Nine national Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) organisations have joined forces to declare their support for the recognition of Australia’s first peoples in the Constitution.
Signing the RECOGNISE CALD Accord the organisations have pledged their support in promoting the RECOGNISE campaign in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Signings of the Accord took place in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Executive Director Dr Hass Dellal AO signed the accord on behalf of the Australian Multicultural Foundation on Friday 4th December 2015.
Tim Gartrell, RECOGNISE Joint Campaign Director is delighted to have strong backing from nine national CALD organisations.
“The RECOGNISE CALD Accord ensures that RECOGNISE engages with CALD communities in a respectful manner and in a way that will resonate with the communities,” Mr Gartrell said.
“We want all Australians to have an understanding of the constitutional process and the change that is proposed. As we continue to build momentum, all Australians must be engaged in the debate.”
Momentum and support for the RECOGNISE campaign continues to rise, with over 284,700 Australians affirming their support. Since 26 May 2013, the Journey to Recognition relay has engaged with more than 235 communities and 24,280 Australians.
For more information about the campaign head to www.recognise.org.au