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Australia not that cohesive, study finds

African-Australians at a community meeting Source: SBS/Martin Kwakwa

A major survey of Australian-borns and immigrants has found that despite widely shared values, many people struggle to feel accepted within mainstream society. The survey, called Australians Today, is the largest parallel survey ever undertaken of those born in Australia and immigrants. It is a collaboration between the Scanlon Foundation -- which aims to foster social cohesion within Australia -- the Australian Multicultural Foundation and Melbourne's Monash University. Maya Jamieson has the story.

The survey found marked variations between groups on key issues.

 

That included the difficulty of obtaining work commensurate with their qualifications, as well as training, employment and discrimination.

 

 

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