Victoria would do well to make the most of its human resources and embrace newcomers who want to work no matter where they have been educated and gained their skills and experience. Recent research shows that the most productive, profitable and innovative organisations are those with a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Why then, after 40 years of multiculturalism, do we still find postgraduates from non-English backgrounds working as taxi drivers? Why are young graduates from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds still struggling to make it in the workforce? New challenges and concerns are just starting to emerge with job seekers from new and emerging communities excluded, marginalised and even further disadvantaged by the casualisation of work.