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Commonwealth Government Australian Multicultural Council
The AMC's priorities include advising the government on multicultural affairs and implementing a 'People of Australia Ambassadors' Program (including Tasmanian ambassadors)
Commonwealth Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Web site of the Australian Government department responsible for managing the entry, stay and settlement of people in Australia, and the promotion of a society that values Australian citizenship, appreciates cultural diversity and enables migrants to participate equitably
Commonwealth Government Diversity and Social Cohesion Program
An Australian Government initiative that evolved from the 'Living in Harmony' program (incorporating the former Diverse Australia Program and the National Action Plan to Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security community grants). The primary objective of DSCP and the grants is to help not for profit community organisations turn plans into reality (with links to grant application forms as available)
Commonwealth Government Harmony Day
Details of Harmony Day celebrations held each year on 21 March to recognise Australia's cultural diversity, with a link to Tasmanian groups and events
Commonwealth Government Immigration (Australian Government)
Links to Australian Government web sites relating to immigration
State Government Migrant and multicultural communities
Community Development Division (CDD), in the Department of Premier and Cabinet, provides policy advice to government on issues relating to Tasmania's culturally diverse communities and enhances interaction between these communities and government
Commonwealth Government Migrant Communities Employment Fund
The Fund supports projects that help migrant and refugee job seekers who are unemployed or underemployed
Commonwealth Government Migrants (Australian Government)
Links to Australian Government web sites providing information and resources for migrants
Commonwealth Government Migrants, refugees and visitors (Department of Human Services)
Information and services to help support refugees and migrant and humanitarian entrants. Services include payments, online services, assistance and programs
State Government Migrating to Tasmania (Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts)
Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts information on Tasmania's lifestyle and the opportunities available for potential migrants, particularly business migrants, skilled workers and investor retirees. Includes information for employers
Commonwealth Government Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal
The MRT and the RRT provide an independent and final merits review of decisions made in relation to visas to travel to, enter or stay in Australia
State Government Multicultural policing
Information on Tasmania Police's commitment to delivery services that are accessible, equitable and culturally sensitive to all persons from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, with links to contact details of multicultural liaison officers
State Government Overseas Qualifications Assessment
Overseas Qualifications Assessment is the section of the Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (TQA) that advises migrants, refugees, and other permanent residents on procedures for recognition of their overseas qualifications, skills and experience
Commonwealth Government SkillSelect
An online system that enables skilled workers interested in migrating to Australia to record their details to be considered for a skilled visa through an Expression of Interest (EOI) from 1 July
State Government Tasmanian Multicultural Policy Review 2013
The Tasmanian Government is reviewing its Tasmanian Multicultural Policy (2001). Includes discussion papers and public consultation closes Friday 19 July 2013
Commonwealth Government Visas, immigration and refugees
Department of Immigration and Citizenship information on visa requirements for entry into Australia, and migration and refugee programs. Includes 'Coming to Australia : important information people should know about Australian visas', available as a YouTube video
Commonwealth Government Visas, immigration and refugees: applications and forms
Links to online and printable visa application forms, and information sheets that explain procedures that need to be followed when dealing with the Department of Immigration and Citzenship

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