“This increasingly diverse social and cultural landscape present in the 2021 census is a great strength for Australian society,” Dr Dellal said.
“It’s vital to understanding ourselves and understanding Australia and what it is.”
India becomes third largest country of birth among Australian residents
“And it’s good to see people widely accepting other festivals, traditions, cultures, religions, and that’s what makes Australia great.”
A multicultural society, in general, brings everyone together
Turbans 4 Australia president Amar Singh.
“So just like any other migrant community that grows, that brings some good things with them, but also some issues that come up. But I think that’s where integration comes in, and a multicultural society, in general, brings everyone together. So to see the Indian festivals and festivals of all faiths being accepted widely into our norm, it’s great to see.”
Nepali-born population more than doubles in size
He spoke to SBS News from Australia’s first Nepali pub, The Chowk, in Hobart.
The Nepalese Society of Tasmania’s Khagendra Satya. Source: SBS News / Sarah Maunder
Family ties, “quality of life” and education opportunities are major factors motivating Nepali people to move to Australia, Mr Satyal said.
With additional reporting by Sarah Maunder and Massilia Aili.