Harmony Day allows us to get together and celebrate the fact Australia's strength lies in the cultural diversity of people from all corners of the globe, the Australian Greens said today.
"I love the truth in the simple theme of Harmony Day, ‘everybody belongs'," Greens' immigration and citizenship spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said.
"We are all Australians and all are welcome here, regardless of our background, our faith, the language we speak at home or how we reached this great continent.
"Our country has been greatly enriched by successive generations of immigrants whose influences are reflected in every facet of society.
"I loved being a part of celebrations in Parliament House today and sampling tasty treats from all over the world. If only such goodies could become part of the menus here."