Australian Multicultural Council (AMC)
The Australian Multicultural Council was officially launched by the Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, on 22 August 2011 at Parliament House in Canberra.
The AMC's priorities are covered in its terms of reference which are to:
- advise the government on multicultural affairs
- have a formal role in a strengthened access and equity strategy
- have a research and advisory role around multicultural policy
- assist with cultural diversity celebrations and Harmony Day activities
- implement a 'People of Australia Ambassadors' Program to articulate the benefits of, and help celebrate, our multicultural nation.
See: Council members
Media releases from the AMC are available.
Council supports excellent service delivery for all Australians at Federation of Ethnic Communities' Council of Australia conference – 7 November 2013
Council condemns anti-Semitic attacks in Sydney – 29 October 2013
Council celebrates diversity on Australian Citizenship Day – 17 September 2013
Council supports NAIDOC Week and a special place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a multicultural Australia – 7 July 2013
Council honours the contributions refugees make to multicultural Australia – 16 June 2013
Council encourages communities to get involved in the Building Multicultural Communities program – 3 June 2013