Supporting Canberra’s multicultural community

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✅ Reallocated $400,000 to support the participation of multicultural organisations in local events presented by Events ACT

✅ Reallocated over $177,000 to support eligible multicultural community organisations with funding to assist them participate in local events or present their own

✅ With the assistance of the Australian Red Cross and Humanitarian Settlement Program, provided direct financial support of $5000 per family to support Afghans evacuated to the ACT during the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

✅ Attained the “Established” level of accreditation of the Welcoming Cities Standard – one of only four cities in Australia!

✅ Worked closely with ACT multicultural communities to deliver a range of initiatives to support the COVID-19 health response in ACT

I’m working on:

✅ Planning for the 25th anniversary of the National Multicultural Festival in 2023

✅ Enacting the Multicultural Recognition Act which will enshrine the existing Multicultural Advisory Council, establish a Multicultural Charter for the ACT, and set out accountability measures for the government

✅ Progressing work on the Government’s response to the Review on Investment in ACT Community Language Schools Report, with Minister Berry  

✅ Achieving the “Advanced” level of accreditation of the Welcoming Cities Standard