A multicultural hub will be established in northern Tasmania for newly arrived and established migrants as part of our plan to support our multicultural communities.
Tasmania is home to people born in more than 170 countries and our community is stronger because of their contribution.
As part of our plan to secure Tasmania’s future we’ll build on this by investing $250,000 towards the redevelopment of the Migrant Resource Centre’s Mowbray site to transform it into the North’s centrepiece for multiculturalism.
It will be a space for events, gatherings, traditional craftsmanship and training and be supported by a further commitment of $50,000 each year for two years for its operation.
A majority Gutwein Liberal Government will also;
- Provide $100,000 for a trial over two years for interest free loans of up to $5,000 to help highly skilled migrants realise their dream of setting up their own business;
- Deliver funding of $60,000 over two years for Harmony Week and small festivals to help Tasmanians come together to celebrate diversity; and
- Provide $40,000 over two years for the Interpreting Scholarship Program to help increase the number of certified translators and interpreters in Tasmania.
These initiatives are in addition to our $190,000 commitment to support the Migrant Resource Centres in the South and North to extend their migrant and multicultural employment job readiness programs, as well as our ongoing commitment to fund the Multicultural Council of Tasmania.
A majority Gutwein Liberal Government is committed to building an inclusive and respectful island, where Tasmanians of all cultures have equal opportunity to contribute and succeed.
To read more on our policy to support multicultural communities, visit http://lbr.al/h546