I am pleased to announce the new 13 member Australian Multicultural Council (AMC).
AMC members reflect both continuity and renewal, with five current serving members, and eight new members.
The AMC brings together leaders from a diverse range of business and civil society backgrounds, who will serve three-year terms and will continue to advise government on ways to promote integration and Australia's shared values.
Our multicultural society is the result of the successful integration of migrants who have contributed to their local community and demonstrated the values that unite us, and guided by our shared values of respect, equality and freedom.
I look forward to working with the AMC's expert advisers to guide policy, develop engagement with and help encourage migrant participation in the broader community.
I would also like to thank former member Miss Faiza Rehman for her advice and contribution to the Council over the last four years.
The Australian Multicultural Council members include (biographies attached):
Dr Sev Ozdowski AM, Chair*
Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO, Deputy Chair*
Mrs Charlotte Vidor*
Mr Vasan Srinivasan*
Ms Helena Kyriazopoulos*
Mr Abeselom Nega
Ms Anthea Hancocks
Ms Leila Abukar
Mr Craig Foster
Ms Claudine Menegazzo
Mr Tsebin Tchen
Mr Jason Yeap OAM
Dr Marina Hogan
*current serving members