Multicultural Advisory Committee seeks new members

Do you want to contribute to Fairfield Council’s multicultural services and policies and provide advice to other local information providers to make them more effective and accessible to Fairfield City’s multicultural community?

Then the Multicultural Advisory Committee could be for you.

Fairfield Council are calling for applications for the next Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC).

The Committee comprises up to 14 members who are selected on the basis of experience working with the local multicultural community.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said the MAC plays an important role in providing “informed strategic advice” and recommendations to council on issues affecting multicultural community groups, as well as new migrants and refugees.

“Being a MAC member provides people with an opportunity to have their say about issues that affect their own cultural communities, while also connecting people with other cultural groups and leaders, which helps promote social cohesion,” he said.

“MAC has provided opportunities for groups within Fairfield City to better understand each other and build on celebrating diversity. I strongly encourage new representatives to join and participate in the democracy that Council encourages.”

Fairfield City is one of the most multicultural cities in Australia with more than half of the residents born overseas and more than 70 per cent speaking a language other than English at home

The next term for MAC will commence in February 2018. Membership is open to all community members in Fairfield City from all backgrounds. Applications close January 21.