The blind job applications trial means that no concrete action and few benefits to CALD job applicants will eventuate for months.
In a globalised economy and a multicultural society as our is, a culturally diverse labour force is good business, tapping into cultural insights, knowledge of foreign languages and relevant cultural networks and links, all of which benefit employers here as well as our companies trading internationally.
The blind job applications trail is an admission that the Daniel Andrews Government has failed our CALD communities at a time of social and economic change.
We need to grow jobs and opportunities, better promotion of the benefits of a multicultural labour force, and a State Government that is not asleep at the wheel on race relations and multicultural affairs.
The Andrews government should have been promoting the benefits of employing a culturally diverse labour force to employers each and every day since its election.
Discrimination against persons on the basis of gender, race and other characteristics is illegal under both state and Federal legislation, with very few exemptions.