JEFF McMullen is coming to Gladstone to host a forum on cultural diversity.

He believes regional Australia is ready to not only embrace diversity, but turn it into an opportunity.

"Gladstone is looking ahead and seeing big change," said Mr McMullen. "Can you actually plan for it and then keep your society healthy on a communal level?"

Mr McMullen, who worked for decades as a foreign correspondent for ABC and reporter for 60 Minutes, was drafted at the last minute to host the forum, after his friend, SBS presenter Jenny Brockie broke her shoulder.

He didn't need to be asked twice.

The forum, part of Gladstone Multicultural Week, will discuss a crucial topic for the Gladstone region: "Building opportunities in our culturally diverse world."

It will explore the possibilities the high number of foreign workers can bring to the community and take a look at how to
prepare for a more culturally diverse population.

Visit the Gladstone Multicultural Week website
 



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