South Australia is known for its stunning landscapes and world-renowned regions, but behind the diverse scenery and vibrant reputation, SA has been quietly cultivating a rich tapestry of multiculturalism.
With a harmonious blend of cultures from more than 200 birthplace groups speaking approximately 180 languages and practicing 95 religions, the state has become a shining example of unity, tolerance, and acceptance.
The Post sat down with a panel of everyday South Australians and asked them to share their personal definition of multiculturalism. Watch the video above to see what they had to say.
Since 1945, when the Australian Commonwealth Department of Immigration ran its populate or perish slogan in a bid to increase the country’s population, South Australia has transformed into a melting pot of cultures. Vibrant festivals, international cuisine, and a flourishing arts scene celebrating diversity now make up the multicultural foundations of SA.
As South Australians continue to embrace diversity, their commitment to inclusivity shines through its first multicultural charter released in March 2023.
In a world often divided by differences, South Australia stands tall as a testament to the power of multiculturalism in fostering a stronger, more inclusive society.