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Multicultural Act of Victoria 2004

Multicultural Act of Victoria 2004

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Title: Multicultural Act of Victoria 2004
Author: Parliament of Victoria, Act No. 100/2004, Version incorporating amendments as at 11 October 2006.

Located at http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/
Title: Multicultural Act of Victoria 2004
Author: Parliament of Victoria, Act No. 100/2004, Version incorporating amendments as at 11 October 2006.

Located at http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/

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Version No. 003
Multicultural Victoria Act 2004
Act No. 100/2004
Version incorporating amendments as at 11 October 2006
TABLE OF PROVISIONS
Section Page
PART 1—PRELIMINARY 1
 1.
 
Purpose 1
 
2.
 
Commencement 2
 
3.
 
Definitions 2
 
PART 2—PRINCIPLES OF MULTICULTURALISM 3
 4.
 
Principles of multiculturalism 3
 
5.
 
Legal consequences of principles of multiculturalism 4
 
PART 3—VICTORIAN MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION 5
 6.
 
Victorian Multicultural Commission 5
 
7.
 
Objectives 5
 
8.
 
Functions of the Commission 5
 
9.
 
Powers of the Commission 6
 
10.
 
Commission to be subject to the directions of the Minister 6
 
11.
 
Members of the Commission 6
 
12.
 
Validity of decisions 8
 
13.
 
Chairperson of the Commission 8
 
14.
 
Deputy Chairperson of the Commission 8
 
15.
 
When the Commission is to meet 8
 
16.
 
Procedure at meetings 9
 
17.
 
Delegation 9
 
18.
 
Annual Report 10
 
PART 4—REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF GOVERNMENTDEPARTMENTS AND MINISTER 11
 19.
 
Reporting requirements of Government Departments 11
 
20.
 
Minister may require additional information 11
 
21.
 
Reporting requirements of Minister 12
 
 
Section Page
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PART 5—MISCELLANEOUS 13
 22.
 
Regulations 13
 
23.
 
Repeal of former Act 13
 
24.
 
Transitional provisions 13
 
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ENDNOTES 16
 1.
 
General Information 16
 
2.
 
Table of Amendments 17
 
3.
 
Explanatory Details
 
18
 
 
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Version No. 003
 
Multicultural Victoria Act 2004
Act No. 100/2004
Version incorporating amendments as at 11 October 2006
Preamble
(1) The Parliament of Victoria recognises andvalues the cultural, religious, racial andlinguistic diversity of the people of Victoria.(2) The Parliament of Victoria wishes to promote this State as a united communitywith shared laws, values, aspirations andresponsibilities within which people from adiversity of backgrounds have— (a) the freedom and opportunity to preserve and express their culturalheritage; and(b) the freedom and opportunity to participate and contribute to the broader life of society; and(c) equal rights and responsibilities under the laws of Victoria.
 
The Parliament of Victoria therefore enacts as follows:
PART 1—PRELIMINARY
1. Purpose
The purpose of this Act is— (a) to establish principles of multiculturalism;and(b) to provide for the re-establishment of theVictorian Multicultural Commission; and

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