The State Library of Western Australia and State Records Office of Western Australia are legislated to collect, preserve and make available the documentary history of Western Australia. In this, we recognise the importance of collecting and making available the story of all Western Australians no matter their cultural heritage, economic or social circumstances or beliefs.
We support the implementation of the WA Multicultural Policy Framework acknowledging that:
“Aboriginal peoples, as First Peoples of Australia… and people from migrant and refugee backgrounds have vastly different starting points and there are different challenges for each in terms of achieving equitable outcomes…The Framework is therefore primarily focused on Western Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds while identifying areas of intersection between the two groups.’
The State Library and State Records Office will work to deliver the outcomes of this plan for the betterment of all Western Australians.
Margaret Allen PSM
CEO and State Librarian
State Library of Western Australia
Damian Shepherd Director
State Records Office of Western Australia