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Public service in a multicultural society : Waahi Conference, 1982.

Author: Peter W Boag; New Zealand. State Services Commission.
Publisher: [Wellington, N.Z.] : State Services Commission, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"New Zealand's emerging multiculturalism presents our soiety with one of its most important challenges, not only because of the impact it is increasingly having on our day to day activities but, even more importantly, because of implications for our ultimate survival as a united community. The changing patterns of our society will continue to call with an increasing urgency for an informed and sensitive respone not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter W Boag; New Zealand. State Services Commission.
OCLC Number: 12667863
Notes: Chaired by: P.W. Boag.
Description: 46 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Towards multiculturalism in New Zealand --
New Zealand Public Service --
Te Hui i Waahi : The Waahi conference --
Nga Kaupapa korero: themes and directions --
finding the solution --
The Public Service response

Abstract:

"New Zealand's emerging multiculturalism presents our soiety with one of its most important challenges, not only because of the impact it is increasingly having on our day to day activities but, even more importantly, because of implications for our ultimate survival as a united community. The changing patterns of our society will continue to call with an increasing urgency for an informed and sensitive respone not only from us as individual citizens but also from our institutions as such. The State Services Commission with its responsiblities for the management of the Public Service has been conscious of the need to be continually examining its organisational and personnel policies in light of changing social needs. Of particular ongoing concern are questions such as the appropriateness of the cultural mixture in the staffing of the Public Service itself, its sensitivity in dealing with social issues and its ability to respond effectively to community needs. Although the Commission has for some time been active in responding to social change, for example, in matters such as race relations and the removal of discrimination in employment policies, it has become increasingly aware that in the field of multi-culturalism a re-examination of a number of basic policies and assumptions were needed ... The Commission decided, therefore, to seek the assistance of qualified people in identifying current and foreseen social problems as well as the most appropriate guidelines for future developments. A large number of prominent New Zealanders accepted the invitation to assist in this task -- and the Waahi Conference was the result." -- Foreword.

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