Harmony Week

16-24 March

Harmony Day 21 March

With almost half of all Australians either born overseas or having a parent who was, Cultural Diversity Week is an opportunity to celebrate the richness that multiculturalism brings to our workplaces and communities.

We can connect you with a diversity of speakers who are passionate about promoting cross-cultural understanding and offering fresh perspectives on what it means to be an Australian.

More information and resources about Harmony Week are available here.


  • mariam V

    Mariam Veiszadeh

    Mariam Veiszadeh is an award-winning human rights advocate, lawyer, diversity and inclusion practitioner, contributing author and media commentator. In 2021,  Mariam was appointed CEO of Media Diversity Australia. She has also […]

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  • David Nyuol Vincent

    David Nyuol Vincent

    David Nyuol Vincent is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. He was trained as a child soldier in Ethiopia and lived as a refugee in Kenya until he was […]

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  • Nyadol Nyuon Speaking Out

    Nyadol Nyuon

    Nyadol Nyuon is a lawyer, community advocate, writer, and accomplished public speaker. Nyadol Nyuon was born in a refugee camp in Itang, Ethiopia, and raised in Kakuma Refugee camp, Kenya. […]

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  • Benjamin Law

    Benjamin Law

    Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. Most recently, Ben edited the collection of stories through Black Inc Books, Growing Up Queer in Australia. He is […]

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  • Tasneem Chopra OAM

    A Cross-cultural Consultant, Tasneem addresses issues of diversity, equity and inclusion across organisational leadership, including intersectionality within government, corporate, arts and community sectors. She assists clients apply an intersectional lens […]

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  • Beverley Wang

    Beverley Wang is a broadcaster and journalist based in Melbourne. Her journalism experience ranges from newspaper and wire service reporting to radio producing, presenting and podcasting. She’s also an experienced […]

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    Sisonke Msimang

    Sisonke Msimang is the author of Always Another Country: A memoir of Exile and Home (Text, 2018). She is a South African writer, living in Perth, whose work focuses on […]

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  • Susan Carland

    Dr Susan Carland

    Dr Susan Carland is an academic, author, and social commentator. She has a PhD from Monash University’s School of Social Sciences, and she is the director of the Bachelor of […]

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  • Fadi Chalouhy

    Fadi Chalouhy

    When no country in the world recognises you as a citizen…life is an obstacle! What if you were born with no rights to an education, employment, healthcare and freedom of […]

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  • Khadija Glba

    Khadija Gbla

    Differences in culture and background are simply that – differences. Not better or worse, simply different. Khadija Gbla is a cultural consultant and peer educator with unmatched ability to bridge […]

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  • Mariam Issa

    Mariam Issa

    Speaker, author, storyteller, community builder. At age 30, Mariam Issa moved to a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, from her Somali homeland with her husband, four children and a fifth on […]

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  • Michelle Law

    Michelle Law

    Michelle Law is a writer and actor based in Sydney, Australia. She writes for print, film and television, and theatre. She is best known for the play Single Asian Female, […]

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  • Alice Pung

    Alice Pung OAM

    Alice Pung is an award-winning author, journalist, lawyer and educator from Melbourne. Her non-fiction books Unpolished Gem, Her Father’s Daughter and Growing Up Asian in Australia have been set texts […]

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  • Randa Abdel-Fattah

    Dr. Randa Abdel-Fattah

    Dr. Randa Abdel-Fattah is a prominent Australian author, academic, human rights advocate, former lawyer and mother of four children. She has been nominated for Sweden’s 2019 Astrid Lindgren Award, the […]

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  • Sami Shah

    Sami Shah

    Sami Shah is a multi-award winning writer, comedian and former co-host of Breakfast on ABC Radio Melbourne.  He’s been profiled in the New York Times, ABC’s The Australian Story, BBC Radio 4, NPR, and has […]

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  • Waleed Aly

    Waleed Aly

    Author, academic, broadcaster, rock musician, former human rights lawyer and AFL mascot, Waleed Aly is one of Australia’s most exciting political and social commentators. Waleed is known in the public […]

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  • Zoya Patel

    Zoya Patel

    Zoya Patel is the award-winning author of No Country Woman, a memoir of race, religion and feminism, and Once A Stranger (coming in 2023). She is co-host of the Guardian’s […]

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