Understanding social cohesion in Shepparton and Mildura

Dr Anthony Moran (Chief Investigator) and Mark Mallman

This project involved qualitative research including observation, formal interviews and focus groups during 2015 in Shepparton and Mildura, driven by three main research aims:

  1. To identify the key success factors in Shepparton's and Mildura's experience of integrating their multicultural populations;
  2. To identify the key points of stress in Shepparton's and Mildura's communities; and
  3. To suggest whether some of the successes of Shepparton and Mildura might help governments and other organisations in Victoria to improve their multicultural relations and social cohesion in other places.

This project was funded by the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC), 2015.

Reports

Moran, A. and Mallman, M. (2015) 'Understanding Social Cohesion in Shepparton and Mildura: Literature Review', published on the VMC website.

Moran, A. and Mallman, M. (2015) 'Understanding Social Cohesion in Shepparton and Mildura: Final Report', completed in October, 2015.

Contact

For further information about this project, please contact:

Dr Anthony Moran
Department of Social Inquiry
La Trobe University 
T: +61 3 9479 1671
E: a.moran@latrobe.edu.au