AUSSIE workers have been urged to
soften their strine and avoid traditional slang, in a Federal Government push to make workplaces more migrant friendly.
Bosses should stop calling migrants “ethnic” because it might be discriminatory – and instead use the politically correct term “CALD”, or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.
Casual swearing should also be avoided, as it may appear provocative or aggressive.
Despite Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s penchant for obscure Aussie colloquialisms, the Immigration Department is frowning upon strine and slang in the workplace, in a new guide for employers.
Business groups have criticised the advice, one policy analyst dismissing it as political correctness “writ large” that would achieve nothing.