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A new Ministerial Multicultural Advisory Council (MMAC) has been established to consult on issues facing culturally and linguistically diverse communities of Western Australia.

The MMAC will advise the Government and Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, on government policy, programs, services and planning processes as well as emerging issues and trends in multiculturalism.

The council will play an important role in assisting the Minister in reviewing and monitoring the implementation of the Western Australian Multicultural Policy Framework, which was introduced in February 2020. It will also contribute to consultations with other public sector agencies.

“The newly appointed Ministerial Multicultural Advisory Council will provide invaluable support that will assist the McGowan Government to deliver responsive policies and services, and create equitable opportunities for participation across the community, said Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia CSC MLA.

"The committee consists of people with a wealth of knowledge and experience. I look forward to working with them to ensure Western Australia remains a strong, vibrant and inclusive multicultural society well into the future."

The inaugural 15 members of the MMAC are: Enzo Sirna AM (co-chairperson), Nick Agocs JP, Surya Ambati, Dr Ting Chen, Andrea Creado, Joan Hillman OAM, Abdullah Khan, Nafiso Mohamed, Dr Anh Nguyen, Maria Osman, Joansy King, Wendy Rose, Dr Casta Tungaraza, Salim Youssef and Dr Edward Zang. A 16th member is yet to be appointed.

Page reviewed 20 October 2020