Social Services
The Settlement Services Advisory Council is a ministerially-appointed expert and independent body that provides advice to the Government on matters relating to the resettlement of refugees and humanitarian entrants in Australia.

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

    10

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    2 April 1997

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Paris Aristotle AO 16 December 2014 15 December 2017
Deputy Chair Ms. Gail Ker OAM 20 April 2016 15 December 2017
Member Mr. Abeselom Nega 2 February 2015 15 December 2017
Member Ms. Carmen Garcia 16 December 2014 15 December 2017
Member Ms. Carmel Guerra OAM 16 December 2014 15 December 2017
Member Dr. Mohammed Alsalami AM 16 December 2014 15 December 2017
Member Ms. Catherine Scarth 21 January 2016 15 December 2017
Member Ms. Maha Abdo OAM 29 January 2016 15 December 2017
Member Ms. Melissa Monterio 22 January 2016 15 December 2017
Member Ms Violet Roumeliotis 8 August 2017 15 December 2017
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