Following the recent attack on Indian and Chinese students in Melbourne, the council advised people to come together to express its support of all walks of life in Melbourne and the state of Victoria.
Leaders at tomorrow’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting in Darwin will underline the concern of all governments towards violence against overseas students after the recent spate of attacks.
City of Monash Mayor Paul Klisaris said that the Harmony Walk on 12 July was a great way for residents to show support for their culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse community.
“Over 39 per cent of Monash’s residents were born in 30 different countries. I am proud to represent the City of Monash in the Harmony Walk to show our appreciation and commitment to multiculturalism and our respect for diversity, which has so enriched our own community,” he said.
- 39.8 per cent of Monash residents were born overseas
- 76 per cent of residents follow 30 different religions
- 33 per cent of residents speak a language other than English at home, with more than 30 different languages and dialects spoken
- 48.6 per cent of residents in Clayton and Notting Hill were born overseas, the highest concentration in Monash.
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