On March 21, Australians celebrate Harmony Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
“These celebrations are an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the richness of Australia’s diversity,” said the National Executive Officer for Relationships Australia, Mr Nick Tebbey.
“Relationships Australia believes our social fabric is strengthened by embracing and celebrating our diversity, including the ancient ongoing culture of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through to the most recently arrived families.
“Relationships Australia, like others wishes to convey our sadness and condolences to the families and communities impacted by the tragic events in Christchurch last week, and stand united with our diverse workforce and the many Australians from different backgrounds that we work with each year.
“We acknowledge the grief and shock that these events have triggered and we call on all Australians to join forces to overcome racism and discrimination.
“On Harmony Day 2019, Relationships Australia notes the importance of healthy relationships between and among all Australians.
“We believe Harmony Day is an opportunity to strengthen existing partnerships and build new connections as well as a chance to celebrate and promote inclusion and diversity in all that we do,” Mr Tebbey said.