DCA utterly condemns Senator Fraser Anning’s divisive and inaccurate comments made in his maiden speech about Muslim Australians, social cohesion and our immigration program. These comments have no place in our multicultural nation where migration has delivered huge economic and cultural benefits.
Australian businesses understand the value of a culturally diverse workforce and of providing workplaces which are free from cultural bias, discrimination and vilification. In fact, there is a clear and compelling business case for doing so. Read more about the benefits of cultural diversity at work.
Messages conveyed to the community by our political leaders are a critical element in creating a culture which supports a society free of racism and values cultural diversity. We are heartened that politicians on many sides came together today to condemn the Senator’s comments.