Australia's multicultural society is an example to the rest of the world of how people from diverse backgrounds can combine to build a peaceful and strong nation.
The key to our success is interaction between our various parts. As successive waves of immigrants have settled in Australia, from early Chinese arrivals to post-war Europeans and southeast Asians, each group has gradually blended into the broader community.
More than that, each group has brought something new and distinctive to the broader community. Individual identity is maintained while at the same time a cohesive society grows.