Portfolio Multicultural Plan
The Department of Agriculture has developed a Portfolio Multicultural Plan. This plan aims to improve engagement with persons of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. It will ensure Australian Government programs and services are accessible by all eligible Australians, responsive to their needs, and deliver equitable outcomes, regardless of their cultural or linguistic backgrounds.
This plan was developed as a response to the Access and Equity Inquiry held in March 2013. All government departments and agencies were required to prepare a two–year Multicultural Plan aimed at improving their performance in responding to the needs of Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) population. The plan will commence from 1 July 2013.
The Portfolio Multicultural Plan will cover the department, as well as the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) and Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA).