around 45 per cent of Australians were born overseas or are the child of a parent who was born overseas
85 per cent of Australians agree multiculturalism benefits our country
the most common languages spoken in Australia after English are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Vietnamese, Tagalog/Filipino, Spanish and Hindi
over 60 Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia
92 per cent of Australians feel a deep sense of belonging to this country
Organise a cultural-themed dinner where each guest brings a dish from a different country.
Start a multicultural book club.
Take cultural dancing or music lessons eg, belly dancing.
Describe what cultural diversity means to you by using #harmonyday.
Talk to your kids about your family roots. You might show old photographs of family members and tell stories of how they came to be in Australia.
Photographs by J A Rossiter