With more than 2.5 million people living in apartments throughout Australia, take a moment to consider all the different cultures within our apartment communities.
Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world.
To celebrate multiculturalism and the successful integration of migrants into our community, the Department of Home Affairs leads national celebrations for Harmony Week.
Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values. It is a week to recognise diversity with inclusion activities taking place across the nation.
Kicking off Harmony Week is Harmony Day on Monday March 21, the international day for the elimination of racial discrimination.
It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
Our cultural diversity
Australia’s cultural diversity is a great strength and is what makes Australia such an attractive place to live.
An integrated multicultural Australia is an integral part of our national identity. All people who migrate to Australia bring with them some of their own cultural and religious traditions, as well as taking on many new traditions.
Collectively, these traditions have enriched our nation.
Apartment living the preferred choice
Apartment living has become the preferred option for many, with 15% of all Australians now living in apartments. Migrants, downsizers, first home buyers, families, singles and professionals now all call strata home.
The only commonality of those living in strata is actually that they all live in strata.
The need for tolerance, respect and inclusion for all residents, so everyone can enjoy the sense of belonging, is vital to live in a happy, thriving community.
We choose community living so we can enjoy the numerous benefits it offers.
Every day we should be encouraging the message of Harmony Week. Inclusion, respect and belonging for everyone to live in harmony together. And together we can do this.