Recent proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act  have once again starkly highlighted that debate in Australia on racism not only remains alive, it sadly still clings to insecurities over nationhood and a desire by many to perpetuate the notion that we live in a monocultural society.

The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. Australia is made up of over 270 different cultures, speaking more than 260 languages and practising over 100 different faiths.