Democracy Day Forum at Parliament House

DemocracyForum newsthumbMulticultural community leaders were welcomed to Parliament House for a forum to coincide with International Day of Democracy.

Chaired jointly by the President of the Legislative Council Bruce Atkinson and the Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission Helen Kapalos, the forum brought together a diverse range of leaders for a discussion on how parliament can grow its engagement with Victoria’s multicultural community.

Education programs, information services and community based activities were all raised as important mechanisms that will assist parliament reach out to communities, particularly people who are newly arrived in Victoria and who may have little knowledge of our parliamentary system of government.

The information collected at the forum will be used in the ongoing development of parliament’s community outreach activities.

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