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Celebrating our cultural diversity on Harmony Day

Today is Harmony Day - Australia’s largest multicultural celebration.  Across the nation in schools, workplaces, community centres and sporting clubs, Australians will be celebrating our rich cultural diversity.

Child protection crisis worsening

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report released today, Child protection Australia 2015-16, shows the number of children in the out-of-home care system in Australia has increased.

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Giving Australia 2016 Launch

As the very comprehensive work being launched today attests, giving and volunteering is an important part of Australia’s social and cultural fabric. Australians have a long record of giving both to individuals in need and to help make their communities better places to live in.

I have been interested to learn that six per cent of our charities are more than 100 years old, and on average Australian charities are more than 30 years old. That is a great testament to the dedication of the sector, and to the generosity of Australians who have supported it.

FRSA National Conference

I would like to acknowledge FRSA and its member organisations for your tireless work on behalf of Australian families. Nothing is more important to a nation than the safety and wellbeing of its families and the children whom they nurture.

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ABC News 24

US election, paid parental leave, Sen Bob Day