Member for Hasluck Ken Wyatt encouraged residents in his electorate to celebrate cultural diversity on Harmony Day last Tuesday.
Mr Wyatt said the district was made up of people from many backgrounds.
“We are proud to celebrate our rich diversity in the Hasluck community,” he said.
“Harmony Day is a great opportunity to stop and think about how we as individuals and as a community can continue to foster inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
“Our cultural diversity if one of our greatest strengths and is at the heart of who we are.”
Mr Wyatt said multicultural Australia was an integral part of the nation’s history and character.
Woodlupine Primary School in Forrestfield celebrated Harmony Day through a number of activities including students dressing in cultural costumes at the school’s assembly.
Principal Peter Flavel said the day was about inclusiveness and belonging regardless of cultural background.
“Students are encouraged to accept differences and diversity of cultures as they make up what is Australia,” he said.
“Learning to respect and understand cultural backgrounds promotes respect and harmony among students.”