Multicultural Access and Equity Policy: Respecting diversity. Improving responsiveness.
Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority
Our vision for Multicultural Access and Equity Policy
The Organ and Tissue Authority's (OTA) vision is to establish Australia as a world leader in best practice organ and tissue donation for transplantation that optimises every potential donation opportunity to increase access to life transforming transplantation for Australians.
The OTA recognises that in order to achieve this vision it will need to be responsive to Australia's culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) population groups.
About the OTA
The OTA was established on 1 January 2009 as an independent statutory authority and works with states and territories, clinicians and the community sector, to deliver the Australian Government's national reform agenda to implement a world's best practice approach to organ and tissue donation for transplantation.
What we currently do to support culturally and linguistically diverse groups:
Ensuring access to culturally appropriate information about organ and tissue donation to CALD communities is a priority for the OTA. The OTA has produced a number of resources as part of the DonateLife... the greatest gift campaign. These materials have been developed through a process of consultation with religious and cultural leaders, for people of Jewish, Hindu, Greek Orthodox, Buddhist, Islamic and Catholic faith. These resources are also available in Vietnamese, Chinese (traditional) Greek, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish and English.
Additionally, through the OTA's Community Awareness Grants Program, a variety of projects receive funding to conduct community education activities with culturally and linguistically diverse groups, and develop a range of culturally-appropriate resources. A library of CALD resources produced through grants projects are also available on the OTA's online library, including in language (e.g. Spanish, Chinese, Indian (Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil), Greek, Serbian, Macedonian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Croatian, French, Korean, Japanese, Russian and Thai).
Our Agency Multicultural Plan
The Senior Executive Office responsible for the implementation of this Agency Multicultural Plan (AMP) is the OTA's General Manager.
The OTA's AMP has been developed by the Director, Corporate Support and Compliance, in consultation with the Director, Social Marketing and Communications.
Read the OTA full Agency Multicultural Plan (250KB)