Monash University, in partnership with the Scanlon Foundation and the Australian Multicultural Foundation, is continuing to undertake a major Social Cohesion Research program. This research is focused on monitoring how Australia in the future can maintain the ‘immigration with social cohesion’ success story of the last 5 decades. See summaries of our surveys
These reports present the findings of the fifth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey conducted in 2012. They build on the knowledge gained through the four earlier Scanlon Foundation surveys conducted in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, providing for the first time in Australia a series of detailed surveys on social cohesion and population issues. They include discussion of public opinion on social cohesion, trust, immigration, asylum seekers, and ethnic, cultural and religious diversity.
This report presents the findings of the fourth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey conducted in June‐July 2011. It builds on the knowledge gained through the three earlier Scanlon Foundation surveys conducted in 2007, 2009 and 2010 and for the first time in Australian surveying provides a series of detailed polls close in time to provide understanding of the social impact of immigration and the way in which population issues are viewed within segments of the population.
The Australian Language Certificates (ALC) program offers students national recognition for levels of achievement in their studies of Languages Other Than English (LOTE). The program was an initiative of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, in collaboration with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). It is supported by national and international organisations.
In 2000, the Australian Multicultural Foundation and the Office of Multicultural Affairs began to investigate the relationship between people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and volunteering in Australia . The research showed that while people from CALD backgrounds are often involved in the 'informal' voluntary sector within their own communities, they were less likely to become involved in the 'mainstream' voluntary sector.