Many Languages One Voice is a campaign led by Professionals Australia (formerly APESMA) together with their members who are Interpreters and Translators across Australi. The campaign is working to achieve the following objectives: 

  • For the general community to value the work undertaken by Translators and Interpreters (T/Is) 
  • An industry-based approach to addressing the fundamental issues and challenges for T/Is 
  • Work within the established framework and processes of undustrial law to provide protection and improved pay and conditions for T/Is
  • To ensure agencies support the work of T/Is in a fair and appropriate way 
  • To ensure that government is an informed purchaser of Translating and Interpreting services 
  • To address the issue of deprofessionalisation 
  • To reinforce processional identify of Translators and Interpreters 
  • To ensure the skills of Translators and Interpreters are up-to-date by access to continuing professional development 
  • To provide support and mentoring for those entering the profession 
  • To provide clarity around employee/contractor status 
  • To ensure a sustainable profession which can meet the needs of the community

Lost in Translation, a report they have developed clearly summarises some critical workforce issues experienced by Translators and Interpreters. Click here to download report.

To find out more about Many Languages One Voice campaign, or to support, click here