Booklet titled 'Planning Guide Harmony Day' issued by the Department of Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs in 2004 as part of the 'Living in Harmony' initiative. The focus of the Living in Harmony initiative is Harmony Day, held each year on 21 March since 1999. The day promotes the notion of Australia as a multicultural society, provides an opportunity for commitment to respect and understanding between Australians of all backgrounds and encourages the rejection of racism.

The Living in Harmony initiative also provided a community grants program and a community partnership program. In 2004 the priority target areas were innovative projects aimed at the genuine and important needs of older Australians, Australians living in rural and regional areas, Australian women, with particular emphasis on Muslim women and Indigenous Australians.

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12 page (24 printed faces) booklet with decorative front cover. The information is presented in written form with two supporting colour photographs and several illustrations. The front cover features a picture of 20 smiling culturally diverse people arranged in the shape of the Australian continent, each wearing a "Harmony day" ribbon, on a navy blue background, with the orange 'Harmony Day' ribbons across the bottom.

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