The Community Relations Commission For a multicultural NSW emphasises a new approach to NSW society. The Community Relations Commission and Principles of Multiculturalism Act (2000) recognises and values the different linguistic, religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds of residents of NSW, and promotes equal rights and responsibilities for all residents of NSW.
The CRC has responsibility for promoting community harmony, participation and access to services in order that the contribution of cultural diversity to NSW is celebrated and recognised as an important social and economic resource. It recognises multiculturalism as a deliberate public policy and takes proactive steps to ensure a cohesive and harmonious society.
As the leading government agency supporting multicultural communities in NSW, it builds strong relationships with ethnic community groups and develops and fosters extensive networks throughout various communities through its programs and services. As such, the CRC is positioned to provide comprehensive advice to government on multicultural issues.
Our multicultural society is a community of communities. In it, all individuals and organisations should have an opportunity to contribute and participate in public life, as well as an equitable access to government services.
The relationships that build a community of communities enable us to maximize our potential as communities and as a State. Each community treasures its unique cultural heritage. By building relationships we share our riches to strengthen our own community, and the unity of our society at large. Through mutual respect and recognition we use and celebrate our diversity as a resource and an asset.