“I believe diversity of heritage is one of our greatest strengths. My father arrived in Australia as an international student in 1963. I was fortunate to have the influences of both my father’s Fijian-Indian background and of my mother’s life experience of growing up in Australia.
My story, like many Australians, captures the importance of cultivating a strong, inclusive society where diversity is respected. Making sure that everyone has a fair go and feels welcome is an Australian value, no matter where people come from or how it is they arrive.” – Senator Lisa Singh