Australian Multicultural Council

The Australian Multicultural Council (the Council) is a ministerially-appointed body that provides advice to the Government on multicultural affairs policy and programs. The most recent term of the Council commenced on 16 December 2014 and concluded on 16 December 2017.

The Council focused on:

  • Harnessing the economic and social benefits of Australia’s culturally diverse population.
  • Celebrating diversity, promoting social acceptance and fostering engagement with Australian values, identity and citizenship, within the framework of Australian law.
  • Building stronger and more cohesive communities and addressing barriers to participation, including racism and discrimination.
  • Promoting greater intercultural and interfaith understanding and dialogue.
  • Empowering civil society through partnerships with the business sector and harnessing the experience of established communities in developing the capacity of newer communities.

Information related to the work of past terms of the Australian Multicultural Council has been archived but is available for historical purposes on the National Library of Australia's Web Archive site.

Left to right: Mr Vasan Srinivasan; Dr B Hass Dellal AO; Ms Helena Kyriazopoulos; Mrs Charlotte Vidor; Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs; Dr Sev Ozdowski AM FAICD; Miss Faiza Rehman.

Left to right: Mr Vasan Srinivasan; Dr B Hass Dellal AO; Ms Helena Kyriazopoulos; Mrs Charlotte Vidor; Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs; Dr Sev Ozdowski AM FAICD; Miss Faiza Rehman.

Council Members

The members of the most recent Council were:

  • Dr Sev Ozdowski AM, Chair
  • Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO
  • Ms Helena Kyriazopoulos
  • Miss Faiza Rehman
  • Mr Vasan Srinivasan
  • Mrs Charlotte Vidor

More information about Council members.

Meeting Outcomes

Speeches

Publications

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