JUNE 2019 Exploring family values: Issue 51 explores the complex conversation on Australian values and should encourage discussions between friends, families and colleagues.
This issue explores Australian values.
… FECCA wants to gain a broader understanding of what Australian values mean today. How are people defining Australian values, how does a national values debate impact on diverse communities, and what values connect people rather than divide them? Values are more than just a slogan or a catchphrase, and we are keen to understand the values that make us who we are.
Australian values have been difficult to define in political and public debate. Yet, Australian values are often referred to when political leaders and media define what it means to be Australian.
When speaking of Australian values, we speak of our identity as a nation, our sense of recognition and our pride in living in this country.
- Australia’s first nations: still searching for equality / Karen Mundine p. 10
- The value of welcome / Violet Roumeliotis p. 14
- Australian values and the importance of protecting our co-existence / Mohamad Abdalla p. 20
- Inspiring a national identity with inclusion at its heart / Morgen Lewis p. 23
- Why ‘Australian values’ debate doesn’t make sense / Maker Mayek p.28
- Australian values in multicultural lgbtiq+ lives and writing / Arjun Rajkhowa, Budi Sudarto, Alyena Mohummadally, Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli p. 30
- Modern Australian values / Seamus Carr p. 34
- Australian values – for who and by who? / Atem Atem p. 36
- More than a trend / Shankar Kasynathan p. 38
- To care is human / Julie Byles, Leigh Tooth p. 42
- Valuing carers – mind the carer funding gap / Marianne Lewis p. 44
- Why we are uniting behind our cald aged care staff / Margaret Teuma p. 48
SOURCE: The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA). “Australian Mosaic.” June 2019
For questions regarding the Australian Mosaic, please contact Policy and Project Officer, Dr Janecke Wille on 02 6282 5755 or email@example.com
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