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Harmony Day is a celebration that recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds. 

Modern-day Australia is a rich and diverse multicultural society. Nearly half of Australians or their parents were born overseas.

The event has occurred on this day (21 March) each year for over 20 years. 

Haromy Day/Week is an Australian concept, but the day coincides with the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Racist Discrimination.

Harmony Day is the focal point of Harmony Week celebrations. Harmony Week runs from 20-26 March. You can express your support for multicultural communities within Australia by participating in Haromy Week celebrations in your community and/or by wearing orange. 

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Unfortunately, the Disability Royal Commission has found that people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with disabilities are particularly at risk when it comes to abuse, negligence and exploitation. 

Read Public hearing on the experience of violence against, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse communities

It is vitally important that, as a society, we make sure everyone is included and has access to the same opportunities and spaces as everyone else, regardless of disability or cultural background. As this year's Haromy Week theme is "Everyone belongs."

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