Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests' Multicultural Advisory Group
The Multicultural Advisory Group (MAG) provides the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests with direct grassroots feedback and advice on relevant policies, issues and needs of the culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities of Western Australia.
The role of the MAG is to:
The terms of reference for the Ministerial Advisory Group are available here.
Current Multicultural Advisory Group members
Duncan Ord has worked at a senior level in the State Government of Western Australia in the areas of culture and the arts, education, training, planning, Aboriginal affairs and economic development.
Previous roles in private industry include Dean of Performing Arts at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and General Manager of Black Swan State Theatre Company.
Duncan has been the Chairman of the arts, sports and recreation industry training council and served as a member of various boards and committees including the Australia Council for the Arts.
In 2013 Duncan was the recipient of an Order of Australia Medal for his contributions to the arts and community service.
He is currently the Director General of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, which includes the Office of Multicultural Interests.
Dr Edward Zhang arrived in Perth in 1994, studying as a PhD student at Curtin University. After graduating, he worked as lecturer and coordinator of the China Desk at Curtin University International Office until 2002. He founded the Australian Chinese Times in 1998 and has been working as chief editor ever since.
He is a life member, founder and former president of the Association of Australian Chinese Mainlanders and Friends (also known as Association of Great China), which operates two Chinese language schools.
He is member of Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests' Multicultural Policy Framework Sub-Committee. He has been a Justice of the Peace since 2008.