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Message regarding ABS Census 2021

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Message regarding ABS Census 2021

African Australian Advocacy Centre is urging CALD communities to complete the census

 African Australian Advocacy Centre (AAAC) is encouraging Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities around the country particularly from African background to take part in the upcoming national census. The census, which will be held tomorrow on 10 August 2021, provides the most comprehensive glimpse of Australia and tells the story of how we are changing. The census allows policy makers to better plan and provide equity of services where they are most needed. 

AAAC is urging all migrant and refugee communities to embrace the census and fill out their forms. This will enable the census to include people from all kinds of diverse backgrounds and their culture, language, faith and stories will be reflected in contemporary Australia. The census will help not-for-profit organisations like AAAC to continue to advocate for the Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities from African background. 

The census data helps inform services that will improve the lives of CALD people, their families and the community in general. That’s why your participation is vital in delivering services where it is most needed. 

AAAC thanks the ABS for including ancestry in the election and encourages emerging communities to identify their ethnic groups and languages to give Australia a fuller picture of the diversity that exists. 

For more information about how to access multi-lingual census information, please visit

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