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About social cohesion

​Australia is a prosperous, safe and united country. Our inclusive national identity is built around our shared values including democracy, freedom, equal opportunity and individual responsibility.

Australia is a diverse society with a rich Indigenous heritage and a successful migration history. We are proud of our Indigenous cultures, which are some of the oldest continuing cultures in the world.

Australia is also a young nation, a nation of migrants. Over one quarter of Australia's residents were born overseas, and have migrated from over 200 countries. The diversity of the population provides Australia with a variety of languages, beliefs, traditions and cultures.

We celebrate this diversity and at the same time strive for a unified and harmonious nation. It is this social cohesion that underpins our prosperity​​.​

For more information, visit the Australian Values​ website.​