How useful is the term 'culturally and linguistically diverse' (CALD) in Australian research and policy discourse?

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) was introduced in 1996 to replace Non-English Speaking Background (NESB), both of which are commonly used in the social policy discourse to refer to all of Australia’s ethnic groups other than the English-speaking, Anglo-Saxon majority. However, CALD has developed negative connotations. It can produce ‘relational exclusion’, or the feeling of not belonging, for both minority ethnic groups as well as the majority, and it can produce ‘distributional’ exclusion, which refers to unequal access to services, opportunities, or representation. We argue that ... Show more

Authors: Sawrikar, Pooja; Katz, Ilan

Published: Sydney, New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre, 2009

Resource type: Conference paper

Physical description: 16 p.

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