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The Australian Multicultural Council (AMC) is a ministerially appointed body representing a broad cross-section of Australian interests that provides independent and robust advice to Government on multicultural affairs, social cohesion and integration policy and programs. In particular, the AMC will focus on: - strengthening public understanding of a shared ‘Australian identity’ as a unifying characteristic of Australia - harnessing the economic and social benefits of our diverse population - advancing programs and policies aimed at building harmonious and social cohesive communities - promoting the importance of mutual respect and responsibility, which foster our shared Australian values, identity, and citizenship - building stronger and more cohesive communities and addressing barriers to participation, including racism and discrimination - promoting greater intercultural and interfaith understanding and dialogue. The Government may request the AMC take on specific additional responsibilities in response to emerging multicultural and social integration policy issues.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    12

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    1 August 2011

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Dr. Sev Ozdowski AM, FAICD 18 June 2018 17 June 2021
Deputy Chair Dr. Bulent Hass Dellal AO 18 June 2018 17 June 2021
Member Ms. Leila Abukar 18 June 2018 17 June 2021
Member Mr. Craig Foster 18 June 2018 17 June 2021
Member Ms. Anthea Hancocks 18 June 2018 17 June 2021
Member Dr. Marina Hogan 18 June 2018 17 June 2021
Member Ms. Helena Kyriazopoulos 18 June 2018 17 June 2021
Member Mr. Tsebin Tchen 18 June 2018 17 June 2021
Member Ms. Claudine Menegazzo 18 June 2018 17 June 2021
Member Mrs. Charlotte Vidor 18 June 2018 17 June 2021
Member Mr. Vasan Srinivasan 18 June 2018 17 June 2021
Member Mr. Jason Yeap OAM 18 June 2018 17 June 2021
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