This report indicates that discrimination is a significant issue for many community members from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and impacts on their full participation and contribution to the Victorian community. It also has a significant personal impact. The research importantly highlights the systemic nature of employment discrimination resulting in entrenched disadvantage and exclusion. Avoiding the risks and costs identified with ongoing racial and religious discrimination in employment is critical for the Victorian economy and community cohesion.
This report is a result of a collaborative project between the Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission