Multicultural Affairs works with community organisations and government and non-government organisations to develop policies and programs that:

  • support and strengthen our culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • promote and foster an increased understanding of the opportunities and benefits of multiculturalism and diversity
  • promote equity of access to services and opportunities
  • support full participation in all aspects of South Australian society and economy.

Multicultural Legislative Review

Multicultural Affairs has undertaken a review of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission Act 1980, which is our state’s key piece of multicultural legislation. This review of the Act has provided the opportunity to develop revised legislation that affirms the government’s commitment to multiculturalism and its importance to South Australia. Proposed legislation in the form of a Bill was introduced to Parliament on 14 October 2020.

Find out more about the Multicultural Legislative Review.

Interpreting and Translating Policy

Interpreters and translators play an important role in facilitating communication with people who speak little or no English.  Multicultural Affairs is responsible for the South Australian Interpreting and Translating Policy for Migrant and Non-Verbal (Sign) Languages, which aims to ensure that speakers of languages other than English are not disadvantaged when accessing or receiving South Australian Government services and information.

Find out more about the Interpreting and Translating Policy.