
to achieve outcomes that strengthen culturally diverse communities,
individually and collectively.
We strive for excellence and are committed to making a positive difference that benefits all Western Australians.