Our misson is to advocate for cultural diversity leadership and representation within the ALP to achieve a more balanced and equitable representation that reflects the multicultural makeup of Australia.
Poliversity was founded in August 2015 by two passionate ALP members Wesa Chau and Jieh-Yung Lo, who saw the need to strengthen the representation and leadership of culturally diverse Australians in Australia’s oldest political party.
Since our establishment, Poliversity is working towards becoming a leading advocate and network of shared practice and implementing the ALP’s commitment to multiculturalism and cultural diversity. As a proud independent organisation aligned with the ALP, Poliversity is committed to:
- Getting more culturally diverse Australians elected to represent the ALP in public office
- Respond to issues raised by culturally diverse Australians and develop relevant policy responses
- Making sure all ALP policies reflect the needs and aspirations of culturally diverse Australians
- Supporting ALP MPs to reach out and connect with culturally diverse Australians
We will continue to work with culturally diverse Australians and the ALP to create a more inclusive, modern and progressive Australia. If you believe in our mission and story, get in contact with us today.
News and Events
Labor Diversity Fellowship 2019
February 23, 2019After a year of hard work, Poliversity is excited to announce a partnership with the Labor Academy to launch the Labor Diversity Fellowship 2019. Fourteen young people of culturally diverse background...
STATEMENT: Poliversity for Marriage Equality
August 21, 2017Poliversity is proud to stand with Australians from all backgrounds pushing for marriage equality in Australia. Poliversity is vigorously opposed to the plebiscite and the proposed postal survey as bo...
STATEMENT: ALP ‘Employ Australians First’ advertisement
May 8, 2017Poliversity notes that the Australian Labor Party (ALP) ‘Employ Australians First’ advertisement does not accurately reflect the diversity of the Australian workforce which the party itself embraces. ...
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