MCCSA undertakes systemic advocacy in order to influence or secure positive long-term changes that remove barriers and address discriminatory practices to ensure that South Australians from a culturally and linguistically diverse background are able to achieve full participation as Australian citizens. We often seek to influence and change a ‘system’ such as legislation, government policy and community attitudes.
MCCSA does this in a variety of ways:
1. We may undertake representation to the Government on a particular issue: an example of this would be submissions to the Federal Government on Aged care issues.
2. Members of MCCSA’s management committees and staff members sit on a wide variety of Boards, committees and networks to ensure that the voice of culturally and linguistically diverse South Australians is heard.
3. MCCSA Multicultural Insights focuses in-depth on issues which we believe need more advocacy attention.
4. Our website, Community Voices publication, multimedia presence and our Harmony Day Picnic aim to positively influence community attitudes to South Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse community.