Advocacy & Social Policy
MDA works collaboratively with relevant stakeholders to address systemic issues that impact on the ability of refugees and migrants to settle fully in Queensland.
Multicultural Affairs Queensland supports a significant portion of the advocacy and social policy work at MDA. This includes state-wide advocacy on shared issues for all new and emerging migrants and refugees as well as responding to the specific local needs for African Australians and people residing in north Brisbane.
The team works in a number of different ways to influence change. This includes:
- Building the capacity of local refugee and migrant communities to advocate for their needs
- Facilitating networks, information sessions and relationships necessary to create change in policies, programs and procedures
- Developing discussion papers and contributing to Parliamentary processes and inquiries
- Promoting multiculturalism and inclusive practices in our work with services and communities
- Building best practice resources though collaborative research and strong community engagement
The team is supported by a committed group of volunteers who assist with research, reports and our promotional activities.